What is microneedling
Microneedling tightens, lifts and rejuvenates the skin by creating microscopic pinpoints and activating the body’s ability to re-grow and repair the skin and create new collagen and elastin in the treated area. It helps to visibly improve the appearance of various skin concerns including :
acne and trauma scars
Microneedling is one of the most common procedures performed at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic.
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Nerve sensors signal to cells that an injury has taken place, and within minutes these wounds boost collagen production and elastin. Since collagen is key to youthful and healthy skin, the result is smoother and softer skin that is more even in tone. The results are also very natural, as it uses the body’s innate healing process.
An added benefit to microneedling treatment, is that the tiny microchannels created by the treatment allow the creams and serums you use to absorb more efficiently. The majority of the skin care products you use actually sit on top of the skin rather than penetrating the skin. Thus, the treatment not only smoothes your skin, but also preps it for future improvement.
Microneedling can be safely performed on various parts of the body, including the face, stomach, legs, arms, and chest. This non-invasive treatment requires no downtime and leads to minimal pain. Most patients describe it as a tolerable discomfort. Treatment areas may be red immediately following the procedure, but will diminish within 24 hours. While it is an effective procedure, it takes time to see dramatic results. Patients should expect that approximately four to six treatments spaced out every two to four weeks will be required.
Microneedling for acne & acne scar
The development of bacteria in acne usually triggers our natural defense mechanism. Antibodies in our white blood cells will travel to the site of infection, enter the clogged follicles and eliminate the bacteria. However, in the process of killing off the acne bacteria, the antibodies may also cause inflammation and destruction of the surrounding dermis. This process causes the raised, red and white-centered appearance of a pimple. When the supporting dermis is damaged, a visible depression or crater appears. This is how most acne scars develop. Individuals with a scarring history or with weakened immune systems tend to get more pronounced acne scars. Certainly, picking at the area, squeezing pimples and other added trauma can worsen the scar. Skin texture changes related to acne scars will often last a lifetime, unless professionally treated.
While scarring is always upsetting, scarring of the face is particularly troubling and can have a significant impact on one’s self-esteem. Microneedling is proven to be an effective way of treating acne scars. Professional grade microneedling can treat deep acne scars, using a device as long as 3mm to reach beneath the surface of the skin. The results are similar to those produced by fractional laser treatments. Call one of our two convenient clinics to find out which acne treatment is best for you.
Microneedling for Stretch Marks
If you’ve gained or lost weight due to pregnancy or other factors, stretch marks may appear as a result – most commonly on breasts, stomach, thighs, buttocks and arms. Stretch marks are streaks or strips of skin that are a different shade than the surrounding skin. These stubborn lines can be very difficult to get rid of, and are sometimes impossible to prevent as a result of genetics. However, microneedling’s ability to stimulate the healing process can help reduce their appearance.
As the micro needles are inserted, your nerve sensors will react, signaling that an injury has taken place. In response, your skin will naturally heal itself, producing new tissue. The collagen and elastin that is produced as a result leads to smoother skin, and the gradual fading of stretch marks.
Microneedling for Wrinkles
The wrinkles and fine lines, which develop around the eyes or lips, are commonly recognized as telltale signs of aging.
The natural aging process causes the skin’s connective fibers to break down. When we are young, the skin naturally has abundant collagen, moisture, and fat to plump out features and keep skin smooth and strong. The skin gradually becomes thinner and rougher as we age. Without the supportive connective tissue that it once had, it loses strength and flexibility. It then begins to sag and wrinkle prematurely due to gravity and loss of underlying structure. Due to repeated movement of the underlying muscles and the effects of gravity, wrinkles will form in the upper layers of the skin. As you get older, the skin will inevitably become less elastic and more fragile. Decreased production of natural oils dries the skin and we are less able to retain skin’s moisture. This can cause the skin to develop fine lines, creases, and wrinkles.
Luckily, microneedling, a non-invasive procedure, can successfully treat wrinkles and reverse the signs of aging, while preventing future wrinkles at the same time, The tiny micro wounds, created by microneedling, stimulate the healing process; thereby increasing the production of collagen and elastin, which are key to creating thick, plump and smooth skin.
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With cutting-edge technologies and a team including cosmetic doctors and nurses, we offer microneedling treatments to thousands of patients each and every year in Toronto, North York, Scarborough, Thornhill, Brampton, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Markham, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Vaughan, Newmarket and other surrounding areas of the GTA. Our experienced medical staff will thoroughly examine your complexion to ensure the right microneedling options are offered to you for your specific needs.
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