Advanced Medical Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that uses tiny needles for collagen induction. The result is smoother skin with fewer scars and fine lines while combating the skin’s aging process. If you are looking for a rejuvenating treatment that improves the general appearance of your skin – request a consultation with our team of qualified skin experts
This treatment fades fine lines, reduces pore size and dramatically reduces the appearance of acne scars. Microneedling can be done anywhere on the face or body and is suitable for all skin types when performed at FCP Dermatology.
Visibly reduces the appearance of acne scars and improves overall texture.
Combats signs of aging by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Controlled micro-injuries prompt the body’s natural healing process creating new collagen.
Advanced Medical Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is a medical-grade treatment for scarring, wrinkles and skin tightening. A medical-grade microneedling device with ultra-fine needles is used to create small micro-injuries on the surface of the skin. The body then begins to heal these micro-injuries by sending fibroblasts to the treated area, notifying the body that it has been injured and needs repair. This process stimulates the body’s own production of collagen and elastin which are essential to creating and maintaining youthful-looking skin.
Microneedling is a treatment that helps to rejuvenate the skin by increasing collagen and elastin production through a natural healing process. Its micro-injury system allows the controlled induction of skin self-repair mechanisms that stimulate new collagen synthesis. The result is smoother, firmer, younger looking skin with a more even skin tone. Advanced medical microneedling is safe and effective when overseen by an on-site Dermatologist. The micro-injuries produced by the microneedling device activate the skin’s healing process without causing damage, thus stimulating greater collagen and elastin production.
By inducing the healing process in a controlled way (without wounding tissues) skin renewal is achieved. Micro-injuries also produce micro-bleeding, with the consequent mobilization of platelets and the release of growth factors that accelerate the results.
At FCP Dermatology, microneedling is very well tolerated with little to no discomfort. As a Dermatology clinic with an on-site Dermatologist, we are able to use prescription-strength topical numbing agents to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
After cleaning and preparing the skin, the topical anesthetic is applied over the treatment area. Multiple microchannels are made, from 0.5 to 2.5 mm deep, depending on the skin area to be treated and the type of skin condition. A minimum of 3 sessions are recommended, one month apart. For more severe cases of acne scarring, a minimum of 6 sessions are recommended for best results.
Before the procedure– Avoid sun exposure, do not wear makeup to your appointment and if possible, avoid taking any blood thinning medication to avoid bruising.
During the procedure – A topical anesthetic will be applied over the skin to prevent any discomfort. Your medical aesthetician, in consultation with the Dermatologist, will decide what depth the microneedling device will be set at based on your skin type and skin condition. This depth is increased at each subsequent treatment for improved results every time.
After the procedure – At FCP Dermatology you will be given a serum to take home and use that night and the next day. We also provide you with a phone number and email to reach one of our medical aestheticians. Your safety and comfort is our top priority. You should also avoid sun exposure and strenuous physical activity for 24 hours after the procedure.
Local reactions – Skin redness and local inflammation, which may disappear in 12 to 24 hours. A small ecchymosis (haematoma) may appear, which should disappear in 24 to 72 hours.
Infrequent reactions – Allergic reactions to the applied products, local infections, excessive erythema, hyperpigmentation and skin colour alteration.
What is the recovery time for Advanced Medical Microneedling?
You can continue with your daily activities immediately after the treatment. There may be skin erythema (redness) and dryness that can persist for approximately 2 to 3 days after the session, so it is important to use a gentle moisturizer and SPF. It is recommended to avoid applying makeup for 24 hours following the procedure. You should also avoid the use of retinol or other acids for 1 to 2 days post-treatment.
Microneedling can be performed on the face, neck, chest and body.
If microneedling is done at a clinic with a Dermatologist on-site, then it can be done on all skin types and at any time of the year.
This treatment is aimed at those who want to:
- Improve acne scars
- Reduce fine lines and hyperpigmentation
- Improve their skins firmness, tone, and texture
- Reduces acne scars by activating the natural skin regeneration process
- Firms and tightens the skin, treating signs of aging
- Evens out skin tone
- Increases blood flow and circulation sending more growth factors to the skin
- Creates smoother, younger looking skin
- Improves skin texture, reducing the appearance of pores
- Reduces fine lines and increases collagen and elastin production
Visible results can be seen 2 weeks after the treatment. The results improve exponentially after each session.
Collagen production is permanent. Remodeling of the skin to fade acne scars and fine lines is also permanent. We do, however, continue to age over time. Some patients opt for one maintenance treatment every 6-12 months.
It is not recommended on the following cases:
- Active skin Infection or inflammation on the area to be treated
- Patients with a history of abnormal scarring
- Coagulation disorders
- Pregnant or lactating patients
- History of herpes (can still do microneedling but inform the Dermatologist so she can prescribe anti-virals)
- Allergy or sensitivity to local anesthesia
- Hemorrhagic diseases
To obtain optimal results, 3 to 6 microneedling sessions are usually necessary, with intervals of 30 days between sessions.
At FCP Dermatology, microneedling is done by our team of skilled and experienced Medical Aestheticians. All treatments are supervised and overseen by our Double Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Kristy Bailey.
As it is an aesthetic medical treatment, it is not covered.
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