Micro Needling / Collagen Induction Therapy
At Skin Effects Laser Clinic we only use eDS™ eDermastamp® for our Micro Needling / Collagen Induction Therapy treatments. It is the only CE-approved medical device of its kind on the market today.
Micro Needling significantly improves the absorption and efficacy of all topical skin care products. It stimulates blood circulation and collagen production by over 1,000%. It is very cost effective compared to many expensive and harsh procedures. Skin needling works on all skin types. It can treat the face, body, skin around the eyes, mouth, neck and the scalp. Micro Needling is proven to improve the following skin conditions:
- Rough Skin Texture
- Fine Lines
- Crow’s Feet
- Laugh Lines
- Surgical Scars
- Acne Scars
- Chicken Pox Scars
- Large Pores
- Sun Damaged
- Aging Skin
- Stretch Marks
Micro Needling / CIT
Micro Needling – Full Face
Micro Needling – Extra Hyaluronic Syringe (add-on service)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What exactly is Micro Needling?
A: Micro Needling involves using a EdermaStamp It is a simple procedure that uses very fine needles to break down old scar tissue and stimulate collagen production. New collagen leads to the formation of new skin tissue.
Q: How does Micro Needling work?
A: A needling device is used to penetrate the skin. This will create thousands of micro wounds. Your body responds to the wounds by producing significant amount of collagen and elastin fibers. As a result, this will rejuvenate your face by filling in wrinkles and scars.
Q: What skin problems are treatable by Micro Needling?
A: Micro Needling is proven to improve the following conditions: mild to moderate acne scars, fine lines, deep wrinkles, sagging skin, rough skin texture, pore size, sun damage, and stretch marks
Q: How long does the treatment take?
A: Approximately 2.5 hours
Q: What do I look like after treatment?
A: You will experience some redness and mild swelling for 2 to 4 days. You may even notice a slight bruising or several tiny blood spots, but they will disappear in 24 to 48 hours. Your skin will become smoother and radiant in a week.
Q: What does the treatment consist of?
A: The treatment includes cleaning and numbing the skin. The EdermaStamp microneedles are used to produce thousands of micro punctures in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is applied during the treatment to enhance skin renewal and collagen growth. After the treatment we apply a soothing Hyaluronic mask for 20-30 minutes.
Q: What is the down time?
A: Micro Needling has very low downtime. Skin redness and inflammation are very common. They will disappear within a 24 hours. Your skin may become slightly pink for 2 to 4 days depending on the severity of the treatment.
Q: Does skin needling work on all skin colors?
A: Micro Needling is safe for all skin types and colors. It doesn’t produce post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Q: Is it painful?
A: There should be no discomfort as a topical numbing agent is applied to the skin prior to treatment.
Q: How many treatments do I need to see results?
A: The number of treatments needed depends on the severity of your skin condition. 3 treatments are recommended, for more severe skin conditions more treatments may be necessary.
Q: How often can I repeat the procedure?
A: You can perform a new treatment safely every 4-6 weeks
Q: Are there any side-effects?
A: There are over 150,000 procedures that were performed around the world, and there are no reported side effects.
Q: What product should I avoid after treatment?
A: Chemical peel, makeup or anything that are not non-comedogenic should be avoided immediately after a treatment and for several days. This will allow your skin to heal completely. Sun exposure is not recommended.
Q: Is Micro Needling safe for me?
A: Micro Needling is harmless on all skin types since the epidermis is not damaged throughout treatment. The possibility of change in skin tones or hyper-pigmentation is small. Micro Needling works on very sensitive regions (eyes, neck, back of hands) that can’t be addressed simply with other methods.
Micro Needling is absolutely not appropriate for people who have used Accutane in the last year, have poor wound healing, have open wounds, have had skin radiation therapy in the last year, are struggling with any kind of abnormal skin disease, are pregnant, and have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: An average in-clinic treatment is about $400 to $700 per session depending on the severity of your skin condition.
Q: Are there post infections?
A: Micro punctures or micro wounds close up quickly within 1 hour. Therefore infections are very rare.
Book a Free Consultation
Book your free consultation today to find out how we can address your skin care needs with Micro Needling.
A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to secure your booking. Please call the clinic to make arrangements at 604-371-1722