Are you looking to improve the appearance of your skin?
You’ve tried creams, masks, and serums, but want something more.
Perhaps you want to reduce the appearance of acne scars, large pores, or to boost collagen development.
Or maybe your concern is wrinkles and sagging skin.
For these, and other skin-related concerns, microneedling might be the answer you’re looking for.
This multifaceted treatment can help with all sorts of skin issues, from acne scars to hair loss.
Keep reading to learn what microneedling is, determine if it’s right for you, and to find the best microneedling treatments in Toronto.
What Is Microneedling
Microneedling is a process where an experienced skincare specialist inserts very fine needles into your skin using a dermaroller.
The desired result of this, is the process will induce the skin to produce collagen, which can improve its look.
The procedure is usually done using a derma roller, and if the prospect of needles is scary to you, note they are tiny, and the punctures are more like a pin-prick than anything.
Although there are products which can be purchased for DIY microneedling, it is possible to over-do it on this, and for this reason we suggest seeing a specialist, rather than trying to perform this at home.
Let’s have a look at 5 things you’ll want to know about this procedure before having it done.
1: It’s Quick And (Mostly) Painless
Maybe you balk at the idea of anything involving a needle.
Or perhaps needles don’t scare you (and you have the tattoos to show for it).
Either way, you should know microneedling is a mostly painless process.
Before starting the procedure, we’ll prep your skin with a numbing cream.
Of course, some areas of your skin will be more sensitive than others, however generally speaking, you can expect a pain-free procedure.
2: Your Skincare Products Might Feel Different
Do you have a favourite moisturizer which you love the feeling of on your skin?
It might feel a little different after a microneedling treatment.
Your pores will be more open and exposed after a microneedling treatment, causing your regular skin care products to absorb even more into your skin.
For this reason, microneedling is often paired with other topical skin treatments, which are better absorbed into the skin when applied following the microneedling treatment.
3: You Might Experience Some Redness
The great thing about microneedling is there is virtually no downtime.
Once your treatment is done, you are good to get back to your normal activities.
A slight amount of redness is normal, however it generally doesn’t last longer than an hour or two.
4: You Might Experience Some Itchiness
Any procedure is not without its potential side effects.
Depending on how sensitive your skin is, there is a possibility of experiencing some itchiness following the procedure.
This generally will go away within a day or two, if you experience it at all, however you can also use special face creams to help bring down any itchiness you may experience.
5: Your Skin Will Feel Soft And Look Amazing
One of the biggest benefits of microneedling is that most people see results right away.
As soon as the morning following your treatment, you’ll begin to notice a difference, including smaller pores and soft skin.
Contact Jiva Spa Toronto
Now that you know more about the process, and after-effects of microneedling, perhaps you’re ready to book your treatment.
Or perhaps you still have questions and want to know a little bit more before booking your appointment.
Either way, Jiva Spa Toronto can help.
Contact us today, to ask your questions and book your appointment.
390 Bloor St W,
Toronto, ON M5S 1X4
Jiva Spa is a health and beauty spa, conveniently located in the heart of The Annex in Toronto. Specialising in anti-aging, acne, facials, aesthetics, and medi-spa services. Contact Jiva Spa.