Are you worried about your skin losing its fullness, firmness, or elasticity as you age?
Perhaps you have acne scaring which makes you self-conscious, or stretch marks you wish would go away.
But many of the treatments you’ve heard about are invasive, lengthy, or have long recovery times.
If you’ve been looking for a way to achieve firmer, more toned looking skin, microneedling is something you may want to consider.
This treatment, which is used primarily on the face, can help treat the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and large pores.
If you are looking for microneedling treatments in Toronto but want to know a bit more about the procedure before you go through with it first, keep reading to learn more.
We will take a look at what it is, how it works, and why it might just be the solution you’ve been looking for.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a procedures which induces your skin to create more collagen.
Also called “collagen induction therapy” it can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks, and acne scars.
The procedure is minimally invasive and may sometimes be used instead of cosmetic surgery, depending on the concerns you’re looking to address.
How Does Microneedling Work
Microneedling prompts the skin to create collagen. Instead of injecting a foreign substance into the skin, though, the process causes a slight injury via the pinpricks and triggers the skin’s natural response to injury – producing collagen rich tissue in the area.
Your skin loses its collagen over time naturally, whether because of age or injury. The result of microneedling is to restore that lost collagen, resulting in healthier, firmer skin.
Encouraging skin to create new tissue can help make skin firmer as well.
What Can I Expect During A Microneedling Procedure?
During the procedure, we’ll use a small pen-like tool to make small pricks under your skin.
The process generally takes about 30 minutes, and the pricks created are tiny, and generally not visible to the naked eye after the procedure.
In most cases, the procedure will be applied evenly across your skin, so that your skin will rejuvenate more evenly as well.
After the procedure, we’ll use a calming serum or treatment on your skin to make sure it heals nicely and minimizes the pain.
Generally speaking you should budget about two hours for the entire procedure.
Benefits Of Microneedling
Microneedling is a non-invasive procedure which can be used to target a number of areas of concern, including
● Acne, and other types of scars
● Sun spots
● Uneven skin tone
● Reduced skin elasticity
● Stretch marks
Because it is non-invasive the recovery time is minimal, and most people experience little-to-no downtime after the procedure.
Your skin will work fairly quickly to renew the tissue, and most people will see visible results within a few weeks.
Side Effects Of Microneedling
Like any procedure, there are some risks involved with microneedling.
For most people these will be minor, and the most common side effect is skin irritation and redness.
Sometimes people will opt to use makeup to disguise this redness until it goes away.
Contact your practitioner if you notice any more severe side effects, including bleeding, bruising, infection, or peeling.
Microneedling may not be advisable for people who are pregnant, have skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, have recently undergone radiation therapy, or who have open wounds.
Call Jiva Spa Toronto
Are you looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin?
Do you have acne scars that you want to do something about, or wish you could wear a bikini without the world seeing your stretch marks?
Jiva Spa Toronto can help.
Contact us today for more information about microneedling procedures and to determine if it’s right for you.
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Toronto, ON M5S 1X4
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