MICRONEEDLING

Microneedling also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a unique treatment that can offer a minimally invasive solution for various skincare concerns. It is ideal for any clients looking to improve scars, boost collagen,  encourage hair growth, reduce fine lines/wrinkles, shrink pore size, reduce stretch marks, hyper-pigmentation, age spots, sun damage, skin tightening, and overall skin tone/texture.

SOLUTION

The procedure entails using a small, hand- held device with tiny surgical steel needles that penetrate through your upper layer (epidermis) to the deepest layer of your skin (dermis) causing intentional micro-injuries. These micro-injuries trigger your body’s inflammatory response to kick in to repair the skin. Fibroblasts are stimulated which encourage the body to release growth factors whereby new collagen and elastin is produced at a quicker speed.

 

Frequently asked questions

1) How many treatments do I require?


For optimal results, we recommend 3-6 treatments spaced 2-6 weeks apart. For even better skin rejuvenation results we recommend alternating microneedling treatments with rejuvenation treatments such as customized chemical peels and/or pairing with PRP treatments. This procedure also increases the penetration and effectiveness of serums chosen according to your individualized skin care plan! At Beauty Lab we only use the Innopen platform - a Health Canada approved, US made device with next to no downtime and consistent results for every patient. The depth and speed of the device can be adjusted based on your area of concern and tolerance to ensure optimal results while keeping your comfort a priority.




2) Who is the treatment suitable for?


Suitable for all skin types (male & female), especially effective for anyone lacking skin radiance and firmness, or with ageing concerns such as wrinkles, fine lines, and scars. You may not be a candidate for this treatment if you have/are: Are presently completing an Accutane treatment or have been on it within the last 6 months.




3) Is there any downtime?


Following your treatment, you skin will be red and flushed in appearance, comparable to mild sunburn, which will decrease within a few hours. With the Innopen platform there is NO social downtime and you can return to your daily activities of living the next day! You may experience more dryness within the first week than usual and have mild flakiness.




4) Besides the face, what other parts of the body can you treat?


Areas including face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands, abdomen and scalp (hair loss) can be treated with the INNOPEN microneedling treatment.




5) Is the Microneedling treatment painful?


Most patients report it a tolerable procedure with minimal discomfort. We use a pharmaceutical strength numbing cream to ensure comfort throughout your treatment for optimal results