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Microneedling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a non-ablative, all natural cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled micro injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin.
We use the E-DermaStamp by Dermaroller® which is a microneedling device licensed by Health Canada.
While microneedling is effective as a standalone treatment, at Pulse Skin & Laser Clinic we also like to combine it with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) to create optimal results. The benefits of combing both treatment are:
Prior to treatment, a small sample of the patients own blood is spin in a centrifuge, where it is separated into its separate components.
Plasma, the liquid portion of the blood, is infused with a high concentration of platelets during this process. While primarily responsible for clotting the blood, platelets also contain growth factors that can aid in the regeneration of skin and tissues.
Microneedling causes “micro injuries” to the skin, allowing your skin to better absorb products. After the skin is needled the PRP is placed over the treated areas, infusing it into the skin for maximum absorbency.
Microneedling is proven to be safe for most patients and skin types, as it does not use any heat or lasers. The most common side effect of this treatment is flushed or red skin similar to a sun burn. As PRP is created from the patients own body, it is easily recognized and processed with little to no complications.
After your treatment your skin may be flushed or red, similar to a sun burn. You want to avoid touching or putting anything on the skin for 24 hours to reduce the risk of an infection. Please follow the after care instructions given to you to avoid complications.
We recommend 3 treatments, 6 weeks apart. In severe conditions, more treatments may be needed.