Micro-needling has become a raging trend and is expected to remain that way for many years to come. A micro-needling treatment Toronto uses a sharp, thin needle to make extremely small punctures in the skin. It’s a cosmetic procedure that gives the skin a small amount of trauma so that it can begin the process of self-healing. The result is a refreshed look and over time, skin imperfections may be resolved.
There is minimal pain involved with micro-needling at a facial spa Toronto since there are only small pricks made on the surface of the skin. This boosts the production of collagen to help remedy and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and to soften the texture of the skin.
A micro-needling treatment Toronto can offer the following benefits:
- Enhanced skin texture
- Reduce the look of wrinkles
- Help reduce hyperpigmentation and scars
- Stimulate the production of collagen
One of the biggest benefits associated with micro-needling is its ability to greatly enhance the skin’s texture. When collagen production is boosted the skin can regenerate itself. Textural issues that may include acne scars, wrinkles, large pores, sagging skin and much more can be addressed using this treatment method.
Before visiting a facial spa Toronto for a session it’s recommended that you discontinue using any topical treatments that contain retinol for at least a few days. Retinol products can be harsh on the skin and aggravate it. Use the mildest facial skin cleansers, toners, lotions, and creams that you can and look for products that contain natural ingredients.
When you arrive for your micro-needling treatment Toronto your face should be cleansed and then toned. You should also avoid any direct exposure to the sun for approximately 3 days before and 3 days following the session.
The technician at the facial spa Toronto may clean your skin again before the procedure takes place to ensure that there is a clean slate to work on. In some cases, numbing cream may be applied to minimize the pain.
Following the treatment session, you may see some redness on the face and in rare cases some pinpoint bleeding. There is no downtime required, however, and although you’ll leave the facial spa Toronto with a face that is redder than when you first walked in, your face colour will return back to normal usually within a couple of hours. The following day you’ll be able to get back on track with your normal skin care routine.
In-Office versus At-Home Micro-Needling
When you have a micro-needling session at a facial skin care Toronto spa the treatment method is much more effective and gives better results than you would expect to receive at home. The devices on the market that you can use in the privacy of your own home aren’t as sharp as the micro-needles used at a facial spa Toronto. Also, if you decide to do micro-needling on your own face, you will be dealing with a number of possible risks.
If you have a pimple on your face, for example, that ruptures when you are performing the micro-needling, you may end up rolling bacteria all over the skin surface on your face. This can aggravate the acne and you may end up with a number of blemishes following the treatment that you didn’t have before starting it.
Anyone that suffers from acne, perioral dermatitis, keloids, rosacea or eczema should also avoid rolling at home. Micro-needling on your own may cause flare-ups or in the worst-case scenario scarring. Look for a reputable facial spa Toronto with a trained and experienced technician that can do the micro-needling for you. This way you’ll be mitigating the risks while ensuring that you get the best results possible.
What to Expect from a Micro-Needling Treatment
A few days during the treatment many people report that their faces are glowing with a youthful radiance. They also mention how softer their skin feels and can see a noticeable shrinking of the pores. You may also find that you don’t need as much skincare product as you’re used to following a micro-needling treatment Toronto. Studies show that less product is required since it can penetrate easier. You can almost feel the skin as it soaks up and absorbs your favourite skincare products and this effect is amazing.
Micro-Needling Provides Short-Term and Long-Term Results
Once you have completed a micro-needling session at a facial spa Toronto you’ll notice that your skin looks luminous, pink, and plump for a couple weeks. Your face will be radiant and glowing as your skin is in the process of healing itself. Over time, you will often notice significant improvements in your overall skin health.
One research study showed that participants that received 4 treatments that were spaced a month apart experienced an increase of 400% in elastin and collagen, 6 months after finishing their treatments. These effects can be further increased by using hyaluronic acid serums as part of your aftercare regime. Niacinamide and products containing different antioxidants can also keep your skin hydrated, which is a must when you want to experience the long-term effects of a micro-needling treatment Toronto.
Micro-needling offers a number of different benefits and can be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face. New research also shows that these treatments can help patients with crepe-like skin as well as cellulite.
With all of these benefits, you may be tempted to increase the number of sessions and the time frequency between them. It’s important, however, to give your skin enough time to heal between sessions for a full recovery. Stick to the plan outlined by your facial spa Toronto technician to get the best results possible.
The best way to find out what a micro-needling treatment Toronto can do for you is to experience it for yourself. Book a session or a consultation now on our website at themakeoverplace.ca.