Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation technique , also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT).
Fibroblasts, the cells that are responsible for producing collagen, tend to become sluggish as we age. This in turn causes weakening and even loss of the support structure in and under our skin. With Medical Microneedling ( in office) we repeatedly puncture the skin to reach depths of 1mm or more, so stimulating these cells and other growth factors. Micro-needles also create thousands of micro-channels through the skin. This aids not only in the direct delivery of nutrients to the deeper layers of the skin, but also serves as a non-ablative method of controlled injury to stimulates the body's healing cascade. The basic steps of the healing cascade are:
This process will result in a healthier, stronger and more radiant skin.
The body's ability to heal itself is limitless, but listed below are some of the benefits of Medical Microneedling:
- Improves general skin health
- Complete facial rejuvenation by addressing tone, texture, and hydration concerns
- Scar revision, including Acne scarring
- Treat tired, aging eyes
- Softens the appearance of under eye dark circles
- Softens and treats fine lines and wrinkles
- Treats enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
- Aging neck and décolletage
- Aging and pigmented hands
- Minimally invasive with virtually no recovery or social down time needed
- Long lasting, natural results
Treatment duration: 15-60minutes
At Captivating Aesthetics, the first step is to book a consultation with Dr Wilhene Zwanepoel. During this consultation a brief medical and relevant aesthetic history will be taken. You will have the chance to discuss your treatment concerns, your treatment goals, your fears and concerns in regards to the actual treatment itself.
Photographs will be taken whereafter your specific treatment plan will then be discussed.
Same day treatment is often not possible as an hour of topical freezing is required before the treatment. If you were considering a same day treatment, please discuss this when booking your appointment.
The actual process:
A topical anaesthetic is applied before the treatment. You will receive very specific guidelines .
If your treatment plan included PRP, it will be taken at this point. The treatment area will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared. The treatment is performed. A post-treatment mask is applied. You will also receive specific after-care directions.
As each individual has very specific goals and needs, every treatment plan differs. This will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation.
Beware of home kits sold online- please make sure that the product is Health Canada approved ( Surgical Grade Steel) and you have instructions on how to keep your roller clean.
After Medical Microneedling, you will be advised to purchase a kit containing a home dermroller and cleaning kit. This is very important for maintenance of your great results.
The dermrollers can also be purchased without having in-office treatment done.