Microneedling

Microneedling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a very popular treatment to help repair problem areas anywhere on your body! Microchannels resulting from the aid of the needles in infusing therapeutic serums for greater penetration. The Innopen system is Health Canada approved and features a class-leading single-use disposable needle system that is beyond compare.

Treatment Details

Type of Treatment

Facial/Body Treatment; Anti-aging

Session Frequency

4-8 treatments every 4-6 weeks..

Duration

75 minutes

Downtime

Zero

Results

Our clients often notice an immediate “glow” to their skin within a couple of days. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to six months after the treatment as collagen and elastic production continues. Further benefits can be achieved and maintained through incorporating one of our skin care lines in your home care program.

What To Expect

01. Consultation

Microneedling is an effective treatment for anyone looking to improve the appearance of scars or stretch marks, minimize wrinkles, improve the quality and texture of your skin or treat acne/cystic acne.

02. Preparation

The day of your appointment a full consultation will be provided. Please arrive with fully cleansed skin: no makeup, moisturizers, perfume, cologne, or any other products on the skin. If you have any special health considerations, allergies, pregnant, etc., be sure to notify us when you make your appointment. 

Please AVOID:

  • Accutane for three to six months before treatment.
  • Waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis 5-7 days before the treatment.
  • Shaving the treated area the day of the procedure.
  • Retinoids, topical antibiotics, exfoliants, hydroquinone, sunburn, and benzoyl peroxide three days before the procedure.
  • Sun exposure, tanning beds, self-tanning products for three days prior to the procedure. 

03. Procedure

During the microneedling procedure, a dermaroller or microneedling pen containing fine needles is gently rolled or pressed onto the skin's surface. The needles create thousands of tiny punctures or channels in the skin, which stimulate the body's natural healing response.

04. After-care

After your InnoPen microneedling treatment, avoid touching the treated area and refrain from applying makeup on the same day. Before bed, cleanse the area with tepid water, gently massaging to remove debris, and pat dry without rubbing.

Immediately after treatment, expect slight redness, which can be managed with the topical serum and Cooling Stem-Cell Mask provided. Healing time varies based on needle depth and passes, with mild redness and swelling lasting two to four days on average, though some may heal in 24 hours.

Use only the provided post-treatment kit for the first four days, avoiding other products. Ice packs, Tylenol, and NSAIDs are acceptable for discomfort or swelling, but avoid anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen.

Day 1-3: Cleanse with a gentle cleanser and use included topicals like HA Serum for moisturizing and Liquid Wound Healing Dressing for protection. Apply Sun Protection Cream outdoors and avoid chemical-based or fragranced cosmetics. Mineral makeup can be applied after 24 hours.

Day 4-7: Expect skin dryness and flaking as skin cells turnover. Continue regular skincare routine, use sunscreen daily, and apply Repairing Soothing Face Mask for added hydration from the provided kit.

Please AVOID:

  • Shaving 3 days after the procedure, if skin is irritated, continue to wait before shaving.
  • Sun exposure
  • Tanning beds, or self-tanning products for 7-14 days after procedure.
  • Sweating, exercising, jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath until skin irritation has resolved (3-7 days)

Exfoliating medications or chemical products or devices for at least 7 days post treatment

FAQs

Your comfort is our first priority. We allow for an extra 30 minutes of treatment in your booking time to ensure the numbing cream has fully activated. When numbing cream is used prior to your Collagen Induction Therapy procedure, patients find Microneedling to be very tolerable and most clients report little to no discomfort.

The booking time is 75 minutes, which includes 30 minutes for numbing and for treatment review and post-procedure instructions.

Microneedling is unique in that it is non-ablative and does not damage the skin. The body’s regenerative properties build new natural collagen, elastin networks and a thicker epidermis with virtually no downtime. Your skin will be red post-treatment for approximately 48 hours, and the surface will need to be protected with sunscreen for a minimum of 2 weeks post-treatment.

Our clients often notice an immediate “glow” to their skin within a couple of days. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to six months after the treatment as collagen and elastic production continues. Further benefits can be achieved and maintained through incorporating one of our skin care lines in your home care program.

Clients generally require 4-8 sessions to receive optimal results. The first 3 treatments should be spaced 2-4 weeks apart, and the last 2-3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced sun damage, stretch marks or deeper acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at two to four week intervals. (this is where our Packages really come in handy!). After your 4-8 sessions we recommend doing maintenance treatments once every 12 months.