What is Microneedling? You may ask. If you’re a visual learner, check out the gallery above!

The Science of it All 

Microneedling is a procedure that allows us to treat skin issues beyond the epidermis (outer layer of skin). The treatment targets the dermis which is the thick layer beneath the surface that makes up 90% of our skin’s thickness. Accessing and treating the dermis allows us to efficently address issues such as fine-lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, sun/age spots, sagging skin, stretch marks and so much more. My favourite part of this procedure is the benefits do not end when you leave the salon and complete healing (there is a 2-3 day recovery window), but will continue benefit your skin for weeks and even months following your appointment.  

The microneedling procedure utilizes an electronic pen-like device with disposable tips containing a number of tiny needles (pictured to the right). A spring allows the device to push forward the needles at an adjustable length, from 0.5mm-2.5mm. 

The purpose of the device is to repetitively push the needles into the skin creating “micro-injuries” in the skin which create channels through the epidermis into the dermis. The creation of these channels causes connective tissues cells to produce rapidly, creates a reaction within the skin that releases protein and potassium, and causes several growth factors to be released. As the channels heal, collagen and elastin are produced within the skin in the following weeks. 

What is microneedling needle example

Collagen and elastin are protiens that contributes to stronger, healther skin. Collagen is an essential for strengthening our skin, bones, muscles, and joints. Increased collagen within the skin creates a youthful, full look as it strengthens the skin cells. Elastin plays a roll in the resilience of elasticity in our body. In our skin it effects its ability to “bounce back”. Collagen also plays a roll in the elasticity of the skin. 

Essentially, through microneedling, we are able to force the skin to produce new skin cells as well as beneficial growth factors and proteins that support strong, healthy, skin in a way that is non-invasive and allows for more continuous results. 

Watch our video on the microneedling process below! Learn more about Microneedling After Care HERE!