Is microneedling the new laser? | Oakville Plastic Surgery – Dr. Nancy de Kleer

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Is microneedling the new laser?

At Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care, we have been in on the secret of microneedling for a while, and now the mainstream beauty media is catching on to this non-invasive treatment that takes the heat out of skin regeneration.

Unlike lasers and radiofrequency devices, which rely on the delivery of heat to activate a wound-healing response in the skin, microneedling employs the use of very fine needles rolled over the skin to elicit a similar response without the potential risks associated with heat. This is especially good news for rosacea and melasma sufferers or those with dark skin tones.

Microneedling is not a replacement for laser or radiofrequency devices, but it can provide similar benefits when performed as a treatment series. Some of the skin improvements that can be achieved with microneedling include:

  • Minimizing the look of textural scars, including acne scars
  • Fading skin discolouration
  • Improving the vitality and texture of the skin
  • Softening lines and wrinkles
  • Refining pores

At Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care, we like to combine a microneedling treatment with Selphyl®, a platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) treatment that uses your own blood plasma combined with a fibrin matrix to boost skin regeneration and rebuild the skin’s supportive structures. Additionally, we offer an at-home microneedling system to help you prolong the benefits of your professional treatment.

Dermaroller Microneedling System: When used once a week after cleansing the skin, the revolutionary hand-held device naturally stimulates collagen and elastin to promote healthier and rejuvenated skin.

To learn more about microneedling or the Dermaroller Microneedling System, we welcome you to book a consultation with Bethany, our medical aesthetician. After determining your needs, Bethany will create a customized treatment plan to help you realize your aesthetic goals. Call 905.901.9545 or email [email protected] to arrange your appointment.

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