The anti-aging benefits of in-office and at-home microneedling.
This trending skincare treatment is on the radar of the biggest beauty buffs (think Kim Kardashian) and the media alike. You’ve probably been left wondering, what is microneedling? It sounds a little intimidating–but in fact, it has the benefit of being both non-invasive and highly effective. How it works is simple. Essentially, extremely fine needles are penetrated into the upper layers of the skin; this elicits a healing and regenerating response in the skin which can refine pores, smooth fine lines and even reduce the appearance of scars.
What’s the difference between professional in-office microneedling and the at-home versions?
At Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare, we provide microneedling treatments with the Dermpen®. This specialized instrument allows our practitioners to customize the treatment to each client’s needs and aesthetic goals. The depth and gauge of the Dermpen® needs can be adjusted in order to address various skin concerns such as wrinkles and acne scars. We often pair this treatment with a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment such as Selphyl®. The superior regenerating benefits of PRP greatly complement the microneedling treatment, which in itself allows greater penetration of the Selphyl® platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM).
At-home devices like the derma roller or the Micro Needle Therapy System that we sell in our clinic and in our online store, extend the skin health benefits of microneedling into your daily beauty routine. At-home rollers do not deliver the same calibre of outcome as a professional treatment, but when done regularly, serve to improve product penetration and activate collagen synthesis in the skin.
If you’re looking to improve the texture, tone and vitality of your skin, microneedling is definitely worth integrating into your anti-aging plan. To learn more, we invite you to book a complimentary consultation–contact us today to arrange your appointment.