Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a medical cosmetic procedure involving very fine needles that puncture the skin in various depths to cause a controlled injury, which induces the skin to produce more collagen, resulting in a clearer complexion.
SkinPen® by Crown Aesthetics® is the first FDA and Health Canada approved Microneedling device with 90 validation studies! It’s clinically proven to safely and effectively treat the appearance of acne scars, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, reduce stretch marks and give the skin an overall more youthful appearance.
TAKE YOUR RESULTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL
You have the option to add a Serum Booster to the treatment! Our microneedling booster is a fantastic add-on that can take your results to the next level.
This serum booster has everything your skin needs and more: It is made up of 56 of the most effective ingredients for skin rejuvenation. This serum acts by stimulating cell proliferation and ECMs synthesis (the extracellular matrix (ECM) provides mechanical support to the skin’s tissues), restoring the appearance of skin contours and elasticity.
This booster is designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, increase the skin’s hydration and revitalization.
Some of our favourite ingredients are:
– Hyaluronic acid
– Vitamin B10, B7, B5, B12, B9, C, K, and E
– Minerals and Coenzymes
– Folic acid
– Amino acids
– Glutathione antioxidant
It can be divided into 3 main steps:
This is a non-ablative treatment. We respect the integrity of the epidermis and dermis, we use atraumatic (non-traumatic) perforations to gently trigger the generation of new tissue.
Using surgical grade micro-needles we create more than a million micro-lesions in the dermis. The micro-needles penetrate the skin to a specific depth.
The “controlled damage” created during the treatment will allow the micro-wounds to heal slowly & properly. Blood platelets, white blood cells and endothelial cells will release molecular messengers called Growth Factors & Cytokines. This will increase cellular singling and normalize cell functions.
Micro-needling improves cell-to-cell communications and cell functions. It will also reproduce new collagen, elastin, and GAG’s.
Damaged skin will then be replaced with NEW HEALTHY SKIN which has a better structure and elasticity.
Before coming to the appointment, discontinue the use of retinoids, exfoliating products, and any active ingredients (salicylic acid, glycolic acid, niacinamide, lactic acid, etc.) for 24 hours. In the case of Accutane, you must discontinue for 6 months.
Please arrive at the appointment with clean skin, free from makeup, lotion, powder, etc.
For the best outcome, we recommend a minimum of 3 sessions, spaced 6 weeks apart. The results will be most noticeable 1-2 months after the last session as it takes 8 weeks for collagen to reproduce.
We apply numbing cream before starting the treatment. Making it painless!
For the first 24 hours, your skin may feel sunburnt and appear quite red. No makeup can be used on the skin, with the exception of Oxygenetix Foundation. You will be sent home with a post-treatment kit that includes specific products to promote wound healing, collagen, and hydration.