Microneedling works to firm skin, reduce fine lines and shrink pores. It also helps treat some scars and stretch marks.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin care technique where very fine needles vibrating at high speed create micro-perforations in the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and elastic fibers.
How's the treatment done ?
An anesthetic ointment is applied to the area to be treated 20 to 60 minutes before the treatment. The medical microneedling device is then used to treat the entire skin surface with fine lines. The treatment usually lasts 20-30 minutes.
How long is recovery?
It is generally recommended to take time off for the rest of the treatment day as the skin becomes very red in the minutes following the treatment. The return to work can be done the next day. If some marks or bruises appear, they can usually be concealed with foundation the next day.
How many treatments will it take?
A basic treatment usually includes 3 sessions spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart. Some patients will need 1-2 additional sessions.
When will I see the final effect of the treatment?
The effect appears gradually in the first weeks after the treatments, depending on how fast your body regenerates collagen and elastic fibers. The skin continues to gradually firm up for up to a year after the treatments.
A maintenance session is recommended every 6 months thereafter.
If you would like to have a greater effect on fine lines and scars, the more powerful laser can be considered if you are a candidate. On the other hand, it requires more post-treatment care.
Why choose a certified plastic surgeon?
The effectiveness of microneedling treatment is largely based on the quality of the device used and a thorough knowledge of the anatomy of the skin.
As a plastic and aesthetic surgeon, Dr. Léonard Bergeron has unparalleled knowledge of the anatomy of the skin. Treatment parameters can therefore be determined to treat the skin to the depth that maximizes treatment effectiveness.
Contact us for an assessment and to determine if you could benefit from micro-needling or another treatment adapted to your needs.