Among the myriad of anti-aging treatments available, micro-needling (aka derma rolling or collagen induction therapy) is on the rise and with good reason, it works! Micro-needling harnesses the skin’s natural healing ability, stimulating cell proliferation and the formation of new collagen to create a thicker, stronger cellular matrix that results in radiant and younger-looking skin.
Not only does micro-needling effectively diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles but when done safely and correctly, it drastically reduces acne scarring, age spots, pore sizes, sun damage, and more.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling, derma rolling, and collagen induction therapy all refer to the same procedure. Micro-needling utilizes a device similar to a miniature prickly lint roller with a rotating head that contains tiny, medical-grade needles. These micro-needles when passed over the surface of the skin, puncture it creating minuscule perforations that begin healing immediately.
By creating micro-injuries to the skin, these tiny holes send a signal to the brain to produce more collagen and elastin in an effort to remedy the affected area. Collagen and elastin are part of the skin’s connective tissues that help to it remain firm, strong, and supple.
Derma rolling triggers the construction of new tissues and healthy cell regeneration to effectively make skin stronger, thicker, plumper, and firmer. It’s like weight training in that the stress of working out creates tiny tears in the muscle fibre. During recovery, the micro-tears heal to become stronger than they were before.
There are different lengths of micro needles available with longer needles penetrating deeper into the skin’s surface layer to cause a more severe impact. Depending on what skin issue you seek to rectify, your skin care specialist can assess and advise the course of treatment and needle length necessary to effectively produce results while keeping your skin safe.
The Benefits of Micro Needling
The ability of micro-needling to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process to improve the integrity of the skin, make it a highly effective treatment for:
- Fine line and wrinkle reduction
- Skin rejuvenation
- Eliminating acne scars
- Reducing pore sizes
- Diminishing stretch marks
- Improving skin tone and texture
- Skin tightening
- Reducing dark spots (hyper pigmentation)
- Combating premature aging
The Risks of Micro Needling at Home
Opening your skin in any capacity can present certain risks and it is absolutely vital that you consult a skin care specialist or physician before undertaking a derma rolling regime. Using a derma roller over skin areas that are particularly sensitive or easily irritated may in fact exacerbate the irritation and do the opposite of what was intended, resulting in scarring and damage to your precious skin.
Dermaroller® vs. At Home Devices
Dermaroller® is licensed by Health Canada and is a medical grade certified device that meets the standards put in place for medical grade equipment in terms of manufacturing, materials, sterile packaging and more.
Countless imitation products are flooding the market, many of which can be bought on Amazon or via online vendors. However, your health and safety are comprised with the use of inferior products used to put mini holes into your skin. Poor quality roller devices may use knife shaped needles which slice through tissue and can cause traumatic results including skin, vessel and nerve damage, in addition to outright pain.
Remember that in puncturing the skin, you are also leaving it more vulnerable. The last thing you want is to apply ingredients to your face which exacerbate irritation to your freshly needled and exposed skin.
Skin after a micro-needling treatment is better capable of absorbing products which is advantageous if you know what you’re doing.
Micro-Needling – Dermaroller® at Sculpt Calgary
Sculpt Calgary is a medical aesthetic clinic that adheres to the legislation, guidelines and established standards to ensure safe and competent medical services including micro-needling procedures using Dermaroller®. All of our clients undergo a consultation process wherein treatment options, risks and benefits are explained including post-treatment care.
Our highly trained and experienced medi-spa team prioritize your safety and treatment success.
Medical services at Sculpt must be medically approved and consented by a physician on our team. You can rest assured that if you undergo any kind of treatment within our clinic, you will get the results you want and the safety you deserve.
If you want to learn more about micro-needling in Calgary or want to book a consultation with our team, please feel free to call us at (403) 453-0122 or send us an email today.