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Microneedling, (also known as CIT - Collagen Induction Therapy) is a cosmetic procedure that involves pricking the skin with tiny sterilized needles, prompting your body to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer and more toned skin.

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What to Expect with Microneedling

Microneedling is an effective treatment for anyone looking to improve the appearance of scars or stretch marks, minimize wrinkles, improve the quality and texture of your skin or treat acne/cystic acne.

During the treatment, the Eclipse Micropen is used to create micro-injuries to the skin to aid in the production of collagen and elastin

Treatment Options

Although we offer individual sessions, Microneedling results are optimal after a series of treatments:


Package (3 treatments)

Your Questions

Does Microneedling Hurt?

Your comfort is our first priority. We allow for an extra 15 minutes of treatment in your booking time to ensure the numbing cream has fully activated. When numbing cream is used prior to your Collagen Induction Therapy procedure, patients find Microneedling to be very tolerable and most clients report little to no discomfort. 

How long is the treatment?

The booking time is 75 minutes, which includes 15 minutes for numbing and 15 minutes for treatment review and post-procedure instructions.  

Is there any downtime after Microneedling?

Microneedling is unique in that it is non-ablative and does not damage the skin. The body’s regenerative properties build new natural collagen, elastin networks and a thicker epidermis with virtually no downtime. Your skin will be red post-treatment for approximately 48 hours, and the surface will need to be protected with sunscreen for a minimum of 2 weeks post-treatment.

When will I see the results?

As soon as the micro-pricks are created within the skin, the body’s healing processes respond to heal them. This means collagen production is accelerated, along with cellular turnover. While some results - such as tightening, smoothing of the skin, visibility of pores - may be immediate, optimal results will be visible four to six weeks after the procedure and with repeated treatments. 

How often should I come in for this treatment?

We recommend coming in for Microneedling every 4-6 weeks for beautiful and consistent results (this is where our Packages really come in handy!).

What can I add onto this treatment?

Dermaplaning is a great treatment to add pre-Microneedling to assist with cell turnover, and to leave the skin looking smooth and fresh.

Our Celluma Treatment Booster is another great option to add-on to Microneedling, either during or post-treatment!

How can I maintain my results at home?

All treatments achieve and maintain best results with proper at-home care and your North aesthetician will provide expert recommendations at your appointment.

Can I modify or cancel my package?

Please be advised that all our service packages are non-transferable and non-refundable. Each package holds an expiration date of one year from the date of purchase. This ensures that you have ample time to enjoy the included services and experience the full benefits of our offerings. Should you have any questions or require further information, our team is always available to assist you.

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I left feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and grateful for the exceptional care I received at North."

                                                     - Fatima A.

Pre & Post Care

Pre Care


We can’t wait for you to visit North Medical Spa! In order to make sure you are fully prepared for your treatment please take a moment to review this “need to know info” below. We want to ensure that you are fully prepared for your treatment and that you receive the very best results.


Avoid Accutane use for six months before treatment.

Avoid retinoids, topical antibiotics, exfoliants, hydroquinone, sunburn, and benzoyl peroxide three days before the procedure.

Avoidance of IPL/Laser procedures for seven days prior to treatment.

No waxing, depilatory creams, or electrolysis 5-7 days before the treatment.

If the use of a peel was recommended in conjunction with the microneedling, no topical agents that may increase skin sensitivity, reaction to the peel, or dryness 3-4 days before the peel (topical retinoid or hydroquinone products). No acids or defoliants that may be drying or irritating to the skin (such as alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) beta hydroxy acids (BHA), exfoliating masks, hydroquinone, or benzoyl peroxide acne products). If no peel has been recommended, avoid mentioned ingredients for 24 hours.

No shaving on the day of the procedure.

There can not be any significant changes in the skin recently reported including the breakdown of the skin or excessive dryness or sunburn.

Skin is clean without lotion, oil, makeup, deodorant, powder, perfume, or sunscreen.

If there is a history of cold sores, an antiviral agent should be taken for two days prior to and day of treatment.

The patient cannot be treated if the following is presented: active cold sores, herpes simplex, or warts in the area to be treated, open sores, sunburned, or excessively sensitive skin within the application area, pregnancy, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea within the application area.


Omit lotions, creams, make-up, or deodorant in the area to be treated

Arrive with clean washed skin.

Inform the provider of any changes in medical history and of all medications you are taking.

Post Care


Immediately after your Medical Microneedling procedure, your provider may apply moisturizer and sunscreen topically.

Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, Motrin, or Advil. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation.

Avoid sun tanning and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. When exposed to the sun, always use sunscreen SPF30 or above. You may clean your face with a gentle cleanser before bed.

Redness or sensitivity might be present (and last up to a few days) after microneedling.

Use Tylenol only as needed for any soreness.

Avoid strenuous exercise or sweating for 24 hours due to open pores.

Treat skin gently by washing with a gentle cleanser, cool water, using hands only and pat dry no earlier than 4 hours after microneedling.

Avoid sun exposure for three days and if possible ten days. Apply a minimum of SPF 30 every 2 hours.

May use mineral makeup after 24 hours.

Restart the regular skin care regimen in 48 hours and retinol/retinoid in 72 hours.

Recommend follow-up and repeat treatments in 4 weeks and for best results a series of 3 – 5 treatments.

Day 1:

On the next day, you may clean your face as usual and apply makeup, lotions, and other topical products as usual. Stay away from exfoliants or glycolic acids that are present in cleaners as these can make your skin very dry after the procedure. Be sure to use an approved SPF30 or greater sunscreen!

Days 2-7:

Within two (2) days following your Medical Microneedling procedure, you may notice skin dryness and flaking. This is due to an increased turnover of skin cells. During this period, you may apply your regular skin moisturizer. Follow the instructions given to you by your medical professional. If your medical professional used the roller around the eyes, you may have a little micro bruising that may exist for three or four days. This can easily be covered with makeup. Days later, your skin will start shedding. These are skin layers that would regularly shed a week later, but the Microneedling brings this skin to the surface sooner. During this temporary process, your skin will shed and be dry. You may use your regular skin care products once your skin is not irritated.

Days 7+:

A week after the Medical Microneedling procedure, most patients notice that their skin is smoother and more radiant. Continue with sun protection every day and reapply every 2 hours if outdoors.

Remember that one is a treat, 3 to 5 is a treatment.  Best results present themselves after your complete treatment has been achieved. 

Everyone’s skin is different and your results and recovery time may vary. We are here for you! If you have any questions or concerns following your treatment, please let us know.

Thank you for trusting us with your skin, 

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