Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), 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.BOOK A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATIONBOOK A COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION
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.
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.
The booking time is 75 minutes, which includes 15 minutes for numbing and 15 minutes for treatment review and post-procedure instructions.
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.
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.
We recommend coming in for Microneedling every 4-6 weeks for beautiful and consistent results (this is where our Packages really come in handy!).
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!
All treatments achieve and maintain best results with proper at-home care and your North aesthetician will provide expert recommendations at your appointment.