• Microneedling
    Collagen Induction Therapy for texture and tightening


Microneedling (sometimes referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy) is a skin rejuvenation treatment that involves creating numerous tiny punctures in the skin using tiny needles. 


Simply put, microneedling is the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin for the purposes of rejuvenation. The most popular  microneedling device, known as a dermaroller, is made up of micro-fine needles that range in diameter from 0.5 and 2.5 millimeters. If the prospect of multiple needle wounds sounds slightly ominous to you, know that the punctures are more like pin-pricks that enter only surface-level deep.


The healing process that is triggered results in the creation of new collagen. This can improve lines, texture, pore size, stretch marks, and acne scars.* For those looking to improve the look of scars, boost collagen, or encourage hair growth, microneedling can offer a minimally invasive solution. 


The practice dates back to 1995, but has gained significant traction in recent years thanks to new technology—and YouTube and Instagram, where the mesmerizing (albeit bloody) process stars in tens of thousands of videos. 


According to a 2008 study, skin treated with four microneedling sessions spaced one month apart produced up to a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months after completing treatment.


Many people have taken to doing their own “at home” micro needling, but to minimise risk of infection or error, we always recommend coming to a professional. 


To book a consultation, call (905) 726-1126

*Results may vary.




Frequently Asked Questions

The depth of microneedling can be varied from 0.25mm to 2.0mm depending on the condition being treated.

The most popular use of microneedling is as an anti-aging treatment. It reduces lines and tightens skin.* Depth of needling is 1 to 2mm.

Acne scarring and stretch marks are also popular targets. Some traumatic scars can be treated. Depth is 1 to 2mm.

Microneedling can be used to treat difficult pigmentation. Depth is 0.25 to 0.5mm.

It can also be used as a maintenance technique or to simply freshen up generally healthy skin. Depth is 0.25 to 0.5mm.

Thousands of tiny holes are made in the skin. These tiny injuries trigger the healing mechanism. This includes the activation of fibroblasts which lay down new collagen.

The effect can be amplified by the application of various substances to the skin that are driven in during the needling process.

There are many products that can be applied to the skin before and immediately after the treatment to enhance the effect. The product chosen depends on the skin condition being treated. 

We have various products that contain hyaluronic acid, anti-oxidants, peptides, azelaic acid, kojic acid, retinols, and more.

Any skin can be treated, but the most common areas treated are face, neck, decollete, and hands. 

Stretch marks on the abdomen and breasts are commonly treated.

There is no simple answer to this question, because pain response and tolerance varies greatly from person to person. The degree of discomfort also varies from area to area and the depth of treatment.

We apply topical anesthetic creams about 30 minutes before treatment. Even with this, treatments feel scratchy. Most patients experience minimal discomfort.

Afterward, there might be some stinging similar to a mild sunburn.

For the face (the most common area) the procedure itself takes about half an hour. Add another 30 minutes for pretreatment with the topical anesthetic.

Large areas like the abdomen or combined areas like face/neck take longer.

This depends on the depth of treatment (see "What skin conditions are treated?" above). Shallow treatments recover in 24 hours or less. Most people undergoing deep treatments experience 2 to 4 days of downtime. You will look red and perhaps a bit swollen. There will likely be some stinging for the first 2 days. Bruising is not very common, but it can occur and will last about a week.

Stop taking anything that can contribute to bruising one week before treatment. This includes anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen, ASA, naproxen, etc), vitamin E, omega 3s, green tea, gingko biloba, high dose garlic, and red wine.

Wash the area you are treating with soapy water. Remove all make-up.  

This depends primarily on the severity of the problem and your goals. Generally 3 sessions are needed spaced at 1 month intervals. For more severe problems a second round of 3 sessions is recommended 3 to 6 months following the first round.

Maintenance is required for anti-aging effects. One session every year or so is probably enough, but this varies depending on age, smoking habits, sun exposure, and other factors.

You are waiting for a biologic response to treatment, primarily new collagen production. This peaks at 3 to 6 months. Positive effects can be seen as early as one month and get better and better.*

Once new collagen has been produced, it is very durable (4 or 5 years).* Since aging is an ongoing process, maintenance is required. You will probably chose to do one booster session every year or so.

There are very few side effects.

Bruising can occur. 

Mild swelling and redness will probably occur. It usually resolves in a day or two.

Infection is possible, but very unlikely. 

There are several treatment options that can improve your skin, depending on the nature of the problem, including peels of varying strengths, Pixel laser skin resurfacing, and surgical facelifts. You should also stop smoking, start using cosmeceuticals regularly, and wear sunscreen!

Call us today! (905) 726-1126

We require 48 hours notice for cancellation of your consultation or treatment, in order to fill the appointment time. If sufficient notice is not given, the full value of the treatment to be done may be charged with the minimum amount being $100.

*Results may vary.