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Microneedling Treatment Toronto

Frequently asked questions about microneedling

Before your microneedling appointment, you should discontinue use of any blood-thinning medications (including aspirin and fish oil supplements) under the guidance of your primary care physician; blood thinners, as well as alcohol, can increase your risk of bruising from the treatment.

Beyond tweezing and shaving, you should avoid hair removal — including waxing, electrolysis, and laser hair removal — the week before your appointment, and do not shave the day of your microneedling treatment. This will all help you avoid the risk of irritation.

Other treatments that could irritate your skin ahead of microneedling include at-home or professional chemical peels, facial scrubs, microdermabrasion, retinoids, and heat-based professional treatments. These should all be avoided for at least two weeks before your collagen induction therapy procedure.

UV damage caused by tanning or sunburn in the week before your appointment will increase your risk of irritation and sensitivity. Be sure to wear SPF 30 daily to protect your skin from the sun.

If you are prone to cold sores, take antiviral medication as directed by your physician in the days leading up to your microneedling treatment; if you experience a cold sore, you will not be able to be treated.

Finally, you should come to your collagen induction therapy appointment with clean, bare skin that's free of makeup.

Following your microneedling treatment, you’ll notice an immediate glow to your skin, with additional changes developing over the course of several weeks. Results can continue to improve for up to six months after treatment.

After your microneedling treatment, you may experience some redness, swelling, tingling, or tightness, which should subside within a few days. You should be able to return to most day-to-day activities immediately.

The most common side effects of collagen induction therapy include bruising, swelling, and irritation. In rare cases, the tiny punctures could cause infection or scarring. During your consultation, your provider will be able to provide personalized information regarding your unique concerns and goals for microneedling treatment.

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