Microneedling, which is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a non-invasive treatment that provides complete facial rejuvenation for the improvement of scarring, fine lines, pore size, and under-eye appearance.
The process resurfaces the skin via controlled micro-injuries which stimulates skin-cell turnover in addition to collagen and elastin production resulting in firmer, brighter, and more even-toned skin. For patients in need of enhanced results, microneedling may be used in concert with growth factors obtained from your own blood (See Platelet-Rich Plasma Skin Restoration).
Ideal For: Acne Scarring, Dull Skin, Uneven Skin Tone, Uneven Skin Texture, Skin Laxity, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Under Eye Hollows and Darkness
Areas for Treatment: Face, Neck, Décolleté, and Hands. 

Treatment Length: 30 to 60 minutes depending on area. 
Machine: DermapenWorld™ Dp4 

The ideal candidate

Most individuals who are seeking complete facial rejuvenation, reduced appearance of scars and wrinkles, reduced pore size, and increased skin tightness with minimal downtime are candidates for microneedling. If you are pregnant/breastfeeding you are not a candidate for this treatment.

Preparing for treatment

Please avoid tanning for 2 weeks prior to treatment. We also advise that you stop skincare products containing Retinol, Vitamin C, or prescription tretinoins for 1- 2 weeks prior unless otherwise directed by your healthcare professional. If you have any active lesions on your skin we do ask that you re-schedule your appointment once fully healed so we can treat the entire face adequately.

The treatment process and aftercare

Your skincare specialist will first remove makeup and cleanse the skin. A topical numbing agent will be applied to the treatment areas for approximately 10 minutes before it is removed and the skin is cleansed again. Sterile, medical-grade hyaluronic acid will be applied to your skin and microneedled into the skin using our state-of-the-art, Health Canada Approved, microneedle device. A mild pricking or buzzing sensation may be felt during treatment, but it should not be very uncomfortable. After microneedling is complete a hyaluronic acid mask will be applied for approximately 10 minutes to soothe the skin which may feel tight and warm. 

Post-treatment you may experience mild redness, swelling, and peeling for 3-7 days. You may not exercise or go in pools, hot tubs, and saunas on the day of treatment, but may return to your normal routine the following days. Avoid Advil for 1-week post-treatment. Do not use products containing Vitamin C, Retinol, or prescription tretinoins until the redness and swelling have subsided. You must wear sunscreen daily post-treatment as your skin will be sensitive to UV exposure. Your specialist will provide you with thorough post-care instructions.

Benefits of the treatment

Since microneedling boosts collagen and elastin production in the skin, microneedling can help reduce the visible depth of acne scarring, this award winning treatment is beneficial to any skintype. Multiple sessions of microneedling treatments are extremely beneficial for those looking to address the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines and overall skin rejuvenation.

Look Good, Feel Great!

What is the difference between DermapenWorld™ Dp4 and other Microneedling Treatments?

Dp4™ is the only microneedling device with a dedicated scar setting and protocols for revision of deep, atrophic scars; including surgical, burn con-tracture, striae and post-acne scars. Needle pene-tration can now be increased up to 3.0mm. With the deepest needle penetration ever offered by Dp4™, this innovative setting effortlessly and rapidly treats body contours and thickened, fi-brous tissue. Face and body contours may be effortlessly treated.

DermapenWorld™ Dp4 with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) & EXOSOMES

DermapenWorld™ Dp4 Microchanneling can be performed with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or EXOSOMES, to achieve more advanced and longer lasting results.

  • Skin Tightening 
  • Natural Collagen Induction 
  • Skin lifting and rejuvenation
  • Reducing wrinkles and fine lines 
  • Reducing pigmentation and sun damage 
  • Improving Stretch Marks 
  • Reducing acne scars, surgical scars and wound healing  

Frequently Asked Questions

One treatment session of Dp4 can be around 45-90 minute long. Depends on treatment area. You can return to your daily chores right after your procedure.

Patients may experience minor prickling sensations during the treatment, which is very tolerable.

Makeup can be worn a day after the treatment, but you should apply the skincare regime prescribed by your medical aesthetician or dermatoligst to protect your skin.

This treatment is suitable for all skin types and most skin care concerns. If in doubt, please always ask your skin care professional or dermatologist first, before undergoing any kind of professional anti aging treatments. 

We lose tissue volume as we age plus our skin loses its elasticity. In addition starting in our thirties, our facial bones slowly reabsorb over time. Fillers restore our lost volume and reposition the soft tissues.

Our patients and staff have claimed that the treatments do not hurt, and has no downtime. Any rare redness or obvious signs will go down within hours. No numbing cream needed.

While the frequency and number of treatment will vary depending on individuals’ skin concerns, it usually takes three sessions for cleaner and healthier looking skin, for more significant results depending on severity 3-5 treatments at three week intervals are recommended.