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What is the Best Microneedling Treatment For Me? Your Guide to a Radiant Complexion

What is the Best Microneedling Treatment For Me? Your Guide to a Radiant Complexion

Are you searching for radiant, youthful skin? At MD Skin Lab, we understand how important it is for our patients to achieve beautiful skin, and that is why we offer treatments to make it happen. At our downtown Toronto clinic, our skin experts offer three advanced microneedling treatments: Microneedling with SkinPen, PRP Microneedling, and Radiofrequency Microneedling with Morpheus8. Each offers unique benefits, and we're here to guide you in choosing the perfect option for your skin needs! 

Before we get into the specifics of each treatment, allow us to explain – what is microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a cutting-edge skincare technique designed to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin. This minimally invasive procedure involves creating tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which act as controlled micro-injuries. These micro-injuries trigger the body's natural healing process, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen is the protein that gives our skin structure and firmness, while elastin is responsible for its elasticity. As the skin heals from these micro-injuries, it becomes firmer, smoother, and more youthful in appearance.

Microneedling effectively addresses a variety of skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin texture, dark spots and overall skin tone, plus more. This makes it a popular choice for those seeking a non-surgical solution to enhance their skin's natural beauty. Now, let’s get into the specific microneedling treatments to help you find the perfect option for you!

Microneedling with SkinPen

Microneedling, a popular skincare treatment at MD Skin Lab, utilizes the rejuvenating power of the SkinPen, a top-of-the-line device for microneedling. Additionally, it is one of the only Health Canada-approved microneedling devices. This advanced device has fine, sterile needles that gently create precise micro-injuries on the skin's surface, as explained above. These small punctures act as catalysts for the body's innate healing mechanisms, activating the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin, the key component of the skin’s suppleness, work together to revitalize the skin's texture and firmness, producing a refreshed, youthful glow. This process not only smoothens and firms the skin but also addresses a variety of skin concerns. 

Patients commonly ask, “How many sessions do I need for microneedling?” The answer is that this depends on the skin concern. Typically, you’ll want to start with 3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart, followed by maintenance. Depending on how deep, acne scarring could take anywhere from 6+ sessions to improve scarring.

Key improvements with
Microneedling include:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Uneven skin tone 
  • Acne scars 
  • Hyperpigmentation/ dark spots
  • Shrinking pore size

If you desire a brightening refresh or are looking for a solution to problematic skin, Microneedling with SkinPen is an excellent choice.
You can book an appointment with our skilled aestheticians here.

PRP Microneedling

PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma Microneedling, is an advanced skincare technique that leverages your blood's natural platelets – cells renowned for their regenerative capabilities. As our skin matures, its natural collagen production diminishes. PRP Microneedling steps in to revitalize this process, accelerating skin repair and producing fresh, new skin! This treatment, performed at MD Skin Lab, combines the benefits of two anti-aging approaches: the collagen-boosting microneedling and the restorative power of platelet-rich plasma. A benefit of PRP Microneedling is that it speeds up the healing time compared to regular microneedling.

The PRP is precisely delivered into specific skin depths that are unreachable by standard products, enhancing epidermal thickness and refining the skin's texture. This dual approach not only rejuvenates the skin on a cellular level but also provides a visible improvement in its overall texture and appearance.

The number of sessions required for our patients depends on the skin concerns. Normally, you’d want to start with 3 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart, followed by maintenance sessions. For acne scarring specifically, depending on how deep they are, it could take anywhere from 6+ sessions to improve the scarring.

Key improvements with PRP Microneedling include: 

  • Diminished hyperpigmentation
  • Refined pores 
  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles 
  • Faded acne scars 
  • Smoother skin texture 
  • Tightened and brightened dull skin

If you’re dreaming of that youthful glow, battle acne scars, or desire improved skin texture, PRP Microneedling is, in fact, your perfect treatment match.
You can book an appointment with our skilled aestheticians at our clinic here.

Morpheus8 Radiofrequency Microneedling

If your goal is to achieve an enduring, youthful radiance for your skin, MD Skin Lab has you covered. Morpheus8 Radiofrequency Microneedling is the most powerful option out of the three.  At our downtown Toronto clinic, we offer Morpheus8 – a revolutionary Radiofrequency Microneedling treatment, a modern, minimally invasive procedure that is a game-changer in skincare, as it enhances skin texture, diminishes acne and scarring, mitigates sun damage, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It's particularly effective in uplifting sagging skin, treating skin, helping with skin tightening, and revealing a youthful look.

Morpheus8 Radiofrequency Microneedling has grown in popularity over the last couple of years, as many celebrities use it and love it! These celebrities include Kim Kardashian, Jessica Simpson, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, Chrissy Teign, Hailey Bieber, and many more. It is a truly transformative procedure.

What sets Morpheus8 apart is its suitability for all skin types and tones. The procedure utilizes a sophisticated handheld device that combines Radio-Frequency (RF) heat energy with tiny, silicone-plated needles. These needles gently penetrate the skin in controlled punctures at different depths, minimizing surface damage while delivering RF energy deep into the dermis. This process not only spares the pigment cells but also triggers the production of collagen and elastin, key components in achieving firmer, tighter skin. Over time, the dermal layers thicken, significantly enhancing the skin's overall appearance.

When patients ask how many sessions are needed, our skin experts make recommendations depending on the skin's concern. Typically, a patient will begin with 3-4 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart, followed by maintenance sessions.

Key improvements with Morpheus8 include: 

  • Improved skin texture 
  • Reduced acne scars 
  • Minimized pore size 
  • Tightened skin around the lower face, jowls, chin, and neck 
  • Targeted submental fat/adipose tissue 
  • Improved appearance of eye bags 
  • Enhanced necklines and reduced neck laxity

Morpheus8 is safe for those battling premature aging, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, or sagging skin, making it a top choice at MD Skin Lab.
Book an appointment with our skilled aestheticians here.

Ready for Your Microneedling Journey? MD Skin Lab is Here to Help

Selecting the right microneedling treatment is guided by your unique skin concerns and desired results. Consider Morpheus8 for its inclusivity and effectiveness across various skin types. PRP Microneedling offers a holistic approach using your body’s growth factors for a radiant complexion. Meanwhile, traditional Microneedling with SkinPen offers versatility and a rejuvenated complexion for a wide spectrum of skin concerns. 

Are you still looking for that extra help to choose the best microneedling solution for your skin goals? Book an appointment and receive that extra assistance from our skilled aestheticians at MD Skin Lab. We are here to guide you on this transformative journey towards radiant and youthful skin. We can’t wait to meet you!