At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, we pride ourselves in offering a variety of microneedling services to cater to the diverse needs of our clients in Edmonton, St. Albert, and the surrounding regions.
- Our standard Microneedling procedure is a versatile treatment designed to address a wide range of skin concerns. This option is ideal for individuals looking to improve overall skin texture and tone, minimize signs of aging, and reduce the appearance of scars.
- For those seeking enhanced results, we offer RF (Radio Frequency) Microneedling, a cutting-edge procedure that combines traditional microneedling with the power of radio frequency energy. This technique delivers heat to deeper layers of the skin, boosting collagen production for even more pronounced skin tightening and rejuvenation.
- Lastly, we offer PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Microneedling, also known as the ‘Vampire Facial’. This procedure enhances traditional microneedling by using the patient’s own plasma to stimulate the healing process and promote healthier, more vibrant skin.
With these diverse options for microneedling in Edmonton and microneedling in St. Albert, Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center is committed to providing personalized, effective treatments to help you achieve your skin goals.
Types of Microneedling Treatment
Several types of microneedling treatments are available, each offering its own distinct advantages and characteristics.
- The traditional microneedling device (Eclipse Micropen) utilizes multiple fine needles to create micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin rejuvenation. This manual device is operated by a practitioner, who carefully glides it across the skin to generate micro-injuries.
- Fractional RF microneedling devices (Infini, Fractora, and Morpheus 8) combine the benefits of microneedling with radiofrequency energy. These devices integrate fine needles and radiofrequency energy to create micro-injuries in the skin, offering enhanced collagen stimulation and skin tightening advantages. The radiofrequency energy is channelled through the needles, allowing for deeper penetration and more precise treatment.
Insulated vs. non-insulated RF microneedling
There are two distinct methods of delivering radiofrequency energy during a microneedling procedure.
- Insulated RF Microneedling: This technique employs coated or insulated needles to deliver radiofrequency energy, helping control the depth of energy delivery and minimizing the risk of injury. The insulation ensures that the energy is precisely and effectively delivered to the desired depth, resulting in more consistent and reliable outcomes.
- Non-Insulated RF Microneedling: In this method, the needles used to administer radiofrequency energy are not coated or insulated. This allows the energy to penetrate more deeply into the skin, potentially providing more substantial skin tightening and rejuvenation benefits. However, this approach also carries a higher risk of injury, as the energy can be delivered too deeply, potentially causing damage to underlying tissues.
Ultimately, the decision between insulated and non-insulated RF microneedling depends on the specific needs and objectives of the patient, as well as the experience and expertise of the practitioner. It is crucial to discuss your concerns and goals with a qualified medical professional to determine the most suitable approach for you.