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Microneedling Edmonton

Microneedling Edmonton Complete Guide

At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre, we are proud to offer a wide range of services, including microneedling. Microneedling is a safe and effective procedure that can improve the appearance of aging skin, reduce scars, wrinkles, fine lines, and more. At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre in Edmonton, microneedling treatments are performed by experienced medical professionals who use specialized equipment for safe and effective results, as we have helped thousands of patients to rejuvenate their skin and improve their scar appearance.

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Professional Microneedling at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre in Edmonton

At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre in Edmonton, we provide two types of microneedling procedures: Fractora and Eclipse. Both of these treatments involve the use of small needles to penetrate the skin, which stimulates collagen production for a healthier and more youthful look. Microneedling is an excellent option for wrinkles, scarring, uneven skin tone, and other signs of ageing. With Fractora, a radiofrequency device is used to deliver highly controlled microscopic needles into the skin’s deeper layers to stimulate collagen production.

Microneedling Procedure

During a professional microneedling session, an experienced medical aesthetician will use a device with tiny needles to puncture the skin. This creates small channels in the skin’s surface and allows topical creams and serums applied during the session to penetrate deeper into the skin. The stimulation of collagen production helps reduce fine lines, acne scarring and other imperfections while also improving overall tone, texture and complexion.

For best results, multiple sessions are typically recommended depending on your individual needs. Professional microneedling has minimal downtime associated with it; you may experience some redness or swelling for up to 24 hours after the procedure but it should subside quickly afterwards without any long-term side effects.

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Types of Microneedling

Eclipse Microneedling

Traditional microneedling with Eclipse micro-pen tends to be much more affordable than many other cosmetic procedures, with costs ranging from $200-$300 per session depending on the area. While there are some minor side effects associated with microneedling, such as mild redness and tenderness, most people report significant and gradual improvements in skin health after undergoing this treatment.

Fractional Microneedling

Fractional Microneedling produces gradual heating and controlled coagulation points in different skin layers according to the depth of penetration. The needles are connected to bipolar radio-frequency waves to heat the skin from deep inside. The mechanical and thermal treatment zones go through a controlled healing process that results in skin tightening and scar correction. There are different brands available in the market for fractional microneedling, such as Secret from Cutera, Infini from Lutronic, Morpheus8, and Fractora Inmode. Albany Laser and Cosmetic Centre provides advanced fractional gold-coated microneedling combined with Radio Frequency. Overall, if you are looking for an effective way to improve your complexion in a safe and affordable manner, microneedling may be right for you. 

Results Of Fractional Microneedling Technology

We use Fractora Microneedling to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars and other signs of aging. The treatment works by creating microscopic channels in the skin, which triggers the body’s natural healing response. This helps to increase collagen production and ultimately leads to smoother, younger-looking skin. Microneedling results can vary from patient to patient and according to the treated concern. However, most people begin to see noticeable results within 4-6 weeks of treatment. For best results, patients typically receive 2-3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. After completing the treatment series, many patients enjoy long-lasting results that can last for years.

Results Of Fractional Microneedling Technology

We use Fractora Microneedling to improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars and other signs of aging. The treatment works by creating microscopic channels in the skin, which triggers the body’s natural healing response. This helps to increase collagen production and ultimately leads to smoother, younger-looking skin. Microneedling results can vary from patient to patient and according to the treated concern. However, most people begin to see noticeable results within 4-6 weeks of treatment. For best results, patients typically receive 2-3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. After completing the treatment series, many patients enjoy long-lasting results that can last for years.

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Microneedling Treatment Summary

Session Duration

It would take 90 mins to complete the microneedling session if we are using MFR such as Fractora.

Level of Discomfort

Moderate to High. We provide a variety of tolerability solutions, including local lidocaine cream, lidocaine injections, and laughing gas.

Number of sessions

We may recommend 3 to 4 sessions depending on the concerns and depths of the scars to be treated.

Expected Results

It might take up to 12 months to see the expected dramatic results.

Session Frequency

Microneedling can bе ѕаfеlу repeated еvеrу 8 to 14 weeks аѕ nееdеd.
Costs
Eclipse microneedling is 400, and Fractora Microneedling is 600.

Microneedling Frequently Asked Questions

Microneedling skin treatment, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive procedure that uses tiny needles to create tiny punctures in the top layer of skin. This form of skin rejuvenation helps to stimulate collagen production, improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, reduce the appearance of scars, even out skin tone and texture, minimize pore size, and help with hyperpigmentation.
Typically, a microneedling session will take 30–45 minutes, depending on the area being treated and the unique needs of the patient. During this session, a numbing cream can be applied to minimize discomfort associated with needling. The actual needling portion usually takes about 10–20 minutes.
Most patients find microneedling tolerable; however, some may experience mild discomfort during or after the treatment due to the invasiveness of the procedure. To provide more comfort for patients undergoing this treatment, many practitioners use topical numbing creams before beginning their sessions.
Although it is generally safe and well-tolerated by most people, there are certain potential side effects associated with this type of procedure, including redness, swelling and minor bleeding in the area that was treated; however, these side effects should subside within 1-2 days following your treatment session.
You may start to see visible results within 1-2 weeks after your first treatment; however, it typically takes 2-3 months before you can achieve optimal results as it takes time for new collagen production to occur naturally in your body following this procedure.
It depends on each patient’s individual needs but most practitioners recommend waiting 4 – 6 weeks between each treatment in order for your skin cells to have time to fully rejuvenate themselves before repeating the process again for further improvement in indications such as wrinkles or acne scars reduction etc.

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Microneedling Complete Guide

What is the difference between Eclipse micropen and Fractora?

Eclipse micro pen involves using needles to penetrate the surface of the skin to create tiny punctures that can help to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in order to promote healthy skin cell regeneration. Fractora RF fractional microneedling, on the other hand, uses a combination of radiofrequency energy and needle penetration to target deeper layers of skin tissue. The radiofrequency energy helps to heat up and stimulate collagen production as well as break down old collagen fibers for renewed regeneration. With Fractora RF fractional microneedling, there is more targeted stimulation that reaches deeper layers of tissue compared with the Eclipse micro pen, which only goes a few millimetres deep into the dermis layer. Additionally, while both treatments can be painful depending on individual pain thresholds and areas being targeted, Fractora RF tends to be less painful due to its controlled delivery system.

Post-care instruction

Post-care instructions for microneedling should be followed very carefully in order to ensure that optimal results are achieved. Immediately after treatment, the skin should be cleansed with lukewarm water and a gentle cleansing product. Avoiding direct sunlight is important for at least 24 hours post-treatment, and a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher should be applied whenever sun exposure is unavoidable. It is also recommended to avoid wearing makeup, facial products, and creams for at least 24 hours following the procedure. In addition, patients may experience some redness or swelling in the treated area; therefore, it’s important to use cold compresses intermittently in order to reduce inflammation. Additionally, while showering or bathing, patients should try not to get their face wet or scrub the area with any type of cloth as this can irritate the skin further. Lastly, using an appropriate moisturizer regularly will help maintain hydration levels and support the healing process.

Fractional Microneedling VS Fraxel Laser

Fractional Microneedling and Fraxel Laser are both effective treatments for skin rejuvenation, but they differ in several way. Fraxel laser resurfacing involves directing laser energy into the top layers of the skin to break down damaged cells. This stimulation results in increased collagen production, reducing wrinkles, age spots, scars, and other blemishes while restoring a more youthful-looking complexion over time. Unlike fractional microneedling, this procedure can cause some redness and irritation immediately following treatment, without bleeding and with shorter downtime. Both fractional microneedling and Fraxel laser resurfacing offer excellent results when it comes to treating various skin issues; however, those concerned with downtime may prefer Fraxel due to its short recovery period. Additionally, Laser inest for you!

Microneedling pre-care instructions

In preparation for microneedling, there are a few simple pre-care instructions to follow. It is important to start by cleansing the skin with an antibacterial cleanser. This is to ensure that the surface of the skin is free from bacteria and other impurities prior to the procedure. Avoid using harsh exfoliants or toners as these can interfere with the optimal conditions for the treatment. Additionally, avoid using any type of retinol products for at least 48 hours before and after your microneedling session. Retinols can thin out your skin which may cause irritation during and after treatment. To maximize the results, it is encouraged to use a hydrating serum daily in order to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Make sure to avoid any direct sun exposure on the area being treated both before and after your session. Wearing sunscreen is also highly recommended, even if you do not intend on going outside, as this will help protect your skin from further damage. Lastly, it is important to avoid taking any medications that could cause thinning of the blood or increase the overall sensitivity of your skin, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, unless it has been approved by your doctor. Following these simple steps will help ensure that you get maximum results from your microneedling session!

Combination with PRP

Combining microneedling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy can offer a hugely beneficial approach to facial rejuvenation. This combination of treatments works by using tiny needles to create microscopic channels in the skin, which helps to stimulate collagen production and promote healing. Meanwhile, PRP is used to enhance the results of microneedling by delivering concentrated growth factors into the skin. The growth factors act as a nutritional boost, helping to reduce wrinkles and fine lines and tighten sagging skin. Injecting PRP into the treated area also accelerates cellular regeneration, helps improve circulation, and increases collagen production. These combined treatments can be incredibly effective in combating signs of aging, such as wrinkles, discoloration, scars, and stretch marks. With microneedling and PRP working together as a team, patients may notice smoother textures on their skin and an overall improvement in its tone and elasticity – perfect for those seeking a more youthful complexion!

Combining microneedling with Hydrafacial

Combining microneedling with a Hydrafacial is quickly becoming one of the most popular treatments for those seeking improved skin tone, texture and overall appearance. This combination treatment offers a comprehensive approach to skin rejuvenation that is non-invasive yet still delivers powerful results. Microneedling involves using tiny needles to create microchannels in the skin, which triggers collagen production, resulting in improved elasticity and a more youthful appearance. Hydrafacial utilizes gentle suction to extract dirt and debris from pores while simultaneously infusing the skin with nourishing antioxidants, peptides and other active ingredients. The combination of these two treatments causes an accelerated increase in collagen stimulation, resulting in more significant improvements in wrinkles, pore size and overall complexion.nary

What is the difference between Eclipse micropen and Fractora?

Eclipse micro pen involves using needles to penetrate the surface of the skin to create tiny punctures that can help to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in order to promote healthy skin cell regeneration. Fractora RF fractional microneedling, on the other hand, uses a combination of radiofrequency energy and needle penetration to target deeper layers of skin tissue. The radiofrequency energy helps to heat up and stimulate collagen production as well as break down old collagen fibers for renewed regeneration. With Fractora RF fractional microneedling, there is more targeted stimulation that reaches deeper layers of tissue compared with the Eclipse micro pen, which only goes a few millimetres deep into the dermis layer. Additionally, while both treatments can be painful depending on individual pain thresholds and areas being targeted, Fractora RF tends to be less painful due to its controlled delivery system.

Microneedling pre-care instructions

In preparation for microneedling, there are a few simple pre-care instructions to follow. It is important to start by cleansing the skin with an antibacterial cleanser. This is to ensure that the surface of the skin is free from bacteria and other impurities prior to the procedure. Avoid using harsh exfoliants or toners as these can interfere with the optimal conditions for the treatment. Additionally, avoid using any type of retinol products for at least 48 hours before and after your microneedling session. Retinols can thin out your skin which may cause irritation during and after treatment. To maximize the results, it is encouraged to use a hydrating serum daily in order to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. Make sure to avoid any direct sun exposure on the area being treated both before and after your session. Wearing sunscreen is also highly recommended, even if you do not intend on going outside, as this will help protect your skin from further damage. Lastly, it is important to avoid taking any medications that could cause thinning of the blood or increase the overall sensitivity of your skin, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, unless it has been approved by your doctor. Following these simple steps will help ensure that you get maximum results from your microneedling session!

Post-care instruction

Post-care instructions for microneedling should be followed very carefully in order to ensure that optimal results are achieved. Immediately after treatment, the skin should be cleansed with lukewarm water and a gentle cleansing product. Avoiding direct sunlight is important for at least 24 hours post-treatment, and a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher should be applied whenever sun exposure is unavoidable. It is also recommended to avoid wearing makeup, facial products, and creams for at least 24 hours following the procedure. In addition, patients may experience some redness or swelling in the treated area; therefore, it’s important to use cold compresses intermittently in order to reduce inflammation. Additionally, while showering or bathing, patients should try not to get their face wet or scrub the area with any type of cloth as this can irritate the skin further. Lastly, using an appropriate moisturizer regularly will help maintain hydration levels and support the healing process.

Combination with PRP

Combining microneedling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy can offer a hugely beneficial approach to facial rejuvenation. This combination of treatments works by using tiny needles to create microscopic channels in the skin, which helps to stimulate collagen production and promote healing. Meanwhile, PRP is used to enhance the results of microneedling by delivering concentrated growth factors into the skin. The growth factors act as a nutritional boost, helping to reduce wrinkles and fine lines and tighten sagging skin. Injecting PRP into the treated area also accelerates cellular regeneration, helps improve circulation, and increases collagen production. These combined treatments can be incredibly effective in combating signs of aging, such as wrinkles, discoloration, scars, and stretch marks. With microneedling and PRP working together as a team, patients may notice smoother textures on their skin and an overall improvement in its tone and elasticity – perfect for those seeking a more youthful complexion!

Fractional Microneedling VS Fraxel Laser

Fractional Microneedling and Fraxel Laser are both effective treatments for skin rejuvenation, but they differ in several way. Fraxel laser resurfacing involves directing laser energy into the top layers of the skin to break down damaged cells. This stimulation results in increased collagen production, reducing wrinkles, age spots, scars, and other blemishes while restoring a more youthful-looking complexion over time. Unlike fractional microneedling, this procedure can cause some redness and irritation immediately following treatment, without bleeding and with shorter downtime. Both fractional microneedling and Fraxel laser resurfacing offer excellent results when it comes to treating various skin issues; however, those concerned with downtime may prefer Fraxel due to its short recovery period. Additionally, Laser inest for you!

Combining microneedling with Hydrafacial

Combining microneedling with a Hydrafacial is quickly becoming one of the most popular treatments for those seeking improved skin tone, texture and overall appearance. This combination treatment offers a comprehensive approach to skin rejuvenation that is non-invasive yet still delivers powerful results. Microneedling involves using tiny needles to create microchannels in the skin, which triggers collagen production, resulting in improved elasticity and a more youthful appearance. Hydrafacial utilizes gentle suction to extract dirt and debris from pores while simultaneously infusing the skin with nourishing antioxidants, peptides and other active ingredients. The combination of these two treatments causes an accelerated increase in collagen stimulation, resulting in more significant improvements in wrinkles, pore size and overall complexion.nary
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Before acne scars treatment after acne scars treatment
before acne scars after acne scars treatment microneedling edmonton
Before acne scars treatment after acne scars treatment

Microneedling at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre

At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre, we understand that each person’s needs are unique when it comes to their skincare goals. That’s why our experienced technicians utilize an innovative approach to customize your fractional RF microneedling treatment based on your individual needs and desired results. Our advanced technology allows us to precisely control depth into the dermis layer so that only targeted areas are treated while surrounding tissue remains intact, making this a safe and effective procedure with minimal discomfort and side effects.

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