Microeedling 101: Everything You Need to Know

Microeedling 101: Everything You Need to Know

Spring is here, and everyone is ready to come out of winter hibernation! That means tossing the winter boots and coat back in the closet, trading your thermal sweats and hoodies for light and airy spring fashion, and going out with your best face forward — but how?

Spring is also a time of renewal, regrowth, and refreshing. At Elite Medspa, we have several options to help refresh your face. One of our most popular facial treatments is microneedling.


Microneedling is a non-surgical, minimally invasive, cosmetic procedure that utilizes ultrafine needles to correct problem areas on the skin. It targets ageing skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, facial scarring, and stretch marks. It can also address problems relating to skin texture and tone, among other concerns.

While microneedling is used for areas on the face and neck, it can also treat the same conditions seen in additional regions such as your arms, hands, legs, back, chest, stomach, and more.


The science behind microneedling uses the principle of damage and repair, relying on the body's natural healing abilities to renew the skin. The tiny needles work to cause controlled microdamage by puncturing the skin's top layer and leaving a series of minuscule holes.

The body's response to this is to repair the controlled microdamage by stimulating collagen and elastin production in the layer below.

Whether you're using microneedling for face scars, microneedling for face and neck wrinkles, or microneedling for face and body renewal, the result is the same: younger-looking, smoother, and rejuvenated skin.


Before getting spa services, your skin care expert should ask if you are a good candidate for the selected service.

At Elite Medspa, we begin every procedure with a custom consultation, health assessment, and personal skin analysis. We use our professional knowledge to assess whether microneedling is the best treatment option for your skincare goals.

Microneedling addresses:

  • Facial scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Saggy skin
  • Sun and age damage
  • Blemishes
  • Skin discolouration
  • Redness
  • Unbalanced skin tone
  • Hollowed skin
  • And more!

Your spa specialist should then determine if there is any reason why you would not make a good candidate for microneedling for your face or body. At Elite Medspa, we use Potenza RF Microneedling, which suits a wide range of the population as it works:

  • For any gender
  • At any age
  • With any skin type, tone or texture
  • For most areas of the body
  • At any time of the year

Once your professional provides the go-ahead for microneedling, you can sit back and relax while your certified specialist goes to work.

You can expect a thorough cleaning and preparation of the treatment area before any microneedling is done. You will be given the option of pain control using a topical numbing cream or gel.

Your skin care professional will apply the topical cream/gel half an hour before the procedure to reduce sensation and make the treatment more comfortable. They will then use a microneedling pen or roller at the beginning of the procedure. It passes over the treatment area with the ultrafine needles travelling up and down to puncture the skin.

These skin punctures trigger a healing response, promoting collagen and elastin production. The procedure will vary depending on the instrument used and, of course, the treatment area. It may take minutes or hours, depending on the size of the procedural area. You may experience warmth or irritation during the treatment, even with the numbing agent.

Once the procedure is complete, you are free to go home. While there is no need to remain under care, you can expect some home care for yourself!


As with many skin care procedures, Microneedling is not without its side effects. These can include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Flaking skin
  • Skin discomfort or irritation

Once home, it would be best to remain hydrated, avoid the sun until your skin heals and use ice packs to help soothe sore skin. Your professional will give you specific aftercare instructions. Adhering to these instructions provides the best overall results.


Microneedling helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, ageing skin, scarring, stretch marks, unbalanced skin tone, and more. The most significant benefit is the production of collagen and elastin, which leads to rejuvenated, younger-looking skin!

It can take weeks to months to see the treatment results visibly. Multiple sessions will most likely be required to achieve desired results. Your aesthetician should provide you with a personalized treatment plan that outlines how many sessions you can expect.


Microneedling is considered a relatively safe treatment procedure, but it is not risk-free. Some of the most common risk factors include:

  • Bruising
  • Infection (at the site of the skin treated)
  • Scarring

However, rest assured that you’re in expert hands when you visit Elite Medspa for microneedling. Before your procedure, our experts will go over everything you need to know, including the risks and what you can do to minimize the possibility of bruising or infection.


Elite Medspa is proud to offer Potenza Radiofrequency Microneedling. This premium microneedling treatment pairs traditional microneedling with RF waves to produce thermal energy (heat), which helps to boost collagen and elastic promotion resulting in a beautiful, healthy complexion.

Unlike other types of microneedling, Potenza Microneedling can be done all year round, including during the summer months. This treatment is currently the only type of microneedling that can be performed during summer.

In addition to the unparalleled effects of Potenza Radiofrequency Microneedling, this procedure is versatile and suitable for all six different types of skin.


If you're ready to leave the winter behind and shed your old skin, call EliteMedspa. We are ready to make your tired skin glow, saggy skin firmer, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles/fine lines.

Your skin tone and texture will look balanced and renewed. You ask, 'Why now?' Well, there is no time like the present, and you're not getting any younger, but we can make it look like you are!

Come into our convenient Oakville location, located at 1525 Cornwall Road, in unit 24. Experience our modern, luxury medical spa atmosphere and meet our certified team of skin care specialists ready to provide our Microneedling services and help you look and feel your best.

For more information about microneedling for the face, or to book an appointment,  call Elite Medical Spa at ((905) 339-1717 or contact us here.

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