Close up photo of a microneedling treatment done on the forehead of a patient

Micro-needling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself. Micro-needling treatments create superficial “micro-channels” to the outermost layer of the skin. This process induces the healing process and promotes new collagen production.

Micro-needling has been shown to reduce the visibility of acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles, diminish hyperpigmentation, and improve skin tone and texture.

Microneedling Benefits: 

  • Little to No Downtime
  • Improved Skin Texture
  • Improved Skin Tone 
  • Stimulates Collagen Production
  • Little Discomfort

How many treatments will I need to see results? 

The number of microneedling treatments needed to achieve desired results varies based on individual factors such as the specific treatment area and personal aesthetic goals. You may see improvements within 3-5 microneedling treatments and continue to see improvements over time. 

At Stratica Dermatology, we offer complimentary consultations with our expert nurses to discuss your unique needs and develop a personalized treatment plan. They can discuss your goals and guide the number of sessions required for the best outcome. Keep in mind that maintenance treatments may be recommended to sustain the results over time. 

Is Microneedling painful? 

The level of pain experienced during microneedling sessions can vary, and factors such as personal pain tolerance and the specific area being treated can influence the sensation. While discomfort during microneedling treatments is generally minimal, some individuals may experience mild sensations of pricking or tingling. Providers may use topical numbing creams to minimize discomfort. 

Why Choose Stratica Dermatology for Microneedling in Edmonton?

Choosing Stratica Dermatology for Microneedling Treatments in Edmonton offers a range of compelling reasons. Our clinic is home to a team of highly skilled and experienced nurses under the expertise of our dermatologists, ensuring that you receive top care and personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs. We prioritize safety and efficacy, using top-quality products and advanced techniques to achieve natural-looking and long-lasting results. At Stratica Dermatology, we are committed to providing a comfortable and welcoming environment for our patients, fostering a positive experience from consultation to post-treatment care. Our dedicated team at Stratica Dermatology is here to deliver exceptional results and help you achieve your aesthetic goals with confidence.

Book your appointment 

At Stratica, we emphasize a rejuvenated and confident you. We want to find a personalized approach to your skin goals and emphasize your desired results. Book your free consultation today to discuss with one of our expert providers to learn how filler treatments fit into your aesthetic goals. 

How should I prepare for my treatment?

Before your appointment, it is advised to adhere to the following pre-treatment guidelines: 

  • Avoid sun exposure 2 weeks prior to your treatment
  • Avoid the use of active ingredients one week prior (such as retinoids, glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, or kojic acid) 
  • Avoid abrasive scrubs or exfoliants for 2 weeks prior
  • Avoid cosmetic injections such as Botox, Dysport, or Filler 2 weeks prior 

To maximize results, we recommend discontinuing the following substances at least 3 days before your treatment: 

  • Isotretinoin / Accutane or Epuris
  • Aspirin / ASA
  • Ibuprofen / Advil
  • Naproxen / Aleve
  • Antibiotics
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Vitamin-E
  • Alcohol
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Green Tea extract
  • Omega 3- Fatty acids
Is there any downtime or aftercare?

Post-treatment, the area may feel like a sunburn with slight redness, tightness, dryness, and sensitivity to touch, which is considered normal healing. 

Peeling may occur 3-7 days after treatment, it is advised to not rub, scratch, or pick at the treated area. 

A follow-up appointment with your service provider is essential two weeks after your initial session.

After the appointment, refrain from touching, rubbing, or manipulating the injection areas unless instructed by your physician or nurse injector. Avoid exposure to extreme heat (sun, saunas, hot yoga, tanning beds) and strenuous activities for 2-3 days post-appointment. Refrain from applying makeup for at least 24 hours. Showers are permitted, but gently cleanse the area then pat dry. Do not rub with a towel or washcloth as the area is extremely delicate.


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