Micro Needling

          Microneedling in Toronto

          Experience the cutting-edge in skin rejuvenation at Toronto's premier clinic, DLK on Avenue. Harnessing the power of microneedling, our Collagen Induction Therapy stimulates your skin's natural ability to heal, diminishing fine lines, acne scars, and other imperfections.




          Micro Needling Patient

          What Is Microneedling?

          Microneedling is a dermatological procedure where fine, sterile needles puncture the skin's surface to create tiny, minimally invasive micro-injuries in both the epidermis (surface layer) and dermis (deeper skin layer), but without causing open wounds or significant damage. These puncturing channels are temporary and close quickly, but they initiate the body's natural wound-healing process. Utilizing the eDermaStamp microneedling pen encourages the skin to rejuvenate, stimulating an increase in collagen and elastin production. The aftermath? A revitalized complexion that reveals improved texture and tone and diminished visibility of acne scars, fine lines, and various skin irregularities.

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          What is Collagen Induction Therapy with Microneedling?

          DLK’s Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is an electric Microneedling system that rejuvenates the skin by using surgical-grade needles to penetrate the skin up to 150 times per second to induce the production of new, healthy collagen while treating conditions such as fine lines and acne scars.

          This treatment’s unique delivery of micro-needling therapy is scientifically proven to stimulate fresh collagen production and facilitates the formation of healthy skin without causing excessive damage to the epidermis. The treatment’s 6 needle cartridge is carefully designed to perfectly penetrate the epidermis, allowing it to repair itself naturally and safely resulting in smoother, brighter, and healthier looking skin.

          Collagen Induction Therapy at a Glance:

          Procedure Length
          Approximately 30 minutes with 3-6 sessions required
          Recovery Time
          Minimal downtime
          Treatment results continue to improve over 6 months; maintenance treatments can be used to maintain results
          Pain Level
          Topical numbing cream

          Why Choose DLK on Avenue for Microneedling?

          At DLK on Avenue, we're passionate about nurturing and enhancing your skin's natural glow. With our skilled team by your side, we address your skin concerns, offering guidance every step of the way – from preparation to aftercare for your microneedling treatment in Toronto.

          Toronto’s Microneedling Experts

          At DLK on Avenue, we're passionate about nurturing and enhancing your skin's natural glow. With our skilled team by your side, we address your skin concerns, offering guidance every step of the way – from preparation to aftercare for your microneedling treatment in Toronto.

          Dr. Lisa Kellett

          A beacon of dermatological expertise, Dr. Kellett integrates the latest microneedling techniques with her profound dermatology knowledge to ensure your skin receives the best revitalization possible.

          Dr. Lisa Kellett

          Dr. Sonya Abdulla

          Dr. Abdulla, is committed to delivering microneedling results that harmonize with your natural beauty. The treatments delivered by the DLK on Avenue team are tailored to enhance your appearance while minimizing downtime, ensuring you return to daily life with a renewed sense of confidence and vibrancy.

          Dr. Sonya Addulla

          How to Prepare for Your Microneedling Treatment

          To ensure optimal results and a safe microneedling experience, it's crucial to adhere to the following preparatory steps:
          • Sun Protection: Wear sunscreen daily in the days leading up to your treatment. This not only protects your skin but also helps maintain an even skin tone, making the procedure more effective.
          • Avoid Certain Skincare Products: Discontinue the use of vitamin A and Retinol creams or supplements for at least 5 days before the treatment. These can increase skin sensitivity and potentially interfere with the healing process.
          • Medication Precautions: Refrain from taking blood-thinning medications prior to the procedure. Such medications can elevate the risk of bruising or minor bleeding during the treatment.

            Remember: it’s always good to consult with your dermatologist or treatment provider regarding any additional pre-procedure recommendations specific to your skin type and medical history.

          During Your Microneedling Treatment

          DLK's CIT Treatment is designed to enhance skin tone and texture, targeting concerns like fine lines and acne scars. Additionally, it aids in skin tightening and reducing pore size. We employ the latest medically-engineered technology paired with superior medical-grade needles, ensuring each session is effective, adaptable to your needs, and above all, safe. 

          To enhance the treatment experience, a hyaluronic acid solution is topically applied, enabling the needles to glide effortlessly across your skin. This blend, rich in hyaluronic acid and other skin-nourishing ingredients, serves the dual purpose of hydrating and rejuvenating any signs of dryness or aging. While the pain is mild, we utilize a topical numbing cream to help ease any pain you feel during the treatment.

          Microneedling Aftercare & Recovery

          Immediately after the treatment your skin will feel warm, and may be slightly red. This settles quickly, usually within 24-48 hours. You'll be provided with guidance on how to utilize specific at-home products designed to aid in recovery and enhance the benefits of the microneedling procedure. Our approach is in-clinic treatments with prescribed home care routines.

          For the best outcome, we typically recommend a series of 3-6 treatments approximately one month apart. Maintenance treatments can be used to maintain results after your initial course of treatments. Results may be seen as early as one week after treatment, and are visible at ^ weeks and can continue to improve for up to 6 months.

          Uses of Collagen Induction Therapy

          By prompting the skin to naturally produce more collagen, CIT addresses a myriad of skin concerns. Here's a rundown of it’s benefits:
          • Collagen repair
          • Tightening sagging skin and jowls
          • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
          • Lessen scarring due to acne or injury
          • Diminish Sun damage
          • Reduce hyperpigmentation
          • Shrink large pores

          Benefits of Collagen Induction Therapy Treatment

          Microneedling treatment boasts many benefits, including:

          • Effective Delivery of Topical Products: Post-microneedling, the created micro-channels can enhance the absorption of serums and topical treatments, boosting their effectiveness.

          • Versatility: The eDermaStamp Pen can be used on various parts of the body, including the face, neck, and décolletage.

          • Suitable for All Skin Types: Microneedling with the eDermaStamp Pen can be safely used on all skin types, addressing a wide range of concerns from fine lines to acne scars.

          • Stimulates Collagen Production: One of the primary benefits of microneedling is its ability to boost collagen synthesis, which rejuvenates the skin and helps maintain its elasticity and firmness.

          • Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles: By promoting collagen and elastin growth, microneedling can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and premature aging signs.

          • Improves Scarring: Microneedling can effectively diminish the appearance of scars, especially those caused by acne. It promotes the remodeling of scar tissue and encourages healthier skin growth.

          • Reduces Hyperpigmentation and Sun Damage: The treatment can address and reduce hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and uneven skin tone, leading to a more uniform complexion.

          • Minimizes Pore Size: As collagen production is boosted, pores appear smaller and less noticeable.

          • Improves Skin Texture: Regular microneedling treatments can offer smoother, softer skin with a revitalized complexion.

          • Minimally Invasive with Minimal Downtime: Microneedling doesn't involve incisions, heat, or significant trauma. Post-procedure, patients typically experience mild redness similar to a sunburn, which subsides relatively quickly.

          Risks and Side Effects of Collagen Induction Therapy

          There are very few risks and side effects associated with microneedling in Toronto when it is performed by the experts at DLK on Avenue, but you may experience the following:

          • Skin Redness and Sensitivity: After a microneedling session, it's common to experience redness, swelling, and a sensation similar to a mild sunburn. These reactions generally ease within two days.

          • Skin Dryness and Peeling: A few individuals might notice their skin becoming dry or flaky post-treatment. This typically resolves itself within two days.

          • Possible Hyperpigmentation: Though rare, there's a chance of hyperpigmentation after microneedling. 

          • Occasional Bleeding: Experiencing bleeding post-microneedling is rare. However, individuals on anticoagulant medications or those with certain medical conditions might be more susceptible. Our team will guide you on precautions and potential risk mitigations. This is why it is very important to be open with the team during your consultation!

          Book a Consultation for Microneedling

          Experience expert skincare at DLK on Avenue, where a team of dedicated dermatologists await. Our microneedling treatments, renowned for revitalizing skin and diminishing imperfections, are tailored to your unique needs. With the perfect blend of cutting-edge technology and personalized touch, we're committed to your skin's rejuvenation. Begin your journey to radiant skin; book your consultation today at DLK on Avenue.

          Microneedling FAQs

          Is microneedling painful?

          The procedure is generally well tolerated, but we apply a topical numbing cream before the treatment to minimize discomfort. Patients often describe the sensation as similar to light sandpaper scraping the skin.


          How often should I get microneedling treatments?

          The frequency of microneedling sessions depends on the individual's skin concerns and the desired results. Typically, patients might undergo 3-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart to address issues like fine lines, scars, and uneven skin tone. Periodic maintenance sessions every 6-12 months are recommended for maintaining results.


          How much does microneedling cost?

          The cost of microneedling can vary based on the clinic's location, the practitioner's expertise, and the specific treatment goals. 


          What is the difference between CIT and RF microneedling?

          RF (Radio Frequency) microneedling combines standard microneedling with radio frequency energy. The RF energy is delivered via the needles, heating the deeper layers of the skin, which can enhance collagen and elastin production and offer skin tightening benefits.


          Does microneedling help acne?

          Yes, microneedling can benefit acne, particularly in addressing acne scars. The treatment boosts collagen production, which can help reduce the appearance of atrophic scars (indented scars). It's essential to avoid microneedling on active acne as it can cause further inflammation.


          Can I use collagen serum after microneedling?

          After microneedling, the skin can better absorb topical products. Using a collagen serum could boost the effects of the treatment. However, it's crucial to ensure that the serum is free from harmful ingredients and is recommended by your skincare specialist.


          Can you wear makeup after microneedling?

          It's advised to refrain from wearing makeup for at least 24 hours post-treatment to prevent skin irritation and allow the skin to heal properly. After that period, you can gradually reintroduce makeup into your routine if there's no redness or sensitivity. Always consult with your practitioner for personalized advice.


          Is Collagen Induction Therapy Right for You?
          To find out if this treatment is the best fit for your individual skin concern, contact us directly. Dr. Kellet will assess your needs and develop a program built specifically for you.
          To schedule your treatment or consultation please call 416-440-2597.
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          THE CLINIC
          DLK on Avenue
          108 Avenue Road
          Toronto, Ontario
          M5R 2H3
          Phone: 416-440-2597
          Fax: 416-923-2597
          CLINIC HOURS
          MON: 9:00am - 5:00pm
          TUE: 8:30am - 7:00pm
          WED: 8:30am - 7:00pm
          THU:8:30am - 7:00pm
          FRI: 8:30am - 7:00pm
          SAT: 9:00am - 5:00pm
          SUN: Closed