Frequently Asked Questions:
Is it a medical or cosmetic procedure?
Canada Health is the federal regulator of therapeutic products, including medical devices. Medical micro-needling equipment is required to be registered as Class 2 Medical device. Micro-needling can be performed using consumer devices but these treatments are superficial and will not go deep into your skin. In order to stimulate the collagen and elastin production, you have to go beyond the epidermis into the dermis.
Who should perform the treatment?
If the skin has a medical condition and treatment is undertaken with a medical device, then this should be overseen by a medical doctor experienced in performing the procedures. Rule of thumb, service providers working without direct medical supervision should limit their treatment depths to the epidermis. Any treatments depths into the dermis should have medical supervision.
How many treatments will I need?
Some patients only require a single treatment once a year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with more significant skin-care concerns, such as acne scars, 5 or more sessions might initially be needed initially. Maintenance is usually 1-3 times a year.