TBT Medical & Aesthetics proudly offers microneedling services in Kitchener. We use genuine DERMAROLLER® Collagen Induction Therapy, the gold standard of professional micro-needling professional and home care systems. DERMAROLLER is made in Germany and licensed by Health Canada. It is a safe and effective form of skin treatment for a variety of pre-existing conditions, helping you achieve a rejuvenated appearance.
The surgical-grade steel micro-needles on the DERMAROLLER are uniquely shaped and placed to cause precise and controlled tiny injuries to the epidermis and dermis. These mechanical injuries trigger wound healing, healthy new cells, and new collagen production with minimal invasion and downtime. The positive effects of microneedling include the repair of wrinkles and “crepey” skin, as well as an improvement in texture, tone and thickness. It has also been clinically proven to improve scars and stretch marks. Unlike laser treatments which produce heat and can cause thermal damage for some, microneedling treatments are safe and effective for all skin types!
The eDermaStamp® device is an advancement of the classic Dermaroller®, in which the microneedles are not applied manually to the skin but by a powered needle that moves up and down at a high frequency. The needle length is adjusted according to the indication and treatment area. It is the one and only certified medical grade micro-needling device that promises the safest and most precise treatment, fast healing, and unparalleled results. The eDermaStamp® therapy triggers the body’s spontaneous healing process, stimulating cell proliferation and causing the formation of new collagen. This results in a thicker, more supple, cellular matrix and visibly younger looking skin.
Platelet Rich Plasma combined with microneedling can be more effective for restorative skin treatments. PRP amplifies the effects of microneedling to maximize the restoration of collagen in your skin. It can also improve acne scars, age spots, hyper-pigmentation and stretch marks. While PRP can be applied to any area of the skin, the most common treatments include the chest, neck and face.
You should be prepared to spend 90 minutes at our Kitchener clinic if you are having a medical microneedling (CIT) treatment. A topical anesthetic will be applied first for 30 minutes, and the procedure with the roller or eDermaStamp will follow. The treatment will conclude with a soothing and hydrating hyaluronic acid mask.
Medical microneedling treatments can cause mild to moderate discomfort, but topical anesthesia prior to the treatment will ensure greater comfort during the procedure. The DERMAROLLER® home system can be used safely at home with little to no discomfort, and without the use of topical anesthetics.
Microneedling treatments have very little potential for complications. The DERMAROLLER® CIT system has been approved for safe use by Health Canada and the FDA. Microneedling treatments provide minimally invasive mechanical wounds to the skin, unlike the burn injuries and accompanying adverse effects when lasers are used to resurface/remodel the skin. A small risk of Infection is always possible when the skin is broken, however, clean and/or sterile procedures are used to avoid contamination; a new roller or eDermaStamp cartridge is used for every patient and every new treatment. Hyperpigmentation can occur with aggressive eDermaStamp treatments.
For optimal results, 3-6 treatments should be performed at least 2 months apart (in order to allow for collagen maturation). Very early results may be seen one week after treatment, with noticeable results 6 weeks after. Your skin can continue to improve for up to 6 months after your treatment.
Immediate post-treatment skin is red and warm, like a sunburn. Hours later swelling may develop. This usually subsides within a couple days, with more aggressive treatments requiring a little more recovery time. Detailed post-treatment instructions will be provided to protect your post-treatment skin.
Not all skin products are appropriate for post-treatment skin, and some ingredients are vitally important to ensure you get optimal treatment results. Your treatment results are so important to us that patients have the opportunity to purchase a customized, medical grade SKINMEDICA® package at a discounted rate when a microneedling package is purchased.
Most people can maintain their results with one treatment every 9-12 months. Maintenance may be negatively affected by unhealthy lifestyle choices such as cigarette smoking, increased alcohol intake, and poor sleep habits. Using the DERMAROLLER® home system requires minimal time and effort and will help to increase the effectiveness and longevity of your medical microneedling treatments.
There are some absolute and/or possible contraindications to treatment. Any of the following conditions should be discussed during your consultation: history of hypertrophic or keloid scars, history of skin cancer, recent oral steroid use, recent laser resurfacing or skin peel, chemotherapy or radiation, pregnancy or breastfeeding, active herpes simplex (cold sores) and active acne. Give us a call or stop by our clinic in Kitchener and we can fully assess any foreseeable issues.