Micro-needling is a procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin. The purpose of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin used to treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigmentation issues. It’s also called skin needling or collagen induction therapy.

A series of 4 to 6 treatments are recommended and the frequency will depend on the intensity and depth of the needle. The initial skin tightening and pore reduction can be seen immediately after treatment. However, you won’t see your final results until four to six weeks after your anti-aging treatment. It can be safely repeated every four to six weeks as needed. Collagen induction requires at least three treatments, while scar reduction requires between three and six. Four to six weeks should pass between one treatment and the next. It is an amazing safe and effective way to rejuvenate your skin.

AK Care offers you a complimentary consultation for our aesthetic services.
You are welcome to take an appointment to discuss your skin issues or aesthetic goals.

Pre-Procedure Care

  • Use Cellular turnover treatment daily at bedtime for 2 weeks. Discontinue application one week prior to treatment.
  • Apply Vitamin C serum at bedtime for two to three weeks.
  • Avoid sun exposure or tanning bed at least 4 weeks prior to treatment and during treatment process.
  • Do not exercise the day before or for 48 hours after the injection treatment.
  • Avoid caffeine containing food or beverages day of treatment.
  • Avoid medications such as: Aleve, Advil, cold remedies, Vitamin E or aspirin 5 days prior to treatment.
  • Avoid Retin-A, chemical peels, injectable fillers or Botox 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Use a sun block with an SPF 30+ with UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum protection.
  • Start Arnica 3 days prior to treatment as directed.

Post-Procedure Care

  • Wash with a gentle cleanser using your fingers only. Gently massage the face with lukewarm water.
  • Cold compresses may be applied following treatment for comfort. If neck or décolletage are treated, the redness might last slightly longer.
  • Apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream or Benadryl spray or gel on treated areas to reduce itching or redness.
  • Continue taking Arnica Montana up to 7 days after each treatment to decrease bruising and inflammation.
  • Do not exercise for 24 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid saunas, steam rooms, hot baths or showers until redness is gone.
  • Continue to avoid sun exposure to the treatment areas and apply a broad spectrum sunblock with SPF minimum of 30.
  • After 2-3 days patients can return to regular skin care products.
  • Avoid waxing, facials, botox, injectable fillers or any other skin care treatment two weeks after treatment.


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What are the benefits?

Micro-needling can significantly reduce and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks

How is the procedure done?

Initially, your skin care professional will apply topical lidocaine to numb the skin and ensure a comfortable and pain-free treatment. Then, a thin layer of topical gel is applied and the pen is gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.

How Does Microneedling Work?

The device slides along the skin and penetrates upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2mm to create tiny needle wounds. This signals the body to respond by producing collagen and elastin fibers. As a result, the skin becomes fuller, thus reducing the appearance of scars, lines, and wrinkles.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes 30-45 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.

When will I see results?

Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after a treatment as collagen production continues.

How many treatments will I need?

Some patients only require a single treatment once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 3-4 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.

Before embarking on any treatments, AK Care recommends to have a one to one consult with Dr. AK or our aesthetician. During this session skin and facial assessment will be done. Mutual decision is made as to what treatments can be done. As you all may know, medical and cosmetic skin care is overlooked in lots of people.

Home regimen remedies and professional treatments are routinely needed based on your skin type, colour, ageing and expectation. We ensure that all our patient stay happy and satisfied in their skin.

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Dr. AK offers specialized services in holistic skin health and anti-aging procedures.

During your consultation & skin and facial assessment, mutual decision is made as to what treatments can be done. We ensure that all our patient stay happy and satisfied in their skin.