Cutting-edge treatments like ICLS’s macroneedling allow a natural method of skin rejuvenation by utilizing our body’s regenerative properties. Using a physician-grade device called a dermaroller, hundreds of incredibly tiny needles create controlled “micro-injuries” in the skin. Known as Collagen Induced Therapy, this type of treatment uses a dermaroller to kickstart your body into action by activating the production of collagen and elastin, two important proteins in our skin that creates firmness and elasticity. This also enhances the efficacy of other treatments by creating channels in the skin, giving other topical treatments, growth factors and serums a greater ability to reach the deep layers of the skin.

The dermaroller delivers a refined acne scar treatment, as well as a natural method of reducing fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and other signs of sun damage. Our macroneedling treatment is great for reducing pore size and oily skin and has the added benefit of being safe and effective for all skin complexions and sensitive skin. It is traditionally recommended in combination with growth factors to help treat scars, fine lines, stretch marks, skin laxity, and signs of photo-aging.

Our favourite home microneedling device can be found on our Skin Store.

Before and After

Acne Scarring using Macroneedling

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Our Specialist

Dr. Sheetal Sapra

Dr. Sheetal Sapra is a leader in the field of Dermatology, and a pioneer of new technologies aimed at improving the lives and looks of his patients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can microneedling ruin your skin?

    Medical needling has to cause bleeding to trigger the desired regeneration process in the deeper layers of the skin. This is not a side effect, but an effect which is necessary and which will be produced deliberately. The bleeding acts a bit like a messenger, giving the skin cells their signal to produce collagen and elastin. This makes the existing skin stronger while encouraging new growth.

  • How long does it take to see results from microneedling?

    Macroneedling helps stimulate your own body to form new, healthy skin components (collagen and elastin) which in turn will aid in providing you with a youthful complexion. Results are not immediate but evolve over several weeks. As the results from the dermaroller come from your skin’s repair processes, you should start to see results as your skin heals. Over a few weeks, you will gradually see brighter, smoother, younger looking skin. 

  • How much is a macro needling treatment?

    Pricing begins at $400 per treatment. Contact one of our skin care specialists at ICLS for more information.

Aftercare and Recovery

Patients should expect their skin to be healed in approximately 1-2 weeks after treatment. Patients should use a mild soap and water to keep areas clean, and sunscreen daily. You can expect some swelling to occur, as well as some redness. The swelling should subside within 24-72 hours, and the post treatment redness can safely be covered using mineralized makeup 24-48 hours post procedure.