• All About Microneedling

    What is Microneedling?

    Microneedling, or Collagen Induction Therapy (CID), increases collagen and elastin production. This process, using thin needles to create tiny holes in the skin's top layer, results in a smoother, more even skin tone with less noticeable scars and wrinkles.

    To minimize pain during treatment, the esthetician applies a numbing gel. For post-treatment, Pure + Simple uses a cooling sheet mask. Achieving desired results typically requires multiple treatments, spaced 3 to 8 weeks apart, with the overall process taking 3 to 6 months based on the skin's condition.

    Why Choose Microneedling for Your Skin Concerns?

    Microneedling offers a minimally invasive solution to improve skin appearance, using fine needles to stimulate collagen production. This approach, unlike methods involving heat or intense light, is suitable for various skin tones. Increased collagen, known as Collagen Induction, reduces the visibility of wrinkles, scars, enlarged pores, and hyperpigmentation.

    How does Microneedling Solve Your Skin Concerns?

    This popular treatment offers numerous benefits for your skin, including: 

    • Minimizing enlarged pores - no orange peel texture 
    • Evening out skin texture and tone
    • Reducing wrinkles and fine-lines 
    • Improving skin elasticity to lessen sagging skin
    • Reducing the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, and other mild scarring
    • Decreasing hyperpigmentation along with other skin discoloration
    • Leaves you with plumper and thicker skin 

    Aging Skin

    Common signs of aging skin, like thinning skin, wrinkles, sagging skin tone, and hyperpigmentation, result from weakened collagen production. Microneedling's ability to increase collagen significantly improves skin appearance, resulting in smoother, supple, firm, evenly toned, and tightened skin.

    Acne Scars

    Microneedling reduces scar visibility by increasing collagen production and breaking down scar tissue to create a smoother surface. The number of treatments depends on scar size, age, and client expectations. It can take up to 6 months to see results. 


    Hyperpigmentation is caused by a melanin imbalance from past trauma to the skin. Microneedling diminishes hyperpigmentation by restoring skin health through increased collagen production, resulting in more uniform colour and texture.

    What to Expect Pre and Post Treatment 


    • Stop using skin irritating products like exfoliants or peels with Retinol or AHA’s for a week before
    • Having a hydrating facial like Pure + Simple’s Super Hydrating Facial or Aquabrasion Facial will greatly enhance your skin’s ability to respond to Microneedling.


    • Expect redness for about 8 hours. For some, mild irritations like temporary redness, swelling, bruising, and skin flaking can last a few days following the treatment.
    • There are some products, like a sheet mask or gentle hydrating serum, that will minimize any discomfort. 
    • Full effects become visible after several weeks, but initial radiance appears within days 
    • Optimal care involves full sun protection, gentle skincare, avoiding irritants, and refraining from intense activities for 72 hours.


    Microneedling is not recommended for those experiencing active acne, on acne medications, with blood disorders (e.g., cancer), active rashes, eczema, or psoriasis, cold sores, a tendency to keloid, or skin growths that change in size, shape, or bleed (e.g., moles, freckles, skin tags). Alternative treatments are available at Pure + Simple; ask one of our expert estheticians.

    Caring for Your Skin After Microneedling 

    It is important to take extra care of your skin post treatment. Ensure full sun protection with a hat and SPF, opt for gentle skincare, avoid irritants like alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, vitamin C, or retinol, and refrain from swimming pools, saunas, and intense exercise for at least 72 hours. Proper aftercare contributes to optimal outcomes and soothes uncomfortable symptoms during the healing period.

    Ready to try Microneedling for yourself? Book your treatment at 1 of our 8 locations today and experience the transformative results! 

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