Microneedling is a popular skin treatment, available at Silverado Medical & Aesthetic Clinic in Calgary AB. This procedure, also known as collagen induction therapy, works with your body’s natural healing and rejuvenation processes, providing a wealth of benefits for your skin. It is a popular treatment for patients who want to refresh and improve skin, without significant discomfort or inconvenience.


The concept is rather simple, and highly effective. The process involves creating a multitude of channels in skin by using ultra-fine needles to puncture it. Although that might sound painful, microneedles only penetrate the upper layers. It does not feel like being poked with a hypodermic needle. In fact, most patients compare the sensation to mild scratching at worst.


Skin’s epidermal layer has a rapid cellular turnover rate. Components such as collagen in the deeper layers are continually renewed. Both processes slow down over time, which is a contributing factor in volume loss, laxity, and other signs of aging. However, the body is well equipped to heal itself, triggering rapid rejuvenation.

Microneedling is created to trigger healing reaction. Collagen production and tissue repair up, because your skin treats each tiny, shallow puncture as a “wound.” However, they are so small and superficial that they do not look or feel like wounds. Since there isn’t actually an injury to heal, the rejuvenation processes are simply a bonus to your skin, helping to add volume, improve elasticity, and repair pre-existing cellular damage.


This is a great all-around anti-aging, rejuvenation, improving the overall quality and appearance of skin. It is also used to address a wide variety of specific skin concerns, including:

  • Superficial wrinkles, fine lines, or crepe-like skin texture
  • Some types of scars such as acne scarring or stretch marks
  • Certain types of hair loss (alopecia)
  • Uneven skin tone and other pigmentation problems
  • Acne and rosacea
  • Dull complexion


The best-known benefit for those plagued by acne is reduction of scarring. The most common type of acne scar is depressed. Microneedling stimulates collagen, helping to fill in the depression and make it less noticeable. Simultaneously, the needles break up fibers of scar tissue, making it softer.

This procedure is highly customizable, because it can be used in conjunction with a variety of therapeutic serums. Formulas used to treat acne, rosacea, and many other conditions are typically applied to skin’s surface, and they must reach deep layers. However, the tiny channels created by microneedling deliver these formulas directly to the tissue that needs them most.


The MicroPen is a tiny device with big benefits. It is a cordless, handheld microneedling applicator, about the size of an ink pen. The clinician guides the small tips across the skin in one continuous, smooth motion until the entire target area has been covered. Automated, adjustable, and customizable, MicroPen delivers uniform treatment tailored to your specific needs.


Some things are just better together, as is the case with radiofrequency (RF) and microneedling. RF energy is utilized in many types of skin treatments. It has therapeutic effects like lasers, it passes through skin layers more easily than light energy. Therefore, RF excels in targeting deep tissues, particularly for skin tightening treatment.

At Silverado Medical & Aesthetic Clinic we offer a skin remodeling treatment called Fractora, which is a next-generation RF microneedling device. In this innovative system, the RF energy is applied directly to deeper skin layers, via microneedles. This delivery system automatically provides the benefits of microneedling. Furthermore, RF energy can reach even deeper layers, more targeted and more powerful than that which is applied to the surface.

If you are interested in microneedling, or any other aesthetic treatment, please visit Silverado Medical & Aesthetic Clinic for a personalized consultation. You can reach us at (844) 314-4891 to schedule.