The cost of Microneedling treatment in Toronto ranges in price from $200 to as much as $700 per session. That’s a big range, but there are some important reasons for this large price variation.
In this article, we’ll explore why the price range exists and the best practices for booking a Microneedling session that will help deliver the results you want.
Overview of Microneedling (Collagen Induction Therapy)
Microneedling, also called Collagen Induction Therapy, is a treatment that has been used since the mid-90s. In the last decade, it has gained serious traction, especially as it’s been paired with other science-based skin treatments.
Microneedling is a skincare technique that uses a specialized tool that contains microscopic needles. These needles are rolled across the area of skin being targeted. The pins used are small enough that they don’t usually cause pain, although a numbing cream can be used.
The pins cause micro-trauma, which causes our bodies to go into healing mode. A cascade of events takes place that results in collagen production and cell turnover rate.
This process is not to be understated – it’s incredible how it can revitalize and rejuvenate the skin.
The Effects of Microneedling
Microneedling can be used for a number of desired outcomes:
- Acne scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin texture and tone
- Pore size (minimize the look of pores)
- Melasma and hyperpigmented areas
- Loose skin (tone and firm the skin)
- Stretch marks (decrease or remove stretch marks)
Combining Microneedling with Radio Frequency
Sometimes, Microneedling on its own isn’t as effective as when it’s combined with other treatments.
Microneedling combines exceptionally well with Radio Frequency. One of the key reasons these two pair so well is because both treatments are beneficial regardless of skin colour. While laser treatments are often effective on some skin tones more than others, Microneedling and Radio Frequency are effective on even dark shades of skin.
Microneedling and Radio Frequency treatments are incredibly safe, minimally invasive, and require very little downtime. Combining these two procedures, however, can increase the cost per session.
There are at-home versions of Microneedling that are significantly cheaper than having a treatment in a MedSpa. Personal use Microneedling kits can range in price from $15 to upwards of $300. In theory, using even the most expensive at-home device creates significant cost savings over having the treatment performed in a clinic.
However, there are some serious drawbacks to home Microneedling treatments.
First, home kits have shorter needles than MedSpa tools. This means the needles don’t penetrate as deep, which doesn’t create the same level of healing cascade as longer needles.
Second, you can’t see the dramatic effects you can from MedSpa Microneedling treatments.
Generally, at-home kits may minimally help with skin exfoliation and product absorption and may even slightly smooth fine lines.
How Many Microneedling Treatments Do I Need?
If you’re wondering about the cost of Microneedling, you need to consider how many treatments you might need.
Most MedSpas in Toronto will charge $300-$400 for a Microneedling treatment that includes Radio Frequency or another complementary treatment. Your technician or dermatologist may recommend you receive 4-8 Microneedling sessions to get the results you desire, typically one month apart.
Most spas will provide you with payment and financing options or package pricing for committing to a certain number of treatments. This can often help you save a significant amount if you require multiple treatments.
Other Costs Associated with Microneedling
While Microneedling itself is an inclusive treatment and technically can stand alone, you may want to consider implementing these complementary practices along with your treatments to help augment your results.
- Without question, you should be applying high-quality sunscreen every time you leave the house for at least two weeks following your treatment. Sunscreen should always be worn, but it is especially important after Microneedling.
- While it’s not common, infections can happen after your treatment. If your dermatologist or technician recommends an antibiotic ointment, make sure you use it.
- Hyaluronic acid can be used to lock in moisture after your treatment. This topical serum lays on the skin and creates a watery barrier between your skin and the air, trapping in moisture.
- If your skin feels dry following treatment or begins to peel or flake, it’s usually safe to apply coconut oil to add some nourishment and extra hydration.
- Once the redness and inflammation resolve (typically 24-48 hours after treatment), a collagen-stimulating peptide can help elevate the effects of the treatment. Ask your technician for their recommendation.
How to Maximize the Results of Microneedling
When you spend the time and money on a series of Microneedling treatments, you’ll want to protect your investment! Failing to heed the advice and warnings of skin care professionals can cause infections or additional skin concerns, or simply hinder the results you’ve been looking for.
How to maximize the results of your Microneedling treatments:
- Do not use alpha-hydroxy or beta-hydroxy acids (AHAs or BHAs) on your skin for at least one week following your treatment. These acids are too harsh for your recently treated skin. They can cause additional burning or even infections.
- Don’t use any harsh cleansing methods or electronic scrubbers until your skin is completely healed, usually at least a week after your treatment.
- Stay out of tanning beds and avoid sunlight if possible for three to four days following treatment.
- Stay out of swimming pools and bodies of water. Your skin is more susceptible to infections and could become infected if introduced to bacteria.
- Stay out of gyms and avoid sweating.
Why Is There a Large Range in Microneedling Costs?
As discussed, a single, standalone Microneedling treatment in Toronto can cost between $200-700. Why the huge range?
The biggest factor that will play into the cost of the treatment is the size of the area you are treating. The longer the treatment takes, the more it will cost. Microneedling on just a few fine lines will be significantly cheaper than Microneedling the majority of your face due to acne scarring, or large areas of your abdomen because of stretch marks.
The number of treatments needed to see results can obviously increase the cost of your overall treatment. However, your provider may be willing to offer discounts if you commit to a series of treatments.
Some providers may charge more based on experience. With all MedSpa treatments, it’s best to visit an established location. Never be afraid to ask about the experience of the technicians or aestheticians. You want to be sure your service providers are properly trained and have the experience to provide you with safe and effective treatments.
Is Microneedling Skin Treatment Right for Me?
If you’re considering Microneedling but aren’t sure if it’s the best treatment for you, ask for a consultation. A diagnostic evaluation of your skin will help clarify whether Microneedling is a good option for your skincare goals.
There are many factors that play into the cost of Microneedling in Toronto and the GTA. If you’re interested in treatment but have questions about cost, duration, or the outcome of your sessions, contact us for more information.