Verso surgery is an award-winning cosmetic centre for facial and body rejuvenation. Our state-of-the-art clinic is here to deliver unmatched care and outstanding results.


Verso surgery is an award-winning cosmetic centre for facial and body rejuvenation. Our state-of-the-art clinic is here to deliver unmatched care and outstanding results.

What is Micro needling

In Toronto, micro needling with The Genuine Dermaroller® or eDS™ Skin Rejuvenation (also known as the eDermastamp®), is a minimally-invasive treatment to stimulate fresh collagen, revealing smooth, glowing skin. This all-natural approach is also known as skin-needling and is scientifically proven to generate collagen and increase the formation of new capillaries without unnecessary damage. You can undergo needling repeatedly in a series to ensure the maximum results with minimal impact on your schedule and your lifestyle.

What is CIT Microneedling?

Microneedling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is an effective non-surgical solution for the most common symptoms of aging. It is a unique process that was first used to treat scars, birthmarks, and hyperpigmentation over a hundred years ago. It triggers a natural healing response that boosts collagen and angiogenesis to even out skin’s texture, colour and tone. This minimally invasive procedure is useful for both face and body to firm, smooth and restructure the skin, while creating temporary channels to allow high-powered products to penetrate deeply. 

Modern CIT has come a long way from the first techniques that were developed, and you can anticipate dramatic results in our clinic with the gold standard in this procedure today. Verso surgery is certified to offer professional skin repair through micro needling in Toronto with the eDermastamp® and The Genuine Dermaroller®.

Collagen Induction Therapy refers specifically to targeted treatment where the needles poke through the top layer of skin (the epidermis) to the dermis where collagen is produced. The eDermastamp® needles can be adjusted to puncture the perfect depth in fractions of millimetres for best results.

The resulting tiny holes serve as micro-injuries, which trigger the body’s healing response. CIT stimulates increased blood flow to the area and increased collagen production as well. The channels created by micro-needling are too small to see but may appear as a pink dot on the skin in some cases. They will heal within 24 hours, but the body will generate an enhanced level of new collagen throughout the following weeks. The following results are smoother skin that appears younger, healthier and more resilient.

You may not need surgery to
reveal more youthful-looking skin Toronto

If you want to transform your appearance, our talented staff can provide a wealth of options to ensure you find just the right approach for your needs and aesthetic goals. Fine lines and wrinkles can be a natural part of aging, but micro needling allows your skin cells to remodel themselves with a healthy, firmer appearance. Are you seeking a non-surgical solution for aging skin or scar tissue? Our clinic maintains leading-edge medical technology to provide the very latest treatments, and our expert team is available to consult with you and help you choose the best solution to turn back the hands of time. learn more.

Who can benefit from Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) Microneedling?

Collagen induction can be suitable for any skin type. Ideal candidates wish to improve skin laxity, smooth out lines and wrinkles, slow the onset of the aging process, or minimize the appearance of scars.

This treatment is highly effective, particularly in a series for:

  • Tightening and toning skin
  • Smoothing wrinkles and fine lines
  • Treating scars or stretch marks
  • Improving skin texture
  • Thickening the dermis
  • Accelerating absorption of specially formulated serums and products

How does it work?

Microneedling causes growth factors to be released as part of the body’s inflammatory, healing response. Essentially, this procedure tricks the body into thinking the treated skin has been damaged by putting tiny punctures in the epidermis and dermis (the top and middle layers of the skin). Fibroblasts in the dermis are stimulated to produce new collagen and elastin in response to the perceived injuries. The puncture holes themselves will close in less than 24 hours, but the specialized cells in the treated area will continue to produce reparative proteins that improve the skin’s structure and elasticity for many weeks. Growth factors released via CIT produce collagen in a mesh-like formation, which means the “wound” is healed without scarring. To generate good quality collagen and elastin, your skin requires adequate nutrition, including sufficient vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E. These can be supplied topically and through diet. Your free consultation will include a thorough assessment of your current skin health to identify whether additional skin care or nutrition changes will benefit your Toronto micro needling results.

Are You a Candidate?

Toronto microneedling therapy (collagen induction therapy) is ideal for a wide range of clients seeking a non-surgical, safe, skin rejuvenating treatment. CIT and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI) represent some of the most natural methods possible for skin resurfacing without ablative damage or lengthy downtime. Microneedling can be used on the face, neck, hands and wherever environmental exposure or age has changed the skin’s surface. Although this treatment solves issues for a variety of skin types, not everyone is an ideal candidate.

Microneedling in Toronto- Contraindicated skin conditions

Microneedling is non-surgical and minimally invasive, but it does cause micro-injuries in the skin’s surface, so patients with existing skin conditions, infections or immune disorders may be advised to hold off on treatments. The following are contraindicated complexion concerns for skin needling:

  • Eczema
  • Raised moles
  • Skin Tags
  • Warts or
  • Herpes Lesions
  • Active Acne Blemishes
  • Open sores or scabs
  • Fresh Scars
  • Keloid Scars
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Solar Keratosis

These skin diseases are reasons your aesthetician may recommend holding off on microneedling in Toronto. Collagen induction treatment performed over these problems may cause them to become more pronounced, infected or inflamed. Aside from skin conditions, diabetic patients and those taking blood-thinning medications are also advised against skin needling treatment.

Safe for dark skin

Unlike many laser skin resurfacing options, microneedling is safe for all skin tones, including dark skin. The needles pass harmlessly through the surface layers of skin and stimulate new collagen formation. The treatment is not ablative and doesn’t damage surface skin cells.

Those who have acne scars will often benefit from microneedling in Toronto once their active blemishes have been treated. Visit one of our skin health specialists to learn about laser and medication treatments that help reduce acne breakouts and decrease inflammation. Our experts at Verso will be pleased to create a personalized acne plan for you that first clears, then treats the residual scars.

Candidates for microneedling

Men and women of all ages seeking a non-ablative, non-abrasive skin rejuvenation treatment prefer the natural, safe option of microneedling. It utilizes your own skin’s regenerative properties to strengthen and smooth the texture. People who benefit from microneedling include those with:

  • Skin hyperpigmentation/melasma
  • Scarring, including acne scars
  • Fine lines
  • Dull skin
  • Dehydrated skin
  • Enlarged, visible pores

There’s minimal discomfort or recovery time associated with skin needling. Topical numbing creams can be used to help dull sensation if required; however, the extremely fine needles are typically tolerable. Patients should count on having pink or reddish skin for between 3 – 12 hours after their treatment. Many describe the aftereffects as similar to a sunburn. You can return to daily activities directly after microneedling treatment. There’s no downtime required; however, patients may take a break from makeup while they allow hydrating and healing skincare products to soak into their complexion.

 Why CIT Microneedling with eDermastamp®?

  • The eDermaStamp® is ISO13485 certified (certified medical device), meeting all standards for medical-grade equipment in manufacturing, materials, sterile packaging and more. This treatment is licensed by Health Canada.
  • Optimal needle count ensures maximum results with safe and effective penetration of the epidermis and dermis. Microneedling tools with a higher needle count require more force to penetrate the skin and are less capable of atraumatic and precise punctures.
  • At 150 strokes per second, the eDermaStamp® has the fastest motor on the market and safely glides over the skin without scratching or tearing the skin. Microneedling pens that have a slower insertion rate can scratch and tear the dermis and epidermis, which not only damages the skin but increases the risk of infection.
  • The procedure is extremely safe. The Genuine Dermaroller® and eDermastamp® use non-traumatic perforations to gently trigger the generation of new tissue. This means you’ll see results without unwanted side-effects or downtime.

Top 5 Things to Know

Before undergoing microneedling, Toronto skin experts want you to know 5 essential things. From acne scarring to fine lines, enlarged pores, and age spots, there’s so much this natural complexion treatment can improve. What can collagen induction therapy do for your skin?

1.Toronto microneedling is ideal for fine lines

Microneedling, or skin needling, is performed by facial cosmetic surgeons, dermatologists and aestheticians to smooth away signs of complexion aging. Because the top layers of your skin don’t renew themselves as frequently over the years, the surface may begin to appear dull, dry and covered with fine lines. Triggering the regeneration of cells and the creation of more collagen makes skin appear supple and firm. Thicker, firmer skin shows fewer fine lines. Collagen induction therapy can even be performed on the delicate, thin skin around the eyes and mouth to safely eliminate smoker’s lines and crow’s feet.

2. Microneedling improves scarring

Acne scars affect millions of men and women. Long after your blemishes have cleared, pitted, indented, and darkened scars might remain. Other skin injuries that leave scars behind often change the texture and tone of skin. Microneedling reduces the bumpy appearance and hyperpigmentation of boxcar and rolling scars because it stimulates new, smooth collagen and breaks up scar fibres.

3. Skin needling can treat sun damage

Dark spots and hyperpigmentation may form with age and due to sun damage on your hands, face, neck and décolletage. Studies show collagen induction therapy is effective for reducing melasma pigmentation and encouraging renewed skin with even, balanced tone.

4. Microneedling can shrink the appearance of your pores

Thousands of tiny controlled injuries to the skin encourage thick, healthy new tissue to form, which shrinks pores and diminishes their appearance. Over time, regular microneedling treatments make the skin’s surface appear smooth and pore-free for a porcelain finish.

5. Microneedling improves skin care product absorption

This is a key benefit from skin needling and has changed the way skincare is delivered deep into the dermis. Most products you apply can’t be absorbed by your skin, especially if layers of dehydrated, dull cells are at the surface. High-quality, medical-grade hydrating and antioxidant formulations are applied following collagen induction therapy in Toronto. Microneedling creates temporary micro-channels, allowing nutrients to sink in deeply while the channels remain open. You can also maximize the benefits of your at-home skincare regimen when you use home Dermaroller and CIT stamps, which are safe for frequent use. Their needle lengths are very short, ( 0.1 or less typically) and they don’t cause pain or carry significant risks.

For depressed scar tissue, targeted treatment stimulates new fibroblast cells to be created, and these fill depressions with new layers of collagen. Hypertrophic scars can be degraded through micro needling, resulting in a smoother texture and less scar visibility. In all cases, while fibroblast cells increase collagen production, new capillaries will also be formed to supply the tissue with nutrients and oxygen, resulting in healthier skin and a transformed complexion colour, blending the scar into the surrounding skin tone.

Depending on the severity of the scar tissue, you may be advised to plan on more sessions for optimal results. You can also discuss the specific benefits for your skin if you invest in an at-home Dermaroller® tool.

Is there any downtime?

There is no downtime after Verso’s Toronto micro-needling treatment. You can expect some redness immediately after, but there is no restriction on your activity. Your skin appears flushed as a result of all the surface stimulation, but it subsides quickly as the healing begins, and you’ll soon see glowing, supple results.

There’s no risk of bleeding or bruising due to the fineness of the needles and the expertise of our staff in determining the correct depth for your treatment. You will not require a post-treatment plan as with other medical skin procedures because there is no trauma to your skin.

You’ll be advised to avoid sun exposure for the first 24 hours. This can be managed easily by wearing a hat outdoors and choosing to stay inside when possible for that brief period. It is also best to wait 24 hours before applying moisturizer, sunscreen or makeup after treatment. This will avoid irritation in the short period your dermis requires to heal and close the tiny holes that were created through the procedure.

Recovery Timeline

After microneedling, Toronto patients can expect a fast, smooth recovery. This 100% natural collagen remodelling treatment offers quick, easy treatment and no significant downtime. Skin needling is also safe for all skin types and tones, which sets it apart as a leading complexion improvement therapy for men and women of all backgrounds. Here’s what you can expect from your recovery timeline after collagen induction therapy (CIT) and a few things to avoid for optimal results.

Expect minor, brief facial skin inflammation after microneedling. Within a few hours, you can expect the complexion to fade from reddish-pink, back to normal. After your first treatment, skin “redness” similar to a sunburn may be present from 12-48 hours. Expect to keep your skin clear and clean, except for applying any specialized serums or formulas recommended by your aesthetician.

Roughly 2 days after Toronto microneedling, you may see visible dryness and mild skin flaking at the surface due to the accelerated turnover of cells. In particular, those with sensitive skin may experience more redness than others, but it will be quite temporary. Some patients see minimal signs of treatment especially if they’ve undergone microneedling regularly. Be sure to avoid anti-inflammatory medications and let your practitioner know about any supplements you take that may increase risk of bleeding.

Your skincare expert may advise specific, hyaluronic acid moisturizer, or other hydrating, high-quality lotion and serum to apply throughout the first few days to keep you comfortable and soothe your skin. Rarely, micro-bruising areas may appear on thin, sensitive skin when undergoing treatment around the eyes. Bruises resolve naturally by roughly one week and may be covered with makeup concealer.

For the first few hours following your treatment, keep your skin clear or makeup or other topical treatments not advised by your microneedling specialist. These include Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Retinol, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Vitamin C serums and more. When the surface of your skin has been perforated with thousands of microchannels it is vulnerable to active ingredients, and they should be used under professional supervision only.

Avoid tanning or tanning beds. That means if you have your Toronto microneedling treatment in the summer, you’ll need to cover up with a broad-brimmed hat and stay in the shade when outdoors for the first 24 hours.

Don’t go swimming or submerge in a hot tub for 24 hours. Until the skin needling channels have entirely closed, you could be susceptible to infection.

Avoid excessive sweating, saunas or vigorous activity for 24 hours. Your mild inflammation can be prolonged with blood pressure elevation, and gym environments present a high risk of bacteria exposure.

The recovery after microneedling in Toronto is simple and straightforward for most patients. Many return to work and regular activities right after with few restrictions. Unlike ablative laser resurfacing, skin needling offers smooth, comfortable healing.

How many CIT sessions are recommended?

You can expect dramatic improvement of skin texture and tone with 3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart. It is best to space your appointments at least one month apart to avoid disrupting the collagen production cycle.

For patients with severe skin conditions or scar tissue, additional treatments may be required for ideal results.

Are there any risks?

Microneedling by a certified Dermaroller® treatment provider is exceptionally safe. Rare side-effects include infection, hyperpigmentation, and sensitivity of the treatment area.

Home Care

Our clinic provides the option to purchase a modified version of The Genuine Dermaroller® to maintain your results at home safely. This tool is a small roller covered in tiny, shallow needles that have been precision engineered for this specific purpose. You will gently run the Dermaroller® in different directions over the surface of your skin to provide additional stimulation for collagen production, and to enhance the absorption of topical serums as part of your regular beauty routine.

With regular use, you’ll be amazed by how vibrant and resilient your skin appears. You can use your at-home Dermaroller® two or three times a week to beautify your complexion just ten minutes at a time. It is best to do your treatment in the evening so that your skin can rest and heal while you sleep, and be sure to use sunscreen to protect treated skin.

Benefits of eDermaStamp®

Microneedling in Toronto is in demand for safe, effective treatment of scars, wrinkles, and other signs of aging or skin damage. The eDermaStamp® micro-needling pen is an advanced tool used by skin experts to target issues and deliver focused complexion repair.

Toronto microneedling eDermaStamp® pen- what are the benefits?

The most advanced micro-needling device available is eDermaStamp®. Verso Surgery Centre carries the medical aesthetic industry’s best, most reliable equipment, and for collagen induction therapy, we trust the eDermaStamp® certified (certified medical device.)

A name patients and skin experts trust.

The pen is designed by Dermaroller, the original makers of standardized, premium microneedling devices. Licensed by Health Canada, it uses the optimal safe needle count for reliably optimal results.

It’s a non-surgical treatment, applied by certified medical aestheticians and dematologists.

With the proper, professional application, you can be assured your microneedling treatments are incredibly safe, yet impressively effective.

Atraumatic, cone-shaped needles make eDermaStamp® less traumatic to facial tissue.

The ultra-fine needles push skin cells aside as they create micro-channels that quickly close post-treatment. Poor quality roller devices use micro-knife-shaped needles that cut and harm the skin surface, leading to potential blood vessel and nerve damage. Needles of poor quality also require more pressure and cause more discomfort during the treatment process.

eDermaStamp® has the fastest motor

150 strokes per second make the eDermaStamp® the fastest microneedling device in Toronto. Advanced speeds mean the pen can safely glide over skin without scratching. Micro-needling pens of lower quality that run at 100 to 120 strokes per second can lead to micro-tears and increased epidermal damage or infection.

Non-ablative resurfacing

Other effective laser scar and skin resurfacing treatments are often ablative. They remove thin layers of tissue, which can be very useful, yet not appropriate for all skin types. The eDermaStamp® gently stimulates new collagen and elastin in the dermis without causing surface damage, discomfort, or downtime to heal.

eDermaStamp has the optimal needle count

Some rollers boast “more needles,” yet their needle count may be counter-productive as the optimal amount of penetration and pressure are balanced with just the right amount- not too many needles. The maximum number of evenly spaced perforations with minimal skin pressure and trauma require exact scientifically proven needle counts- no more or less.

Electric microneedling instead of battery operated

Electric devices deliver consistent collagen induction therapy results. Batteries lead to gradual slowing or irregular power outputs that can compromise device performance.

Health Canada licenced

Toronto microneedling with eDermaStamp® licensed by Health Canada ensures clients are receiving the gold standard of care.

Microneedling is 100% natural

Without the injection of any substance, without medication, topical chemicals or surgery, you can rejuvenate your skin’s texture, firmness and appearance. Microneedling therapy harnesses your own, innate healing and regenerative powers for a completely natural treatment and a safe way to improve the skin.

What are the costs?

The cost of treatment for micro-needling in Toronto varies depending on the treatment area, the condition being treated, and the number of sessions you’ll require. CIT is often a much more economical solution than intense laser therapies with comparable results.

We welcome you to schedule your free consultation today and learn how easy it is to incorporate Collagen Induction Therapy with your aesthetic goals.

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