Microneedling offers patients a minimally invasive way to address various skin concerns.
Are you looking for a way to rejuvenate your skin, improve poor skin texture and tone and reduce the appearance of scars? If so, microneedling may be the solution for you.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure often used to treat a variety of skin conditions as it helps stimulate the body’s natural healing response. This response then helps increase the production of new collagen and elastin while also helping to increase the body’s natural cell turnover rate. This, in turn, leads to improved skin texture, tone, and elasticity while improving the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and fine lines.
If you suffer from any of these issues, then mirconeedling may be just the solution. Dr. Rose Wong and her team at Hush Beauty, Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, offer personalized microneedling treatments to address each patient’s unique concerns.
Ready to see if microneedling can help address your skincare concerns? Request your consultation today!
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a safe and effective way to treat some of the most common skin concerns.
Microneedling is considered a minimally invasive procedure, meaning it doesn’t require anesthesia or incisions. This simple procedure involves using tiny needles known as microneedles to create tiny punctures in the skin. These needles are housed in a pen-like device, which is moved across the skin and creates micro-injuries.
Micro-injuries cause the body to initiate its natural healing process, which includes two very important processes:
- Increased Cell Turnover: Increases the rate of cellular turnover, which allows the body to naturally renew the affected area by replacing old skin cells with new ones. This process helps improve the skin’s overall tone and texture.
- Increased Collagen and Elastin Production: Stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin strengthen the skin and help it to look fuller and more youthful.
While microneedling has been proven to help treat a variety of skin concerns, it’s essential to have realistic expectations about the results you can expect. While some patients may see noticeable improvements in their skin after one treatment, it often takes multiple treatments and several weeks to see the full results.
That’s because the body needs time to heal and repair itself after a microneedling session. Research shows microneedling has significant skin-rejuvenating benefits within 90-150 days of the first treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Microneedling is an excellent option for people looking to rejuvenate their skin and help it look and feel healthier. Some of the most common skin concerns that microneedling can help address include:
- Acne/Acne Scars
- Fine Lines/Wrinkles
- Large Pores
- Skin Discoloration/Uneven Skin Tone
- Stretch Marks/Mild Scarring
While microneedling is most often associated with treating common skincare ailments, it can also be used to address other issues. For example, this procedure can be used to help treat conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and hair loss. It’s also used to help the skin better absorb certain cosmetic products and treatments.
Are There Any Risks Associated with Microneedling?
As with any medical procedure, there are risks associated with microneedling, including:
- Skin Infection
These risks are minimized by following your doctor’s pre- and post-procedure guidelines. In most cases, these guidelines will include avoiding certain skincare products and medications before the treatment and then avoiding sun exposure for a few days after treatment. You want to allow your skin time to heal after the procedure, so you don’t want to expose it to too much sun or use skincare products that could irritate the skin.
Are You a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
Patients seeking microneedling in Vancouver should be in good general health and discuss their concerns with their doctor before undergoing this procedure.
Microneedling is a wonderful option for those who are looking for a safe, minimally invasive, and effective way to treat their skin concerns. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, it’s not for everyone. If you suffer from chronic skin conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema, or you have a compromised immune system, then microneedling may not be the solution for you.
Microneedling in Vancouver, BC, with Hush Beauty, Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre
Dr. Rose Wong and her team at Hush Beauty, Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre offer microneedling treatments to help patients address their most bothersome skin concerns using the Health Canada-approved Eclipse Micropen Elite system.
This innovative system uses a pen-like device with a sterile needle cartridge that houses several microneedles. During treatment, the pen is moved across the treatment areas, allowing the microneedles to make tiny punctures in the skin. Some mild discomfort may occur, though at Hush Beauty, Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre, we apply a small amount of topical numbing cream to the treatment area before the procedure begins to minimize any discomfort.
While microneedling alone is an effective treatment for several concerns, we also offer add-on treatments to help patients further improve results.
Prices vary based on the area treated and range as follows:
- Full Face: $295
- Full Face and Neck: $350
- Full Face, Neck, and Chest: $400
- Add-ons: $120 each
Our add-ons include the use of several AnteAGE MD products, including:
AnteAGE Growth Factor Solution
The AnteAGE MD Growth Factor Solution is an all-in-one serum for those looking to boost their anti-aging regimen. This solution contains two growth factors (TGF-B3 and IGF-1), Cytokines derived from human bone marrow stem cells, and powerful antioxidants and peptides that work together to help boost collagen and elastin production – making it a perfect add-on to microneedling.
AnteAGE Brightening Serum
The AnteAGE MD Brightening serum contains a combination of powerful skincare ingredients to help brighten and even skin tone. When delivered as part of a microneedling treatment, it allows the product to better absorb into the skin, allowing the Tranexamic acid, engineered peptides, and growth factors to improve the appearance of discoloration and brighten the skin.
AnteAGE Hair Regrowth Serum
For those experiencing thinning hair, the AnteAGE Hair Growth Factor serum would be the best add-on to include in your microneedling session. This solution contains a powerful combination of 12 bio-identical growth factors and cytokines that are proven to help in hair follicle stimulation and growth.
AnteAGE Hydrating Solution
If you’re more interested in adding more hydration to your skin during your microneedling session, you’ll want to opt for the AnteAGE Hyaluronic Acid Glide Solution. This solution is designed specifically to protect and soothe the skin while providing rapid hydration to “open” or compromised skin. During the microneedling process, the skin receives micro-injuries to help promote the body’s natural ability to repair itself and produce. Adding the AnteAGE Hyaluronic Acid Glide Solution to your microneedling session helps ensure that your skin is adequately hydrated and soothed.
Preparing for Microneedling
As mentioned, you’ll want to follow all your doctor’s pre-care instructions to ensure the best outcome. However, there are a few things you’ll want to make sure you take care of before your appointment.
First, you’ll want to thoroughly clean your face (or skin in other treatment areas). You want to remove all traces of oil, makeup, and dirt that could interfere with the Microneedling device or potentially lead to infection post-treatment.
It’s also a smart idea to avoid any exfoliating products that could potentially irritate the skin and avoid excessive sun exposure that could make your skin more susceptible to inflammation.
What to Expect Post Treatment
Immediately after your treatment, your skin may look red and slightly swollen. This is completely normal and should fade in a few days at most. Again, make sure you follow all post-treatment care instructions to make sure your skin heals properly.
Personalized Microneedling Treatments by Dr. Rose Wong
Hush Beauty Anti-Aging and Skin Care Centre in Vancouver is the perfect place to go for microneedling treatments. Led by the experienced Dr. Rose Wong, you can be sure that you’re in the best hands while you receive your treatments.
Dr. Wong is a highly experienced and knowledgeable practitioner. She has the expertise and professional care to make sure your microneedling treatment is done correctly and safely and that you experience the best possible results. With her help, you can achieve smoother, firmer, and more even-toned skin, and minimize the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and other skin imperfections.
Schedule your consultation today and start your journey towards healthier, more youthful-looking skin.