Microneedling Vancouver

How Does Microneedling Work?

You’ve probably heard about microneedling before – but you’re still not exactly sure how it works.

Maybe you saw the treatment performed on your favorite reality TV star. Or perhaps you had a friend get it done, and her skin looked absolutely amazing.

Whatever the case may be, you’re curious: How does microneedling work?

Let’s take a look at how microneedling works, including how to tell if you’re a good candidate for this procedure.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling works by using the micro-tip needles within the handheld device to trigger a surge of collagen and elastin production. That’s because your body produces a lot of collagen and elastin as part of its wound-healing processes – and that’s precisely what kicks into overdrive as a result of your microneedling treatment.

That means a single microneedling treatment can produce the following results:

  • Faster cellular turnover
  • Firmer, tighter skin
  • Fewer wrinkles and fine lines
  • Minimization of hyperpigmentation
  • Faded acne scarring and rosacea
  • And more!

Yaletown Laser Centre uses the DermaPen to perform our microneedling treatments. The device is considered the gold standard for microneedling treatments, plus it’s designed in such a way to minimize discomfort as much as possible.

Consultations Available Now

Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Yaletown Laser Centre for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

What About Microneedling with PRP?

While traditional microneedling can improve cellular turnover and treat deep complexion issues, microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can do all that and tackle skin sagging.

Microneedling with PRP incorporates the power of your platelets, which play essential roles in reinvigorating sluggish cellular activity. The solution that’s used in a microneedling treatment consists of your platelets plus a special growth-activating serum. The solution is added to a microneedling device and then injected deep into the subdermal layer for maximum effect.

Microneedling with PRP not only helps accelerate cellular turnover; it can also tighten and tone sagging skin, as well as improve skin elasticity, firmness, and texture.

Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?

You’re a good candidate for microneedling treatments if you have a variety of skin concerns like:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne and trauma scarring
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Sun damage and age spots
  • Skin laxity issues
  • And more

Microneedling treatments typically take about 45 minutes per session. Before your treatment, a numbing cream or ice will be applied to the surface of your skin to numb the area. This can help keep you comfortable throughout your session.

Once your microneedling session is done, your skin may feel sensitive and tender to the touch. You may also see some mild swelling, redness, and slight bleeding. These side effects usually go away within a week of your microneedling session.

*Individual results may vary.

Take The First Step - Request a Consultation

If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Yaletown Laser Centre will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Vancouver, BC office directly to schedule 604-332-3453. Yaletown Laser Centre serves the greater Vancouver, BC area.