Microneedling is gaining buzz in the cosmetic world, thanks to its ability to create dramatic anti-aging effects without the need for surgery or major downtime. But what is it really like to undergo a dermal roller microneedling treatment at one of our Vancouver-area locations?
In this blog post, we’ll review 5 facts about the popular treatment you need to know before you book your first appointment.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive medi-spa treatment that creates healthier, more even skin. It works by causing tiny perforations in the skin that stimulate natural elastin and collagen production as it heals. During a treatment, our trained technicians create these microinjuries by rolling a handheld device vertically, horizontally, and diagonally across the face. You may experience some mild bleeding or redness after your appointment, but you should be able to return to work the next day.
So what do you need to know before you pursue microneedling?
1. Microneedling is a proven skin rejuvenation method.
Microneedling has been proven to visibly reduce acne scars, hypertrophic scars, wrinkles and more. With the addition of radiofrequency energy used in Infini RF microneedling, you can achieve an even greater boost in skin tone, texture, and elasticity.
2. Consulting with a physician will help you optimize your treatment.
Not all microneedling treatments are created equal. While many businesses may offer these treatments, it’s essential to choose a practice overseen by a physician. Not only will this greatly increase your safety, but you’ll also get helpful insight into the number of treatments you’ll need, how the treatment can be used to help your specific concerns, and more.
3. You can expect quick results.
Although many patients might see their best results with multiple treatments, it is generally noted that patients see a boost in skin plumpness and more of a glow the day after treatment. Harvard Health studies show that people report seeing a 45% to 55% improvement in their skin 6 to 12 weeks after a microneedling treatment, and that objective viewers can spot the difference as well.
4. Recovery is short.
Most patients typically return to work the next day. You may experience some irritation immediately after your session. It’s important to use the at-home skin products we’ll provide and avoid extensive sun exposure and contact with pets in the days following.
5. Microneedling is particularly effective for smoker’s lines.
Other skin treatments such as dermal fillers have trouble addressing smoker’s lines, but microneedling is effective in diminishing even the stubborn fine lines around the lips caused by smoking. The improvement is gradual, and you can repeat treatments weekly until you see your desired results. Our experienced staff will work with you to determine an effective treatment plan.
If you’re interested in learning more about microneedling at our North or West Vancouver locations, please contact us online or call (604) 998-1594 to request a consultation.