Are you are looking to improve the integrity and appearance of your skin without changing your features or a long recovery time? If you are looking for a safe and efficient way to improve the look and feel of your skin, SkinPen Microneedling might be right for you.
SkinPen Precision is a state-of-the-art, Health Canada approved microneedling device used to treat and improve skin conditions such as acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, pigmentation and stretch marks.
The minimally invasive cosmetic procedure protects the overall structure of the skin and is safe for all skin types, all year round!
Microneedling has become a very popular alternative to laser resurfacing technology due to its low risk and minimal downtime.
Microneedling is a controlled induction of the skin’s self-healing mechanism by creating thousands of precise micro-injuries in the dermis with tiny, sterile needles. This triggers a fresh cycle of collagen production without causing scar tissue formation.
New collagen means increased integrity of the skin tissue leading to the smoothing of fine lines/wrinkles, improved texture, even skin tone and minimize the look of scars such as those caused by acne or previous injuries.
Microneedling is a great treatment for a multitude of skin concerns. While it is an excellent choice to give the skin a revitalizing boost, please see below the lists of conditions that can and cannot be addressed with microneedling:
Of course, each patient is different and microneedling may not be for everyone. In order to see if microneedling is right for you, please book a free Victoria microneedling consultation today!
3 microneedling sessions (Face & Neck)
FREE Renewal Regime:
RejudiCare Skincleanse, RejudiCare 2CRM+ serum, Rejudicare Retinol SRX and Tizo Ultra Zinc Sunscreen
*Those who purchase a Victoria Microneedling package will receive 15% off additional sessions (list price).
Typically, 3-6 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart are required to start seeing meaningful changes, depending on your skin concerns and goals. Each person and skin condition is different which is why I offer a free consultation prior to scheduling any microneedling treatment. That way you know exactly what you are in for!
Face microneedling typically takes 30-45 minutes.
Even though the treatment is relatively comfortable, we still apply a light topical anesthetic 20-30 mins prior to the treatment. This allows for a comfortable experience for most people.
After the treatment, we send you home with a light water-based cooling gel to be applied over the next 24-48hrs. Most return to their normal skincare/makeup regimens after 48hrs.
1 month before: no facial or chemical peels
2 weeks before: stop using skin thinning & lightening products like Retinol, Glycolic Acids, Hydraquinone…
2 weeks before/after: Make sure that your Botox or Fillers are done either 2 weeks prior or post microneedling.
1 week before: no waxing of the area to be treated
48hrs before: avoid sun exposure as sunburns cannot be treated with microneedling
Other things to consider: Consult your doctor about preventative medication if you are prone to cold sores.
Safety and patient comfort is the top priority with SkinPen Precision Microneedling. I use a clean, non-cytotoxic gel during the procedure. This gel supports wound healing, hydrates and cools the skin and balances the pH of the skin during and right after the treatment.
One of the great advantages of microneedling is that there is very little downtime. Having said that, each person is different. Most people will see slight swelling and redness (like a sunburn) immediately after and up to 24-48hrs after the treatment. In the case of an intense treatment such as with scars, there may be some peeling (although rare).
You will be able to resume your normal skincare routine after 48hrs (including makeup). It is recommend that you avoid excess sweating (exercise, saunas, hot baths) and sun exposure 72hrs after the procedure.
In order to help you care for your skin immediately after your SkinPen microneedling treatment in Victoria, I will send you home with a take home kit to be used for the next 48 hours:
1. Lift Hydrogel – can be applied as often as needed the first 24 hours following your treatment.
2. Rescue Hydrating Cream to be used as often as needed 24hrs post treatment.