If you live in Vancouver and are troubled by uneven pigmentation, rough spots and scars on your skin, microneedling may be for you. This is a minimally-invasive procedure that we can use to correct various skin problems.
How Microneedling Works
Microneedling stimulates the body to produce collagen beneath the skin by creating tiny micro-channels in the skin. The body’s normal response to the treatment is to get collagen to the area. Because the micro-channels created are very precise, there is no scarring and only the benefits of collagen induction are apparent. The layers of collagen that are laid down beneath the patient’s skin help to keep the skin supple and youthful and correct problems such as scars and hyperpigmentation.
Who’s a Candidate in Vancouver?
A person who is a candidate for the procedure is healthy and has realistic expectations for how microneedling can help them. They might have tried other treatments to help their skin condition, but these treatments haven’t worked.
The patient has a consultation with the skin care specialist to make sure that microneedling is right for them. The specialist will learn about the aesthetic goals of the patient and what conditions they want to have treated. The specialist will also tell the patient to discontinue anticoagulants and stop smoking in the weeks before the procedure because this can hinder healing.
The Microneedling Treatment
The treatment is straightforward. Each session usually lasts less than an hour. During the treatment, a special device is used to create many tiny micro-openings in the skin. Most patients return for a series of treatments that are spaced a set amount of time apart. The interval between sessions allows the skin to heal and for the collagen to work.
After the Session
The patient can go home right after microneedling, though it’s important that they not engage in strenuous activity, stay out of direct sunlight and not put makeup on for at least a couple of hours. The skin needs a little bit of time to heal. In time, improvements in the look of the skin are realized, especially after multiple treatment sessions.
Schedule a Microneedling Appointment in Vancouver
If you’re unhappy with rough and uneven areas of your skin, microneedling at Hush by Dr. Rose may be for you. Don’t hesitate to set up a consultation with our professional in Vancouver to get started. Contact us today to book your appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!