If you’re like us, you might look in the mirror and wish your face looked a little brighter, clearer, or smoother. Age, acne, and lifestyle can take some life out of our skin leaving us with fine lines, scarring, discoloration, or an overall dullness. If you’re ready to brighten your complexion and get back some of your youthful glow, call Hush by Dr. Rose in Vancouver, BC and ask about microneedling.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, has become one of the most requested cosmetic treatments because there is no downtime associated with it and it gets real results. A handheld device that’s loaded with hair-thin needles is gently passed over the skin. As it moves over the surface, it makes tiny perforations or micro-injuries to deeper layers of the skin.
Your body responds to these micro-injuries by triggering its healing process and the production of collagen. Collagen holds all of our cells together and gives young skin its firm look and feel while keeping it smooth and hydrated. This extra production of collagen gives clients amazing results.
What Are the Top 6 Benefits of Microneedling?
This treatment can address a multitude of issues on your complexion because of the healing process it triggers. Collagen is the building block of our skin, so when its production is increased, the middle layer of our skin becomes stronger and firmer. This repairs our skin from the inside out.
1. Fine Lines and Wrinkles
If you’re looking for an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, this treatment can help you recapture a younger-looking complexion. When collagen breaks down as we age, little valleys and dips form under the surface of our skin. Gravity causes our skin to fall into those voids, creating fine lines and wrinkles.
When you choose microneedling, a buildup of new collagen forms to fill in those areas under the skin that cause lines. As treatment progresses, your skin becomes smoother, revealing a more youthful-looking appearance.
2. Acne Scars
Even people who have been acne-free for years can still wear the scars of cystic flare-ups. When a cyst forms below the skin and then resolves, it leaves a gap between the lower and upper layers of skin, creating the crater-like scars we’re all familiar with.
When your doctor passes the microneedling device over your acne scars, the hair-thin needles go deep into the middle layers of your skin where the voids left by the cystic acne are. Extra collagen forms in those residual scars, filling them in. Over time, this skin resurfacing treatment makes scars less noticeable. This is a great treatment for injury scars and can be used on the:
- Other areas
If you’re dealing with mild, moderate, or severe acne, this treatment could help you get it under control. The micro-perforations allow excess bacteria and dirt to more easily exit the skin. This reduces the inflammation associated with acne.
Microneedling opens your skin to more readily accept nutrients and medication from the topical treatments you use regularly. When the full potential of these treatments is allowed to completely penetrate the skin, the results can be smooth, clear, and radiant skin.
4. Stretch Marks
This treatment can be used on areas of the body that are plagued by stretch marks. These marks result from the skin being stretched beyond its ability to bounce back, causing long, indented marks in the skin. This treatment significantly improves the appearance of these marks.
The boost of collagen corrects the color and texture of stretch marks. It can also reduce the width and depth of their indentation, making them less visible and increasing your self-confidence in these areas of your body.
5. Sun Damage and Age Spots
Yes, you can lessen the appearance of all those years spent in the sun. As your skin resurfaces, dark spots, and freckles will lose their pigment and, over the course of treatment, even-toned, clear, and bright skin will be revealed.
6. Skin Care Absorption
One of the greatest benefits of this treatment is how it improves your skin’s ability to absorb nutrients from topical treatment creams and serums exponentially. Before treatment, you had a barrier of dull and dead skin cells blocking their ability to improve your skin’s health. Afterward, you can reap the full rewards of your skincare regimen.
What to Expect
Once you and your doctor have decided this is the right treatment for your areas of concern, there isn’t any preparation for you to do. Because this is a minimally invasive treatment, you don’t have to plan on any downtime.
To start your appointment, a numbing cream will be smoothed across the skin to be treated to ensure you’re comfortable throughout your session. Once your skin is numb, the device will be gently passed over the treatment area. You can plan on your session taking between 15-30 minutes.
After treatment, you can step back into your normal routine immediately. There is no downtime and many clients get this treatment done on their lunch breaks and go right back to work.
Many clients see results immediately after their first treatment. Collagen takes a few weeks to fully develop, so your results will continue to improve weeks after your last treatment. Your doctor will recommend the right amount of sessions to achieve the results you desire.
Call for an Appointment
If you’re ready to reveal younger-looking, brighter and smoother skin, call Hush by Dr. Rose in Vancouver, BC to schedule your first appointment. We’re dedicated to bringing out the natural beauty of our clients and helping them achieve all their aesthetic goals.