Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a safe and effective cosmetic procedure that involves using fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. The idea behind micro-needling is that by creating controlled injuries to the skin, the body will respond by producing more collagen and elastin, which are the fibers that give the skin its strength and elasticity. It can help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and the overall texture and tone of the skin. It can help to plump up the skin and give it a more youthful appearance.
Microneedling is typically done using a device called a dermaroller, which is a small roller covered in needles. The needles can vary in length and thickness depending on the area of the skin being treated and the desired outcome. The dermaroller is rolled over the skin in a back and forth motion, making tiny punctures in the skin. At Yaletown Wellness we use a Derma-Pen, which is a higher technology, which consists in very small needles attached to a pen that electronically move to achieve the same goal as the dermaroller.