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The Collagen Boost: Microneedling for Plump and Youthful Skin

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.


One of the main benefits of micro needling is that it can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

As we age, our skin loses collagen and elastin, which leads to wrinkles and sagging. By stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, micro needling can help to plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Microneedling can also help to improve the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Acne scars are caused by a loss of collagen in the skin, and microneedling can help to stimulate collagen production and reduce the appearance of scars. Hyperpigmentation is caused by an overproduction of melanin in the skin, and microneedling can help to break up the melanin and even out the skin tone.

Another benefit of micro-needling is that it can improve the overall texture and tone of the skin. The tiny punctures made by the needles can help to stimulate the production of new skin cells, leading to a more even skin tone and a brighter, more youthful-looking complexion.

After your micro-needling session, is very important to keep very hydrated skin, you can apply serums and other products because at this point they can penetrate deeper into the skin. You can also do the combination of Microneedling + Peeling that we offer at Yaletown Wellness.

Microneedling is generally considered safe for most people, although those with certain skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis should avoid the treatment. It is also not recommended for people who have active acne, as it can cause the acne to spread.

After the procedure, the skin may be red and slightly swollen for a few days, and it's recommended to avoid sun exposure for a week or so after the treatment, and use sunscreen during that time.

It's important to note that the results of micro-needling are not immediate. It can take a few days for the full effects to be seen, as the collagen and elastin that are produced by the body take time to build up. Typically, a series of treatments is recommended for optimal results, usually, 4-6 sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

The procedure can be done by an Aesthetician or by an Acupuncturist. If you have more inquiries about this treatment, visit our website for more information on this link.


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