Microneedling Duncan, BC Canada
What is MicroNeedling?
The concept of microneedling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself when it suffers physical damage such as cuts, burns, abrasions, or other injuries. Immediately after an injury to the skin, our body begins the healing process, triggering new collagen synthesis.
What is the Dp4?
Dp4 from Dermapen World is taking the microneedling pen industry by storm. Dp4™ glides over the skin, creating millions of fine, vertical fractional channels up to 104% faster than other microneedling pens. These channels can carry up to 80% more topical nutrients deeper into the skin. The micro-Injuries trigger a natural process of repair, increasing the production of collagen and elastin and visibly improving a wide range of skin concerns.
Dp4 is the only microneedling device with a dedicated scar setting and protocols for the revision of deep, atrophic scars, including surgical, burn contracture, striae, and post-acne scars. Needle penetration can now be increased up to 3.0mm. With the deepest needle penetration ever offered by Dp4™, this innovative setting effortlessly and rapidly treats body contours and thickened fibrous tissue. Face and body contours may be effortlessly treated.
What SHOULD I AVOID AFTER MICRONEEDLING?
For at least 3 days post-treatment, do not use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula), or anything perceived as ‘active’ skincare. Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 24 hours, and do not use a tanning bed. Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment, and avoid strenuous activity that would cause you to sweat. Finally, wait 2 weeks before waxing, threading, hair removal, and exfoliating in the treated area. Viva Medical Aesthetics will thoroughly cover each area to be aware of during your treatment.
After the procedure, the skin will be red, with mild swelling and/or bruising, and your skin might feel tight and sensitive to the touch. Although these symptoms may take 2-3 days to resolve completely, they will diminish significantly within a few hours after treatment. Microneedling has been shown to reduce the visibility of acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles, diminish hyperpigmentation, and improve skin tone and texture, resulting in smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin.
This may have been my first time but it won’t be my last! These ladies were so kind and fun, and made my experience so much more satisfying. I felt very informed and happy with my visit. I’d definitely recommend Viva.
Is MicroNeedling Safe for Me?
Although the majority of patients do not experience any complications with microneedling, it is important you understand that risks do exist. The procedure is minimally invasive, utilizing a set of microneedles to inflict multiple, tiny, punctures/lacerations on the outermost layer of the skin. Because microneedling penetrates the skin, it inherently carries health risks. You will discuss any and all health concerns with your provider prior to treatment.
Are there Contraindications to MicroNeedling?
Certain health conditions are contraindications to microneedling. During the consultation with your provider, it is your responsibility to fully and accurately disclose all medical history prior to initial treatments, as well as provide any necessary updates at all future treatment sessions.
DOES treatment WORK ON ALL SKIN TYPES?
All skin types are good candidates for microneedling. This is one of the reasons it is such a good treatment for fine lines, pigmentation, acne scarring, and general skin rejuvenation.
IS MICRONEEDLING PAINFUL?
Topical numbing cream is applied 20 minutes before treatment which allows the procedure to be done with no discomfort.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about microneedling please contact us for a consultation at 250-746-6512 or fill out our contact us form here. You can sit down with Dr. Lyn Pasco and our knowledgeable team to discuss your needs and concerns, and determine your best course of action.