What is Micro-needling?
Micro-needling (ie. collagen induction therapy) is a gentle, non-surgical way to rejuvenate your skin. A handheld device creates microscopic channels thus triggering a healing response with generation of collagen. Micro-needling is commonly applied to the face, neck and chest. The needles are so small that the punctures are not obvious or painful, but they do cause your skin to start a repair process, which reduces the appearance of:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Uneven skin tone
Scars from trauma
Skin will look vibrant and youthful as it heals from treatment. New collagen is produced and skin appears smoother.
Synergy is now offering the latest technology in micro-needling. SkinPen uses highly advanced precision tips allowing for faster healing, less irritation, and better results compared to other micro-needling tools.
The SkinPen is top-of-the-line; it can be finely calibrated and the depth of the needles can be adjusted, allowing for optimal precision and customization depending on skin type and location. The disposable, high-quality sterile tips provide maximum effectiveness with minimal downtime.
Benefits of this device include:
- Get back to your normal activities right away. You may experience redness in the hours following, so it's up to you whether you want to return to work or social activities. Most people feel comfortable with no downtime at all.
- Minimally invasive treatment. Most people describe a "sandpapery" sensation and a light vibration as the device glides across the skin. Numbing gel is applied beforehand.
- Amazing results. While some people achieve desired results with an annual micro-needling treatment, others require a series of appointments spaced six weeks apart. Multiple sessions may be recommended for scars and other significant flaws.
Most micro-needling appointments take about 60 minutes including numbing time, depending on the size and number of treatment area(s). You may notice a vibrant glow immediately. Your skin will continue to improve over time, reaching peak results about 30 days post-treatment. Treatment cost is $350 and packages are available.
Microneedling - Laser Duo
Some conditions benefit from a combination of both micro-needling and non-ablative laser for maximum collagen stimulation. Using SkinPen and Halo non-ablation laser for fine lines, acne scars, stretch marks, and surgical scars will provide the greatest results. $750/treatment with 3-6 treatments recommended. Recovery time is minimal at 2-4 days.
To find out if you are a good candidate for micro-needling at our Lantzville practice, please call Synergy Medical Aesthetics at 250-591-1566 or send us an email. Our experienced technician can determine if treatment with the SkinPen is right for you.