Micro-needling

Plastic Surgery & Medical Skin Care Clinic Serving Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Micro-needling is a gentle, non-surgical way to rejuvenate your skin. A small, handheld device is used to create microscopic channels in the tissue, which prompts a natural healing response and generation of collagen. To learn more, and to arrange a consultation in Nanaimo, please call Synergy Medical Aesthetics at 250-591-1566.

Eclipse MicroPen for Micro-needling

What is Micro-needling?

It is a non-surgical rejuvenation method. Micro-needling is commonly applied to the face, neck and décolletage. Micro-needling rejuvenates the skin by creating thousands of tiny punctures. 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
  • Acne scars
  • Dullness

Skin will look vibrant and youthful as it heals from treatment. New collagen is produced, and skin looks smoother as a result. It's also possible to combine micro-needling with other facial treatments, such as laser resurfacing, in order to get optimal results.

The Eclipse MicroPen

Dermatologist Gabriele Weichert's favored micro-needling device is called the Eclipse MicroPen. It looks like a small wand. The tip contains 12 tiny needles in a circular formation. The tip moves at high frequency over the surface of the skin. Gel is applied to the treatment area to aid the device as it glides across the dermis surface. Our technician can adjust the treatment depth to suit the area and the problems being treated.

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 get acceptable 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 90 minutes including numbing time, depending on the size and number of treatment areas. You may notice a vibrant glow immediately after treatment. Your skin will continue to improve over time, reaching peak results about 30 days later. Micro-needling with the Eclipse MicroPen is safe and effective for most skin types.

Arrange Your Consultation in Nanaimo

To find out if you are a good candidate for micro-needling at our Nanaimo practice, please call Synergy Medical Aesthetics at 250-591-1566. Our experienced technician can determine if your skin can be brightened and improved with the Eclipse MicroPen.