Looking for Microneedling in Victoria, BC?
At Cascadia Laser, we use the Health Canada and FDA-approved Skinpen for ultimate results. Micro needling is a new procedure that has become very popular in the last several years for treating facial wrinkles, scars and large pores. The effect is stunning for skin tone, texture and skin firming if maintained regularly. Microneedling is considered one level above Laser Genesis and IPL in terms of effectiveness in treating facial wrinkles, scars and large pores.
Cost of Microneedling at our Victoria BC clinic:
We charge $299 per session for Skinpen microneedling. There is a 15% package discount for three or more treatments.
Microneedling vs Dermarolling
Microneedling is a more effective needling procedure than dermarolling. Dermarollers typically penetrate only 0.25 mm into the skin, which is not deep enough to penetrate into the dermis layer of skin in order to stimulate collagen production and excellent facial rejuvenation results. Microneedling with the Skinpen device provides adjustable depth up to 2.5 mm, which produces a deep penetration for optimal collagen stimulation and therefore wrinkle reduction and a smooth, glowing appearance to the facial skin. Occasionally dermarolling is suggested between microneedling appointments for maintenance, but it is not adequate alone.
The Importance of Infection Prevention
This is another advantage of Skinpen, providing a removable single-use head and a sterile cover for the head holder creating an infection-free environment. This is the reason that Skinpen is both FDA and Health Canada approved and other devices are not. Our Skinpen operator is trained in proper infection prevention which is critical when receiving microneedling or dermarolling services.
Microneedling vs Dermabrasion
Dermabrasion is a very light abrasion of the first layer of the skin, similar to a light skin scrub to remove the top layer of skin. Unfortunately, dermabrasion does not provide lasting collagen remodelling and therefore does not provide significant improvement to the look of wrinkles or fine lines over long periods of time. Microneedling reaches to the deeper layers of skin and therefore provides a smooth skin appearance that tends to last, based upon significant collagen remodelling triggered by the depth of the microneedle extension.
Microneedling for Scars
Microneedling is quickly becoming an option for acne scar and other scar treatment. Scars reach deeply into the dermis of the skin and therefore needs deep penetration of the microneedles provided to remodel the deeper collagen. Scars take several treatments to optimize the look, but we frequently perform this service on all types of scars here at Cascadia Laser.
If you’re looking for microneedling services in Victoria, BC, feel free to email us or call us with any questions you may have.