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Your Ultimate Guide to Micro-needling

Micro-needling is a popular non-surgical alternative to fill wrinkles and acne scars. This treatment can help improve the appearance of your skin by stimulating natural collagen production in the dermis layer of your skin while simultaneously improving its elasticity.

If you are considering the procedure and want to learn more about it, you have come to the right place. Read on to learn more about the benefits of this treatment, how micro-needling works, and whether you are a good candidate for the procedure.

What Is Micro-needling?

Micro-needling is a cosmetic procedure that uses a tiny hollow needle to create hundreds of micro-injuries in the skin, prompting the body to heal the wounded skin areas by filling in these open wounds with new collagen. It can be used for different skin conditions, including fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, uneven pigmentation, acne scars and more. It is sometimes referred to as collagen induction therapy or derma rolling.

A derma roller is a cylinder with fine sharp needles that are rolled over the target area. Dr. C. Bakala nursing staff use a micro-needling pen, a handheld device with 12 fine needles at the tip. When the device is switched on, the needles quickly move in and out of the skin at the set depth.

Dr. C. Bakala also offers the Secret RF micro-needling combined with fractional Radio Frequency energy an innovative new treatment that delivers RF energy into varying levels of the skin including the deeper layers below the surface. This unique delivery of energy allows us to achieve optimal results of revitalizing and regenerating the tissue.

Benefits of Micro-needling

Still not sure about micro-needling? The following benefits of the procedure may change your mind:

Reduces the Appearance of Acne
Micro-needling for acne scars works wonders for smoothing your skin. It’s also helpful with other skin issues including burning scars, large pores, and sagging skin.

Achieves younger looking skin.
Secret RF Micro-needling improves signs of Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Scars, Skin tone and texture and Photodamage.

Increases Absorption of Skincare Products
This procedure punctures your skin and makes it easier for skin products to be absorbed faster and more effectively. Use quality skincare products for the best results.

Suitable for thin and sensitive skin
You can expect a quick recovery after the procedure, and unlike other resurfacing procedures, there is no visible boundary between treated and untreated skin.

Helps with Hyperpigmentation
Micro-needling can lighten darkened spots on your face, help with sunspots, melisma, and breakouts.

Types of Micro-needling

The procedure is suitable for anyone with skin conditions like acne scarring, aging, enlarged pores, keloid scarring, and more. Different microneedling include:

Traditional Micro-needling
Fine needles that are rolled over the skin create thousands of microscopic wounds on the skin surface. These wounds trigger an inflammatory response and produce new collagen and elastin.

Micro-needling With PRP
The treatment combines micro-needling with platelet-rich plasma, or a blood plasma with a high platelet content. The practitioner draws blood and centrifuges it to isolate platelet-rich protein. The extracted PRP is then incorporated into your treatment.

Micro-needling With Radiofrequency
This relatively and new non-invasive procedure relies on Secret RF technology and delivers fractional Radio Frequency (RF) energy through microneedles into different layers of the skin, including the deeper layers where treatment is most effective. It is ideal for people who need micro-needling and skin tightening.

Micro-needling in Kelowna

Micro-needling is a minimally invasive treatment for the face, and neck. When performed correctly by a professional, micro-needling can produce amazing results. It’s an excellent treatment for acne scarring and aging skin.

At Dr. Bakala’s Faces of Kelowna clinic in Kelowna, we can help you to determine whether this treatment is right for you. Give us a call to schedule an appointment if you have any questions or would like to learn more about our cosmetic procedures.

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