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How Microneedling Improves Your Skin

How Microneedling Improves Your Skin

Microneedling is all the rage in the skincare community and for good reason. This innovative skincare treatment uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the dermis layer of your skin which triggers your body's natural healing process to create new collagen and improve the elasticity in your skin. This highly effective treatment is rapidly becoming a go-to for the reduction of acne scars, as well as for plumping fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a rejuvenated glow. Although the thought of tiny needles pricking your skin may sound a bit scary, microneedling is considered a highly-safe treatment—whether performed by a professional or at-home—and has a long list of skin-transforming benefits. 

4 Ways Microneedling Improves Your Skin

Acne Scar Treatment

When the tiny needles of a microneedling pen prick the dermis layer of your skin, your body responds by producing collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin “plump” or “fill-out” the scars to smoothen and reduce their appearance. Microneedling works best on depressed (non-raised) scars and the treatment is safe for darker skin tones unlike other invasive acne scar treatments such as laser therapy. 

Reduces The Appearance Of Pores

You might be thinking that since microneedling pricks tiny holes in your skin that this will increase the appearance of your pores. Despite the fact that microneedling causes these tiny holes, it does not increase the size of your pores. In fact, microneedling actually achieves the opposite. When collagen around your pores is stimulated by the needle pricks, the area around each pore plumps, making the pore disappear. 

Improves Skin Tone

Unfortunately, the sun is not our friend when it comes to our skin. Without daily use of sunscreen and the practice of re-applying sunscreen on a bright day outdoors, our skin can suffer the effects of sun damage causing hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and wrinkles. These skincare problems are difficult to correct without professional treatment, but advances in microneedling treatments have been highly successful at reducing the appearance of sun damage and improving overall skin tone. Microneedling helps break down hyperpigmented skin, while at the same time improving cell turnover to give you a more even complexion. 

Improves Effectiveness Of Your Skin Care Products

Since microneedling penetrates small holes in the dermis layer of your skin, this allows for your topical skincare products to penetrate deeper into your skin. Post-microneedling is the prime time to apply anti-aging, acne, or other skincare products. The micro-holes in your skin are more readily and deliver the products deeper into your dermis than when applied normally making the products applied more effective. 

Kelowna Microneedling Treatments 

Microneedling results are comparable to skin laser therapy treatments and chemical peel treatments but without significant downtime. You will be able to enjoy your glowing complexion 24-72 hours after your treatment whereas laser and chemical treatments can require up to ten days of downtime. Microneedling has quickly become a popular go-to treatment for both women and men looking to improve their overall complexion while addressing specific skincare concerns such as acne scars and sun damage. 

Our team at Okanagan Skin Care Centre is constantly seeking new and innovative anti-aging therapies to provide our clients with better, more natural, and longer-lasting results. Okanagan Skin Care Centre uses the advanced SkinPen® technology to provide our patients with the safest, most effective skincare therapy to address all of their skin concerns. To learn more about SkinPen® microneedling or to discover how we can develop a customizable treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals, contact our office today at 250.868.9290 or book your consultation today!


Q: How long is the downtime after a microneedling treatment?
A: The downtime required from a microneedling treatment is usually 24 hours. After 24 hours, you can resume wearing makeup.

Q: Can microneedling reduce the appearance of wrinkles?
A: One of the main skin concerns microneedling addresses is wrinkles and fine lines. The little pricks in the skin promote the production of collagen, therefore, plumping the skin and smoothing out the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Q: How long does a microneedling treatment last?
A: At Okanagan Skin Care Centre, our microneedling treatments usually last for one hour depending on your skincare goals.

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Donna McAteer

Donna McAteer

Donna is the general manager and has been with the Okana­gan Skin Care Cen­tre for over 14 years. She is a certified Es­theti­cian and previous business owner with over 20 years enjoying the skin care industry. Her passion for knowledge, integral client care and maintaining a syn­er­gis­tic team that represents professional excellence in skin care remains her focus.

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