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How To Decide Between a Microneedling and Microdermabrasion Treatment

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Are you wondering whether to opt for microneedling or microdermabrasion? Here are the key differences between these two treatments and how to best decide which one is right for you.

Today, people of all ages want to look their best, yet they may not have the time needed to recover from extensive surgical procedures, such as facelifts. At our Kelowna clinic, we offer advanced, and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, such as microneedling and microdermabrasion to quickly and safely rejuvenate your appearance.

These non-surgical cosmetic treatments have many benefits, including:

  • Shorter treatment times
  • Lower costs
  • Few side effects and lower risks
  • Instant, natural, and long-lasting results
  • Less extensive downtime

Non-Invasive Cosmetic Treatments For More Youthful Skin in Kelowna

From Botox and tissue fillers, to microdermabrasion and microneedling, our team of skin specialists offer some of the best non-surgical cosmetic treatments to give you a vibrant, healthy, and youthful appearance instantly.

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Microneedling vs Microdermabrasion: What’s the Difference?

Your skin is a reflection of health and vitality. As we age, we begin to develop lines, wrinkles, and various scarring or discolouration.The good news? There are a variety of skin procedures designed to reverse the aging process and reinvigorate your appearance.

Microneedling and microdermabrasion have unique benefits and can help you restore a more youthful look. Here’s everything you need to know about Microneedling vs Microdermabrasion and how to decide which is right for you:


Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a painless cosmetic procedure that involves puncturing the skin with tiny needles to stimulate collagen production. This treatment creates controlled micro-injuries beneath your skin’s surface, inducing the body to create new blood vessels, elastin, and collagen.

Microneedling reaches the skin below the surface and the micro-injury it produces results in new skin. You’ll experience a few days of redness, flaking, and dryness afterwards, but you’ll be able to enjoy incredible results within 3 weeks.

How many sessions are needed? Typically, a series of treatments is required although many patients report a noticeable improvement after just one session.

Skin Concerns That Benefit From Microneedling:

  • Acne and acne scars
  • Rosacea
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Stretch marks and scars
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Enlarged pores
  • Aging skin


Microdermabrasion targets the skin’s surface using a gentle ablative material, such as diamond crystals to scrub off dead skin cells, while simultaneously suctioning the debris away.

Microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin’s surface, resulting in a smoother and clearer complexion. There is minimal downtime associated with this treatment, and you can go right back to your daily activities afterwards.

How many treatments are needed? Results can be seen after just one treatment, but regular sessions are required to maintain your results.

Skin Concerns That Benefit From Microdermabrasion:

  • Dull or dry skin
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Fine lines
  • Age spots and hyperpigmentation

Microdermabrasion and Microneedling: Could You Benefit From Both?

Many patients can benefit from having both types of treatment. Typically, they can have 3-4 microneedling sessions per year and in between these, opt for microdermabrasion facials.

However, before having any aesthetic treatments, you must ALWAYS book a skin consultation to learn more about the health of your skin and about which skin treatments would best target your concerns and overall skin health goals.

Book a Consultation at our Kelowna Clinic

To find out more about our range of cosmetic treatments, including microneedling and microdermabrasion, and how our skin specialists can help you achieve all your aesthetic goals in an affordable, safe, and quick way, visit our Kelowna clinic today at 304 - 3320 Richter St, Kelowna, BC V1W 4V5.

Alternatively, you can contact us at 250-868-9290 or book a consultation online.


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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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