An aesthetician uses a tool with thin needles to create tiny holes in the surface layers of skin to stimulate collagen production
What You'll Get
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that aims to treat scar tissue, lax skin, wrinkles, and large pores by increasing collagen production. It sounds scary—and it does involve needles piercing the skin—but the needles are very fine and short, and only mildly uncomfortable. And the advantages of the procedure greatly outweigh the disadvantages.
To help allay your fears and find out exactly how microneedling benefits problematic skin, we spoke to two microneedling experts: certified physician’s assistant Whitney Conen, from Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, and medical aesthetician Kate, from LaBella Skin Bar in Germantown, Tennesee.
How does microneedling work?
“Microneedling works by making controlled microinjuries in your skin, which your body will then heal while producing collagen,” Whitney explains. More collagen means smoother, younger looking skin.
Which Skin problem can benefit the most from microneedling?
“The biggest transformation I see is on acne scarring, which speaks very highly of the process because that’s deep scarring/pitting,” Kate says. “It does wonders on overall anti-aging and hyperpigmented skin with dark spots, but I’m always shocked at how effective it is on deep scarring.”
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About Vancouver Tanning And Cryotherapy
Vancouver Tanning And Cryotherapy (VTC) opened in July 2019. They use tanning equipment such as base-level beds, high-pressure systems, or VersaSpa so that their clients don't have to spend hours and hours in the sun. They also offer cryotherapy to give their customers a boost of energy for up to eight hours and help them sleep better and recover faster. Alternatively, they may improve the look of the skin with microdermabrasion or microneedling, help get rid of unwanted fat in various areas of the body, like stomach or thighs, and more.