Microneedling

Microneedling in South Surrey

Dr. Gina Neonakis is a naturopathic doctor that offers professional grade microneedling as part of her services.

Microneedling is the process of using very fine needles to create tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin. These micro traumas stimulate the natural repairing process in the body which increases cell turnover and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.

What does microneedling help with?

This helps with concerns such as:

  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Injury scars
  • Discoloration
  • Improves skin texture and tone

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Dr. Gina uses SkinPen, which is one of the only FDA approved devices for microneedling.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many sessions will I need?

Treatments are often booked 1 month apart, with optimal results often seen after 3-6 sessions. 

Does microneedling hurt?

During your session, a medical grade numbing cream will be applied to the skin for 30 minutes prior to microneedling. Therefore, you may feel pressure but should not feel pain during your session. 

What is the down time to recover?

Typically, only 24 hours is needed after a treatment, as the needles are only penetrating the top layer of skin. Often times, the skin will be red afterwards and resemble a mild sunburn for around one day, but in some cases this can last for up to 3 days. It is best not to book events within 1 week of your microneedling appointments. 

How long do I need to discontinue my acne products for?

It is best to avoid retinol containing products for 24 hours before your procedure.

Afterwards, you will want to avoid retinol, glycolic acids, salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide for 1 week as the micro-channels are closing. We can discuss bringing these back earlier depending on the case.

Can I be on Accutane while doing microneedling?

It is best to avoid accutane within the 6 months prior to microneedling sessions, as this medication can dry out and thin the skin making it more fragile. 

What if I have active acne?

If acne is mild, we can go around these lesions. If moderate to severe, we will want to provide treatments to reduce your acne before scheduling microneedling for acne scarring. Dr. Gina focuses on treating acne through individual approaches, so booking a naturopathic visit would be the best place to start.