Vancouver Microneedling Treatments

        Skin Matters offers Microneedling treatments at our Vancouver clinic to rejuvenate your skin. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes a set of precision needles to encourage collagen and elastin production in your skin, leaving it firm and smooth, and glowing.

        What Is Microneedling? 

        Microneedling is a procedure that is minimally invasive and highly effective for addressing numerous concerns  in the skin. By using a pack of thin needles adjusted to your skin depth, the device will create tiny puncture wounds in the top layer of your skin. These wounds then stimulate your skin’s healing process to encourage the production of collagen and elastin - two proteins that keep your skin youthful and glowing. You can have Microneedling performed on your face and specific areas of the body, such as top of the hands, or decolletage, however the face is the most common treatment area.


        What is a DP4™ Microneedling Pen?

        The new DP4™ Microneedling Pen by Dermapenworld™ Clarion is a minimally invasive device to administer your Microneedling treatment. Skin Matters uses the DP4™ Microneedling Pen to help improve the appearance of major skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, skin texture, sun spots and age spots, stretch marks, enlarged pores, dilated capillaries, and more.


        How Does DP4™ Microneedling Work?

        The DP4™ Microneedling Pen glides over the skin, creating millions of fine, vertical channels faster than other Microneedling pens. These channels can carry more topical nutrients deeper into the skin. The micro-injuries trigger a natural repair process, increasing collagen and elastin production and visibly improving a wide range of skin concerns. It is the only device in the world that can treat scars by safely achieving a 3mm depth into the skin. 

        It is best performed with the combination of one of the following treatment options:

        • NCTF® Boost 135 serum for hydration and glow.
        • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for optimal healing and repair.
        • DP4™ MG: Booster Series serums to specifically target your key concerns (acne & congestion, fine lines & wrinkles, hydration & radiance, hyperpigmentation, and scarring).
        What Does Microneedling Treat?

        Skin Matters Microneedling treatments can reduce the appearance of:

        How Much Does a DP4™ Microneedling Treatment Cost?

        The cost of your DP4™ Microneedling treatment entirely depends on the severity of your concerns, your chosen treatment area, and the number of treatment sessions you attend. The Skin Matters team is happy to answer any questions regarding your Microneedling treatment, including how much it will cost, during your consultation. 

        DP4™ Micro-needling Pen at a Glance:


        Procedure Length
        20 - 30 Minutes
        Recovery Time
        Minimal to no downtime
        Indefinite after 3 treatments
        Results can be seen within a few days, most noticeable after 4 - 6 weeks

        Why Choose Skin Matters for Microneedling?

        Led by Dr. Cheng, Dr. Liew, and Dr. Yong, the talented doctors at the Skin Matters clinic in Vancouver bring with them a combined 55+ years of experience in medical aesthetics and microneedling. Our expert team of technicians have worked alongside our Medical Doctors for over 10 years and hold one of the highest levels of skin device training in the industry. When you’re in the hands of the clinicians at Skin Matters, you know you’ll be leaving with beautiful, natural-looking Microneedling results.


        Vancouver’s Microneedling Experts

        Skin Matters offers the latest Microneedling technologies and devices to give you the safest, most effective skin rejuvenating treatments. No need to worry about going under the knife - our minimally-invasive treatments will have you looking refreshed and rejuvenated in no time. 


        Benefits of Microneedling

        Some benefits of Microneedling include:

        • It is a minimally invasive skin treatment.
        • It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, stretch marks, scars, acne, and other skin concerns.
        • It is appropriate and effective for all skin tones.
        • The treatment involves minimal pain and downtime.
        • The DP4™ Microneedling Pen encourages collagen and elastin production in the body for longer-lasting, youthful results.

        Risks and Side Effects of Microneedling

        Some risks that are rare but can still occur due to Microneedling include:

        • Bruising.
        • Scarring.
        • Possibility of infection.

        Are You a Candidate for Microneedling Treatment?

        If you want to rejuvenate your skin and reduce signs of aging with a minimally invasive treatment, Microneedling at Skin Matters is a great option for you. However, you should avoid Microneedling or consider another treatment option if you are taking certain medications, have a blood disorder, have cancer, or have certain skin conditions that make it unsafe to perform this treatment. 

        During your consultation, discuss your medical history and concerns with the Skin Matters team to fully understand if Microneedling is right for you. 

        How to Prepare for Your Microneedling Treatment

        To prepare for your Microneedling treatment, you should:

        • Cease using exfoliants (physical and chemical) such as AHA/BHAs and scrubs, as well as any/all retinoid/Vitamin A products for 2 weeks prior to treatment. Certain medications may be a contraindication to microneedling. This is best discussed with your treatment provider at Skin Matters.
        • Come to your treatment session with clean skin. 

        Aftercare & Recovery for Microneedling Treatments

        Once your Microneedling treatment is finished, you can go home. Your skin may be slightly red or swollen for up to five days, but ice packs can help reduce irritation and discomfort. Stay out of the sun and avoid wearing makeup for 2-3 days until your skin fully heals. Retinoids/Vitamin A and exfoliants may be resumed 2 weeks post treatment. 

        Microneedling FAQs

        How often should you do microneedling treatments?

        For optimal results and continued enjoyment of glowing, youthful skin, you should receive microneedling treatments every 4-6 weeks.

        Can you see the results of microneedling after one session?

        Yes, you will be able to see more glowing, healthy skin and a reduction in your concerns after your first treatment.

        Is microneedling painful?

        Microneedling boasts little to no pain both during and after the treatment. If you experience discomfort after treatment, you may use ice packs to reduce swelling of the skin and take over-the-counter pain medication. Skin Matters will always ensure a comfortable, tolerable treatment and  minimize any discomfort, so it is rare to experience pain during your microneedling treatment at our clinic.

        Can you microneedle at any age?

        Yes, you can pursue a Microneedling treatment at any age above 18, but you should be aware that it is most effective on mild to moderate skin concerns. If you are older and have severe sagging or wrinkling concerns on your skin, you may want to pursue a different procedure better suited to your needs. This can all be discussed during your Skin Matters consultation, where the team will create a customized treatment plan catered to you. 

        Schedule a DP4™ Microneedling Consultation Today!

        To learn more about Microneedling, please schedule a short consultation with our friendly staff at Skin Matters today.