Would you like to have smoother skin with a brighter tone? Microneedling is a minimally invasive technique that marshals your body’s own healing processes to improve skin tone, texture, and tightness.

This cosmetic treatment is available at the Calgary practice you know and trust for your family’s healthcare needs – Vanguard Aesthetic Clinic.

Is Microneedling for You?

You may be a good candidate for microneedling if you have:

  • Acne scarring
  • Active acne
  • Dull complexion
  • Large pores
  • Lax skin
  • Pigmentation irregularities
  • Rosacea
  • Stretch marks
  • Wrinkles
is microneedling for you

Experience the Transformative Power of Microneedling!

Experience the Transformative Power of Microneedling!

How Microneedling Works

Microneedling works by stimulating collagen production in the skin. The procedure’s pinpricks produce minor skin irritation, and the skin responds by producing new collagen-rich tissue.

The tone and texture of this new skin tissue are more even. Collagen loss is typical with age or injury to the skin. Additional collagen may help firm the skin by encouraging the skin to produce new tissue.

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First, the skin is cleansed. A numbing cream is applied for comfort. The derma roller contains many hair-fine needles. The clinician makes several passes with it in varying directions over the treatment area, penetrating the skin to a carefully controlled depth. The derma roller creates microcolumns in the skin.

Oxygenated blood supply at the surface is increased, and natural healing mechanisms – production of collagen and elastin – are triggered. These tiny punctures also allow topical serums or medications for special skin conditions to penetrate more deeply. Skin is cleansed again and protected with a moisturizing sunscreen.

Treatment is well tolerated and micro-needling downtime is minimal. You may return to work or other activities right after your appointment, and wear makeup the next day. There can be some pinkness or slight swelling, but it typically resolves quickly.

Within about three to five days, increased cell turnover generates some flaking or peeling, which can be camouflaged with moisturizer. Then, a fresh complexion emerges, and improvement continues for several months as collagen builds.

The doctor may recommend a series of micro-needling sessions for initial rejuvenation, then periodic re-treatment to maintain results. Some patients schedule this safe, natural treatment monthly to keep skin looking its best.

The severity of the skin problem, its location, and the treatment approach chosen may all influence the outcome. A doctor might advise four to six treatment sessions. The skin may continue to produce more collagen for 3 to 6 months after microneedling treatment.

Microneedling, like any cosmetic procedures, has some dangers. The most typical side effect is slight skin discomfort right after the surgery. For a few days, you may notice some redness.

Call your doctor if you notice more severe side effects, such as: bleeding, bruising, infection, peeling.

If you have any of the following conditions, you may not be a good candidate for microneedling:

  • Have psoriasis or eczema
  • Have open wounds or active acne
  • Have recently received radiation therapy
  • Have a history of skin scarring
  • Pregnant women may need to be cleared by an obstetrician or gynaecologist before receiving treatment

Because your skin channels are open and sensitive after your operation, avoid the following activities during your first week of recovery:

  • Sun exposure
  • Skin care products with alpha-hydroxy acids and retinol
  • Makeup
  • Sweating

Is this procedure right for you? Search the internet for “microneedling before and after” images to see real results. Then click here or call Vanguard Aesthetic Clinic at (403) 250-9509 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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Kirsten Mitchell
May 2, 2023
Dr. Kennedy did my IUD, she is absolutely amazing and so respectful.
Taylor Smart
January 9, 2023
Just had my first appointment and I was blown away. Everyone was so fantastic and Dr. Nkole was Incredible. Other doctors have pushed my request cause of my age and he requested the tests I wanted without question. I am so relieved and beyond thankful. Honestly, I can’t imagine being a health care worker in this time and everyone was so caring. Thank you for your continued care.
November 3, 2022
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Naman S
December 27, 2021
Honestly, if I could give a hundred stars, I totally would for Dr. Christopher Greene. He was super friendly, empathetic and wise in regards to my little skin issue which got resolved in less than 2 weeks. I now got one less problem because of Dr. Greene. Highly recommended!
November 22, 2021
Had a great experience with Dr Hunter who answered all my questions and provided me with results! Also, front desk was amazing and very easy to get a hold of! Thank you!
June 10, 2021
The doctor was very informative.

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