It’s safe to say that pretty much any of us would love to have smoother, firmer, skin that radiates a flattering, natural glow and makes us look more youthful. How is it possible to achieve glowing and even skin tone? Meet microneedling—a gold-standard treatment with proven results that makes it a top choice for facial rejuvenation.
While there are a growing number of DIY at-home microneedling devices becoming available, they can significantly damage the skin and create scars, so it’s highly recommended that you visit a top-tier medical microneedling clinic to ensure that you’re in skillful hands. This is your face after all, and you want nothing but the best!
There seems to be an endless number of skin spas popping up, but we’re more than just the average industry newcomer or regular facial clinic. We’re the city’s premier facial and body rejuvenation destination because our highly skilled practitioners offer a full 360° spectrum of medical aesthetic services, including microneedling, that make our patients look and feel absolutely beautiful. Can microneedling damage your skin? Not when you’re in our ultra-educated, and experienced hands!
Led by one of North America’s most skilled dual board-certified facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi, our team of expert medical aestheticians and nurses use the most advanced techniques, training, and technology to offer customized plans and treatments that are as individual as you are.
The team at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic is made up of leaders in the medical aesthetics field. Our Aesthetic Registered Nurses work closely with each patient who visits our clinic so we can offer you the best treatments with optimal results, with customized facial rejuvenation plans created just for you.
With 10+ years of experience as an Aesthetic Registered Nurse, Sonya Ellens is one of Vancouver’s top medical microneedling practitioners. Sonya is highly trained and skilled at performing microneedling, with an ever-growing fan base of dedicated patients who love their results.
Sonya has an impressive knowledge of a variety of medical skin treatments and an astute eye for aesthetics. Sonya’s clients are thrilled with their brightened, youthful, and glowy skin after they visit her for a microneedling appointment, with each treatment fine-tuned to your specific needs.
It’s not surprising that microneedling is a favourite treatment among Hollywood’s elite as well as our valued patients (who get pampered like celebrities in our talented hands). Medical microneedling is clinically proven to be one of the most successful non-invasive treatments for anti-aging facial rejuvenation. These are just a few of the many perks of this procedure:
Medical microneedling works with the award-winning, patented technology of the Eclipse MicroPen® which catapults the skin into its natural healing process, causing an abundance of collagen and elastin production, which are essential for plumping the skin, increasing blood flow to the face, and making the skin more elastic and firm.
Microneedling works by making tiny punctures in the first layer of the skin. This controlled damage is what stimulates the healing process. Essentially, medical microneedling involves temporarily penetrating and wounding your skin so it renews itself and gives you a refreshed, illuminated appearance along with an extra spring in your step that comes from knowing that you look your very best.
Medical microneedling is an ideal treatment to treat a wide range of skin issues. If you have any of these areas of concern (or a combination of them), microneedling may be a fantastic facial rejuvenation option for you:
If any of these skin concerns bother you when you look in the mirror, medical microneedling can address them and improve your skin’s appearance. Glowing, smooth skin gives any woman that little bit of extra confidence that makes us feel gorgeous.
When you arrive at your microneedling appointment, your Aesthetic Registered Nurse will begin your session by applying a topical numbing cream all over, or to the areas of the face that your treatment is targeting. This keeps you comfortable during your treatment.
Once you’re numb, your skin is cleansed and dried and your treatment is ready to begin! Our Aesthetic Registered Nurses exclusively use the Eclipse MicroPen® to perform your medical microneedling treatments. This automated, advanced medical-grade device gives your nurse the precision needed to treat different areas of your face, using different depths on the thinner skin on your forehead vs. the skin on your cheeks.
Your Aesthetic Registered Nurse uses the device to create thousands of tiny “injuries” to your skin which triggers a cascade of growth factors to be released that heal the punctured areas with a surge in collagen to make your skin thicker, smoother, and more supple. Collagen also reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as improving your skin’s texture and tone, for a brighter and more youthful complexion.
After the microneedling process is complete, your nurse will apply a customized serum to help calm the skin and speed the healing process.
After your treatment, we recommend a series of 3 to 6 treatments based on what you’d like to treat. Each session should be spaced about a month apart. Once your series is complete, you’ll enjoy your luminous, smooth skin for about 6 months to a year before you need an additional maintenance treatment. Older patients may need touch-ups more frequently for lasting results.
Your medical microneedling experience begins with a complimentary consultation at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic to assess your skin and determine the best treatment plan that’s best for your unique needs.
Thanks to the topical numbing cream that your nurse applies, microneedling doesn’t hurt much, if at all!
Many patients have the same question: how long does it take to see the results from microneedling? Right after a microneedling treatment, your skin will be a little flushed and pink for around 12 hours, and it might feel dry and tight for a short while.
The day after your treatment you’ll notice that your skin is nice and plump and that it has a beautiful glow to it, which is a result of temporary swelling. You’ll be able to resume your usual skincare routine and other activities the next day. Your skin will calm down and look prettier and within the week.
After your full results take effect, you’ll enjoy these benefits:
The result is glowing, refreshed skin that lets you put your best face forward wherever your day takes you.
Patients who want to accentuate the results of their microneedling may choose additional treatments to add volume to hollowed areas or to contour and add definition to the cheeks or jawline. Dermal fillers are an excellent choice for achieving these results. Some patients desire an all-over “lifted” look, making a non-surgical facelift another complementary treatment that brings out the best in how you look and feel.
Learn more about medical microneedling and our other facial rejuvenation options and visit 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic for your complimentary consultation and skin assessment. Book a consultation online or by calling our patient care managers at