8 West Clinic is Vancouver’s premier plastic surgery and medical spa clinic, specializing in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical skin treatments, in the safety of our medical facility. With more than 15 years of practice, we’ve come to love some of our top performing treatments, and microneedling is definitely one of them. Microneedling produces excellent results, has little to no downtime and is safe to perform all year round (unlike some laser treatments).
Medical microneedling (also known as skin needling), has been noted as one of the best cosmetic treatments for stimulating collagen production. A celebrity favourite treatment, micro needling helps to diminish the look of facial scarring as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It works with the patented technology of the Eclipse MicroPen® which catapults the skin into the healing process, causing an abundance of collagen and elastin to be produced. The Eclipse MicroPen® won THE Aesthetic Industry Award for Best Micro-Needling Device and is the most advanced medical-grade automated skin-needling device on the market. At 8 West Clinic in Vancouver, your treatment is comfortably performed with the help of a topical numbing cream by one of our experienced medical aestheticians.
Medical Microneedling has been clinically proven to be one of the most successful non-invasive treatments on the market, when it comes to treating the most common signs of aging. Microneedling works best when done in a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. The Eclipse MicroPen® can be used to treat the following conditions:
At 8 West Clinic we use The Eclipse MicroPen®; an automated, advanced medical-grade device. The innovative design is comprised of medical grade stainless steel and can be used to treat various skin conditions throughout the body.
The Eclipse MicroPen® is cordless with a high-speed motor that helps to deliver a more comfortable treatment than the former derma-rollers on the market. During your treatment, The Eclipse MicroPen® creates a controlled damage in the dermis in the form of tiny punctures. This process catapults skin into the healing process, stimulating cell proliferation which causes an abundance of collagen and elastin to be produced. This boost in collagen and elastin production results in a thicker, more supple dermis which results in a smoother, plumper skin, with a visible reduction in scarring, hyperpigmentation, melasma, fine lines and wrinkles.
Your skin will be flushed and pink for the first 12+ hours after your treatment, this is easily camouflaged with mineral makeup. The skin may also feel dry and tight for a short while post-treatment as well. As this is a non-invasive treatment with little downtime you can generally get back to your routine within 24 hours. The day after your treatment you will notice your skin is nice and plump and with a course of treatments, you will begin to reap the benefits of firmer, smoother skin. We generally suggest a course of 3 to 6 treatments depending on what you would like to treat and the severity.
You could be a candidate for medical microneedling if you are looking to repair skin problems such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots or hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, poor skin texture or minor scarring. If you are local to Vancouver or plan to visit, we would love to have you visit our clinic for a free consultation with our microneedling specialists. Click here to book your consultation for microneedling in Vancouver.
Located in Vancouver, BC, 8 West Clinic consists of a team of experts that specialize in both surgical and non-surgical medical treatments such as Medical Microneedling, as well as an array of laser and skin rejuvenation treatments. Book an appointment and dazzle your friends with a brighter and more youthful-looking complexion.