Microneedling FAQ

Looking for microneedling experts in Nanaimo?

Microneedling, a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure gaining popularity, is an effective and safe solution for various skin concerns. At the forefront of this transformative treatment is the SkinPen microneedling system, known for its precision and effectiveness. Let’s dive into some frequently asked questions about microneedling.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves the use of a device with fine needles that create microscopic channels in your skin. This controlled micro-injury stimulates your natural healing process, leading to collagen and elastin production.

What skin concerns does microneedling treat?

Microneedling is a versatile treatment that addresses various skin concerns, including:

Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Microneedling promotes collagen production, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on face and neck.

Acne Scars
The procedure helps improve the texture and appearance of acne scars by encouraging your skin’s regeneration.

Uneven Skin Tone
Microneedling can enhance your skin tone and texture, providing you with a more even complexion.

Large Pores
The treatment helps minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.

What is the SkinPen Microneedling System?

SkinPen is a Health Canada and FDA-cleared microneedling device known for its safety and precision. It features adjustable needle depth settings, allowing for a customized approach tailored to your individual skin needs.

Who is a candidate for microneedling?

Microneedling is suitable for a wide range of skin types and tones. Ideal candidates include individuals looking to

  • improve skin texture,
  • reduce fine lines, or
  • address specific concerns like acne scars.

A consultation with one of our qualified medical aestheticians will help you determine if SkinPen Microneedling is the treatment for you.

How many microneedling treatments are needed?

The number of sessions varies depending on your individual goals and the severity of your skin concerns. While some may see improvement after a single session, a series of treatments spaced a few weeks apart is often recommended for optimal results.

What can you expect during and after the treatment?

During the procedure, a numbing cream is applied to minimize discomfort. You may experience mild redness and swelling afterward, which typically subsides within a few days. Following post-treatment guidelines and avoiding sun exposure is crucial for optimal healing.

How much does it cost in Nanaimo?

Please refer to our treatment menu for pricing details.

Before & After Microneedling

These dramatic transformations in facial acne scars and neck wrinkles are why SkinPen microneedling is one of the fastest-growing in-office procedures worldwide and why 90% of clinical trial patients would recommend SkinPen to their friends and family!


To explore the potential benefits for your unique skin concerns, schedule a consultation with our experienced team at 250-591-0701 or send us a message using the form below.

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Dr. Barnsley is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Barnsley is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Victoria and Nanaimo, BC
Dr. Barnsley is a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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Dr. Philip Barnsley, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Victoria, BC, specializes in a variety of plastic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, facelift, as well as a number of non-surgical medical aesthetic procedures. He serves Lantzville, Nanaimo, Victoria, and other communities throughout Vancouver Island.