At Linden & Arc Vitality Institute, we understand the science of skin. Scars, fine lines, acne, and aging highlight the outward effects of chronic conditions, leaving constant reminders of your pain and suffering while damaging your confidence. We offer the solution with medical microneedling in Calgary. This minimally invasive and precise collagen induction therapy can treat acne scars, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines, loss of volume, and other notable scars, restoring your skin and confidence in the process.
Calgary microneedling involves the process of creating micro-injuries (channels) into the epidermis and dermis (superficial layer) of the skin without causing damage to the tissue. These channels stimulate the body’s healing cascade, increasing collagen production and cellular regeneration in the treatment areas, resulting in new skin with improved structure, elasticity, and plumpness.
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We approach this innovative and specialized treatment by firstly understanding your health challenges. Detailed diagnostics, medical timelines and histories, and essential testing serve as our foundation for developing a personalized plan for your skin conditions. We’ll safely administer microneedling with the Health Canada-approved eDermastamp® system, stimulating and regenerating collagen production and cellular regeneration, so you get optimal and holistic results. Our advanced medical microneedling approach and equipment deliver life-changing results that improve your mental, physical, and emotional state.
The machine we use for your treatment is called the eDermastamp®, the original micro-needling tool designed in Germany. The machine is licensed by Health Canada as a certified medical device. Compared to its more cosmetic competitors, eDermastamp® has a superior design that offers clinically proven results with a minimal amount of penetration force required, thereby providing a safer and more comfortable treatment.
Thanks to the medical-grade micro-needles of our eDermastamp®, side effects are minimal. The single-use, non-traumatic, cone-shaped needles create a micro-channel into the skin that seals within minutes after the treatment is performed. Compared to other devices that use knife-shaped needles, our treatment does not cause traumatic skin, vessel, or nerve damage while also minimizing downtime and recovery.
As the eDermastamp® provides visible results after a single treatment, consistent sessions can improve your overall skin texture and health. Results will continue to improve with subsequent 4 to 6 week treatments. 3 to 6 treatment sessions are typically recommended, with a minimum of 6-8 treatments advised for scaring. Maintenance treatments will depend on your preference and range from monthly to a few times a year. This will also impact the microneedling cost.
Yes, in special situations, you can. Research has indicated that combining microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (or PRP) can prove extra effective as the proteins from the plasma can help treat skin tissue. We can explain if this process works for you when you schedule a consultation with our functional doctors.
Patients with active acne or infections (bacterial, viral, fungal), blood thinner medications, cardiac and collagen vascular diseases, chemotherapy or radiation treatments, or eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis should not undertake microneedling treatment. Significantly, patients with hemophilia/bleeding disorders, keloid scarring, or are pregnant or lactating should not receive this treatment.