Microneedling with SkinPen®

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What is SkinPen®?

SkinPen® is the only microneedling device that is both Health Canada and FDA approved for the treatment of medical conditions. The SkinPen® Precision microneedling procedure is minimally invasive and involves little to no downtime. This treatment can effectively revitalize your complexion, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving acne and surgical scars, and revealing smooth, healthy skin.

How does SkinPen® Work?

SkinPen® Precision is a microneedling device that creates thousands of microscopic channels in your skin, activating your body’s natural healing response to increase collagen production and rejuvenate your skin to look healthier. It is the first and only microneedling device approved by both Health Canada and the FDA, with over 90 independent validation studies supporting its safety and effectiveness.


What are the benefits of using SkinPen®?

SkinPen® is a minimally invasive microneedling treatment that can rejuvenate your skin, with results lasting for several months. 

Some of the major benefits of SkinPen® include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increased collagen production, and a positive effect on hyperpigmentation and stretch marks

Additionally, there is no downtime associated with the procedure, so you can return to your regular activities within just a few days. 

With SkinPen®, you can achieve younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging in a shorter treatment time. It is also effective at minimizing acne scarring.

Am I a good candidate for SkinPen®?

We recommend SkinPen® Precision microneedling to men and women of all skin types who are looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimize acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and stretch marks, and achieve a more youthful-looking complexion.


Microneedling before and after gallery

What to expect during microneedling?

When you arrive at Cosmetic Club MD, our team will record your medical history and aesthetic interests. We will then perform a thorough cleansing of your skin and apply a topical anesthetic ointment that will remain on your skin for approximately 30 minutes.

After the ointment is removed and your skin is cleansed again, we will use the SkinPen® to create thousands of microscopic channels in your skin. You may feel some discomfort during the procedure, which usually takes around 30 minutes.

Following the treatment, you can expect some redness, swelling, and discomfort, but there is little to no downtime involved. The natural healing response that the SkinPen® initiates lasts for several months, leaving you with brighter and more refreshed-looking skin.

What to expect after your microneedling with SkinPen?

Immediately after your treatment, you’ll look like you have a moderate to severe sunburn, and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. You may also experience slight swelling, which is normal and should subside within 1-2 hours, and disappear within the same day or 24 hours. Minimal redness may occur after 24 hours in some areas or spots. If you’re concerned about any reaction, please call our office  immediately.

You’ll notice an immediate glow to your skin after treatment, and visible changes will develop over several days and weeks. Collagen and elastin production will continue to increase, and results will improve for up to 6 months after treatment.

How much does microneedling with skinpen cost?

At our Vancouver clinic, we offer SkinPen microneedling treatments at highly competitive prices starting from just $150. The exact cost of your treatment will depend on several factors such as the area being treated (face vs neck or body), the number of treatments needed and the package purchased. For accurate pricing information, please click on the “check pricing” button or contact us directly.


Frequently asked questions about SkinPen microneedling

SkinPen® is an effective treatment for the face and neck, addressing nasolabial folds, wrinkles, lines, neck aging, acne, and scarring.

The number of treatments varies for each individual, but generally, 3-4 sessions are recommended for optimal results. Your skin texture, tone, and laxity will be assessed during a free consultation to determine the best treatment plan for you.

You may be able to apply makeup 1-2 days after treatment, but it is essential to consult with your specialist for personalized advice.

It is important to minimize sun exposure, apply broad-spectrum sunscreen daily, and moisturize regularly after a SkinPen® treatment to maintain your skin’s health and appearance.

Side effects are generally minimal, but some patients may experience transient redness, swelling, or temporary bruising. Any discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.

Yes, combining SkinPen® microneedling with PRP can enhance results by using your own plasma for skin rejuvenation.


SkinPen® offers numerous benefits, including reduced fine lines and wrinkles, minimal downtime, increased collagen production, younger-looking skin, shorter treatment times, and improved acne scarring and hyperpigmentation.


Video showing how microneedling works