I had microneedling (face only) done by Dr. Trudy. My experience at Essence Wellness Clinic was great! The space is lovely, warm and inviting. The front desk staff are friendly and helpful. The microneedling wasn't as painful as I expected. Dr. Trudy was very gentle and explained the entire procedure and it's benefits. I would definitely recommend Essence Wellness and I will be going back for further treatments. Thanks ladies!
Kendra Flock is awesome! Very professional, very informative. She explained everything she was doing as she was doing it, even giving information on what each treatment does. I was pretty afraid of getting microneedling done, and I regret ever being afraid of treatment after seeing Dr Flock. 10/10 will go back again. HIGHLY recommend the vitamin IV.
Microneedling & Mesofill
I came across Essence Wellness Clinic a few months ago when researching anti-aging treatments. I'm so happy I went the naturopathic route as opposed to fillers and less natural skin treatments. Two months later, my skin looks vibrant, is less prone to breakouts, and those fine lines and dark circles I was worried about have vastly improved (if not disappeared). I also appreciate that the clinic has weekend/evening hours to accommodate those with busy schedules.
We will first clean your skin and then numb the skin with a high quality topical anaesthetic. After 20 minutes, medical grade hyaluronic acid gel is applied to the skin with a sterile applicator.
Injectable pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C is then applied on top of the hyaluronic acid as we perform microneedling.
We then microneedle using a Dermapen at different depths ranging from 0.25mm to 3.0mm. Major acne scars can be treated by stamping of the skin with the pen at 2-3mm.
What is a Microneedling treatment like?
A numbing local anesthetic will first be applied and left on for 20 minutes. The skin is then cleansed with a natural cleanser. Bioactive agents such as hyaluronic acid (what is used in Jevéderm and Restylane) and vitamin C serum are then applied and microneedling begins. The microneedling pen helps create channels to deliver these anti-aging infusions into the dermal layers below the skin surface. Microneedling treatments are 60 minute treatments. You return home or back to the office with virtually no signs of redness or irritation. The progressive healing process begins immediately. Final results are typically achieved within four to six weeks.
How often do you need to come?
The healing process happens at home after the treatment is given. Depending on the desired results and skin conditions, patients are recommended to come back every 4 weeks for 2 to 3 more treatments. Most obvious results are seen after the third treatment (see picture below). Patients can maintain their rejuvenated skin by coming in every 2-4 months for a Microneedling treatment.
Possible side effects include:
Redness, irritation, pin-point bleeding, heat sensation, itchiness, and swelling with most side effects subsiding within 4-24 hours.
How can I book for Microneedling?
Book Online by selecting “Facial Treatments” and then select the type of Microneedling visit you would like.
How do you bill for Microneedling?
Because this treatment is given by our Naturopathic Doctors and Acupuncturists, you may be able to claim it as a Naturopathic Visit or Acupuncture Visit through your health insurance plan. We also direct bill over 18 insurance companies. Please note that the visit portion will be submitted to insurance while the supplies fee of $15 will be the responsibility of the patient.
How does Microneedling work?
Microneedling is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy because as the microneedles penetrate through the epidermis, it stimulates a healing reaction. The body recognizes that there's been trauma at the local site and recruits collagen, fibrin, elastin and nutrients to heal the area. The induced collagen forms a new confluent layer, hence giving the skin a smoother and more youthful look. The diagram below shows the difference between Laser treatments and Microneedling treatments.
Highest Quality Skin Treatment
We do Microneedling the right way at Essence Wellness Clinic. Our Naturopathic Doctors and Acupuncturists will assess your skin, determine the depth that the needles need to be at and perform the treatment with sterile one-time-use only supplies and equipment. We highly prize ourselves with a clean clinic environment. We use medical grade pure hyaluronic acid and injectable grade Vitamin C.
What are other good add-on treatments for Microneedling?
MESOFILL - We recommend MesoFill as a good adjunct treatment to Microneedling. MesoFill contains 2% pure hyaluronic acid and can naturally fill fine lines and wrinkles by inducing collagen production. We can even fill upper and lower lips! We recommend starting with 1mL (extra $65) of MesoFill to start for smaller areas such as furrows and forehead lines but additional solution can be added for $20/mL to fill lips, nasolabials and cheeks.
MESOPIGMENTATION - For those who would like to treat pigmented skin, our MesoPigmentation solution will help brighten and lighten up the skin. Small injections will be made right underneath the age spot, dark acne scar or pigmented spot. We can even treat dark under eye circles with this solution. The solution contains Vitamin C, Glutathione, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Arbutin, Kojic Acid and Azelaic Acid. +$65/1mL or +$85/2mL.
FACIAL ACUPUNCTURE or TRADITIONAL CHINESE MICRONEEDLING - We recommend patients booking in for Facial Acupuncture or Facial Cupping 2 weeks after they have had a Microneedling treatment. The skin can benefit with additional treatments that help achieve similar effects. These treatments are both offered by our Naturopathic Doctors and Acupuncturists.
Face Only $225
($210 visit, $15 supplies)
Face + MesoFill (1mL) $290
($265 visit, $25 supplies)
Face + Neck $325
($310 visit, $15 supplies)
($365 visit, $25 supplies)
Add-on 1mL MesoFill +$20
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Minimal down time
Safe, Natural and Effective
Affordable and long-lasting results
Minimal side effects
No surgery required
Reduce fine lines & wrinkles
Diminish dark under eye circles
Improve skin tone & tightness
Reduce dark spots & age spots
Increase natural collagen
Post-Microneedling Care Packs - $20 (plus GST)
Take the treatment home with you. We also offer these small post-microneedling care packs for purchase at $20/pack. They include two 2mL vials of Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C and last about 4-7 days depending on how much you use.
These are the same Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C solutions that were used during your microneedling session. It will help hydrate the face and heal the skin faster.
You can have the natural looking results you want with no surgery, no painful peels or lasers, no down time – at an affordable price of $225/treatment.
Microneedling is a natural treatment that helps rejuvenate the skin without surgery. The treatment uses a dermapen with 12 microneedles that penetrate the skin with a series of vertical “stamps”. The body recognizes that there’s been local trauma to the skin and during the healing process more collagen, elastin, growth factors, and fibrin are released into the area. The result: less dark spots, lines and wrinkles and acne scars, toner and firmer skin, less dark circles, improved complexion and a natural glow to the face.