Microneedling in Lemoyne, PA at Bella Medspa

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Microneedling has become a very popular treatment to eradicate many unwanted skin conditions. A single treatment can take years off of your appearance. Many studies indicate that microneedling is a safe and effective way to build skin health. We are confident that you will be happy with our trained and experienced medical estheticians after your microneedling treatment at our Lemoyne, PA office.

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Microneedling, which is also known as collagen induction therapy is a skincare procedure that uses the body’s natural response to controlled dermal injury. At Bella Medspa an automated pen is used to generate thousands of microperforations in the upper dermis layer. This process triggers a natural skin healing mechanism to create new collagen and elastin. It significantly improves the texture and tone of skin.

This skin rejuvenation technique encourages your skin to produce collagen, a vital protein that decreases as we age. When the tiny needles prick your skin, you experience a slight injury. Your skin will respond by producing new collagen-rich tissue, encouraging a firmer texture and even skin tone. After a few treatments, your new skin will look brighter and better than before.

Benefits of Microneedling

The main advantages of microneedling are skin refreshment and the restoration of a youthful glow that has been lost due to aging or skin damage. The procedure stimulates the body's natural ability to repair itself by producing more collagen and elastin, which in turn promotes cell growth and the production of fresh, healthy skin cells.

Due to the tiny needles used, microneedling is also a minimally invasive procedure. General anesthesia or incisions are not necessary for the treatment, unlike more invasive cosmetic procedures. Additionally, there is a much lower chance of complications with microneedling.

A microneedling session typically lasts an hour, though actual procedure times will vary depending on how well topical numbing creams work for you and the size of the treatment area. You should avoid strenuous activity and exposure to the sun for a few days after your appointment, but you can resume your regular daily activities right away.

The microneedling procedure yields quick results. Within a few weeks, visible improvement is seen by the majority of patients. Thanks to the prolonged protein production of your skin, this rejuvenation will last for months.

Beyond its aesthetic advantages, microneedling is a less expensive but still efficient substitute for laser treatments. Additionally, it has significantly fewer downtime requirements and milder side effects. To find out more about the advantages of microneedling, continue reading.

Microneedling can help to improve a range of skin conditions:

  • Enhances elasticity and texture of skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles reduction
  • Scar treatment, including acne scars
  • Reduces appearance of surgical scars
  • Improves appearance of pores and improves overall texture of the skin
  • Hyperpigmentation and sunspots reversal
  • Stretch mark removal
  • Improved effectiveness of topical skincare products
  • Treats melasma

What Conditions Does Microneedling Treat?

Microneedling is used to treat various skin conditions and complaints, including acne scarring, large pores, rosacea, and wrinkles. Microneedling’s anti-aging benefits are particularly effective, and this technique is used in certain procedures such as sunspot removal and eyelid surgery. In addition, professionals can use microneedling to deposit medication, such as topical tretinoin or vitamin C, deeper into the skin.

Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?

Except for those with darker skin, almost any healthy adult is a good candidate for microneedling. Skin types 1-4 are typically treated at Bella Medspa.

Most frequently, scars from injuries and acne are treated with this method. Many people also use it to tone and tighten "crepey" or thin skin that they are experiencing as a result of aging naturally.

The increased collagen production brought on by microneedling can fill in and smooth out any wrinkles, fine lines, or other aging-related skin conditions, restoring your healthy skin texture. It can also treat sun damage-related hyperpigmentation.

To reduce the size of large pores, you can also try microneedling. The procedure can be used by practitioners to remove stretch marks and skin discoloration.

The best way to determine whether microneedling is an appropriate course of treatment for you is to speak with a qualified esthetician. In order for the treatment to help you achieve your desired results and your provider to rule out any contraindications, it is crucial to be open and honest about your medical history and aesthetic goals. A licensed aesthetician like those at Bella Medspa should always perform microneedling procedures--this is not a treatment that’s safe to carry out at home.

Who Shouldn’t Get Microneedling Done?

The aesthetician uses handheld technology during the microneedling procedure to penetrate the skin and create microchannels that will encourage the growth of collagen and elastin as the skin heals. Due to the increased risk of infection, people with weakened immune systems or those undergoing cancer treatment should avoid microneedling.

Despite the minute punctures, microneedling should be avoided by people with blood or clotting disorders due to the possibility of bleeding. Additionally, those with conditions that result in hard, raised scarring are ineligible for the procedure.

Microneedling is probably not a good idea if you have severe acne, psoriasis, eczema, or any other serious skin issues. People with moles or skin tags are also not good candidates because the microneedles could harm their skin even more.

How to Prepare for Microneedling Treatment?

The most crucial step in getting ready for your microneedling appointment is to adhere to the advice given by your esthetician. In accordance with your skin type and the treatment you'll receive, they will provide detailed advice.

Prior to your appointment, it is best to avoid anything that will make your skin more sensitive. Namely, the skin can become irritated by tanning, excessive sun exposure, and harsh exfoliants. These actions could make the procedure more difficult and lengthen the healing process.

Providers will advise stopping any use of retinol, isotretinoin, or other medications for severe acne for up to a few days prior to treatment. Due to the fact that inflammation is a necessary component of the healing process following microneedling, the aesthetician may advise you to stop taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs as well. But before you stop taking any prescription medication, make sure to talk to your doctor.

To get the best results, three to six microneedling sessions spaced about a month apart are usually required. You can optimize your results and boost your dermatological wellness by planning out your treatments in advance.

The Microneedling Treatment

When you book your microneedling appointment at Bella Medspa, our staff will explain the procedure to you and answer any questions you may have about the process. About one hour before your first treatment, your technician will begin the microneedling procedure by applying a topical anesthetic to the area being treated. This will help reduce feelings of discomfort.

During the procedure, your technician will use a small, pen-like tool with fine needles to make tiny pricks under your skin. Your technician will gently and evenly move the microneedle over the surface of your skin, ensuring the even production of rejuvenated skin. Once the procedure is finished, your technician may apply a serum or treatment to calm your skin.

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling therapy is performed with a pen-like instrument with a set of precisely spaced sterile needles that oscillate over 100 times a second to produce thousands of micro-injuries at a controlled depth in the dermis. The injured dermis sends signals to fiberblasts stimulating them to align, repair, and increaszing collagen production. The skin plumps and thickens. When these treatments are repeated every four weeks in a series of 3-6 treatments for lasting results. A more even skin tone and texture, wrinkles, scares and hyperpigmentation are remarkably improved.

Does Microneedling Hurt?

Since microneedling involves tiny needles poking into the skin, it can be painful without a topical anesthetic. With this anesthetic, however, you will experience facial numbing and the pain you experience during the procedure is minimal.

At Bella Medspa, we are committed to providing a safe, comfortable experience. Our microneedling experts will always apply topical anesthetic to your skin’s surface prior to the procedure.

You may also experience minor irritation and redness immediately after your appointment, which can cause some discomfort. This is a normal response from your skin to the microneedling wounds. These symptoms should disappear within a few days after your appointment.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

To reap the full benefits of microneedling, Bella Medspa recommends scheduling multiple treatments. Most patients require 3 to 6 consecutive treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart for best results.

How Long Do Microneedling Results Last?

Your general health, the severity of your skin damage, and your genetic makeup will all have an impact on how long your microneedling results will last. That said, as long as your body keeps making new collagen, the effects will endure.

Your treatment should start to show results within a few weeks, but your appearance will continue to get better for up to six months. The majority of patients then have another microneedling session to preserve their refreshed appearance.

Our Microneedling Pen

The microneedling devices used by Bella Medspa are very safe, professional-grade tools. Each of our microneedling pens have automated vibrating functions that prevent unnecessary epidermal damage, protecting the quality of your skin. The microneedle's controlled vibrations also increase the absorption of skincare products, increasing the effectiveness of treatment in the process.

Is microneedling safe?

Research shows that microneedling is a very safe and effective procedure when professional equipment is used—but home microneedling is a completely different story. Dermarolling at home produces the same micro-injuries as microneedling, but you can increase your risk of infection due to unsanitary conditions.

At Bella Medspa, we always sterilize our microneedles and facilities to keep our patients safe from infection and dangerous side effects. Although you can purchase a consumer dermaroller, you should not attempt skin needling at home. Always choose professional microneedling over DIY procedures.

Microneedling is safe for all skin types, including thin and sensitive skin. However, there are certain people who should not receive this treatment.

    You may not be an ideal microneedling candidate if:
  • You are pregnant.
  • You have certain skin diseases, such as eczema or psoriasis.
  • You have a history of scars on your skin.
  • You currently have open wounds on your face.
  • You underwent radiation therapy recently.

Side Effects of Microneedling

Despite the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, all treatments have side effects. The most frequent adverse reaction to microneedling therapy is skin sensitivity and irritation. Despite how small they are, the holes still cause mild damage to the skin. As a result, your skin might be irritated and red for up to 72 hours following the procedure. While recovering, some people experience skin peeling.

More severe side effects, such as bleeding, bruising, and infection, are uncommon. They typically only occur when untrained providers use subpar equipment and poor sterilization techniques to perform microneedling treatments.

  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Signs of infection
  • Peeling skin

Microneedling Aftercare

Downtime with microneedling is very lifestyle friendly, with minimal downtime you can expect to be flushed for 1-3 days.

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure, so aftercare is simple and easy. Recovery time is minimal and most people do not need to take any downtime to heal from their treatment. Skin irritation and redness are common during the first few days after the procedure. However, it is important to take good care of your skin during the healing process.

Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun after microneedling, so it is important to wear sunscreen every day—especially for the first two weeks after treatment. Avoid spending too much time in the sun during the first week of your procedure to avoid sun damage.

Because your microneedling wounds need time to heal, do not apply makeup during the first 24 hours after the procedure. You should especially avoid applying makeup with used makeup brushes, which can contain bacteria that can lead to infection.

To protect yourself from infection and promote the healthiest skin possible, you should also avoid situations where you might sweat heavily. Avoid intense gym workouts, saunas, swimming pools, and other activities for at least 72 hours after the procedure.

Microneedling Cost

Microneedling procedure costs can vary. A single session can cost between $100 to $700 per person. The Bella Medspa team will inform you of the cost of your treatment before your first procedure.

If you are unsure whether you can afford microneedling, Bella Medspa offers free consultations and affordable healthcare financing with CareCredit. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discuss your payment options.

Skincare Health and Wellness

Microneedling can promote the production of collagen—but this treatment alone isn’t enough to give bright, beautiful skin instantly. It is important to maintain a gentle and effective skincare routine, eat a healthy diet, and drink plenty of water to promote beautiful skin.

Hyaluronic acid serum is recommended for use after microneedling; this product hydrates the skin and may stimulate collagen production. After your treatment, ask your Bella Medspa technician about hyaluronic acid and which serums they would recommend using.

Navigating skincare products after microneedling can be slightly challenging. To avoid damage to your skin, follow these tips.

  • Keep your skincare routine to a minimum after the procedure. Use gentle cleansers and toners to treat your skin.
  • Avoid harsh exfoliating chemicals and scented products for the first few days after your procedure.
  • Avoid products containing retinol or vitamin C for at least 48 hours after microneedling. Gradually introduce these products back into your regimen once this time has passed.
  • A dermatologist may prescribe certain products, such as peptide creams or antibiotic lotions, to use after your treatment. Always follow their advice and use these products as directed.

If you are unsure whether a skincare product is right for you, ask your Bella Medspa technician. They can advise you on whether any cleansers, scrubs, or toners you plan to use after your procedure could harm your skin or microneedling’s effectiveness.

What to Expect After Microneedling Treatment?

Your skin will be inflamed and sensitive right after the microneedling session. Some patients say their skin feels tight or dry. Others claim it to be red and tender.

After your treatment, we advise sticking to gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and serums. To get the best results from microneedling, it's crucial to wear sunscreen, stay out of the sun, and avoid using too much of any product that might irritate your skin.

By the fifth day of recovery, the treatment's minor punctures will have completely healed. After that, you can resume your regular skin care regimen and put on makeup again. However, you should continue to avoid harsh products like chemical peels.

As their new skin develops and replaces the injured cells, some people experience peeling and itching. Be sure to avoid picking or scratching your skin as this could slow down the healing process and compromise your final results.

Your skin will continue to tighten and regain its glow in the months following your procedure as your increased collagen production creates new cells and fortifies the anatomical structures that support your face and skin. During that time, be sure to contact your provider if you notice any unanticipated side effects.

Does Microneedling Work?

Clinical research supporting microneedling

A number of well-designed clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of microneedling.

  • A systematic review published in 2018 concluded that microneedling is both safe and effective for improving skin health (1). The researchers stated that microneedling can help to rejuvenate the skin and improve the state of scars and wrinkles.
  • A press release published by the American Academy of Dermatology stated that microneedling can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars and stretch marks (2).
  • One study found that microneedling in combination with ascorbic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite was an effective treatment for stretch marks on the thighs and abdominal areas (3).

Directions to Bella Medspa Lemoyne, PA

From Mechanicsburg - West

Head south on N Market St toward W Strawberry Alley, Turn left onto PA-641 E/E Main St, Turn left onto S 36th St, our office will be on the left.

From Harrisburg - East

From S, Front Street take the Market St Bridge toward Lemoyne. Continue on Market St for one mile and Bella Medspa will be on your right in a small strip mall next to Holtgate Podietry.


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May 5 2020

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Bella Medspa
717 Market St suite 102
Lemoyne, PA17043
Phone: 717-980-5948