Microneedling - $50 OFF at Bella Medspa

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Microneedling uses tiny sterilized needles to puncture the skin and cause minor physical trauma. The trauma provokes deep layers of skin to rebuild. Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation technique used to help treat a range of skin conditions.

Microneedling can help to improve a range of skin conditions:

  • Enhances elasticity and texture of skin
  • Acne Scarring
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch marks
  • Crepey skin

How does microneedling work?

Microneedling causes trauma to the skin. This trauma increases the production of collagen. Collagen is a vital protein that keeps skin looking youthful. Aging causes a natural decline in collagen and so a deficiency in collagen is one of the primary contributing factors to signs of skin aging.

At a speed of 6,000 stamps per minute, microneedling creates 66,000 micro-holes in the skin allowing medicinal solutions to penetrate and rejuvenate skin cells. Because the trauma to the skin is minor, it should only take several weeks for the skin to heal and reveal visible results.

How many treatments will I need?

For best results most people require 3 to 6 consecutive treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Is microneedling safe?

Research has shown that microneedling is safe and can help improve skin health when professional equipment is being used.

The automated vibrating functions of the microneedling pen are safe for users because the controlled vibrations prevent unnecessary epidermal damage. Furthermore, the vibrating function improves the effectiveness of the treatment by increasing the absorption of skin care products.

What to expect after treatment?

Microneedling isn't invasive like surgery and so recovery time tends to be rapid. Slight skin irritation and redness are normal within the first few days but are nothing to be concerned about.

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).