Microneedling - $50 OFF at Bella Medspa

Appointments available at our offices in Philadelphia on Rittenhouse Square, Newtown (Bucks County), Chester Springs, Harrisburg, Lancaster, PA and Reading.

care credit bella medspa

Microneedling uses tiny sterilized needles to puncture the skin and enact minor physical trauma that prompts deep layers of skin to begin to rebuild themselves. Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation technique used to help treat a range of skin conditions.

Microneedling can help improve a range of skin conditions, including:

  • Acne scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • "Crepey" skin
  • Enhances elasticity and texture of skin

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling traumatizes the skin in order to accelerate its production of collagen. Collagen is a vital protein that keeps skin looking youthful. Aging causes a natural decline in collagen, so a collagen deficiency is one of the primary 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 only takes weeks for the skin to heal and display visible results.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

For optimal results, most people require three to six consecutive treatments spaced four to six weeks apart.

Is Microneedling Safe?

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

The automated vibrating functions of the microneedling pen are safe for users because they prevent unnecessary epidermal damage. Furthermore, the vibrating functions improve the effectiveness of the treatment by increasing the absorption of the skin care products that are used.

What to Expect After Treatment?

Microneedling isn't invasive like surgery, so recovery time tends to be brief. Slight skin irritation and redness are normal within the first few days, but they shouldn’t elicit concern.

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 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 reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars (2).