Micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a popular, minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment designed to reduce signs of aging, mild scarring, and other common aesthetic concerns in the face and body. A specialized handheld micro-needling device creates tiny perforations in the skin of the treatment area, which can stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself by increasing production of collagen and elastin. This innovative process can minimize signs of age and other skin conditions for a more radiant and youthful appearance.
At Bella Derma Medi Spa, our experienced team often performs the micro-needling procedure with the state-of-the-art SkinPen®. This advanced device can offer many of the same benefits as laser treatments or microdermabrasion in a very time-efficient process. It’s clinically shown to safely and effectively treat facial scars and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. With as few as three affordable treatments spaced 30 days apart, you can improve your appearance and step out with confidence!
- Micro-Needling Benefits
- Micro-Needling Procedure
- Micro-Needling Recovery
- Micro-Needling Results
- EndyMed Intensif® and Micro-Needling
- Micro-Needling Cost
What Can Micro-Needling Do for Me?
Our team at Bella Derma Medi Spa can use the SkinPen® to improve common aesthetic concerns, such as:
- Mild acne scars
- Mild scarring from physical injury
- Stretch marks
- Fine lines
In addition to the face, the SkinPen® can treat the above concerns in the following areas:
What Does the Micro-Needling Procedure Involve
The SkinPen® treatment process begins with the application of a hyaluronic acid (HA)-based solution. HA, a hydrating agent which occurs naturally in the body, is the same substance found in some of the most effective injectables and dermal fillers on the market. The topical solution is absorbed into the skin as the pen glides over the treatment area. The “micro-channels” or “micro-wounds” created by the tiny perforations can cause the skin to self-heal and self-renew, which can ultimately diminish signs of age, enlarged pores, skin discoloration, mild scarring, and other concerns.
Our team will apply a numbing agent to the skin to minimize discomfort during the micro-needling procedure. This treatment can often be completed in about 30 minutes; however, the total length of the micro-needling procedure will depend on the size and number of areas being targeted for rejuvenation.
The procedure can be often completed in about 30 minutes. Our SkinPen™ providers will apply a topical anesthetic before the procedure, making you comfortable. The skin will appear slightly pink to red immediately post-procedure, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn. Additionally, other responses are tightness and peeling. These conditions resolve within 24-48 hours after treatment.
Is There a Recovery Period Necessary After Micro-Needling?
Most individuals do not require a period of downtime following SkinPen® micro-needling treatment. With that in mind, some temporary side effects may be present for a short time. The skin may appear slightly pink to red immediately post-procedure, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn. Other responses may include tightness and peeling. These conditions should resolve within 24-48 hours after treatment.
Following each micro-needling session, we advise you to protect your skin from the sun and refrain from using skin care products that may contain irritants. If you wish, a member of our team can help you choose a soothing cream or ointment to use while you heal.
How Long Do Micro-Needling Results Last?
Micro-needling results can last several months and even longer for some patients, depending on each individual’s unique response to the treatment and the specific concerns addressed. We may recommend that patients undergo at least three treatment sessions, spaced about 30 days apart, for the most optimal results. The effects of micro-needling can appear as soon as two to four weeks after the first treatment, and should continue to improve in the weeks that follow as the collagen progressively regenerates.
EndyMed Intensif® and Micro-Needling
Another micro-needling option at our medi-spa is the EndyMed Intensif® procedure, which can produce particularly effective results in the face and neck. Similar to the SkinPen®, Intensif treatments can stimulate the body’s self-healing properties, but have the added advantage of a radiofrequency (RF) component. This powerful energy is delivered into the dermis with the goal of stimulating collagen and elastin production to reduce signs of aging.
If you would like help choosing between EndyMed Intensif® and the SkinPen®, a member of our staff will be happy to assist you with determining which option is more ideal for your needs.
What Does Micro-Needling Cost?
The cost of micro-needling depends on the extent of treatment, the areas being targeted for rejuvenation, the number of treatment sessions that have been recommended, and other important factors. Because we never want financial concerns to stand in the way of the treatment you deserve, our practice accepts numerous convenient payment methods, including financing through PatientFi™. This reputable third-party lender offers installment plans for qualified applicants who prefer to pay for their micro-needling treatment over time.
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Contact Bella Derma Medi Spa
If you have any questions about micro-needling and how the SkinPen® can help you achieve smoother skin, please contact our office today.