What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure that involves using tiny sterile needles to create microscopic channels in the skin.
This stimulates your body’s natural healing process, resulting in increased collagen and elastin production. The creation of new collagen and elastin fibers repairs damage and rejuvenates the skin, addressing concerns like fine lines, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, and more.
At Bellava MedAesthetics, we use advanced microneedling pens with high-quality, surgical-grade titanium or steel needles. The needles very gently puncture the outer layer of the skin during the treatment, without damaging the epidermis.
Our microneedling devices allow us to adjust needle length from 0.25 mm to 2.5 mm to customize treatment based on each patient’s needs and goals. The ability to control needle depth is crucial for safety and optimal results.
In addition to mechanically stimulating collagen with the microneedles, we also incorporate serums, PRP, or hyaluronic acid. These powerful ingredients are absorbed deep into the skin’s newly created microchannels, providing additional skin repair and rejuvenation benefits.
The Benefits of Microneedling
Some of the many benefits our patients experience with microneedling include:
- Increased collagen production for firmer, more youthful looking skin
- Reduction of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet
- Improved appearance of acne scars and surgical scars
- Minimizing of stretch marks, especially post-pregnancy
- Skin tightening and lifting, especially around the eyes, mouth and jawline
- Decreased visibility of pores
- More even skin tone and brightness
- Reversal of sun damage and discoloration
- Restored hydration, vitality and glow
While individual results depend on your skin’s condition, with multiple treatments, microneedling can help restore vibrancy, smooth texture, and a refreshed appearance to aging or damaged skin. The effects from new collagen production continue for months after each session.
Who is a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
Most people can benefit from microneedling regardless of skin type or ethnicity. Ideal candidates include people concerned with:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dull, uneven complexion
- Scarring from acne, injury or surgery
- Stretch marks
- Large pores
- Hyperpigmentation and sun spots
- Loose, sagging skin
Microneedling is safe for all skin types. However, extremely sensitive skin may not tolerate higher needle lengths.
We’ll assess your skin and recommend the ideal depth during your consultation. Those prone to keloid scarring, with very active acne, or certain skin disorders may not be suitable candidates.
For maximum collagen stimulation while keeping treatments comfortable, we suggest 3-6 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Maintenance sessions every 6-12 months help sustain the benefits. In addition to the microneedling itself, we provide guidance on skincare, sun protection, nutrition and other lifestyle factors to get optimal anti-aging results from your treatments.
The Microneedling Experience at Bellava MedAesthetics
When you choose Bellava MedAesthetics for your microneedling treatment in Westchester County, NY, you can expect a safe, gentle and effective session customized to your skin’s needs. Here’s an overview of the process:
- We begin with a thorough skin analysis and consultation to set expectations and determine the optimal microneedling approach for you.
- On treatment day, we’ll cleanse and apply a topical anesthetic to maximize your comfort during the procedure.
- Next, the microneedling itself takes place, using gentle stamping motions for even coverage as the device glides over your skin. Most patients experience little to no pain thanks to the numbing cream.
- Your provider will adjust needle length, speed, and pressure based on the treated areas and your feedback. Popular areas include the face, neck, décolletage, hands, arms, abdomen, buttocks and thighs.
- Treatment times range from 30-60 minutes depending on the targeted zones. You’ll likely experience some redness for 12-48 hours after the session.
- To conclude your visit, we’ll apply soothing skin-nourishing serums or masks to aid the repair and recovery process.
- In the following days, you’ll notice skin dryness and flaking as the old damaged layers shed to reveal radiant new skin. We’ll provide guidance on healing products and home care.
Within two weeks, you’ll begin to see and feel the rejuvenating effects of microneedling as increased collagen restores firmness, smoothness, and vibrancy to your complexion.
After three to six sessions, most patients achieve significant improvements in skin tone, texture, fine lines, scarring and other damage.