Before the microneedling procedure begins, your Bello Corpo technician applies a topical anesthetic to the treatment area. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, your technician uses either a fine-needle roller or a pen-like device to create tiny holes in the top layer of your skin.
These micro-injuries promote healing and collagen production, which leads to smoother, tighter skin.
The length of a microneedling session depends on the size of the treatment area but usually lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. You should wait at least six weeks between treatments so that new, natural collagen can form.
It’s not uncommon for pin-point bleeding to occur. You may also experience minor pain once the anesthesia wears off, and your skin may be red for a brief period.
Temporary discoloration occurs for some patients, and it’s most noticeable for people with darker skin.
Even though the needle holes are small, they are open wounds, so it’s important to keep your skin clean and avoid irritating lotions, swimming pools, and gyms, so you don’t run the risk of infection.
To learn more about the ways microneedling can benefit you, call or make an appointment online for your free consultation at Bello Corpo Med Spa, a Massachusetts Department of Health Licensed Medical Clinic.