Microneedling is a popular, minimally invasive skin treatment that improves aging, sun-damaged, and scarred skin by activating your body’s natural healing properties. If you’re looking for a way to get rid of the imperfections in your skin, call or make an appointment online at Bello Corpo Med Spa in Woburn, Massachusetts.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a series of tiny needle punctures to rejuvenate your skin. These small wounds (or micro-injuries) activate your body’s natural healing properties and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, improving the smoothness and structure or your skin.
Microneedling is most commonly used to treat wrinkled and sun-damaged skin, but it can also improve acne scars and other skin abnormalities. Microneedling is primarily done on your face, but the staff at Bello Corpo Med Spa also use it to smooth out your thighs or get rid of stretch marks on your stomach.
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.