Microneedling is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment that corrects skin concerns. The microneedling treatment is used to improve the overall appearance of the skin. The process stimulates collagen and elastin production, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, to rejuvenate the face and reveal a youthful glow. This procedure is typically used on the face, but can be used on other areas of the body.
Microneedling provides spectacular results in wrinkle and fine line reduction, pore size reduction, scar and acne scar, pigmentation and stretch mark reduction and collagen production. The result is overall younger-looking skin. Each microneedling treatment is individualized by the nurse provider at Believe Aesthetics to achieve YOUR personal results. Utilizing the Eclipse Micropen device, hard-to-reach areas such as the eyes, nose and lips can be treated safely and effectively. The treatment depth can be adjusted according to your specific goals to increase the effectiveness of your microneedling treatment.
The microneedling treatment causes a natural, mechanical injury without the side effects and down time associated with laser or chemical treatments. Microneedling does not typically create as much new collagen deposition as laser resurfacing. However, treatments can be repeated and the results are cumulative. Since microneedling does not generate heat, it is an ideal treatment to combat melasma. Microneedling can be used on all skin types and colors.
Topical anesthetic is used to minimize any discomfort with microneedling. The procedure takes between 45 and 60 minutes, depending on the treatment area.
After the procedure, patients may experience slight tingling, tightened skin, redness and swelling. The healing process is quick and patients may return to work within 24 hours of the treatment. Results are typically seen after 2 weeks and gradually improve over 1-2 months.