The availability of at-home microneedling devices is on the rise, yet this only provides further evidence of just how effective this in-office treatment is. These at-home devices only give a fraction of the results that our in-office microneedling sessions do. At Bella Tu Medspa in Nyack, NY, we offer this effective treatment that will help treat your most stubborn skin conditions, increase your collagen, and help you obtain the skin you thought was out of reach.
Does Microneedling Really Work?
You may have heard microneedling called by other names, such as Micro-Needling Therapy or Collagen Induction Therapy. The short answer as to whether or not microneedling really works is, yes. This is a result-driven treatment, meaning when you choose this it, there is no question as to whether you will get results. By its very nature, this treatment follows a cause and effect pattern, the cause being the needles and the effect being collagen production.
How It Works
This treatment involves the use of a device shaped like a pen. This device contains 12 ultra-fine needles which are inserted into the skin repeatedly during the treatment. The esthetician passes the device back and forth across the entire surface of the skin, covering the desired area of treatment. Some treatable areas include the face, hands, and chest. The needle creates micro-channels, aka tiny punctures, in the top layer of the skin, reaching a depth of 2mm.
Why It Works
The micro-channels created in the skin are tiny injuries. When the needles puncture the skin, the body responds to these injuries, and, in turn, it goes into healing mode. It is the body’s response to the wounds created by the needles in the device that makes this treatment work. When the body shifts into healing mode, it makes more collagen as well as elastin fibers. As a result, you’ll get thicker, plumper skin, and fine lines and wrinkles will soften and fade.
What Does Microneedling Treat?
Problematic Skin Conditions
The science behind this treatment explains how and why it works. But what does it actually treat? Microneedling treats and improves the condition and overall quality of the skin in many ways. Specifically, it targets problematic skin conditions and helps resolve them in ways that products and routine facials cannot. If you’re tired of wasting money on products that don’t do what they promise, this treatment will be a game-changer for you in more ways than one.
Whether you have acne scars left on your face from high school, or a pimple last month, this treatment will help treat these scars and make them less visible. When the needles penetrate the skin, the body responds by creating more collagen which essentially helps fill the scars and makes them less visible. It will also stimulate your body so that tissue is regenerated.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
If you’ve been fighting a losing battle against aging only to be left with more fine lines and wrinkles, microneedling will help you gain some ground in this battle. This treatment will help your body create more collagen, which helps fill in those lines and wrinkles naturally.
Loose or Dull Skin
Another way this treatment works is by forcing the body to create more elastin. Elasticity is what determines how tight or loose your skin is, so when the body creates more elastin fibers, this, in turn, helps treat lax, loose, and dull skin and makes it firmer, tighter, and thicker.
If you have stretch marks, you’re probably very well aware by now that there aren’t many effective ways to get rid of them. Whether your stretch marks are from pregnancy, rapid weight loss, or from growing during your teenage years, this treatment will give you the results you’ve always hoped for. In the same way that this treatment improves acne scarring, it also can help improve the appearance of stretch marks by helping the body flood the area with collagen.
Skin Texture and Pore Size
This treatment will improve your overall skin texture. It works by helping to even out your complexion and it will also decrease your pore size.
Are There Other Benefits?
This treatment has many benefits, one of the main ones being that there are no skin types that are excluded from this treatment. Some other benefits are:
- It makes your skincare products work better by increasing the skin’s absorption rate
- It can be used all over the body, including the eye area, mouth, neck, face, body, and scalp
- It improves circulation and increases the body’s collagen production
- It’s safe and only uses medical-grade titanium needles
- It’s cost-effective
How Often Should I Have This Treatment Performed?
The total number of microneedling sessions required for optimum results varies from person to person. If you are looking to increase collagen through the process of collagen induction, we typically recommend that you schedule 4 treatments, each 4 to 6 weeks apart. If you are looking for results related to scar reduction, 3 to 6 treatments will help you reach your goals. We will help you determine exactly how many sessions you need during your initial consultation.
If you have problematic skin conditions or you just want to increase your collagen and improve the overall condition of your skin, this treatment will give you the results you’ve been dreaming of and may have thought weren’t possible. Call us today at Bella Tu Medspa in Nyack, NY and schedule your initial microneedling appointment.