Microneedling

Microneedling

Microneedling with Bellus Medical’s Skin Pen is a medical grade, state-of-the art microneedling device designed to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars on the face and body. It allows a controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair process by creating thousands of precise micro-injuries in the dermis, automatically triggering new collagen synthesis without causing tissue formation.

Who is a candidate and how many treatments will I need?

Microneedling is safe for all skin types during all four seasons of the year. Generally, 3-6 treatments are necessary for deeper lines and acne scars. We offer packages of 3 and 6 treatments depending on the needs of the patient.

What does microneedling feel like?

Microneedling with the Skin Pen is a comfortable procedure. Based on your needs, your aesthetician will likely apply a topical numbing agent to the treatment area. Most patients report feeling only the slight vibration of SkinPen during the procedure.

What is the downtime after microneedling?

The downtime with microneedling is very minimal. Allow yourself a full 48 hours to come back to normal, but most patients are back to normal within 24 hours. What can I expect to look like after my treatment? 

The skin will appear slightly pink to red immediately post-procedure and may feel warm like a mild to moderate sunburn. Additionally, the most common treatment responses experienced were dryness, rough skin, tightness, redness, itching, peeling, discomfort, tenderness, and burning. These conditions resolved over time without any further complications.