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Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), stimulates your skin's collagen production. Collagen is a natural protein that helps maintain skin’s firmness and shape. The Microneedling procedure utilizes a pen-shaped device that contains 12 micro-sized needles, but don’t let that scare you! These are extremely small micro-needles that lead to great results. As the device glides across your skin, the micro-needles perforate the top layers of your skin, activating its natural repair mechanism. More collagen is produced, plumping and tightening the treated area.

Micro Derma Pen treats both old and new acne scars, surgical scars, and stretch marks. Microneedling works by creating hundreds of microscopic channels in the epidermis and dermis. These controlled micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue and keeping the overall structure of the skin intact. Micro Derma Pen is also beneficial for a skin condition known as melasma. Melasma is a condition in which brown patches appear on the face. Women are much more likely than men to develop this condition. Melasma can be due to hormonal changes or from sun exposure. Laser treatments use heat. In contrast, micro-needling does not create heat in the skin reducing potential side effects.

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Microneedling Treatment

  • Acne Scars
  • Surgical Scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Stretch Marks
  • Englarged Pores
  • Lines & Wrinkles
Model with long brown hair
Pre-Care Information

  • No sun-tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks prior to treatment. Includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.
  • Avoid skin irritants 5-7 days before (i.e. Zero Products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylicacids, astringents, etc)
  • Excess hair may need to be shaved. All men should come cleanly shaved.
  • Do not wear makeup on the day of your treatment.
  • Notify Bellerose Salon with any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment.
  • History of herpes or cold sores that require anti-viral prescription, if prescription is not taken the day before treatment.
Post Care Information

  • Wait a minimum of 4 hours post treatment to wash, apply your own creams/serums/moisturizers to the skin being treated.
  • Avoid sun exposure and use broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun cream to prevent further sun damage.
  • Avoid heat, such as hot tubs or saunas for 1-2 days
  • Avoid skin irritants 3-5 days after treatment. Products containing tretinoin, retinol, benzoylperoxide, glycolic/salicylicacids, astringents, etc.
  • Bruising, redness, swelling or a grid pattern may occur and resolve with time.
  • More aggressive treatments or use of irritants in the days  prior  to or after treatment can lead to longer downtime.
  • Bellerose Salon recommends 3-4 treatments done 4-6 weeks apart for best results.
  • Notify Bellerose Salon at (408) 348-3478 of any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, persistent grid pattern, etc)
  • Bellerose salon strongly recommends a facial or resurfacing treatment in between every microneedling appointment to be sure that the skin is in optimal condition. Your esthetician can speak to which treatment is best for your skin.
  • You may resume your skin care regimen 5 days after treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions

What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that addresses the appearance of fine lines, acne scars as well as skin texture, tone and color. The benefits of microneedling can include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Micro Derma Pen may also have a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars, and stretch marks.  This treatment can be used on all parts of the body, including the: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back and generally creates a fresher, more glowing appearance to the skin.

What should I expect during a Micro Derma Pen treatment?
A sterile cartridge containing 12 points is attached to the Micro Derma Pen. Your skincare professional will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin prior to the procedure.  A thin layer of sterile solution is then applied to your skin and the pen setting is adjusted based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. The feeling associated with the Micro Derma Pen is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.