INTRODUCTION TO MICROÂNEEDLING & The Bella Deviceâ¢
The concept of microâneedling is based on the skinâs natural ability to repair itself when it suffers physical damage such as Â cuts, burns, abrasions or other injuries. Immediately after an injury to the skin, our body begins the healing process, Â triggering new collagen synthesis. The Bella Device is a microâneedling device that intentionally creates very superficial Â âmicroâinjuriesâ to the outermost layer of the skin, inducing the healing process including new collagen production. Â Microâneedling has been shown to reduce the visibility of acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles, diminish Â hyperpigmentation, and improve skin tone and texture, resulting in smoother, firmer, younger looking skin.
HOW MUCH DOES A TREATMENT COST– Single Treatment $195 Package of 3 Treatments $450 (savings of $135)
Microâneedling is performed using The Bella Deviceâ¢. This procedure is performed by a trained spa professional, under Â the supervision of a healthcare provider. Â The Bella Deviceâ¢ microâneedling procedure is performed in a safe and precise Â manner with a singleâuse sterile needle head. The treatment session usually takes about 30â60 minutes, depending on the Â area(s) being treated. After the procedure, the skin will be red, with mild swelling and/or bruising, and your skin might Â feel tight and sensitive to the touch. Although these symptoms may take 2â3 days to resolve completely, they will diminish Â significantly within a few hours after treatment.
Alternative treatments to microâneedling may include the use of routine skin care, oral and/or topical prescription Â and/or nonâprescription medications, microdermabrasion, dermalplaning, laser treatments, and even cosmetic/plastic Â surgery. Â However, since this treatment is elective and is done for cosmetic purpose only, no treatment at all should also Â be considered a viable alternative.
RISKS OF MICROÂNEEDLING Â Although the majority of patients do not experience any complications with microâneedling, it is important you Â understand that risks do exist. The microâneedling procedure is minimally invasive, utilizing a set of microâneedles to Â inflict multiple, tiny, puncture/lacerations to the outermost layer of the skin. Because microâneedling penetrates the skin, Â it inherently carries health risks, including but not limited to those listed below. You should discuss any and all health Â concerns with your esthetician or attending healthcare provider PRIOR to signing this consent form.
INFECTIONÂ Infection is very unusual. However, viral, bacterial, and fungal infections can occur anytime the integrity of Â the skin is compromised. Should infection occur, you must contact or return to our office immediately, as additional Â treatment will likely be necessary
PIGMENT/COLOR CHANGEÂ Because dermal penetration is so superficial it doesnât extend into the layer of the skin Â containing melanocytes, hyperpigmentation is very rare with microâneedling; however, failure to follow post treatment Â instructions can put you at risk for hyperpigmentation. You MUST avoid sun exposure for 1 to 2 weeks after a microâneedling treatment. You should also wear a daily SPF facial moisturizer, which your esthetician can recommend. Lastly, Â avoid picking and/or peeling the skin during healing period. Â SCARRINGÂ Although normal healing after the procedure is expected, abnormal scars may occur in both the skin and Â deeper tissues. In rare cases, thickened or keloid scars may result, especially if you are prone to keloid scarring anyway. Â Scars may be unattractive and of different color than surrounding skin. Additional treatments may be needed to treat Â scarring. Â PAINÂ There may be a very slight burning, scratchy, and irritated sensation to the skin. This is usually temporary and is Â gone within a few hours after treatment. A sudden reappearance of redness or pain is a sign of infection and you should Â notify our office immediately.
PERSISTENT REDNESS, ITCHING, AND/OR SWELLINGÂ Itching, redness, and swelling are normal parts of the healing Â process. These symptoms rarely persist longer than 24 hours with microneedling. However, treatments received less than Â 4 weeks apart may induce prolonged symptoms.
ALLERGIC REACTIONÂ Microâneedling is performed with a head containing 9 sterile hypodermic needles, making an Â allergic reaction nearly impossible; However, a variety of products may be used on the face in conjunction with the microâ needling procedure, to which an allergy can occur. Additionally, since microâneedling increases the penetration of topical Â substances, it can cause you to be hypersensitive to products used on the face. If an allergic reaction were to occur, you Â must contact the facility that conducted the treatment.
LACK OF PERMANENT RESULTÂ Microâneedling will not completely or permanently improve skin texture, tone, Â elasticity, hyperpigmentation, scars, or minimize fine lines and wrinkles. It is important that your expectations be realistic Â and understand the procedure has its limitations. Additional procedures may be necessary to achieve desired effect. Â UNSATISFACTORY
RESULTâ although rare from microâneedling, there is a possibility of a poor result from any cosmetic Â procedure. Microâneedling may induce undesirable results, including but not limited to skin sloughing, scarring, Â permanent pigment, and/or other undesirable skin changes. You may be disappointed with the final results of microâ needling.
CONTRAINDICATIONS TO MICROÂNEEDLINGÂ Although it is impossible to list every potential risk and complication, the Â following are recognized as known contraindications to microâneedling. Furthermore, it is your responsibility to fully and Â accurately disclose all medical history prior to initial treatment, as well as provide any necessary updates at all future Â treatment sessions. If you have any of the conditions listed below, you should bring it to the attention of your esthetician Â PRIOR to signing this consent form. Â â¢ Active acne â¢ Active infection of any type (bacterial, viral, or fungal) â¢ Blood thinner medications Â â¢ Cardiac disease/abnormalities â¢ Chemotherapy or radiation â¢ Collagen Vascular Disease Â â¢ Eczema, Psoriasis, or Dermatitis â¢ Hemophilia / bleeding disorders â¢ Hormone Replacement Therapy Â â¢ Keloid/hypertrophic scaring â¢ Pregnancy / Lactation â¢ Raised lesions (moles, warts, etc.) â¢ Recent chemical peel Â procedure Â â¢ recent use of some topical Rx. â¢ Rosacea â¢ Scleroderma â¢ Skin Cancer â¢ Sunburn â¢ Tattoos â¢ Telangiectasia/erythema Â â¢ Uncontrolled diabetes â¢ Vascular lesions (hemangiomas)by