What is microneedling?
I love answering the question, "What is microneedling?" It's a skin treatment which creates micro-injuries to your skin. At Renew we use an automated device called SkinPen Precision that has a disposable head with tiny needles. When your skin repairs itself it naturally promotes collagen production and elastin, leading to firmer, smoother, and softer skin!
We recommend microneedling for clients who are looking to help with acne scarring, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles. The SkinPen also decreases pore size, melasma, sun damage and rejuvenates dull skin.
Often I hear that it sounds like it would hurt. The treatment does not hurt, in fact our most of our clients feel no pain and minimal discomfort. However the area that is being treated is numbed with a prescription numbing cream that is applied prior to the treatment.
It is also amazing that I can also tell my clients the downtime for Microneedling is super minimal! Immediately following the treatment your skin will be pink for the rest of the day. 1-2 days after it may look slightly pink and a little flaky. We have amazing post care kits that really compliment the microneedling and help minimize any downtime which is great if you have a busy schedule but still want a super effective treatment.
Microneedling is generally not a one and done treatment. Although you may notice a difference immediately after the first treatment, for the best long term results I recommend starting with a series of 3 treatments. If we are correcting deep acne scarring or stretch marks it may take a few more treatments but it is worth it. The best results will take place 4-6 weeks after the treatments are complete!