If you’re looking for noninvasive ways to cope with your acne scars, reduce fine lines and wrinkles or improve the appearance of stretch marks, you’ve probably come across the rapidly growing procedure called micro needling. There are a number of impressive studies that show the treatment, which uses small needles to prick the skin and jumpstart the body’s natural healing process, is an easy and efficient way to overcome a number of problematic skin conditions.
Many people have questions and concerns about micro needling and what it entails. Here are some fast facts about the skin treatment that’s redefining the way we improve the appearance of skin.
Who is Micro Needling Good For?
Wondering if the treatment is right for you? Here’s a list of the different reasons people look into micro needling therapy:
- Lift and tighten your skin
- Minimize skin discoloration
- Reduce the appearance of acne or other eligible scars
- Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
- Minimize pore size
- Improve the appearance of stretch marks.
How Does Micro Needling Work?
One of the most common questions that clients have is how a little pen has such a profound impact on wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. The concept is actually simple. A practitioner uses a micro needling tool, such as the Rejuvapen, to create microscopic pricks on the problematic area. The tiny needles on the pen make invisible perforations in the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. Your body registers that it’s been injured and starts to heal itself. Collagen and elastin are rushed to the area, where they then rejuvenate your skin.
After the procedure, your skin will likely feel warm and tight, and it may appear as though you have a moderate sunburn. These side effects usually subside within a matter of hours, and most people see their skin return to normal in 24 hours. Your practitioner may be able to recommend a serum or other skin treatment to minimize any discomfort after your appointment.
Is Micro Needling Safe and Effective?
It seems simple, right? That’s because it is! The beauty of micro needling is that it simply spurs your body’s natural healing abilities. One study published in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery found that 80 percent of micro needling clients qualified the reduction of their facial scarring as “excellent” after two months of treatment. No adverse affects were noted in any of the people who participated!
This isn’t the only research that touts the benefits of micro needling. A study of almost 500 individuals conducted by Lutronic concluded that “the results obtained after the final [micro needling] treatment session continued to improve over time, and patient satisfaction with the procedure was very high with excellent compliance.”
Need to see the results to believe it? Check out some before and after images of micro needling customers, provided by Rejuvapen.
Micro Needling Services in Boston
Prettyology has been offering micro needling services since we opened, and our practitioners have more than 20 years of experience with micro needling and micropigmentation between them. After all the positive results our clients have seen and due to growing interest in the treatment, we’ve decided to greatly expand our micro needling services.
Starting this month, we’ll be using Rejuvapen to offer micro needling sessions on larger treatment areas, such as facial scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, sagging skin and more. We can optionally add a growth factor infusion to your treatment to speed up the healing process and maximize the effects on your problem area.
“In the past, we could only do smaller, more isolated scars,” explains Julie Michaud, founder and creative director of Prettyology. “Bringing on the Rejuvapen, we will now be able to treat much broader areas – we’re especially excited about being able to treat the whole face, neck and decolletage areas. Many women and men are looking for help in the neck area to tighten skin that has begun to sag. Micro needling with the Rejuvapen is a great and effective treatment for that.”
Find out more about our micro needling and scar camouflage services on our website, or call us today at 617.262.1607 to book an appointment!