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What is Micro Needling? Fast Facts on this Treatment for Scars, Wrinkles and Sagging Skin

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.


Rejuvapen Before and After Neck AreaRejuvapen BefoRejuvapen Before and After Acne Scarringre and AfterRejuvapen Before and After PigmentationRejuvapen Before and After Chin and EyesRejuvapen Before and After Fine Wrinkles

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!


  1. Innate Skincare on January 20, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    I really like reading an article that will make people think.
    Also, thank you for allowing me to comment!

  2. Terry L. Donahue on December 30, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Hi. After receiving microneedling treatments for acne scars, are the results for treating scars permanent?

    • Steve Pennypacker on April 10, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      Hi Terry,

      All pigments we work with do fade over time and need to be touched up periodically. How often depends on many factors, including skin tone, exposure to sun or chlorine, use of anti-aging products or treatments, close adherence to post-procedure instructions, and more. In general, you can probably expect to touch it up every 2-5 years. Some will go longer, and a few shorter.

  3. Marilyn fahlsing on October 9, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    I just viewed the before and after results on your website. How many treatments did these
    patients have and over what time frame?

    • Steve Pennypacker on January 22, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      Hi Marilyn,

      The before & after photos posted to our gallery are generally after either just the initial appointment or the initial plus the follow-up appointment. The follow-up is free, there’s no extra charge for it.

      In most cases, the photos are taken immediately after the appointment because that’s when the client is available. After healing, the appearance will be less bold and dramatic, and more natural looking.

  4. Tom on January 13, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Hello, I need help with hypopigmentation on my neck area. (hydrogen peroxide burns) would love to send pics. I’ve had permanent makeup done, but didn’t last long and probably wasn’t done correctly.

    • Steve Pennypacker on January 22, 2018 at 3:37 pm

      Hi Tom,

      We can generally help with hypopigmentation. Do feel free to send photos to [email protected]. That said, there’s a lot to cover before your appointment so we do now require a consultation before any medical procedure. The cost of the consultation can be applied to the procedure itself, within 3 months.

  5. Patrick Shields on September 8, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    How amazing it is that microneedling can perfectly heal scars, wrinkles and sagging skin. I can’t imagine how it is being fixed so perfectly.
    thank you for this amazing and informative article that gives me hope to treat my acne scars and has a solution for it.

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