Tiny needles poking your face might sound like a scene out of a horror movie, right?
But what if we said that’s one of the best treatment options for acne scars, fine lines, collagen induction, and even hair loss?
(And no, you won’t walk out of Renew and into the Pueblo streets looking like you were in a Halloween movie.)
There’s magic in microneedling (the service using these tiny needles). Stick with us and we’ll explain why this treatment option is worth a little poke.
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
In a nutshell, this minimally invasive treatment uses multiple micro-fine needles which are used to prick and puncture the skin.
The needles then induce a deeper layer of skin (the derma) to begin skin rejuvenation.
We know that can sound scary, but it really isn’t and once you see the results from microneedling, you’ll understand why everyone’s talking about it.
WHAT DOES MICRONEEDLING DO FOR THE SKIN?
You’re probably wondering, “And what is this pricking doing for my skin, exactly”?
Think of microneedling as a workout for your skin and here’s how this skin workout helps…
Benefits of microneedling —
• Induces Collagen
Collagen is the reason why we see fewer wrinkles and fine lines, so the more collagen we have, the merrier!
• Enhances Absorption of Topical Products
Because microneedling may decrease pore size, you can begin to see your skincare products work smarter, not harder.
• Reduces Scars (Especially Acne Scars)
Acne is no fun, but the scars left behind can, oftentimes, be harder to treat. Over time you should see a reduction in acne scars and a youthful-looking appearance.
• Pairs Well with Other Skin Treatments
Take your skin to the next level when you add a boost of PRP or Radiofrequency (RF) to your microneedling session.
• Increases Hair Growth
This treatment can stimulate hair follicles that are dormant, so if you suffer from loss of hair (or have that one spot that needs some extra attention), this could be worth a try.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF MICRONEEDLING?
This treatment is generally safe and effective.
Some people may experience redness, skin irritation, swelling and in some cases bleeding (which can be common with the depth of your microneedling treatment).
Speak with your skincare professional about any concerns you have pre, during and post-treatment.
There are people who are not candidates and those include anyone with —
• Active Acne
• Skin Infection
• Keloid Scarring
• A Blood Disease
WHEN CAN I SEE RESULTS FROM MICRONEEDLING?
Downtime is minimal and redness should lessen after 24-48 hours.
For best results, stay out of the sun during this time, protect your skin and follow post-care instructions from your skincare professional.
Once the inflammation goes down, you will see a generously plump glow to your skin.
Treatments spaced out over six months can increase results, especially with collagen and elastin.
Remember, this treatment gets better over time, so patience is key.
What do you think about microneedling now?
Still scary, or does it sound worth it?
If you struggle with acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles — or want to see what the big deal is about microneedling — the Renew Crew invites you to come see for yourself.
Call Renew in Pueblo, Colorado today to get started!