Renu by Dr. Schoenfeld performs MicroNeedling, a recent advancement in skin rejuvenation. MicroNeedling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) uses the body’s natural response to controlled dermal injury. An automated pen is used to create thousands of micro-perforations in the upper dermal layer. This therapy triggers a natural skin repair mechanism to create new collagen and elastin, significantly improving the texture and tone of skin.
MicroNeedling is performed with a pen-like instrument with a set of precisely spaced sterile needles that oscillate over 120 per second to produce thousands of micro-injuries at a controlled depth in the dermis. The injured dermis sends signals to fibroblasts stimulating them to align, repair and replace collagen. The skin plumps and thickens. When these treatments are repeated every two weeks in a series of 4 to 6 treatments, improvements last much longer. A more even skin tone and texture results, and wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation are markedly improved.
- Collagen alignment and formation
- Wrinkles and fine lines are softened
- Improves surgical, traumatic and acne scars
- Reduces unwanted pigment
- Improves pore size and skin texture
- Stretch marks are significantly reduced
- Topicals penetrate and are more effective
Q: How do MicroNeedling treatments feel?
A: The aggressiveness of your treatment is controlled. Prior to treatment, the skin is cleansed and numbing cream is applied. The depth of the needle penetration is adjusted to your comfort. Light pressure is applied to glide the pen in small circular patterns across your skin
Q: How will my skin feel after a treatment?
A: Immediately after the treatment, your skin may feel sensitive to the touch and appear to be red or flushed similar to a sunburn. After the treatment, moisturizers are used to hydrate, heal and protect your skin. Typically within 24 hours your skin will be completely healed. Within a few days you will notice your skin is smoother and more radiant. After several treatments, these desired improvements will remain for 6 months to a year.
Q: Am I a candidate for MicroNeedling?
A: MicroNeedling can be safely performed on all skin types!
Q: Is there any downtime?
A: The inflammatory reaction of the skin is very short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pink. Your skin should be protected and hydrated after treatments.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: This will vary depending upon your treatment goals and skin condition. Your treatment provider may advise you to have a series of 4 to 6 treatments spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart.