The things we will do for beauty! I’ve slathered myself with acids (i.e., gotten chemical peels), chopped off my hair and coated it in formaldehyde-based solutions, subjected my face to digital analysis revealing a horrifying amount of skin damage, bleached my sunspots, had strangers pick at my zits and de-frizz my bikini area, scrubbed my body raw with every manner of exfoliant, uncomfortably endured eyelid-penetrating lights for what felt like forever, and stripped for spray tans. And those are only the beauty endeavors I care to admit. Now comes along another beauty doozy: microneedling. If you haven’t suffered enough for beauty, microneedling is for you. It promises to rid acne, wrinkles, scars, hyperpigmentation, cellulite and stretch marks through needles that poke tons of tiny holes into skin.
Dr. R. Sonia Batra, a cosmetic, medical and surgical dermatologist in Santa Monica, CA, and frequent guest on the hit show, The Doctors, needs to stay up to date on all developments in the skin care business. Read what she has to say about a new skin care device, called JeNu, that she’s now using “every day.”