MicroNeedling – A new way to make collagen
Treatment for Scars, Wrinkles and Loose Skin
Skin needling, also called MicroNeedling therapy, is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that that uses extremely fine needles to puncture the skin. This creates a controlled skin injury and will prompt your skin to begin a healing process. These tiny punctures trigger healthy skin cells to replace damaged skin cells and stimulate collagen production.
MicroNeedling treats fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, surgical scarring, burns, stretch marks, and firms and tightens the skin. There is minimal downtime with any MicroNeedling procedure. Réjuvapen MicroNeedling is done in the office by our trained professionals.
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, MicroNeedling is the newest and best non-invasive procedure you achieve your goals. MicroNeedling can be used on all skin types. There are a number of impressive studies that show the treatment, is an easy and efficient way to overcome a number of problematic skin conditions. Such as:
- Minimizing pore size
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Lifts, tightens and rejuvenates skin
- Builds new collagen and elastin
- Improved appearance of acne scarring
- Improves hyperpigmentation
- Actives cell regeneration.
The Rejuvapen is a remarkable, non-laser, non-surgical treatment that causes skin to stimulate collagen production and fresh, new tissue. After a MicroNeedling procedure; wrinkles, fine lines, scarring, and hyperpigmentation significantly diminish. Pores become finer and the overall health and circulation of the skin is improved by leaving your skin smoother, brighter, and healthier. Depending on the patient’s expectations, a series of 3-6 monthly treatments is recommended to give the skin a firmer more overall refreshed appearance.
What is MicroNeedling?
Rejuvapen: the treatment that causes skin to heal itself.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a candidate?
Rejuvapen is a treatment that can be used on all skin types. It:
- Minimizes Pore Size
- Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Lifts, Tightens, and Rejuvenates skin, Builds New Collagen and Elastin
- Improves appearance of Acne Scarring
- Improves Hyperpigmentation
- Activates Cell Regeneration
“Many women and men are looking for help in the neck area to tighten skin that has begun to sag. MicroNeedling with the Rejuvapen is a great and effective treatment for that.”
How Does MicroNeedling Work?
The instrument itself utilizes what is called medical MicroNeedling, and in Rejuvapen’s case, 9 MicroNeedles are used on the skin to create thousands of invisible and virtually painless perforations. By creating these microscopic channels in the epidermis, 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. The process stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself and in the process produces collagen and elastin.
Adjustable needle length allows customized treatments from skin freshening to deep scar repair anywhere on the body. There is no tissue destruction with MicroNeedling. The small channels in the epidermis close very quickly and the skin begins a healing response right away.
After the initial treatment, patients often notice that their skin has a healthy pink glow and that fine lines are diminished. Skin naturally takes roughly four weeks to synthesize new collagen, but it is not until about four months that patients can see the full effect of this treatments. It is suggested that patients receive 3-6 treatments, spaced at least 2-4 weeks apart.
These superficial micro-channels also allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. Specific treatment products can be selected to achieve accelerated results. We’ll use various topical procucts depending upon your needs:
- Hyaluronic serums
- Lightening or bleaching serums
- Stem cells and growth factors to multiply new young cells
- Vitamin C for strengthening and antioxidant boost
Is MicroNeedling Safe and Effective?
It seems simple, right? That’s because it is! The beauty of MicroNeedling 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% of MicroNeedling 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 MicroNeedling. A study of almost 500 individuals conducted by Lutronic concluded that “the results obtained after the final MicroNeedling treatment session continued to improve over time, and patient satisfaction with the procedure was very high with excellent compliance.”
What should I avoid Prior to Treatment?
- Use of tanning beds or unprotected sun exposure for 2 weeks
- Medications containing Retinoid or Vitamin A derivatives for 1 week
- Use of NSAIDS, such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin for 1 week
- Skin infections, i.e. fever blisters, fungal or bacterial, should be fully resolved for 1 week before treatment.
- If the you has a history of cold sores, pre treatment may be recommended.
- It is recommended to wait 2 weeks after Botox or Dysport treatment before the Réjuvapen MicroNeedling can be done.
- We recommend waiting 2 weeks after Filler Injectable before Réjuvapen is done.
- If you have had IPL, Lasers and Laser Resurfacing it is recommended to wait 1 month between these treatments mentioned and the MicroNeedling session for best results.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
A series of 3-6 monthly treatments is recommended to give the skin a firmer more overall refreshed appearance. This will depend on one’s issue and desired outcome.
What should I expect?
During the session, RejuvaPen is slightly uncomfortable. We provide patients with a topical anesthetic numbing cream that will be applied prior to treatment.
The high-speed motor causes the needle penetration to occur very quickly which means it will feel more like a sandpaper sensation going over the skin. Some scarred areas can be more sensitive than other, so parts of the session will be less comfortable than others.
Patients should expect to be very red the day of and the day after a MicroNeedling treatment. Depending on the depth of the skin defect, you may see only redness or you may experience some pinpoint bleeding which stops almost immediately.
We recommend scheduling two days of downtime and staying out of the sun. For example, you can schedule your appointment on Friday and use the weekend as downtime. The redness is typically gone in 48 hours.
After the treatment, patients generally don’t feel any discomfort, although the treated area is likely to be sensitive, dry and tight. We instruct patients to using mild, gentle products and sunscreen after the treatment. Makeup can be applied the next day.
MicroNeedling with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)
MicroNeedling with PRP
As one of the latest and least invasive methods of skin rejuvenation, MicroNeedling is an effective standalone treatment but can have favorable results when paired with PRP. As the skin is exfoliated and opened up during the MicroNeedling process, the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is applied and then absorbed underneath the surface. This treatment can be used on the face, hands, neck, decollete, and areas of the body with scarring and stretch marks.
What is PRP?
Many different areas of medicine have used PRP to utilize its ability to help generate new tissues and aid in the healing process. As part of aesthetic treatments we perform, PRP can help reduce the visible signs of aging and skin imperfections at a cellular level. PRP is created in a multi-step process:
- A small sample of blood is taken from the patient.
- The sample is spun through a sterile centrifuge process, separating the sample into its individual components.
- During this process, the liquid portion of the blood, or plasma, is infused with more platelets than normal, resulting in PRP. While generally responsible for clotting the blood, platelets also contain several growth factors.
- The platelet-rich plasma is extracted from the rest of the blood sample and used during treatment for biocompatible results.
PRP for Hair Restoration
Millions of men and women are affected by hair loss each year, which is a difficult and sensitive area to effectively treat. Most traditional hair restoration procedures are extensive and painful, MicroNeedling with PRP offers a more comfortable solution using your body’s own regenerative properties.
Our MicroNeedling and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedures can stimulate natural hair growth in just a few treatments using your own skin’s ability to heal.
What is MicroNeedling for Hair Restoration?
By rejuvenating a layer of cells, MicroNeedling penetrates underneath the skin surface and stimulates the skin. This comfortable procedure utilizes several tiny needles in a pen-like device. Our medical staff specializes in this new treatment and we utilize its benefits for several medspa procedures including skin rejuvenation, tattoo removal as well as hair restoration. For optimal results when treating the scalp with MicroNeedling PRP is incorporated.
How is PRP Made and How Does it Work?
Prior to treatment, a small sample of your blood will be taken in order to create platelet-rich plasma, or PRP. When spun through a centrifuge, the blood sample is separated into its separate components, with the liquid portion of the blood, or plasma, becoming infused with a high concentration of platelets.
More commonly known for their clotting abilities, platelets also possess several growth factors to aid in the regeneration of fresh, healthy cells and tissues. When used in conjunction with MicroNeedling in areas of thinning or sparse hair, PRP stimulates the growth of hair follicles at a cellular level underneath the skin surface.
What are the Benefits of MicroNeedling for Hair Restoration?
MicroNeedling for hair restoration offers several benefits to the patient that many other hair restoration products and procedures cannot achieve, including:
- A safe, natural alternative using the patient’s own resources.
- Natural hair regrowth that is long-lasting.
- Quick, comfortable treatment that only takes up to a half hour per session in comparison to extensive procedures that can take hours.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
During your consultation with our medical team, several factors such as your health, medical history, and hair growth status will be evaluated to determine if MicroNeedling for hair restoration is the best course of treatment for you. To achieve optimal results a series of 3-treatments are recommended at a minimum. In most cases, keeping up with follow-up treatments and proper homecare will only benefit the hair growth process. Follow-up treatments vary based on each individual condition.