Micro Needling – A new way to make collagen
Treatment for Scars, Wrinkles and Loose Skin
Skin needling, also called Micro Needling therapy, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI), is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury.
Micro Needling treats fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, surgical scarring, burns, stretch marks, and firms and tightens the skin. There is minimal downtime. Réjuvapen Micro Needling is done in the office by a trained professional and does require topical anesthetic numbing cream before treatment.
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 call MicroNeedling. 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.
The Rejuvapen is a remarkable, non-laser, non-surgical treatment that causes skin to stimulate collagen production and fresh, new tissue. Skin tightens; wrinkles, fine lines, scarring, and hyperpigmentation significantly diminish; pores become finer; and the overall health and circulation of the skin is improved.
What is Micro Needling?
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. Micro needling with the Rejuvapen is a great and effective treatment for that.”
How Does Micro Needling Work?
The instrument itself utilizes what is called medical Micro Needling, and in Rejuvapen’s case, 9 micro-needles 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 Micro Needling. 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 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% 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.”
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 Micro Needling 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 Micro Needling 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 Micro Needling 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.