What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a medical grade, state of the art Micro Fractional Collagen Stimulation System™ available through skincare professionals only. Microneedling is designed to stimulate your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen formation creating healthier skin, and can be used to improve the appearance acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, skin texture as well as, fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling accelerates the repair process of your skin through the creation of microscopic channels, which also allow products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin resulting in better product outcomes.
How does Microneedling work?
The concept of microneedling has been around for a while and is based upon the skin’s ability to naturally repair itself when injured. Immediately following an injury, our skin begins the process of dissolving tissue damage and replacing it with new cells. Micro-needling allows for controlled stimulation of the skin’s self-repair process by creating precise, micro-injuries in the skin, which automatically trigger new collagen synthesis without causing scar tissue formation. The micro-injuries also create channels that allow product to penetrate deeper into the skin resulting in better product efficacy.
What are the benefits of Microneedling?
There are numerous benefits received through use of microneedling because new collagen production can reverse the effects of sun damage, improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, and hyper-pigmentation as well as enhance the overall appearance of aging skin reducing appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.
Who is a candidate for Microneedling?
One of the most exciting things about microneedling is that it can be used on all types of skin and can be used to address a wide range of problems such as acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines, and wrinkles.
What areas of the body can I treat with Microneedling?
With our microneedling device, Rejuvapen’s variable needle depth allows for versatility and therefore it can be used on many parts of the body, including the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
What does Microneedling feel like?
The unique design of Rejuvapen microneedling device allows for individualized settings, which makes the treatment very comfortable for most patients.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure typically takes 60 minutes depending on the size of the area treated, number of areas and the severity of damage on the skin.
What is the downtime with microneedling?
The total healing time depends on the severity of the damaged skin and the depth of repair process required. On average, patients have some slight redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn) for 2-4 days. Some patients may heal completely in 24 hours.
When will I see results?
You will notice healthier looking skin immediately. However, the natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress over the course of several weeks. Keep in mind dermal collagen remodeling takes place over time it is not realistic to expect damage that has occurred over an extensive period of time to disappear immediately. You may not see the final result until up to 3-6 months following your final session.
How many Microneedling treatments are recommended?
The number of treatments required will be determined by each individuals treatment goals and the health of your skin. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 4 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 4-6 week intervals.
We also recommend developing a maintenance plan to help maintain the glow and rejuvenating effects of your personalized microneedling treatments.
What are common reactions following the first Microneedling treatment?
Most patients only experience some slight redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn) for 2-4 days. However, the reaction to treatment depends on the severity of the damaged skin, the depth of repair process required, and how aggressive the treatment is performed.
Can I get a Microneedling treatment if I’m pregnant?
Microneedling is not recommended for pregnant women because the micro-needles produce micro-injuries on the skin, which naturally causes a repair process to begin. This healing process and production of new collagen requires vitamins and nutrients to be utilized that would otherwise be reserved for the unborn child.
Can Microneedling be used on all skin types?
Yes! In fact, this is a big advantage offered through Rejuvapen’s microneedling technology. Microneedling treatments can be performed on all skin colors and types.
Is there anyone who should not get Microneedling?
Use of microneedling is contraindicated for patients with: A history of keloid scars, scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities; a hemorrhagic disorder or hemostatic dysfunction; or an active bacterial or fungal infection.
Can I wear make-up immediately following a procedure?
Typically, patients can resume their normal makeup and skin care regimen 2-3 days following their microneedling treatment. Some post procedure make-up can be used immediately post treatment. As this may vary based on the area and type of treatment performed, make sure to consult your microneedling provider for their recommendation.
Can I add on a mask?
Yes, we have a variety of masks that you can add on to your microneedling treatment to better help rebuild collagen, promote a brighter complexion, and accelerate the healing process. Starting at $35
What are Neuropeptide Growth Factors?
Neuropeptide Growth Factor Serum contains Hyaluronic Acid, and five of the most potent biomimetic peptides currently available to address the affects of aging on the skin. Using the latest Biomimetic technology, Neuropeptide Growth Factor Serum delivers 5 of the newest peptides into the skin, lifting, hydrating, reducing wrinkles, and prolonging the effects of Botox® injections. The peptides we use are inspired by nature, and identical to the growth factors found in human placenta. With time, our natural peptides lose their effectiveness, which is why our skin starts to look older. To correct this, we have discovered that polypeptide chains can be boosted to produce more stable and effective molecules called biomimetic peptides. Biomimetic Peptides mimic the function of growth factors as messengers in the skin, allowing the epidermis and dermis to communicate more efficiently. When our intelligent Biomimetic Peptides are infiltrated into the skin, they naturally work on the different levels of the damaged skin and help it to regenerate itself without producing toxic side-effects. What’s even more remarkable, our new incrdible serum is able to prolong the effects of Botox® injections by months, allowing for less frequent visits to the doctor. Absolutely pure and active. Perfect for both men and women. Don't forget to upgrade your microneedling treatment with Neuropeptide Growth Factors! Starting at $35
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