What is Microneedling?
Microneedling skin refinement is a safe, minimally invasive, chemical free treatment that encourages collagen production in the skin. Treatment is administered with Rejuvapen, a handheld technology created with several very small needles. The needles microscopically penetrate the skin, creating channels, for regrowth of collagen and elastin in the skin. The treatment has become a favorite among our surgeons and medical esthetician as an ideal source for reducing the appearance of scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone.
Microneedling with Rejuvapen
Patients are numbed with a topical ointment before the microneedling process begins. Some of the most common results that our patients experience are:
- Tighter, lifted skin due to collagen production
- Minimized pore size
- Improvement with fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduction of acne scars
- Reduction of surgical scarring and stretchmarks
- Reduction in the visibility of cellulite
- Improvement with hair loss from alopecia
Microneedling is safe on almost all skin types. Additional benefits to micro-needling include:
Visual and noticeable improvement in a few days after treatment and short treatment time.
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About Microneedling with Rejuvapen
Rejuvapen is a microneedling device used to improve the overall appearance of skin. It is ideal for patients looking for an alternative or supplemental method to incorporate into their skin care routine as it can diminish the appearance of many skin concerns, including fine to moderate lines, scarring, and discoloration in pigmentation.
This safe, effective device uses a hand held mechanism with 12-needle cartridges. These very small needles create micro-injuries, or micro-channels, which triggers the skin to heal itself, and ultimately leads to the production of more elastin and collagen, two proteins that are crucial to overall skin health. Because the skin is forced to repair itself naturally, using Rejuvapen results in healthier, younger looking skin.
Rejuvapen can help people suffering from a variety of skin conditions. It can be used to diminish the appearance of stretch marks and traumatic scars. It can also help people battling acne scars. Because it forces the skin to produce more collagen and elastin, it is also helpful for people who want to improve the appearance of aging skin. It can tighten sagging skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The Rejuvapen is not merely used on the face, and it is frequently used by people who want to get rid of marks and scars on all areas of the body.
Determining Whether You Are a Good Candidate for Microneedling
Microneedling can be administered to almost all skin types. Our surgeons and medical esthetician will determine the Rejuvapen treatment that best suits your skin care issues. Shorter needle penetration is used for lighter treatments and deeper penetration is used for more aggressive treatments. Short needle penetration is ideal for patients who wish to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. Longer needle penetration is used for patients who wish to diminish the appearance of deeper scarring and moderate wrinkles.
While Rejuvapen is a very safe procedure, there are some people who should avoid it. Patients should not undergo Rejuvapen treatment if they have used Botox in the last two days or the acne medication Accutane in the last three months. Microneedling should also be avoided if you have difficulty healing from wounds, are currently taking anticoagulant medications, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The Microneedling Process
Before the microneedling treatment, a numbing cream is applied to the skin. This helps to minimize the pain associated with the procedure. Patients undergoing minimally penetrative treatments often compare it to microdermabrasion. For patients undergoing longer needle penetration, there may be some slight discomfort. Your physician will be able to speak with you before the procedure to determine the best way to numb the skin.
After the Dermapen procedure is performed, most patients experience redness and sensitivity. The skin may feel warm to the touch. People who undergo aggressive levels of treatment may notice more severe side effects. There may be mild bleeding, swelling, and uncomfortable tightness. To ensure that these side effects are short lived, patients should touch the skin as little as possible and wear hypoallergenic sunscreen at all times. Most symptoms go away within 48 hours or less.
The full results of your first Rejuvapen procedure will be visible within two to four weeks. To maximize Rejuvapen results, however, patients typically need to undergo multiple treatments. The number of treatments depends on the patient's particular skin needs, but most people achieve their desired results in three to eight sessions. Combining the results with topical retinol or laser treatments may speed up the process.
Microneedling and Laser Treatments
Microneedling with Rejuvapen is often used in conjunction with laser treatments, and many patients find that they see the most effective results when using the two procedures in tandem. People with darker skin, however, often choose microneedling over laser treatments because laser treatments can cause unwanted pigmentation. Rejuvapen is a safer, easier alternative to laser treatments for these skin tones.
Schedule a Consultation
At the Appearance Center of Newport Beach, we pride ourselves on being the leading facial plastic surgery center in Orange County. Our team is dedicated to helping you implement an effective routine for beautiful skin. Contact The Appearance Center at 949.200.1615 to schedule a consultation for microneedling.