What is Rejuvapen?
Rejuvapen is a micro-needling treatment that stimulates the production of collagen in the skin. This medical grade treatment not only will improve the skins appearance, but also can be used to treat signs of sun damage, hyper-pigmentation, stretch marks, acne scars and fine lines and wrinkles. Micro-needling enhances the production of collagen, giving your skin an overall healthier appearance of the skin.
What is the downtime?
The most common side effect after the treatment is redness that resembles a mild sunburn. The length of healing time depends on the severity of the damaged skin and the depth of the procedure. Typically patients experience the redness to last for 2-4 days, some patients may have it dissipate within 24 hours.
When will patients see results?
Patients may notice healthier looking skin right away. However, keep in mind that dermal collagen production occurs over time and it would not be realistic to expect damage that has happened to the skin over a long period of time to disappear right away. We suggest starting with a series of 4-6 sessions depending on what the treatment is for. 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. Individuals may not see final results until 3-6 months following the last appointment.
How does Rejuvapen work?
The concept of micro-needling has been around for several years and is based on 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 micro-injuries in the skin. This process automatically triggers 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.
Who is a candidate?
Rejuvapen is that it can be used on all skin colors and skin types. It can also 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?
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 it feel like?
The unique design of Rejuvapen allows for individualized settings, which makes the treatment very comfortable for most patients.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure typically takes 30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated, number of areas and the severity of damage on the skin.
Can I get a Rejuvapen treatment if I’m pregnant?
Rejuvapen 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.
Is there anyone who should not use Rejuvapen?
Use of Rejuvapen 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.