Microneedling is a minimally invasive technique that increases the production of collagen and elastin in the skin to maintain a youthful appearance. The Rejuvapen microneedling handpiece creates thousands of areas of micro injury in the surface layers of the skin. By precisely controlling the depth, spacing, frequency, and pattern of these needle pricks, the Rejuvapen can be directed to stimulate collagen production in the areas where it needs it the most-commonly the skin around the eyes and lines around the mouth. This collagen induction therapy procedure can help to reduce fine lines, pore size, and discoloration, and can even diminish the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Microneedling can be combined with a liquid treatment on the skin surface -- such as a layered growth factor serum or your body’s own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) -- to further improve skin quality, evenness, and texture. Downtime is minimal with the face remaining red for approximately 24-48 hours. Improvements in the skin are seen within the first few days with benefits that continue to improve weeks after the treatment. Microneedling can be repeated as frequently as every 6 weeks, or as infrequently as 2-3 times a year, depending on one’s specific concerns.