Microneedling

rejuvapen pic for siteMicroneedling is a procedure where small needles are used to penetrated the epidermis and/or dermis of the skin helping to deliver active cosmetic ingredients to the skin. Our skin is a protective barrier and often when anything is applied to the skin, it stays on the surface. The active layer of the skin is the dermis. The dermis contains fibroblasts, a gel matrix, elastin, collagen and provides the blood flow that nourishes the epidermis (outer layer) of the skin.

Microneedling in the past was performed with dermal rollers and/or skin stamps. The technology has evolved and very effective micro needling treatments are performed with electronic pens. These pens have multiple needles that move very quickly. The depth of penetration can be adjusted according to the facial concern. The results can be quite amazing. Fine lines and wrinkles improve. Tone and texture of the skin improves. Microneedling can be used on the face and body. It can help improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks. It is thought that the needling procedure result in a controlled injury to the skin that stimulates collagen. Also with the channels created with the pen, active ingredients can be delivered to the dermis.

Some of the ingredients that can be applied to the skin with Microneedling include:

  • Hyaluronic acid-This natural skin hydrator helps to plump and moisturize the skin.
  • Vitamin C-An antioxidant that improves pigmentation, wrinkles and can tighten the skin.
  • Growth Factors- proteins that help rejuvenate the skin
  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)- Growth factors derived from your own bloom are applied to the skin using the Microneedling pen.

Microneedling is usually administered over multiple sessions. The number of sessions required depend on the problem area and concern. We have chosen to use the Dermapen in our office.  Read below to learn more about the Rejuvapen.

Rejuvapen® may help with these conditions:
  • Wrinkles
  • Lax skin
  • Stretch marks and other scars
  • Sun damage

 

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