What is the downtime?
Typically the healing time depends on the severity of the damaged skin and the depth of the procedure. Most commonly there may be some redness that resembles mild sunburn. This may last for 2-4 days. Some patients may have the redness dissipate within 24 hours.
Who is a candidate?
Rejuvapen is a treatment that can be used on all skin types and can be used to treat acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles.
When will patients see results?
Patients may notice healthier looking skin right away. However, keep in mind that dermal collagen remodeling 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 a series of 4-6 sessions depending on what the treatment is for. Individuals may not see final results until 3-6 months following the last appointment. Also ask Dr. Darling about cosmeceuticals that can reverse sun damage.
Rejuvapen Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
How does Rejuvapen work?
The concept of micro-needling has been around for some time 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 PRP product to penetrate deeper into the skin resulting in better product efficacy.
What are the benefits?
There are numerous benefits received through use of Rejuvapen 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.
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 60 minutes depending on the size of the area treated, number of areas and the severity of damage on the skin.
How many 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 Rejuvapen treatments.
What are common reactions following the first 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 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.
Can Rejuvapen be used on all skin types?
Yes! In fact, this is a big advantage offered through Rejuvapen’s technology. Rejuvapen treatments can be performed on all skin colors and types.
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.
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 Rejuvapen 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 Dr. Darling for their recommendation.