Microneedling with the Rejuvapen
Fractional Collagen Induction Therapy- also called Microneedling The Rejuvapen is a remarkable, non-laser, non-surgical treatment that causes skin to stimulate collagen production and fresh, new tissue. Skin tightens; wrinkles, fine lines, scarring, and hyperpigmentation significantly diminish; pores become finer; and the overall health and circulation of the skin is improved.
You will be asked to discontinue use of Retin A, Retinols, Vitamin A creams and other topic medications for 7 days before your micro needling treatment. It is required that you wear a sunscreen daily and use the appropriate home care topical products. Examples are Retinol Even Tone Cream or Retinol Pads.
No sunscreen OR makeup for 12 hours following treatment. Wash the face a few hours after treatment or before bed time. Use gentle cleanser such as the one provided in our Vebus spa Post Procedure kit. Gently massage the face with tepid water (a shower can provide an easier ability to massage the face while washing at the same time), and remove all serum and dried blood.
This will improve the appearance of the skin and also allow for better subsequent absorption of HydraFirm Serum.
12-72 hours post-treatment mineral makeup can be applied, but continue to use the Urban Skin Rx Post Procedure kit or a gentle cleanser, hyaluronic acid serum, and physical sunblock with an SPF of 25 or higher. If a more aggressive treatment was performed they should also be instructed to use a more occlusive balm such as Aquaphor.
After 48 to 72 hours following treatment client can return to regular skin care regimen. Retinol products are strongly suggested to use for optimal results.
Avoid alcohol-based toners for 10-14 days as well as excessive sun exposure for 10 days.*
* For treatment of acne scars and skin rejuvenation usually 5-8 treatments are recommended as well as combining with VI peel (3 treatments) for acne scars 4-5 weeks apart). * For management of stretch marks and surgical or keloid scars usually up to 8-10 treatments are required, spaced apart every 5-6 weeks. More time in between treatments is suggested due to the aggressive trauma to the skin, allowing proper recovery time to avoid over-stimulation. If scars/stretch marks are 6 months old or younger, less time in between treatments is okay.
What to Avoid:
To ensure the proper healing environment, be certain to observe the following:
For at least 2 hours post treatment, do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) or anything perceived as ‘active’ skincare.
Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 24 hours. No tanning beds.
Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment. Sweating and gym environments are harmful, rife with bacteria, and may cause adverse reactions.
How Does Rejuvapen Work?
Rejuvapen utilizes precisely spaced micro needles in a small cartridge to create invisible, vertical, micro perforations into the top layers of the skin. As a result the skin starts producing collagen and elastin. The self-repairing property of the skin is a 100% natural form of skin renewal. Adjustable needle length from .2 to 2.5mm allows customized treatments from skin freshening to deep scar repair anywhere on the body. Skin becomes firmer and regains its elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores become firmer, circulation is stimulated and the overall condition of the skin improves.
After the initial treatment, patients often notice that their skin has a healthy pink glow and that fine lines are diminished. Skin naturally takes roughly four weeks to synthesize new collagen, but it is not until about four months that patients can see the full effect of Rejuvapen treatments. It is suggested that patients receive four treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart.
The Treatment: The Rejuvapen treatment is a micro-needling treatment that stimulates the production of collagen in the skin. Since micro-needling enhances the production of collagen the treatment can reverse the signs of sun damage, improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks and hyper-pigmentation. Fine lines and wrinkles can be reduced and an overall healthier appearance of the skin will occur.
Areas to Treat:
Medical Microneedling can be used on all skin parts of the body. After care treatment: Use tepid water to cleanse the face for the first 48 hours following treatment and drying the area gently without rubbing. Always use clean hands to avoid infection. Avoid applying makeup products for the first 12 hours following treatment. Your aesthetician will advise you on use of appropriate, gentle skincare following the treatment. It can take between 6-8 weeks before visible signs of skin regeneration are seen and the process will continue to evolve over the ensuing months providing a gradual improvement. Who is a candidate? Rejuvapen is a treatment that can be used on all skin types.
When will you 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.
How is the Rejuvapen microneedling procedure performed?
When you arrive in the office, a numbing cream is applied to the treatment site for about 30 minutes.
The numbing cream is removed.
A super hydrating hyaluronic acid based lubricant is applied to the treatment site. A stem cell serum can be used instead of hyaluronic acid to promote more collagen production.
The Rejuvapen Micronnedling is moved over the treatment site in specific patterns–adjustments being made to needle depth based on the specific treatment protocol being used.
After the procedure, LED lights are applied. The lights will come down the skin and enhance your outcome.
A cream or ointment is then applied to your skin and you are taught how to take care of your skin during the 5 day healing period.
Healing from a Rejuvapen microneedling procedure.
The pace of your individual healing depends on your own immune system, the areas treated, and whether the treatment was mild or more intense.
Right after the procedure: mild to moderate swelling, stinging, burning, redness, some pinpoint bleeding.
First 24 hours: Lessening of the redness, tiny red dots, skin feels slightly dry, and itchy.
Days 1-2: Further lessening of the redness and red dots, minor flaking, less itching, and dryness.
Days 3-4: Mild pinkness and some dry skin.
Day 5 and after: Full recover with normal skin.
A special emollient is used after the procedure, and needs to be applied by the patient at home during the healing process. Some patients use additional serums to boost their results.
Venus spa we also carry the Skin Pen
How does SkinPen®️ work?
SkinPen®️ works by creating a series of hundreds of microscopic channels into the dermis to stimulate the skin’s natural production of new collagen and elastin, helping skin to look and feel healthier. SkinPen®️ needles cycle at 100+ stamps/second, potentially creating 1600+ microchannels per second when moving the SkinPen®️.
Is microneedling right for your skin type and issue?
Microneedling is safe for all skin types and colors. Newer microneedling devices have improved on past devices in that they are customizable to each individual’s skin type and needs. At Venus spa we use Rejuvapen Micronnedling.
Schedule a consultation with Medical Aesthetician and Cosmetic Laser Technician Letizia Ciruolo by calling 617-568-0080 She will personally evaluate your skin issues and describe the treatments that would be most helpful for you.