WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
Skin Microneedling or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is one of the safest and most effective non-invasive treatments for overall skin rejuvenation, with little to no downtime. During this procedure, the SkinPen® is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to aid in the production of collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker epidermis with a softer appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the improvement of the skin’s texture, tone and colour.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
During this procedure, we use a micropen device to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin. By doing so, the skin’s natural defense allows it to create new healthy glowing cells by stimulating collagen & elastin, and other growth and healing factors. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker epidermis with a softer appearance of wrinkles.
Microneedling is designed to treat a wide variety of skin concerns such as fine lines, acne scars, enlarged pores, stretch marks, photo damage and other skin imperfections. After a series of treatments, patients can expect to see a significant improvement in skin laxity, texture, tone and colour. For enhanced results, microneedling treatments may also be combined with topical growth factors derived from your own blood. Treatment can be completed in approximately 45 minutes. Some patients only require a single treatment once a year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 3-4 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart.
For patients with more significant skin-care concerns, such as acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 4-week intervals.
BENEFITS OF MICRONEEDLING
Promotes radiant tone skin, and surface imperfections associated with age spots, photo-aging and sun damage.
Improves the aperance of scars ((acne, surgical, or trauma) and stretch marks.
Stimulates new collagen production to reduces the appearance of fine line and wrinkle.
Enhances broken capillaries and spider veins
After a series of treatments, patients can expect to see a significant improvement in skin tone and texture. For enhanced results, microneedling therapies may also be combined with topical growth factors derived from your own blood.
BEFORE AND AFTER
At Rejuvenus Clinic, we are dedicated to delivering the best service to our patients.
Here is a list of our Frequently Asked Questions. If you have any other questions or concerns, our experts will provide you will all the information you need.
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 there downtime after microneedling?
The total healing time depends on each individual. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild to moderate sunburn) for two to four days following the microneedling procedure. Some people may see their skin return to normal in about 24 hours.
How is microneedling performed?
Microneedling can be performed using SkinPen®, a medical-grade, state-of-the-art microneedling tool available only through medical professionals. The treatment typically takes about 45 min to an hour, depending on the size and number of areas treated and the degree of treatment requested by the patient.
When will I see results?
The natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress through the course of several weeks. Damage that has occurred over an extensive period of time won’t disappear immediately. You may not see the final result for up to six months following your final session. *Individual results will vary.
What areas of the skin can be treated?
SkinPen’s® variable needle depth allows for maximum versatility, making it safe and effective to use on many parts of the body, including the face, neck and décolletage. Talk to your SkinPen® provider to discuss your specific needs.
How many treatments are recommended?
The number of procedures required will be based upon your individual procedure goals and the overall health of your skin. Most patients receive a series of three procedures spaced about four weeks apart. Contact us for a complementary consultation at (647) 615-0223.