Giving the facial skin a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance involves more than just applying moisturizer. Most adults notice fine lines, wrinkles, discolorations and a brittle skin surface by the time they are in their late thirties. These problems have various causes, but the primary culprits are sun exposure, a decrease in the amount of collagen produced by the body and less ability for the skin to hold moisture.
Skin needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is one of the most effective non-surgical techniques used to revitalize the skin, and the Rejuvapen™ is one of the most commonly used instruments for performing this procedure. The treatment is performed by altering the skin with micro-needles. This causes tiny puncture channels in the skin, which heal over with tissue that is in better overall condition than what it replaced. We highly suggest you learn more about how we perform this procedure and how it can help you to regain a youthful appearance.
About Skin Needling
Micro-needling works because it stimulates the body’s natural healing process. If the affected area is too large, it’s really difficult for the body to replace the tissue perfectly, and the result is scarring. However, if the channels are quite small, the spaces in between the sites can act as a blueprint for the body to rebuild tissue. This is the science behind skin needling.
The Rejuvapen™ instrument is long and slender, is powered by electricity and has tiny needles protruding from one end. The depth to which the needles penetrate through the skin is controlled by our skilled medical professional, who adjusts the power and protruding length using controls on the other end of the wand.
After we consult with our client, we devise a multi-session schedule that incorporates the use of the Rejuvapen™. During the treatment, the pen is simply passed over the skin and the needles puncture through the dermal layers. These channels soon fill up with a mixture of lymphatic fluid, blood plasma, blood platelets and scar tissue.
The body responds by increasing the amount of collagen production, which aids in the development of new skin surface. The nutrients in the blood combine with growth factors in platelets to form the new tissue. After about two weeks, we can repeat the procedure, and keep doing so until the new skin actually begins to form.
The skin will continue to develop over the next few months. Our clients usually don’t have to wear bandages after treatment, and any redness and swelling dissipates in just a few hours.
The end result is smoother skin with less wrinkles and creases, a noticeable improvement in overall skin tone and fewer discolored patches caused by old scars or other injuries. The Rejuvapen™ treatment is minimally-invasive, doesn’t involve surgery and doesn’t require further cosmetic procedures, such as chemical peels or dermal fillers.
Contact Us Today for More Information
The Rejuvapen™ skin needling procedure is considered safe for all skin types. If you need a skin rejuvenation treatment for your face or elsewhere on your body, set up a consultation at RidgeView Dermatology, with offices in Forest, Lynchburg and Smith Mountain Lake. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.