Micro needling is all the buzz lately! Micro needling is a method of stimulating collagen in the skin, which can be used to minimize scars and wrinkles. Many treatments in aesthetic medicine involve coaxing skin cells (fibroblasts) to create collagen, and tighten the existing tissue, thereby improving skin texture.
At Aponi Aesthetics we use the Rejuvapen micro-needling device (www.rejuvapen.com).
The benefits of microneedling are:
- Minimizes appearance of pores
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Lifts, tightens and rejuvenates skin
- Improves the appearance of stretch marks
- Minimizes acne scarring
- Reduces the appearance of traumatic scars
- Lightens pigmentation
Patients will experience a mild sunburn like sensation immediately following their procedure. We recommend not wearing makeup for a day or two to allow skin to breathe. Sunscreen is however recommended. Microneedling can be performed once a month for 4 treatments.
How does microneedling work?
Dr Jenny has selected the Rejuvapen Automatic Therapy System that utilizes 9 precisely spaced micro needles which create tiny vertical perforations into the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin. By creating a slight injury to the skin in a gentle way, the skin repairs itself by stimulating collagen and elastin.
The end result is tighter and healthier looking skin.
In addition, serums can be applied before and after micro needling to encourage a deeper penetration of high quality ingredients. Serums such as growth factors and peptides can be ‘channeled’ into the skin for maximum effect and improvement.
What is involved in the procedure?
The patient is cleansed and wiped with alcohol beforehand and a topical numbing cream is applied to the areas that will be treated. A new, disposable sanitized needle tip is used for every treatment and the settings are adjusted on the pen according to the skin type and the condition being treated.
The level of intensity will vary throughout the course of the treatment based on the sensitivity of certain areas (for instance, around the eyes the setting is reduced). Each treatment takes about 30 minutes.
What is the post op care?
Most patients look as though that have a moderate sunburn and skin will feel warm. These symptoms begin to resolve within a couple of hours and will be recovered in 24 hours. A mild cleanser and moisteurizer is recommended post op.
What are the contra-indications?
- Active acne
- Raised keloid scars
- Actinic keratosis
- Skin Cancer
How many microneedling treatments will I need?
Microneedling can be performed once a month for 4-6 treatments, based on the condition of the skin. A free skin care consultation is recommended with Dr Jenny or one of our skin care professionals to determine the appropriate treatment plan.
Call us today to determine if micro needling is for you! 508-791-2900