SkinPen® micro-needling system uses a specialized “pen” containing a cartridge with nine small needles. These are specific for the rebuilding of collagen.
There are many wonderful benefits that can result from the treatment. 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 also be reduced.
RejuvaPen micro-needling can specifically be used to treat scarring, especially scarring caused by acne. Traditionally, this type of scarring has been very difficult to treat. The needles are used to break up the scar, which results in less indentation and greater smoothness on the surface. It stimulates the body’s natural healing powers and gives the scar a second chance to repair itself – without surgery or lasers.
With regular monthly or bimonthly sessions, you will notice an improvement in overall texture of your skin.
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 2-4 days. Some patients may have the redness dissipate within 24 hours. Mild peeling is also common. True results will be seen a few weeks after treatment.