Can the Rejuvapen be used on Asian skin?
Skin needling can be safely performed on all skin colors and types. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation as the melanocytes remain intact, like the epidermis, during skin needling. Other invasive procedures such as laser resurfacing are not recommended for Asian skin due to the potential risks of delayed wound healing, pigmentary changes and scarring. This is where skin needling has an advantage as these potential risks are very unlikely due to the epidermis remaining intact.
How does the RejuvaPen work?
The concept of skin needling is based on the skin’s ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns and other abrasions. Immediately after an injury occurs our skin dissolves old damaged tissue and replaces it with new. Skin needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin which triggers new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin. RejuvaPen and Bella Aesthetic are experts in optimising this process to improve results and minimize complications and discomfort. Contact us to learn more. Ask about erythema management, pre treatment de-sensitisation, superoxide control and MMP1 activation.
How is the treatment administered?
Skin needling procedures are performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of a brand new, sterile RejuvaPen needle head. The procedure is normally completed within 30-60 minutes depending on the required treatment and anatomical site. Before the procedure commences a topical anaesthetic or local block should be applied to the client’s skin to ensure their comfort and a painless experience. After the skin is numbed, the practitioner gently moves the RejuvaPen over the client’s skin to puncture the epidermis layers of the skin and create miniscule sub-cutaneous injuries. These microscopic wounds stimulate new collagen deposition which may last for up to a year, yet they close within less than an hour.
What is the skins appearance after the treatment?
After the procedure the client’s skin will be red and flushed in appearance in a similar way to moderate sunburn. The client will also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on the area being treated. This will diminish greatly hours following treatments and within the next 24 hours the skin will be completely healed. After 3 days there is barely any evidence that the procedure has taken place.
How quickly are results visible?
Visible results of skin rejuvenation are generally seen after just 6-8 weeks following procedure and improve further over time. A course of RejuvaPen sessions, is usually recommended to achieve optimum results; however skin improvement is noticeable after just one treatment. Clients should be encouraged to use the range of Bella Aesthetic products for both pre and post treatment. This will encourage better results and faster healing.
Is the RejuvaPen safe?
Skin needling does not involve injections and therefore allergic reactions and side-effects are unlikely to occur. It is minimally invasive, involves minimal downtime (circa 24hrs), rapid healing and requires simple after-care.
What topical treatments can be used along with the RejuvaPen?
The RejuvaPen will induce collagen synthesis on its own, but skin improvements is significantly enhanced by combining skin needling treatments with the topical application of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid stimulating products. Management of Superoxide free radical generation is important as this can exacerbate erythema and PIH risk. Standard anti-oxidants do not work on superoxide and one needs to use Synchrovit C containing superoxide dismutase.
Ask your consultant for more information. Terproline Professional was researched in Burns Units with published studies in vastly improving hypertrophic scars. Further research with full facial resurfacing lasers (10 days after scabbing) showed pain scores were reduced by 50% and also red skin returned completely normal (using erythema probes) in 3 weeks as opposed to 10 weeks in the untreated group.
Also elastin and collagen III development was enhanced for a more uniform, elastic and youthful skin. Imagine how this could help RejuvaPen procedures. Boosting hyaluronic acid production using Fillast serums and creams is important pre and post treatment. High hyaluronic acid leads to better collagen and elastin structure and reduced collagen binding. Also increased moisture control reduces post procedural complications and plumps up the skin. To learn more about recommended pre and post treatments please the consultant carrying out the procedure.
What are the indications for having a RejuvaPen treatment?
Skin needling is especially effective for aging concerns such as wrinkles, lines, folds and crows feet. Because collagen is produced, scars and stretch marks can also improve from treatments especially indented acne scars or chicken pox scars. Pigmentation issues can be helped including hyperpigmentation as well as Hypo-pigmentation, although pre treatment assessment and preparation here is essential. General lack of skin radiance, skin firmness and compactness are also an indication for skin needling treatments and visible improvements can be seen.
What are the contradications of skin needling treatments?
Contraindications and precautions include; keloid or raised scarring; history of eczema, psoriasis and other chronic conditions; history of actinic (solar) keratosis; history of Herpes Simplex infections; history of diabetes; presence of raised moles, warts or any raised lesions on targeted area. Absolute contraindications include; scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities; Rosacea and blood clotting problems; active bacterial or fungal infection; immuno-suppression; scars less than 6 months old; and facial fillers in the past 6 months.
Are there any side effects or risks associated with skin needling?
Side effects experienced with the RejuvaPen will usually subside within 24-48 hours. They include erythema, stinging, itching, tightness of the skin. To help with this Skinmed's Sensicure serum and/or Synchrovit C can be applied to the patients skin prior to and following a RejuvaPen treatment, this will help to reduce Erythema, swelling, itching and discomfort and also enhance results.
Can Rejuvapen treatments remove breast augmentation scars?
We have testimonials, and Before & After photos from satisfied Rejuvapen treatment providers and patients, specific to Rejuvapen as a treatment for scarring from surgery, wounds, acne pitting and more.
Can the Rejuvapen help anti-ageing?
Treatments with the Rejuvapen can lift, revitalize and rejuvenate your skin. We recommend a "Rejuvapen Series" of 4-6 treatments, usually spaced out at 3-4 week intervals (your aesthetician will decide the best interval period for you), for best success.
Can the Rejuvapen help with hair loss/ baldness (alopecia)?
Hair loss and baldness treatments is a question we get all the time at Rejuvapen. The Rejuvapen is a hair loss treatment that gets results.
Can the Rejuvapen help with skin wrinkles?
Rejuvapen excels when used as a treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. Best results are seen over a period of 4-6 treatments, which we call a "Rejuvapen Series." check our Before & After Pictures to see for yourself.
Can the Rejuvapen help with stretch marks?
In a word, YES. We have incredible Before & After pictures of Rejuvapen treatments applied to one half a large area of stretch marks, with the other half untreated. The results can be dramatic.
Can the Rejuvapen remove acne scars?
We have incredible Testimonials from patients who rave about the results they have personally experienced on deep acne scarring and pitting.
Can the Rejuvapen remove or repair surgery scars?
Rejuvapen has proven to be effective on all manner of acne pitting and scarring, burn scars, injury scars, and yes, surgical scars, as well.
Does a Rejuvapen treatment hurt or make you bleed?
There are two treatments for the Rejuvapen. One treatment involves the use of cream to numb the area, followed by more aggressive use of the Rejuvapen with depths up to 2.5mm. The 2nd treatment involves using the Rejuvapen at a depth that will give you the sensation of tickling and numbing cream is not needed. Neither method should draw blood. You may find temporary redness of the skin for and hour or so, or possibly or a day, depending upon the age of the skin and treatment depth. We recommend you use of specially formulated creams before and after a Rejuvapen treatment as outlined to the Clinician. Visit our Videos page to see a Rejuvapen treatment being carried out.