Although the name of this procedure may sound a little painful – the needling part – it is only mildly uncomfortable. Just as the name implies, this procedure uses micro needle - a tool called the Rejuvapen - to create invisible, vertical, micro perforations into the top layer of skin. Your body responds to these microscopic injuries by activating the natural healing process, increasing blood flow to the area and producing new collagen and elastin. Most patients end up with brighter, more youthful looking skin after this quick, 30-60 minute treatment.
The Rejuvapen can be used anywhere on the body. It drastically improves loose skin and wrinkles on the face and abdomen. We've also seen great evidence of stretch mark improvement on places like the hips. Acne scarring on the face also responds positively over several treatments.
Microneedling has become very popular with men and women of all ages, because it offers so many advantages:
- It can turn back the clock by reducing signs of aging such as fine line and wrinkles.
- It can improve the appearance of scars from acne, injury or surgery.
- It can reduce the appearance of stretch marks
- It is safe and effective for every skin color and type.
- You can even combine microneedling with other treatments to further enhance results.
What Will it Feel Like?
Microneedling isn’t painful. Most patients report little to no discomfort, while some say the procedure feels something like having their skin lightly sanded. Usually, a numbing agent is applied to your skin prior to the procedure, to further minimize any discomfort.
You may see a bit of redness in the treatment area for the first day or two, but as that subsides, you’ll notice your skin already looks healthier and smoother. As new skin production continues, your results will become even more pronounced.
How Long Does it Take?
Depending on the specifics of your procedure, it will probably take just 30 to 60 minutes. Then you can go right back to your normal daily routine. However, you should avoid the sun for a day or two, since your skin will be extra-sensitive immediately following your treatment.
This procedure is intended to work gently and gradually, so Dr. Raval may recommend multiple sessions to help achieve optimal results. You may need only 2 or 3, or if your goal is to improve deeper skin problems such as acne scars, it may take 5 or 6 treatments.
Is Microneedling Right for Me?
While almost everyone is technically a good candidate for this procedure, the best plan is to schedule a personal, private consultation with Dr. Raval. That way, he can examine your skin first hand, answer all of your questions, and work with you to develop a skin treatment plan that addresses your aesthetic goals.
Why not schedule a consultation right now? The sooner you get started, the sooner microneedling can help transform your skin so you can look your best this summer and all year long.