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Micro Needling: The Minimally-Invasive Collagen Activation Agent

Posted by September 4th, 2018 in Miscellaneous

So you’ve heard of Micro Needling, but you have your reservations. Really, who wants to be needled? — Even if the needles are so small that they’re considered micro.

It’s understandable to be apprehensive about the procedure, but today Rejuvé is here to shed some light on microneedling. That way nobody has to be afraid anymore, because patients stand to gain some amazing youth-regeneration benefits from this service.

First off, microneedling acts as a holistic alternative to dermal fillers and injectables, because it’s a procedure that activates your body’s own collagen-producing process.

Microneedling Helps Fight Collagen Loss

Yes, Micro Needling does involve needles, but it’s still one of the most effective ways to perform a facial. The process activates your body’s healing capabilities, which helps generate new collagen.

Do you need to produce more collagen? The answer is yes. Once we hit age 30, we start to lose 1-2% of our collagen each year.

Does Micro Needling Hurt?

Not nearly as much as it sounds. First, we make sure to numb the area. We use a topical cream. Then we begin the micro puncture process, which inspires a targeted healing process in the body. The result: supple, revitalized skin.

The process is also called Dermapen or Micropen. We utilize an innovative tool with 11 micro needles on the tip (we can make adjustments between .5 and 3 millimeters). Microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy. Your body treats the targeted wound the same way as it does a large wound, sending fibroblasts to the area, creating new collagen.

Your treatment starts with a facial cleansing, then an application of a growth factor serum to facilitate the process. Microneedling involves working these growth factors in through tiny punctures. We apply a mask to seal everything in and solidify results. We’ll also send you home with your own growth factor serum which we advise you to put on in the morning and at night to optimize your results. We also suggest patients avoid being on normal makeup routines until serum is gone.

This process is not to be confused with a vampire facial, which is a procedure that utilizes growth factor taken from your own blood.

What Can Micro Needling Do For You?

Microneedling thickens and improves overall skin texture while also helping to reduce or even eliminate acne scars and small bumps brought on from clogged or oily pores. It’s a great way to improve your skin’s texture. You’ll begin to see results in 1-3 treatments.

After treatment, which in most cases can be performed during a lunch hour, you may experience skin pinkness or redness We do everything we can to make the process as pain-free as possible during and after treatment.

Rejuvé Microneedling Candidacy

Microneedling is a fantastic treatment for anyone who wants to improve skin texture or explore the benefits of skin resurfacing. If you’re experiencing skin inflammation or a cystic breakout, it’s probably better that you wait to pursue the microneedling procedure.

Microneedling isn’t just exclusive to the face, either. Our treatment can improve any area of the body that could use thicker, plusher skin. The legs, chest, and butt are particularly viable for those who experience lumps, stretch marks, or cellulite. 4 – 6 sessions on average will yield desirable results in most patients for such areas of the body.

If microneedling works for a patient, we’ll perform the procedure every few months as desired. Those who have dramatic acne scars might benefit more from one session each month for the first 4-6 months, then just one treatment a year, if the skin can use a boost.

Please don’t try microneedling at home. In this DIY culture, Dermarollers might sound like something you can do yourself, but this sort of thing should only be administered by trained professionals. Your skin is at stake, after all.

If you’d like to know more about Micro Needling, call 408) 740-5320 today to schedule your complimentary consultation at Rejuvé.

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