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SkinPen

Is your skin marred by acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, or wrinkles? Rejuvé is excited to introduce a new treatment, SkinPen, which delivers significant results with minimal downtime. The SkinPen micro-needling process creates precise micro-channels in the skin, triggering new collagen formation without causing scar tissue to form. These microchannels also allow for the temporary penetration of topical products not normally absorbed so deeply by the skin. Read on to learn more about SkinPen, and find out whether it’s right for you!
 
Q: What is SkinPen?
A: SkinPen is a state-of-the-art precision tool designed to treat symptoms of aging skin, repair damaged skin, and increase the efficacy of topical skincare products like lotions and serums. Using a unique microscopic channeling process, SkinPen stimulates your skin to produce new collagen and allows products to penetrate into deeper layers of skin.
 
Q: Am I a good candidate for SkinPen?
A: SkinPen has a wide range of uses and can treat a variety of skin issues, including acne scars, sun damage, and stretch marks. It can be used on any skin area that needs cell regeneration or intense repair.  Patients who have ethnic skin include African Americans, Chicanos, Latinos, and Asians who might not be good candidates for ablative lasers are good candidates for SkinPen.
 
Q: Is SkinPen just for your face?
A: Though often used on the face, SkinPen can be used on all parts of the body. For example, dark spots on the backs of your hands, acne scars on your back, or stretch marks on your abdomen and legs could all be treated with SkinPen.
 
Q: How does SkinPen work?
A: To prep your skin, a thin layer of topical anesthetic cream is applied to your skin to make the procedure comfortable. After the skin is numb, a gel is applied so that the SkinPen can glide over the skin. A sterile, disposable cartridge containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the tip of the SkinPen, and the appropriate setting is chosen for the area being treated. Then, SkinPen is glided over the area targeted for repair in a gentle motion. The individualized settings help to minimize discomfort and to maximize effectiveness based upon the individual’s goals.
 
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Q: How long does a SkinPen treatment take?
A: Though it varies depending upon the size of the area being treated and the severity of the skin damage, the SkinPen procedure generally takes 15 to 30 minutes.
 
Q: Will I have any downtime or side effects?
A: This will be dependent on the intensity level of the treatment which is determined prior to the treatment.  For less aggressive treatments, your skin will have a pink glow immediately following your SkinPen treatment, and Dr. Tang will recommend products to help your skin’s natural healing. Generally, these patients experience “pinkness” for two to four days, but some patients heal completely within 24 hours.  For more aggressive treatments, there might be some swelling in addition to the pinkness that may take 3-5 days to resolve.
 
Q: How long do I have to wait to see results?
A: Though many patients start to see healthier looking skin almost immediately, your skin’s natural repair process will progress over the course of several weeks. Collagen regrowth takes time, and you will continue to see improvement for up to six months after your final treatment.
 
Q: How many treatments do I need?
A: Dr. Tang will work with you to determine your individual treatment goals based on the health of your skin and the severity of the skin issues. The general recommendation is that patients receive a series of three SkinPen treatments that are spaced about a month apart. For facial skin rejuvenation, 3-5 treatments are often required for optimal results.  For acne scars, stretch marks, deep wrinkles, or other forms of deeper damage, six to eight SkinPen treatments scheduled four to six weeks apart are recommended.
 
Q: Is there anything I can do to maximize the results?
A: For patients interested in further enhancing their results there are several different home products that can be used.  Rejuvé offers several different topical agents that can be discussed at the time of treatment.
 
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Want to learn more about SkinPen? Call Rejuvé today at 408-740-5320 and start your journey to healthier, more beautiful skin!

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