Up next in our new Bridal Beauty Brief: Beauty by Alicia is sharing her tips on Micro Needling, and what to expect if you plan to do the treatment as part of your regimen to get ready for your big day!
“Every bride or groom want to be at his or her best before they exchange that timeless “I do”. The wedding is a staple to a life time of memories, which is why your focus should be on getting your skin top- notch condition. As there are many procedures to consider to get radiant for the special day. Micro- Needling is one of my favorite treatment! Great for both men and women this treatment is an advanced collagen induction system, this holistic approach helps correct the skin by stimulating wound healing. this is recommend 4 months out with at least 3 treatments.”
How Does Micro Needling Work?
One of the most common questions that clients have is how a little pen has such a profound impact on wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. The concept is actually simple. A practitioner uses a micro needling tool, such as the Rejuvapen, to create microscopic pricks on the problematic area. The tiny needles on the pen make invisible perforations in the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. Your body registers that it’s been injured and starts to heal itself. Collagen and elastin are rushed to the area, where they then rejuvenate your skin.
After the procedure, your skin will likely feel warm and tight, and it may appear as though you have a moderate sunburn. These side effects usually subside within a matter of hours, and most people see their skin return to normal in 24 hours. Your practitioner may be able to recommend a serum or other skin treatment to minimize any discomfort after your appointment
The rejuvapen is a remarkable, non-laser, non-surgical treatment that causes skin to stimulate collagen production and fresh, new tissue. Skin tightens; wrinkles, fine lines, scarring, and hyperpigmentation significantly diminish; pores become finer; and the overall health and circulation of the skin is improved RejuvaPen is a micro-needling system that uses a specialized “pen” containing a cartridge with nine small needles. But don’t let that scare you! These are extremely small micro-needles that lead to great results.
RejuvaPen is used to treat scarring, especially scarring caused by acne. Traditionally, this type of scarring has been very difficult to treat. The RujuvaPen needles are used to break up the tethering in the scar, which results in less indentation and greater smoothness on the surface. Essentially, RejuvaPen stimulates the body’s natural healing powers and gives the scar a second chance to repair itself – without surgery or lasers.
Should I Use RejuvaPen?
RejuvaPen is most commonly used in our practice to treat acne scarring, but it can be used for many different types of scarring on other parts of the body. For example, stretch marks, which are a type of scar, can be treated with RejuvaPen. We’ve also begun using RejuvaPen for melasma, which can’t be treated with lasers.
It’s important to realize that these scars are permanent and won’t completely disappear. However, we can definitely use RejuvaPen to improve their appearance.
What Should I Expect?
During the session, RejuvaPen is uncomfortable. We provide patients with a topical numbing cream that should be applied 20 minutes prior to the appointment. The treatment itself feels a bit like sandpaper going over the skin. Some scarred areas can be more sensitive than other, so parts of the session will be less comfortable than others.
After the treatment, patients generally don’t feel any discomfort, although the treated area is likely to be sensitive. We instruct patients to using mild, gentle products and sunscreen after the treatment. Makeup can be applied the next day. Patients should expect to be very red the day of and the day after a RejuvaPen treatment. We recommend scheduling two days of downtime and staying out of the sun. For example, you can schedule your appointment on Friday and use the weekend as downtime. The redness is typically gone in 48 hours.
How Long Do the Results Last?
RejuvaPen isn’t like other temporary cosmetic procedures that require maintenance. RejuvaPen is about ongoing improvement.
We recommend starting with three RejuvaPen sessions. You’re likely to see incremental improvement with each session. After completing the series, many patients continue with one or two additional sessions because they’re so happy with the results.
In other words, patients don’t come back because of a regression. They come back because they see the improvement and want to continue the progress.
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