GRAHAM FAMILY MEDICINE - Eric S. Graham, MD & Abigail Summers, APN, FNP

What is Rejuvapen Micro-needling?

Micro-needling is collagen induction therapy. Micro-needling has become a popular anti-aging procedure for the "rich and famous". You might have heard of "Vampire Facial", this is similar to that procedure. Rejuvapen has tiny needles that create micro channels/injuries to the skin.to stimulate collagen  and elastin formation, the building blocks of skin tissue. 

Micro-needling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Micro-needling combined with PRP as a facial rejuvenation treatment can literally take years off the appearance of you skin! By injecting Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP through micro-needling to the dermal layer of your skin, the repair process that is started by the micro wounds area dramatically enhanced by the growth factors in PRP. 

The micro incisions created during micro needling will close approximately in 3-5 minutes after treatment with very minimal superficial bleeding. That means there is no scarring and minimal downtime. 

Benefits of Micro-needling with PRP

>Improves fine lines and wrinkles
>Reduces appearance of pores, firms and smoothen skin texture
>Helps heal acne scars and traumatic scars such as post surgery lacerations, chicken pox scars as well as burn wound scars
>Brings back glow for younger, fresher looking skin
>Helps reduce appearance of stretch marks and helps tone lax skin
>Helps reduce epidermal pigmentation and hair loss

What to expect:

After treatment your skin will show signs of redness and will have a similar appearance to a sunburn. There could also be some very mild swelling. These symptoms will subside within 24-48 hrs. By day 3, the skin will have a pink appearance and there will be very little sign that the treatment was done. During the first 3 days your skin will feel tight and very dry and a bit more sensitive. It is recommended that sunblock, at least 30 SPF should be used that first week. This is to avoid micro pigmentation. It is important to keep skin moisturized and protected, and to continue proper skin care regimen following the treatment. 

Does it hurt?

Just 30 minutes before the treatment, a topical anesthetic cream will be applied to the area. The anesthetic cream will numb the area and will make the procedure almost painless. You may feel some sensitivity, particularly around the eye area. Some say the treatment feels like your skin is being rubbed with sand paper, others say it feels like an electric toothbrush being moved across your skin. 

How many treatments will I require?

It will depend on the severity of the problem or condition of area treated. For best results, we recommend follow up and repeat treatment within 4-6 weeks if needed. Some may need a series of 3-5 treatments depending on your personalized treatment plan. You will already see improvement after the 1st treatment and will continue to see improvement months after micro-needling.

Can I do Micro-needling with PRP after fillers, peels, Fraxel or Botox?

No, not immediately. It is recommended you wait about 28 days (4 weeks) before
you can have your Rejuvapen treatment. 

How about make up?

You can return to your regular make up routine in 2-3 days at which point your skin will appear almost normal. You may restart your regular skin care products and Retin A once your skin is no longer irritated. It is very important to stress that you use sunscreen for at least 7 days after treatment. There is a slight risk of hyperpigmentation if one does NOT use sun protection after treatment.Encouraging you to use sun protection also protects your skin from any on going photo damage. Just because it isn't sunny outside does not mean there area no damaging UV rays!

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