Maybe you have considered skin resurfacing but don’t know if it’s comfortable or not. The good news is that we offer a procedure that uses Rejuvapen, a micro fractional collagen stimulation system. It is a great choice for non-surgical skin resurfacing. When used on a patient, Rejuvapen stimulates collagen production inside of the skin.
Rejuvapen has nine different micro needles, which are used to create thousands of invisible perforations in the epidermis. The needles also create perforations in the top layer of the dermis. The result is skin that naturally produces elastin and collagen to repair all of the tiny perforations. Put simply, Rejuvapen causes the body to use its natural repair process to improve the overall appearance of skin.
The Pros and Cons of Rejuvapen
For most people, the greatest benefit of Rejuvapen is the lack of surgery. It is a non-surgical procedure that does not require anesthesia while providing very fast results and minimal downtime. Since it is a very versatile treatment, it can be performed on your chest, hands, neck or face. Some of the top benefits of Rejuvapen are reduced the appearance of stretch marks, improved appearance of scarring, smoothed wrinkles and fine lines, and restoration of skin elasticity and tighter skin.
Who Is A Candidate For Rejuvapen?
Rejuvapen can work really well for a wide range of skin types. Virtually any woman or man looking to get treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, sun damage and acne scars is a great candidate for the procedure. However, you might want to avoid the procedure if you are prone to keloids, breast feeding, pregnant, have any open wounds or have a history of skin cancer.
How Does The Procedure Work?
Before the procedure is performed, a topical numbing agent is applied to the target areas. The agent serves to numb the areas and reduce pain. During the procedure, most patients feel like sandpaper is being rubbed over their skin. The good news is that Rejuvapen treatments can be specialized for each skin type, which reduces pain and feelings of discomfort.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
The number of treatment sessions needed for optimal results is different for everyone. However, a typical patient can expect to need about four to six treatments, which are spaced out over two weeks. The amount of time needed for recovery is minimal and depends on the depth of the procedure. Recovery also depends on the severity of the damaged skin.
Once the procedure is complete, some patients experience redness that is similar to mild sunburn. Skin tightness and warmth are some other sensations that could be experienced during recovery. The average recovery time for the procedure is about 24 hours.
What to Expect
After treatment with Rejuvapen, you should notice a diminished appearance of fine lines. You should also notice a healthy pink glow to your skin. It can take up to four weeks for your skin to produce new collagen naturally, and the complete results might not be visible for anywhere from three to six months.
If you are interested in Rejuvapen or have any questions or concerns at Coastal Facial Plastic Surgery, we will be able to assist you. Dr. Thomas Funcik can go over if Rejuvapen is right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Mount Pleasant, SC.