- Fine lines and moderate wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Stretch marks
- Traumatic scars
- Epidermal Pigment
- Burn wounds
- Mild rosacea ( vascular only)
- Active Acne
- Raised keloid scars –or have a history of keloids
- Actinic Keratosis
- Skin cancer
- Sebaceous Hyperplasia
- Hemorrhagic disorder
- Women who are pregnant/nursing
- Using Accutane
- Active bacterial or fungal infection
The patient must temporarily discontinue the use of products and medications containing retinoid or vitamin A derivatives a minimum of 24 hours before the treatment. If a patient is prone to cold sores, this treatment could cause an outbreak. It is recommended that those patients consult their physicians about receiving a prophylaxis medication. Do not use a tanning bed at least 24 hours before the treatment
Will I need more than one treatment?
Yes, you will need more than one treatment. The amount treatments depend on the area being treated, the concerns that are being addressed, and the consistency of time between treatments. It is very important that you keep your appointments in order to achieve the best result.
- Day 1– the severity of the erythema and redness will depend upon how aggressive the treatment was performed.
- Day 2– A red or pink hue (like a sunburn). Swelling will become more noticeable on the second day. Skin will tight and dry, possibly flaking.
- Day 3– skin can be pink or normal color. Swelling will subside. Skin will still feel dry and tight.
A few hours after the procedure, the client will be able to gently cleanse the treated area with tepid water and a gentle cleanser (not Cetaphil, or anything with beads). Cleansing the face will allow you to remove the serum and dried blood that was left from the procedure (which is normal and to be expected). It also gives the client a better view of the after effects of the treatment, and allows for better absorption of any products used post procedure.
It is important to wear sunscreen every day, however, it is especially important to wear a sunscreen after a Rejuvapen treatment. It is recommended that the client use a physical sunblock. It is always advisable to wear a visor or hat as well as sunscreen when in direct sunlight for a long period of time For the first 3 days the skin will be very dry and tight. Some flaking is normal. This can be relieved with a gentle moisturizer.
After 2-3 days of the treatment the patient can return to their regular skin care products, or as soon as it is comfortable to do so. Vitamin A products are optimal and suggested to begin use 2 days after treatment.
Avoid alcohol based toners for 10-14 days. Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 10 days if possible.