One of the latest innovations in skin rejuvenation is micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy. When skin is affected slightly, the body responds by sending nutrients to the affected area. If several dermal layers are affected, collagen production will actually increase because of the need for new skin tissue.
The problem is that affected surface skin tends to reproduce the same cell structure as before, meaning that superficial scars never seem to fade. Acne scars are a perfect example.
The Rejuvapen™ is a specialized instrument that causes the body to build new tissue that is several layers deep, which minimizes the appearance of scars. Anyone who is concerned about facial scars is encouraged to investigate how Rejuvapen™ works.
Tiny needles spaced evenly apart on the tip of a wand are used to create channels in the skin. Because there is plenty of healthy skin tissue between the channels, scars are not formed.
Instead, the natural process that follows creates a layer of skin tissue that is suppler and firmer than what existed before.When this process occurs, collagen production increases significantly. This is the greatest benefit of micro-needling.
Other forms of skin rejuvenation often cannot do much to treat injury or acne scars. Micro-needling treats the lower dermal layers as well as the epidermis.
How It Works
The Rejuvapen™ is a handheld wand that contains a small adjustable-speed motor. The actual process will depend on the thickness of the skin and the actual location of the scar that needs to be treated.
The pen is placed on the skin and the body responds by sending nutrients to the affected area. Collagen production then increases over the next week or so.
No Downtime Required
We perform the Rejuvapen™ procedure in-house, and the patient can resume normal activities immediately. Over the next few weeks, new skin growth becomes apparent, and most scars quickly fade as the new tissue builds in the channels produced by the needles.
Find Out If You Are a Candidate
Specializing in facial plastic surgery, the office of Dr. Thomas Funcik, MD in Mount Pleasant proudly offers Rejuvapen™ micro-needling treatments for patients looking to reduce the visibility of scars.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if your facial scarring can be treated using the Rejuvapen™. This form of treatment works on all skin types, and the process is repeatable if the scarring is severe.