The causes of wrinkling, brittle, or discolored facial skin include environmental factors, poor circulation, and a decrease in the production of collagen. The latter is primarily responsible for blemishes, thinning dermal layers, and fine line wrinkles. As we enter into our mature adult years, loss of collagen mass becomes much more apparent. Thankfully, there is a simple, non-surgical alternative for the stimulation of new collagen growth.
Known as Rejuvapen™, this micro-needling procedure allows the body to respond to tiny wounds in the skin by producing newer, healthier tissue growth.
About Collagen Induction Therapy
Any time we cut our skin, nerves send signals to the brain to flood the area with nutrients as well as fluids laden with white cells and antibodies. The adjacent tissues reproduce in a rapid fashion, replacing lost or damaged tissue with new growth. Micro-needling is a specialized procedure that stimulates new tissue growth and collagen production.
A multitude of tiny needles are pushed into the skin. This creates channel wounds that are very small in diameter. The healthy tissue between the channels begins to spread, and the rush of blood and nutrients accelerates the growth process.
The Rejuvapen™ Procedure
We choose certain areas of the face and determine the thickness of the skin and therefore the depth to which the needles will penetrate. The pen itself can be adjusted to deliver penetration to a predetermined depth.
The treated areas remain pink for a day or two, but the redness soon dissipates. We may recommend wearing bandages for one or two days as well.
Gradual Smoothing of the Skin
In most cases, a single treatment is all that is needed to stimulate the production of collagen and healthier skin layers. It may take up to two months for the increase in collagen to produce smoother, more supple skin.
Advantages of the Rejuvapen™ Micro-Needling Treatment
Unlike most other treatment methods, the Rejuvapen™ procedure doesn’t require the use of chemical injections or other fillers. Nor does the skin itself have to be peeled or otherwise resurfaced. If you are concerned about your skin’s appearance but are less than enthusiastic about chemical plumping or skin abrasion techniques, the Rejuvapen™ treatment may be just what you are looking for.
Contact the office of Dr. Beth Collins, MD today to schedule a consultation, during which you’ll be given all the facts about micro-needling. The path to smoother, younger-looking skin begins with the stimulation of healthier growth and collagen production.