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Abingdon
Bristol | 615 Volunteer Parkway | Bristol, Tennessee

Abingdon | 966 W. Main, Suite 4 | Abingdon, Virginia
Bristol: 423.989.3223
Abingdon: 276.525.1693
Email: info@tryaboutface.com
Web: www.tryaboutface.com

Microneedling

Rejuvapen™ Microneedling

The Rejuvapen treatment is a microneedling treatment that stimulates the production of collagen in the skin. This medical grade treatment improves fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, hyperpig­mentation, alopecia, skin tightening, as well as a variety of other skin ailments.

Microneedling is one of the hottest topics in skin care today—and for a good reason. It’s a clinically proven treatment that, when executed correctly, produces collagen and elastin in aging skin. This is known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), a process in which microneedles puncture the skin to stimulate and manipulate the body’s natural healing properties. This technology is a revolutionary improvement to traditional collagen-synthesizing therapies like dermabrasion, chemical peeling or laser resurfacing. Although these therapies may offer results that are similar to micronee­dling, they are more likely to be accompanied with downtime.

Microneedling (or CIT) is a safe and effective method for all skin types to improve fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, hyperpig­mentation, alopecia, skin tightening, as well as a variety of other skin ailments.

Since micro-needling enhances the production of collagen the treatment can reverse the signs of sun damage, improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks and hyper-pigmentation. Fine lines and wrinkles can be reduced and an overall healthier appearance of the skin will occur.

To better understand how microneedling works, look into the arena in which it performs. The skin is the body’s largest and most essential organ; it is in a constant state of fluctuation. Dead cells of the outer layers are continuously shed and replaced by inner cells that move up toward the surface. Skin is composed of two primary layers: the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the outermost protective layer; it is meant to protect the body from outside elements and to act as a water-resistant barrier that prevents essential nutrients from leaving the body. The dermis—commonly known as the “true skin”—is the most important layer since it is home to the essential functioning components of the skin. This layer is made up of fibroblasts, which are primarily responsible for producing collagen and elastin. Skin is composed of two primary layers: the epidermis and the dermis. The epidermis is the outermost protective layer; it is meant to protect the body from outside elements and to act as a water-resistant barrier that prevents essential nutrients from leaving the body. The dermis—commonly known as the “true skin”—is the most important layer since it is home to the essential functioning components of the skin. This layer is made up of fibroblasts, which are primarily responsible for producing collagen and elastin.

Collagen makes up 70% of the dermis and it plays a vital role in the cohesion, elasticity and regeneration of skin. At the average age of 35, almost half of the collagen that we were born with is lost. As a result, degenerative skin changes can become visible. As the skin ages, it begins to lose its firmness and elasticity, but it can be rejuvenated.

During the process of micronee­dling, small micro-channels are created in the skin to activate the body’s natural healing response. While vertical needle insertion and a fast perforation process renders less discomfort (in contrast to other collagen-synthesizing therapies), there is enough stimulation for the ‘injured’ skin to shift into “regeneration mode.”

During the regeneration cycle, the body intensifies the release of growth factors within the deeper layers of the skin. As a result, collagen and elastin production is accelerated to heal the wound, which builds new layers of healthy skin cells. The micro-channels that are created offer optimal opportunities for better absorption of therapeutic serums.

What is the Downtime?

Typically the healing time depends on the severity of the damaged skin and the depth of the procedure. Most commonly there may be some redness that resembles mild sunburn. This may last for 2-4 days although many patients may have the redness dissipate within 24 hours.

Who is a Candidate?

Rejuvapen is a treatment that can be used on all skin types.

How Long for Results?

Patients may notice healthier looking skin right away. However, dermal collagen remodeling occurs over time and it would not be realistic to expect damage that has happened to the skin over a long period of time rejuvapen-bato disappear right away. We suggest a series of 4-6 sessions depending on the condition of the skin.   Individuals may not see final results until 3-6 months following the last appointment.

Please call About Face for your free consultation at 423.989.3223 (Bristol) or 276.525.1693 (Abingdon).