Microneedling with RejuvaPen is a gentle yet powerful anti-aging treatment we perform often at Bridgetown Aesthetics. It is a minimally invasive procedure that can help improve the appearance of the skin, including acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles.
RejuvaPen is a microneedling system that revitalizes the appearance of the skin. RejuvaPen, as the name cleverly implies, is a pen-shaped device containing a cartridge of tiny medical-grade needles. These small needles trigger a healing response when placed on the skin, stimulating rapid collagen production. In fact, another name for microneedling is collagen induction therapy. Collagen promotes skin firmness, plumpness, and contour. It is also particularly effective at diminishing scarring from acne, which is notoriously difficult to treat. The needles break up the tethering within the scar, smoothing the surface and evening skin tone. Our patients love RejuvaPen because it produces effective results without the need for surgery.
The most common area that RejuvaPen is used on is the face. It can be used to improve the appearance of scarring and tighten the skin on the forehead, cheeks, lower eyelids, chin, and along the jawline. In some cases, it can also be used to improve the appearance of stretch marks or superficial scarring on other parts of the body.
Microneedling is safe for all skin types and ethnicities. Adult patients hoping to improve any of the following skin-related issues may be good candidates for RejuvaPen:
- Skin tone
- Enlarged pores
- Skin texture
- Mild to moderate acne scarring
- Patients who have had Mohs surgery, a biopsy, or an acne cyst
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Mild skin laxity
- Stretch marks
While microneedling is most commonly performed on the face, it can be used on the neck, décolletage, back, and arms as well.
Patients interested in improving the appearance of scarring should keep in mind that not all scars will not completely fade. However, the treatment will help improve the appearance of the scars. It is important that patients have realistic expectations for the outcome of the treatment.
Patients prone to developing keloids or who have active skin infections are not good candidates for treatment with RejuvaPen. It is also not recommended for patients with uncontrolled diabetes. However, we recommend that all patients interested in improving their appearance request a consultation with us; there is likely an alternative procedure that may benefit them.
To find out if you can benefit from RejuvaPen microneedling, contact Bridgetown Aesthetics in Portland, OR, to request a consultation.
There is little preparation required prior to receiving a microneedling treatment. However, patients will be asked to avoid certain medications and activities in advance of the procedure.
- Patients should avoid taking blood thinners like aspirin, naproxen, or ibuprofen for one to two weeks prior. These can cause excessive bleeding during the treatment.
- Avoid tanning beds and unprotected sun exposure for two weeks in advance. Retinoids or treatments for autoimmune diseases should not be taken 24 hours before treatment.
The aesthetician will be able to provide the patient with more personalized preparation instructions, such as altering medications, at the time of the consultation.
The RejuvaPen microneedling process typically begins with the application of a topical numbing cream. This will be applied approximately 20 minutes prior to beginning the session. Some patients have likened the treatment to feeling like a slight tingling sensation.
- Skin Care Products: We are proud to offer various skin care products to our patients, which can be combined with microneedling for deeper, more effective results. The skin care lines and products that we offer include Epionce, NeoCutis
The amount of time it will take to perform the treatment will depend on the size of the treatment area. We recommend that patients begin by scheduling a series of four to five treatments in order to achieve optimal results. However, certain conditions and scars will respond to the treatment at different rates, so the patient may require fewer or more sessions depending on the results seen.
Following the treatment, patients typically do not feel any discomfort. However, the skin may be a bit sensitive.
Redness, swelling, and sensitivity should diminish over the course of these two days. The patient should avoid direct sun exposure for the first 48 hours after treatment. Continued sunscreen application after the treatment is important for lasting results. Microneedling patients should be sure to wash the treatment area with gentle, sensitive-skin products.
Patients interested in RejuvaPen microneedling appointments should start by calling our Portland, Oregon, office to request a consultation. During the consultation, the patient will meet with one of our aestheticians to speak in more detail about the RejuvaPen treatment.
Patients should inform the aesthetician of any recent treatments that they’ve had.
It is important for patients to wait two weeks to a month to have microneedling performed after undergoing treatments like dermal fillers, Botox, or laser treatments. Please also inform the aesthetician of any previous or existing medical conditions. While these will likely not preclude the patient from receiving microneedling with RejuvaPen, it is important for the aesthetician to know to ensure patient safety.