Rejuvapen Microneedling Treatments in Pittsburgh, PA
Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology’s Acqua Blu Medical Spa is pleased to offer Rejuvapen® as one of our many non-surgical skin care treatments. Rejuvapen® is a breakthrough treatment that promotes smoother skin and reduces the appearance of scars and wrinkles by using the body’s natural healing processes. Rejuvapen® uses microneedling, a precise treatment that is becoming a popular option for acne scar treatment, surgical scar removal, stretch mark removal, and other skin conditions.
Choosing a medical spa that is overseen by a board-certified plastic surgeon and dermatologist is the best way to get the results you want from a Rejuvapen® microneedling procedure. Request an appointment with our skin care providers using our online form, or call us at 724.933.1800 to speak with a member of our staff.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling uses tiny needles to puncture the skin and trigger the body’s natural healing response. It results in firmer, clearer skin. The tiny, pen-shaped Rejuvapen® device uses nine small microneedles. As a trained skin care provider moves the Rejuvapen® device around the treatment area, these microneedles penetrate the skin. The holes they create are too small to be seen, but they trigger the skin’s healing process. The skin begins to produce new stores of collagen and elastin, which are two of the fundamental building blocks of smooth, healthy skin.
Is Microneedling an Ideal Treatment for Me?
Rejuvapen® is a versatile treatment that can benefit most patients seeking non-surgical treatment for any number of skin conditions. Rejuvapen® microneedling may be right for you if you want to repair and improve the appearance of the following conditions:
- Acne scars
- Large pores
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and creases
- Surgical and other scars
- Mild stretch marks
To determine whether Rejuvapen® is an appropriate treatment for you, your skin care provider should assess your skin’s elasticity and tone. Depending on these factors, laser skin treatments such as Sciton’s MicoLaser Peel or ProFractional treatment may be better options for achieving the results you desire. If you are interested in more extensive facial rejuvenation, you may want to consider the Profound RF Microneedling treatment. The dermaroller is also a popular option to treat these skin conditions, but Rejuvapen® offers more focused spot treatments than the dermaroller does.
Microneedling requires only topical numbing, and we can treat areas of any size. Treatments are convenient, effective, and safe when performed by one of our trained, experienced skin care providers.
Our highly trained skincare professionals perform this minimally invasive procedure in our medical office. Patients should arrive about 45 minutes before the treatment. This allows time to apply a numbing cream to minimize discomfort. The procedure itself only takes about 20 minutes. Rejuvapen® needle length can be adjusted based on the amount of skin damage a patient has, and treatments may include a customized topical serum to facilitate skin cell rejuvenation.
Recovery and Downtime
After the procedure, most patients experience some redness, similar to a mild sunburn, that lasts 24-48 hours after the treatment. Mild bleeding and minor bruising may occur during the treatment, and skin may feel tight or itchy for one to two days after the procedure. Although most patients notice healthier looking skin right away, it can take four to eight weeks for the most visible signs of skin regeneration to appear. A single treatment can provide noticeable results, but for optimal results, we recommend a series of three to six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. Final results should be visible approximately three months after the procedure.
To learn more about the benefits of Rejuvapen® microneedling, call our office at 724.993.1800 to schedule a complimentary consultation today.