Among the many advanced non-surgical skin care treatments available at our Chapel Hill Skin Care and Laser Center, we are pleased to offer Rejuvapen, a breakthrough treatment that uses the body’s natural healing process to promote smoother skin and reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles. Rejuvapen treatments involve microneedling, a precise and increasingly popular option for treating acne scars, fine lines, creases, mild stretch marks, and a range of other bothersome skin conditions.
Choosing a Skin Care and Laser Center overseen by board-certified dermatologists is the best way to get the results you want from a Rejuvapen microneedling procedure. In Chapel Hill, women and men seeking non-surgical solutions for a range of concerns rely on our Skin Care and Laser Center team. Request an appointment using our online form or call us at (919) 401-1994 to speak with a member of our staff.
Before & After Photos
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What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a process of creating tiny punctures in the skin to trigger a healing response that results in firmer, clearer skin. We use the advanced Rejuvapen device for microneedling.
The small, pen-shaped Rejuvapen device uses 9 tiny microneedles that penetrate the skin as a trained provider moves the device around the treatment area. The pinpoint holes are so small they can’t be seen, but they trigger the skin’s natural healing process. The skin then creates its own new stores of collagen and elastin, 2 of the fundamental building blocks of smooth, healthy skin.
Is Microneedling Right for Me?
Rejuvapen is a very versatile treatment that can benefit just about anyone who wants to target a skin concern without surgery. Rejuvapen microneedling may be right for you if you want to repair and improve the appearance of:
- Acne scarring
- Large pores
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and creases
- Uneven skin tone
- Surgical and other scars
- Mild stretch marks
Determining whether Rejuvapen is an appropriate treatment for your skin concerns involves assessing your skin’s elasticity and tone. In some cases, laser skin treatments such as Fraxel® might be better suited to producing the results you want. People interested in more extensive facial rejuvenation might consider combining microneedling with injectable treatments to restore volume.
Microneedling requires only topical numbing, and we can treat as small or large an area as you wish. Treatments are safe, effective, and convenient when performed by a trained, experienced provider.
Recovery After a Microneedling Procedure
You may feel a mild sensation similar to a sunburn following a microneedling treatment. Skin tightness and the tingly, warm feeling gradually diminish and typically are gone 24 hours after the treatment. Avoid using makeup during this time and keep your face and hands clean.
Results appear gradually after treatment as the healing process stimulated by the microneedling occurs, boosting your skin’s strength. Expect to see the final results approximately 3 months after the procedure. A series of 4 to 6 treatments is typically expected.
What Is Microneedling with PRP/PRFM?
The addition of PRP/PRFM (platelet rich plasma/platelet rich fibrin matrix) allows us to maximize the results of your Microneedling treatments. It harnesses the power of your body’s self-repairing properties and your blood’s platelets to rejuvenate skin and strengthen cellular turnover. The incorporation of PRP/PRFM provides us with the unique ability to increase collagen and elastin production and to decrease the healing time experienced after your treatment. Microneedling with PRP/PRFM is safe for all skin types.