When home skin care products aren’t effective but you aren’t ready for surgery, consider nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments like microneedling with Rejuvepen. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marguerite Bernett is pleased to offer microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) at her office in Irvine, CA. Microneedling with Rejuvepen uses many fine-gauge needles to safely and effectively create micro-injuries in the needed areas of the skin. The micro-injuries trigger the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, two nutrients that improve the health and appearance of the skin. Schedule a consultation at our facility to learn more about the benefits of microneedling and ways to customize the treatment for your skin needs and goals.
You may benefit from microneedling if you have slight to moderate skin issues, like rough skin texture or low elasticity. Microneedling treatments can also reduce the appearance of scars, pores, and stretch marks. You should be willing to wait a while before seeing the results of your microneedling treatment since the collagen and elastin will need time to have an effect on the skin, but you will have natural-looking results and gain better overall skin health.
Microneedling is performed in a treatment room in about 30 – 60 minutes with numbing cream or a local anesthesia if requested, but most patients feel mild or no discomfort. The skin being treated will be cleansed before the Rejuvepen is passed evenly over it. After the microneedling is performed, a topical treatment like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or a vitamin-infused serum can be applied for deeper penetration of the nutrients into the skin. A moisturizer will be massaged in along with sunscreen since your skin will be sensitive after the treatment.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You may have some swelling and redness for about a day, but this should subside quickly on its own. It may take about 1 – 2 months as the collagen and elastin levels increase before you see visible improvements in the health and appearance of your skin. You should plan to receive about 4 – 6 maintenance treatments every 4 – 6 weeks for optimal results and lasting skin health.
NATURAL HEALTH AND RADIANCE
Improve the health and appearance of your skin with microneedling treatments by Dr. Bernett in Irvine, CA. A minimally invasive treatment that can give you dramatic results, microneedling with Rejuvepen boosts your natural production of collagen for smoother, firmer skin. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Bernett to learn more about this procedure and other skin rejuvenation procedures.