Microneedling is the insertion of very fine needles into the skin to create microscopic wounds. As these tiny wounds heal, collagen production and skin rejuvenation are triggered. It can be used to reduce the appearance of acne scarring, stretch marks, and fine lines and wrinkles, tighten the skin, and improve the size of pores. The Face + Body Shop offers microneedling with the Rejuvepen or Vivace device.
The Vivace Experience combines microneedling with radiofrequency energy in addition to a specialized serum and cooling peptide mask to deliver ultimate results. The treatment is virtually pain-free and produces immediate results that improve over time and with additional treatments.
The Rejuvepen is a revolutionary precision microneedling device that tightens skin and helps it regain lost elasticity. The Rejuvepen has a sleek design that allows practitioners to control the speed and depth of the needle penetration. Rejuvepen treatments not only activate cell regeneration, but they also enhance the absorption of serums and topicals.
Microneedling uses specially designed medical tool to break down old scar tissue and stimulate cell turnover. The result is formation of new, healthier tissue, increased collagen and elastin production, and new capillaries with improved blood flow.
Microneedling is ideal for those with mild to moderate scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose, lax skin, large pore size, stretch marks, or dull skin texture. It is not suitable for those who are pregnant or breast feeding, have a history of poor wound healing, have used Accutane within the past three months, have open wounds or cuts on the skin, or who have had a radiation treatment in the past year.
During the microneedling treatment, your skin will be cleaned and possibly numbed with a cream to decrease discomfort. A small device will then be used to make tiny pierces in the skin. This stimulates collagen production and creates a surface that absorbs products more efficiently. Once the treatment is complete, a layer of serum is applied to enhance results.
There is no preparation needed prior to this treatment.
Most will begin to see results after the very first treatment. It is recommended that microneedling be repeated every 4-6 weeks until the desired results are achieved.
Microneedling is usually performed on the face.
There are virtually no side effects or recovery time needed after a microneedling procedure and patients can immediately return to their daily activities. To enhance healing, patients should avoid using AHAs, retinols, acidic or other active ingredients on their faces for two to three days.