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Rejuvapen Skin Micro-Needling

rejuvapen Micro Needling at CapeMAC by Dr Bagwandeen

réjuvapen - Automated Micro-Needling System

* Please note that individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Many patients have concerns and are unhappy about skin wrinkles and fine lines, scarring or hyperpigmentation and loose skin – all of which are very normal changes that set in over time, but cause one to look older than you actually feel. This especially affects patients who are exposed to excessive sunlight, eat ‘unhealthy’ foods, do not exercise regularly, drink too little water each day and/or are exposed to lots of stress over prolonged periods of time. The good news is that our skin need not be a clear indicator of our past and serving as a nagging reminder for us, and to others, about how we have cared (or not) for our skin over the years. Patients can choose from a wide range of advanced skin treatments which have proven to be safe and yields visible results. The Rejuvapen Automated Micro-Needling procedure is one of them.

The Rejuvapen is an automated pen-like device that causes tiny micro injections into the superficial skin to induce a tightening effect. Also referred to as Fractional Collagen Induction Therapy or Skin Microneedling, it is a gentle, non-ablative, non-surgical procedure for skin enhancements.

Since the Rejuvapen micro-needling treatment stimulates the production of collagen in the skin, the treatment can reverse the signs of sun damage, improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks and hyper-pigmentation. Fine lines and wrinkles can be visibly reduced and an overall healthier appearance of the skin results.

Benefits of Rejuvapen Skin Microneedling

The Rejuvapen treatment can visibly improve the appearance of:
•    fine lines and deep wrinkles
•    surgical, acne and trauma scars
•    enlarged pores
•    ice-pick and chickenpox scars
•    stretch marks
•    crow’s feet and laugh lines around the eyes
•    overall skin texture
•    hyperpigmentation
•    age spots & sun damaged skin
•    hair loss in both men and women (combined with appropriate medical care and other treatment modalities)

Chemical Skin Peel CapeMAC Dr Bagwandeen

The Automated micro-needling system further thickens and firms the skin by boosting collagen and elastin fibres within skin. This also helps to benefit more from skin care products as it significantly enhances the absorption of active ingredients and deeper into the skin. Results become evident between 4 and 6 weeks after each procedure and such results have been proven scientifically. The skin micro-needling (Rejuvapen) treatments are often combined with the simultaneous application of specialised serums and topical medications which our Doctor will prescribe for each session. We also offer the revolutionary treatments with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) – also known as Vampire facelifts – to achieve even better results for very damaged or scarred skin.

* Please note that individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Further Benefits of Rejuvapen Skin Microneedling

rejuvapen banner Micro Needling at CapeMAC by Dr Bagwandeen

•    Suitable for all skin types
•    Suitable for all skin colours
•    Minimal risk of discolouration to the skin
•    No risk of burns
•    No ablation to the epidermis
•    Minimal to no downtime
•    Minimal general risks
•    Stimulates collagen tissue production naturally without creating scar tissue
•    Long lasting results
•    Safer and more effective in piercing the skin than traditional skin needling rollers
•    Effective in treating hard-to-reach places

* Please note individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Skin Microneedling Techniques

réjuvapen – Automated Micro-Needling System

The Rejuvapen is an automated pen-like device that causes tiny micro injections into the superficial skin to induce a tightening effect. Also referred to as Fractional Collagen Induction Therapy or Skin Microneedling, it is a gentle, non-ablative, non-surgical procedure for skin enhancements.

RoHS Skin Micro-Needling Roller System

RoHS Micro-Needling Roller System is a very unique cylindrical shaped drum studded with very fine needles designed for skin needling therapy, sometimes called micro needling therapy or derma roller therapy. Skin rollers come in needle lengths of between 0.13 mm and 3 mm, with shorter needles being designed for home application and longer needles for application by a medical doctor.

rejuvapen FAQ - Questions frequently asked by Patients

Am I a suitable candidate?

Rejuvapen can be safely performed on all skin colours and skin types as the Rejuvapen does not involve using thermal heat (unlike IPL & Lasers). Therefore, there is minimal/no risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or scarring. The Rejuvapen cannot be used on infected or diseased skin such as severe active acne, herpes, Rosacea or eczema. It can also not be used if patients have a history of blood clotting problems, poor healing skin (diabetics), psoriasis, fungal infection, wounds, cuts or abrasions and moles.

Which areas can be treated?

A Rejuvapen can be used on basically any part of the body including face, neck, décolleté, arms, abdomen, back, thighs, calves and legs.

How is the rejuvapen treatment done?

Before skin microneedling with the Rejuvapen, the skin is thoroughly disinfected. A topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the skin for 30-45 min before the procedure – to minimise pain and discomfort. Should the prescribed treatment involve very sensitive areas and/or deeper treatments, then our Doctor will administer local anaesthetic injections to further numb the treatment area/s. The Rejuvapen utilises precisely spaced micro needles in a small cartridge. The adjustable needle length from 0.2mm to 2.5mm allows customised treatments for skin freshening to deep scar repairs, anywhere on the body. A new cartridge/needle is used on each patient.

During skin micro-needling with the Rejuvapen, the skin is remodelled by creating thousands of microscopic channels through the skin. The skin develops multiple invisible, vertical, micro perforations into the top layers of the skin that initiate the release of complex of growth factors. As a result the skin shifts its natural repair mechanism into high gear and starts producing new layers of collagen and elastin and enhances the blood supply to the area. After the initial treatment, patients’ often notice that their skin has a healthy, pink glow and that the skin becomes firmer and regains its elasticity. Also, fine lines are diminished and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores become firmer, circulation is stimulated and the overall condition of the skin improves.

How many sessions do I need?

The number of treatments required depends on the condition/s being addressed and varies between 3 and 6 treatments, with a 4 to 6 week interval between each session. Responses and treatment requirements can vary depending on the individual collagen response, condition of the tissue and on the desired end results.

What is the recovery and downtime for the rejuvapen treatment?

Typically the healing time depends on the severity of the damaged skin and the depth of the procedure. Most commonly there may be some redness that resembles mild sunburn, with some minor bleeding and very occasionally some mild bruising. This may last for 1-4 days. Some patients may have the redness dissipate within 24 hours. The skin may also feel warm, tight and itchy for a short while. Generally the inflammatory reaction of the skin is short and fades significantly after a couple of days. Patients with a more sensitive skin type or older patients may take longer to fully recover.

Which results can I expect from my rejuvapen treatment?

Patients may notice healthier looking skin right away. However, keep in mind that dermal collagen remodelling occurs over time and it would not be realistic to expect damage that has happened to the skin over a long period of time to disappear right away. It can take between 6-8 weeks before visible signs of skin regeneration are seen and the process will continue to evolve over the ensuing months providing a gradual improvement. We suggest a series of 3-6 sessions depending on what the treatment is for. Individuals may not see final results until 3-6 months following the last treatment.

* Please note that individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

How long will the results last?

Rejuvapen is not a temporary cosmetic procedure that requires regular follow-up treatments as it is about ongoing improvement. While their are likely to experience continued improvement with each session, after completing the recommended 3 to 6 treatments, many patients come back for one or two additional sessions because of the great results and to continue the rejuvenation progress.

How do I best choose the right practitioner and practice for my microneedling treatment?

Your decision as to which practice or practitioner to choose should be based on the practitioner’s reputation, the practitioner’s apparent skill and the practitioner’s experience. In addition, the practitioner’s ability to communicate with you in a manner that is professional, sincere, unhurried and that makes you feel comfortable is of utmost importance. Please also see the information on “How to choose a Medical Aesthetics Practitioner”. We hope this helps you make the right choice.

What is the cost of skin microneedling?

The price for skin microneedling varies from patient to patient depending on the patient’s needs.
Use our “Prices” section for an up-to-date overview on available treatment options and price ranges for aesthetics treatments at CapeMAC. Always remember: It is not always possible to give you accurate treatment prices for aesthetic procedures without properly assessing the extent of the problem and determining the most effective treatment/s for the problem. The consultation fee for rejuvapen is fully redeemable against the treatment. Contact us now at CapeMAC to book an appointment with Dr Bagwandeen as a first step towards revealing a more radiant and confident you.

We hope that this helps you understand a little more about microneedling with rejuvapen and assists you in making a better choice for your aesthetic treatments. To find out if a rejuvapen treatment is the right facial rejuvenation option for you, please contact us at Cape Medical Aesthetics Centre. Also, you might still have anxieties about the use of a microneedling treatment with rejuvapen. Dr DH Bagwandeen will be glad to discuss any queries and questions you may have about the use of rejuvapen for yourself. You are welcome to visit with us at CapeMAC in Panorama, Cape Town for more information and to get further advice on looking and feeling even better.

* Please note individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

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