Microneedling

Rejuvapen is much safer and more effective in piercing the skin than traditional skin microneedling rollers

 

Benefits of Rejuvapen

Disposable needles – no cross infection

Rejuvapen is much safer and more effective in piercing the skin than traditional skin microneedling rollers, because of its unique vertical microneedling technology. It has a superior effect on collagen and elastin rejuvenation. Active ingredients are directly supplied to the deeper layers of the skin. Rejuvapen’s multi-speed and adjustable needle depths allows the needles to pierce the skin’s layers at 90 degrees and increases the effectiveness of treatments by increasing the absorption of products. On the other hand, it reduces pain and patient downtime.

Treats hard-to-reach places

Rejuvapen can effectively treat hard-to-reach places, such as around the eyes, nose, and lips. Because of the vertical delivery, the needles can easily penetrate scar tissue.

Promotes natural healing

Rejuvapen promotes scar-less healing and natural collagen reproduction, similar to fractional laser treatments, IPL, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels, but without the side effects and downtime.

How does Rejuvapen work?

The mechanism of injury is a natural process, which makes Rejuvapen a holistic approach to skin therapy.

Four major phases of physiological wound response help in stimulating new healthy tissue growth. First, an inflammatory response (1-3 days) to the initial injury promotes the chemotaxis response and proliferation of fibroblasts. The body’s platelets also respond to initiate a wound matrix. This response is the early phase of cell migration to remove debris and bacteria and stimulate the next proliferative phase.

During the second phase (3-5 days) the new fibroblasts, monocytes, keratinocytes of the first phase continue to proliferate and multiply. New collagen will be laid down and deposited with new tissue formation.

Next a fibrotic response (5-20 days), of growth factors are released and fibroblasts release collagen. Finally, the maturation stage of new healthy skin takes place from day 28 to two years after treatment. Collagens mature and stiffen and the matrix of new tissue shows 80% to full tensile strength.

The Rejuvapen micro needling device delivery provides unparalleled collagen induction therapy via fractional delivery of needles into the epidermis and dermis.

These micro injuries to the skin encourage and harness the power of the body’s innate ability to re-grow and repair the skin through the physiology of collagen induction. The micro needling before and afters are typical of a series of treatments where patients experienced four to six treatments over the space of 2 to six months. Each micro needling before and after treatment is done four weeks apart.

Rejuvapen offers a solution for all skin conditions that clients might seek treatment for: wrinkles and fine lines, acne scarring, stretch marks, wound healing stimulation, and skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation. Rejuvapen treatments complement other treatment options, including chemical peels, IPL, Micro-dermabrasion and laser skin tightening. This will greatly increase their effectiveness.

Acne Scars

Scars are areas of fibrous tissue (fibrosis) that replace normal skin after injury.

Acne Scar Treatment with Rejuvapen

A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body.

With the exception of very minor lesions, every wound (e.g. after accident, disease, surgery) results in some degree of scarring. Scar tissue is the same protein (collagen) as the tissue that it replaces, but the fiber composition of the protein is different. Instead of a nice “basket weave” formation of fibers, the collagen in scar tissue is aligned in a single direction resulting in a pronounced and thicker appearance.

Acne treatments for most are long term and can result in scarring. There are multiple causes of acne including hormone dysfunction, allergies, environmental factors and nutrition deficiencies. Acne scars result after skin follicles become blocked by excessive oils and the physiology of keratin and old skin cells trigger an inflammatory response reaction. The skin will attempt to heal and the scar tissue results as the collagen becomes deformed and thickens. Acne scars are categorized as being “ice- pick”, “rolling” or “boxcar”.

Over 90% of adolescents have acne and 1% of the population have acne scars.

Acne scars are created by the wound healing process occurring after the acute process of inflammation, follicular rupture and peri-follicular abscess formation.

Types of Acne Scars

The resulting acne scars may be atrophic or hypertrophic.

Approximately 80% of scars are atrophic associated with a net loss of collagen during the matrix remodeling process. A minority of scars are hypertrophic or have keloid formation.

Atrophic scars are classified as:

Ice pick (70%) These are the narrow, less than 2mm punctiform depressions with a “V” cross-section.

Boxcar (20%) These are round or oval scars with well-established vertical edges with a wide base and a ìUî cross-section.

Rolling scars (10%) These wide, larger than 4mm scars have an “M” cross-section and give an undulating appearance to the skin

Acne Grade & Scarring Level

Macular Erythematous

Hyper- or hypo-pigmented flat marks. These do not present a contour defect but rather color problem.

 

Mild

Mild atrophy or hypertrophy scars that are not obvious at social distances of > 50 cm and may be covered by makeup or facial hair.

 

Moderate

Moderate atrophic or hypertrophic scarring that is obvious at social distances of > 50 cm and is not covered by makeup or facial hair. Scar will flatten by manual stretching of the skin.

 

Severe

Severe atrophic or hypertrophic scarring that is obvious at social distances of > 50 cm and is not covered by makeup or facial hair. Scar will not flatten by manual stretching of the skin.

Acne Scar Treatments

There are many treatments for acne scars, each with characteristic side effects. For most treatments, the principle treatment side effect is postinflamatory hyperpigmentation (Fabbrocini et al., 2010) which is most pronounced in darker skin types (Shah and Alexis, 2010). Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation may result from dermabrasion, chemical peels and laser resurfacing.

Chemical Peel

Best results with macular scars. Only variable results with icepick and rolling scars. Temporary hyper-pigmentation or irritation.

 

Dermabrasion

Completely removes the epidermis to the papillary or reticular dermis. Will treat icepick and rolling scars. General anesthesia and infection risks. Significant patient downtime. Darker skin may become discolored and blotchy.

 

Microdermabrasion

Removes outer layer of the epidermis. Does not treat deep scars. Only rare complications.

 

Needle Dermabrasion

Leaves epidermis largely intact. Full effect seen after 6 weeks as mechanism of action is enhanced collagen production. Lowest risk of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation than the other procedures.

 

Fractional Laser Treatment

Ablative is more effective than nonablative. Quantifiable improvement of 40 -80% in scar depth. Patient must stop isoretinoin. Dark skin is at risk of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation using conventional CO2 laser is 36% (Alster and West, 1996)

Burn Scars

When skin is burned, the surrounding skin begins to pull together, resulting in a contracture.

 

Burn Scars

A burn is a type of injury to flesh caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, light, radiation or friction.

Most burns affect only the skin (epidermal tissue and dermis). Managing burn injuries properly is important because they are common, painful and can result in disfiguring and disabling scarring, Burn scar contracture refers to the tightening of the skin after a second or third degree burn. When skin is burned, the surrounding skin begins to pull together, resulting in a contracture.

Burn scar treatment

The challenge of a burn scar lies within the matrix of all the forms or categories of the scars involving hypertrophic and keloid scars and pigmentation flaws. These scars thicken over time. Burn scar therapy has been historically limited. The Dermapen’s unique vertical stamping and depth control up to 2.5mm makes treating burn scars superior to other methods or rollering. With surgical steel integrity, the robust nature of the automated needle tip (eleven (11) needles total and sized at thirty-three gauge) penetrate difficult burn scar tissue dramatically improving appearance, texture, elasticity, size and mobility.

Micro Needling Treatment

Burn scars have altered physiology than other skin conditions. Multiple treatments will be needed and vary depending on the severity of the burn scar to see desired results. Please seek the advice of a physician or other health care professionals.

Surgical Scars

A surgical scar is a type of injury to flesh caused by surgery, usually incision, that requires the modification of all layers.

 

Causes and Treatment

Because a surgeon cannot control all the factors that determine a scars appearance, treatment after the surgical area has properly healed is sometimes necessary.

The challenge of a surgical scar lies within the matrix of all the forms or categories of the scars involving hypertrophic and keloid scars and pigmentation flaws. These scars thicken over time. Scar therapy has been historically limited. The Rejuvapen’s unique vertical stamping and depth control up to 2.5mm makes treating scars superior to other methods or rollering. With surgical steel integrity, the robust nature of the automated needle.

e tip (11 needles total and sized at thirty-three gauge) penetrate difficult scar tissue, dramatically improving appearance, texture, elasticity, size and mobility.

 

Treatment Regimen

Scars have altered physiology compared to other skin conditions. Multiple treatments will be needed and vary depending on the severity and type of scar to see desired results.

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth.

Causes and Treatment

Stretch marks or striae (singular stria), as they are called in dermatology, are a form of scarring on the skin with an off-color hue.

They are caused by tearing of the dermis, and over time can diminish but not disappear completely. Stretch marks are often the result of the rapid stretching of the skin associated with rapid growth. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, muscle building, hormone replacement therapy for transsexuals, etc. Medical terminology for these kinds of markings includes striae atrophicae, vergetures, stria distensae, striae cutis distensae, striae gravidarum (in cases where it is caused by pregnancy), lineae atrophicae, linea albicante, or simply striae.

Treatment Regimen

New collagen growth and stimulation is more effective for reducing and fading stretch marks. The Rejuvapen does this through Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). The Rejuvapen device allows for appropriate treatment needle depth to activate the cascade of fibroblast and growth hormone steps to generate more skin, collagen and elastin for smooth and healthy colored skin. The skin of the epidermis effectively thickens and noticeable smoother and evening of stretch marks is the result.

How many treatments are needed?

Your medical professional can consult you on a prescribed treatment. Most patients see a noticeable difference in just one treatment however 5-6 treatments may be necessary. After 5-6 treatments striae improvement is noticeable with improved texture and appearance of mature, white striae in skin types I-IV. Four weeks between treatments is necessary to allow the bodies natural skin cycle to complete before another treatment should be performed.

Anti-Aging & Wrinkles

A wrinkle is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin.

Causes and Treatment

Skin wrinkles typically appear as a result of the aging processes resulting in a thinning of the epidermal layers of the skin as they lose the ability to retain moisture.

Wrinkling in the skin is caused by habitual facial expressions, aging, sun damage, smoking, poor hydration, and various other factors. Depletion of water in the body, as occurs with dehydration, can also cause this puckering of the skin. The dermal layer of the skin thins and produces less and less collagen over time. Underlying the dermal layer of the skin is the subcutaneous layer which consists of fat cells which shrink with age and become less able to support the upper layers of the skin which make wrinkles even more noticeable.

Wrinkle Prevention

Because of the degradation of the skin over time, the required regimen for treatment is a preventative protocol. The Rejuvapen promotes a process of new skin growth through the science of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). The most effective way to stimulate or “Induce” new skin is by micro-needling with the Rejuvapen’s vertical stamping method. This new stimulation can be done quickly and easily while keeping the epidermis intact and down-time to a minimum.

How many Rejuvapen treatments are needed?

Your medical professional can consult you on a prescribed treatment. Skin conditions are different as well as the age of each patient. Two to three aggressive Rejuvapen treatments will provide a noticeable difference, however 5-6 Rejuvapen treatments will show the most dramatic results. It is important to work with your practitioner on what treatment specifics to observe. Once the skin condition has the desired effects, it is important to maintain collagen stimulation by returning to your practitioner or performing a new Rejuvapen treatment every 12-24 weeks.

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