How Microneedling Works
Our Pittsburgh RejuvaPen is an ideal treatment if you are looking for a procedure to treat scarring—especially if you have scarring due to acne. RejuvaPen’s microneedles work to break up the tethering in the scar, which results in less indentation and greater smoothness on the surface. Essentially, RejuvaPen stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities and gives the scar a second chance to repair itself without surgery or lasers, much like our non-laser skin tightening.
Benefits of Microneedling Treatments in Pittsburgh
One of the most exciting benefits of microneedling is its ability to dramatically enhance the texture of the skin. It has the ability to improve textural issues such as wrinkles, sagging skin, pores, acne scars, and more.
Our Pittsburgh microneedling treatments help with several concerns:
- Stimulates collagen production
- Helps reduce scars and hyperpigmentation
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
What To Expect During the RejuvaPen Procedure
During your appointment, we will apply a topical numbing cream to help minimize any discomfort. The RejuvaPen treatment itself feels a bit like sandpaper going over the skin. Some scarred areas can be more sensitive than others, so parts of the session may be less comfortable than other parts.
Is RejuvaPen Right for Me?
Our Pittsburgh RejuvaPen procedure at Acqua Blu Medical Spa is most commonly used to treat acne scarring, but it can also be used for many different types of scarring on other parts of the body. For example, stretch marks—which are a type of scar—can be treated with RejuvaPen. Another common skin concern is melasma, which can’t be treated with lasers. With RejuvaPen, it’s important to understand that scarring is permanent, and scars cannot be completely erased. However, the RejuvaPen can most definitely improve the appearance of the scarring.
After Your RejuvaPen Treatment
After the treatment, patients generally don’t feel any discomfort, although the treated area is likely to be sensitive. We instruct patients to use mild, gentle products and sunscreen afterwards. Makeup can be applied the next day. Patients should expect their skin to be very red following treatment and the day after. We recommend scheduling two days of downtime and staying out of the sun completely. It’s smart to schedule your appointment on Friday and use the weekend as downtime. The redness is typically gone in 48 hours. Many patients remark on how radiant and soft their skin feels the day following their Pittsburgh microneedling treatment. You will also notice that your topical products, such as moisturizers and hydrating oils, will feel deeply penetrating and absorbent due to your open pores. Enjoy this during your healing process.
How Long do the Results Last?
RejuvaPen isn’t like other temporary cosmetic procedures that require maintenance—it’s about ongoing improvement.
We recommend starting with three RejuvaPen sessions. You’re likely to see incremental improvement after each appointment. After completing the series, many patients continue with one or two additional sessions because they’re so pleased with the results. In other words, patients don’t come back because of a regression; they come back because they see the improvement and want to continue the progress.