Microneedling is a minimally invasive, collagen inducing treatment that aids in the rejuvenation of one’s skin. This form of treatment is highly sought after because it activates one’s own body to produce collagen, and ultimately, reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles, lines, and acne scars.
At the Art of Facial Rejuvenation, we use a medical device called the dermapen to achieve such a result. The Dermapen is a pen-shaped device with a circular head that comprises of tiny needles that penetrates the skin in a stamping motion (in various frequencies and intensities) all around the contours of the face and neck, as controlled by our medical professional.
These minute needles puncture the skin in a minimally invasive way and upon entering the skin’s layer it activates the skin’s own tissues and collagen producing mechanisms to stream in an array of elastin and collagen fibers to the area of entry. The immediate result is a fuller and tighter appearance in the skin’s surface. Over time, this form of therapy begins to plump the appearance of the face and neck, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, aid in hyper pigmentation (skin discolouration), and diminish acne scars.
At the Art of Facial Rejuvenation, patients often have various questions about microneedling and our dermapen device and we will discuss the most inquired answers below.
What can I expect from my first appointment?
During the first session, one of our medical professionals will review the procedure of microneedling with you. Upon signing the consent form, they will apply a numbing cream all over the face and neck, which will allow the microneedling procedure to take place with minimal experience of pain and discomfort. The medical professional will then begin the microneedling procedure, working one side of the face at a time, and adjusting the frequency as necessary. The patient will be actively involved in providing feedback to our medical professional, to ensure maximum comfort and experience.
Will I be able to feel the needles penetrating my skin?
Due to the application of the numbing cream, pain will not be felt, but some patients do experience a sensation in some of the more sensitive areas of the face, which can be alleviated by adjusting the intensity of the stamping motion of the needles.
Will I experience bruising post-procedure?
Many patients will have sensitive skin immediately post procedure, and it is highly recommended to apply sunscreen before leaving the clinic. The skin may appear red for 24 hours after the procedure with some minor bleeding, tightness, and itchy feeling. However, the needles penetrate only the top layer of the skin, so scarring is seldom experienced, and in rare cases, some scarring may temporarily be present, which fades away in a few days.
Who should be exempt from Microneedling?
Microneedling is not recommended for individuals who have taken Accutane (isotretinoin) in the past 6 months, individuals who are pregnant, or those who have a prior history of poor wound healing or keloids. Furthermore, individuals who have open cuts or wounds in the process of healing are recommended to undergo microneedling once the skin wound is fully healed.
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* Results of this treatment may vary from person to person.