FACIAL TREATMENTS

SKIN NEEDLING

Reduce the appearance of pore size, wrinkles, stretch marks and acne, surgical or other scars.

At Skin Inspiration, we pride ourselves on state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques to address your skin concerns. The Rejuvapen is a medical device using multiple needles in a single cartridge and is only available to trained practitioners. A new disposable needle cartridge is provided for each client and for every new treatment. 

Rejuvapen is able to treat the skin on your face or body ranging from a depth of .1mm up to and including 2.6mm.

Your Skin Needling treatment can be compared to going to boot camp for a fit body, but still having to maintain homecare exercise and a healthy lifestyle in order to retain and improve the results achieved with your personal trainer. 

Remember the body and skin are continually aging so the results need to be boosted on a regular basis. The ideal frequency is two to three treatments, four to six weeks apart every three, six, nine or twelve months.

Financial & treatment benefits are available for seasonal or regular skin needling if purchased in advance.

FAQ's


What Can Skin Needling Treat?
Skin Needling can treat open pores, scar tissue, fine lines and wrinkles, refine coarse skin texture, and stretch marks. The Rejuvapen improves the thickness of the dermis as well as the epidermis. This, in turn, improves skin texture and reduces wrinkles. It also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation. Reduces disfiguring scars and acne scars, stimulates new collagen fibres, improves the blood supply and harmonises pigmentation.

How Does Skin Needling Work?
Skin needling works by stimulating your own collagen. Your body will start to naturally regenerate the skin, working below the surface in the second layer of skin, known as the dermis. New skin cells are generated and blood supply is enhanced. It will usually take 4 to 6 weeks before visible signs of regeneration are seen. Over the following months' post-treatment, and in conjunction with prescribed home care products, a gradual improvement of skin texture, pore size, and fine lines will be achieved.

Can the Rejuvapen Treat any Skin Colour?
The Rejuvapen Skin Needling device does not use thermal heat (unlike IPL, Lasers or Nano Fractional Needling) and is safe to use on all skin types and all skin colours. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation when the after-care instructions are followed.

How Does Skin Needling Treat Skin Rejuvenation?
Skin Needling stimulates skin cells to proliferate. This cell multiplication results in the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibres (neo-collagenases) as well as in new capillaries for an improved blood supply (neo-angiogenesis). The treatment has the ability to provide new vigour and energy to the skin by increasing the network of blood and directing the supply of extra nutrients and oxygen to the face or treated area.

How Does Skin Needling Treat Scar Tissue?
The procedure works by releasing old fibrotic scar tissue deep within the skin. Scar tissue is what creates visible scars on the surface of the skin. The treatment will repair the skin naturally, working below the surface in the dermis. This takes time as new collagen and elastin fibres are formed, softening scars, generating new skin cells and enhancing blood supply. Results can be seen within 4-6 weeks.

Does Skin Needling Hurt?
After the skin is cleansed thoroughly an appropriate numbing cream is applied to the area to be treated. This usually takes about 30-40 minutes to activate and the treatment will not hurt.

How Often can the Skin Needling Treatment be Performed?
Depending on the condition to be treated, it is recommended to start with 3 treatments. These are usually spaced 4-6 weeks apart. A review 4 weeks after the 3rd treatment is recommended to appreciate the final result of 3 treatments. More sessions can then be planned based on individual results.

What Will I Look Like Immediately After the Treatment?
Immediately after your treatment, you will look as though you have moderate sunburn and your skin will feel warm and tighter than usual. This will start to subside after 1-2 hours and will normally recover within 24-36 hours post-treatment. 
It is suggested to go home and relax after the treatment. Makeup cannot be applied for 24 hours post a skin needling treatment.

What Downtime Do I Have After the Treatment?
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 24-48 hours on average. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend the application of healing minerals, peptides and hyaluronic acid after the procedure. This will assist in soothing, calming, protecting and encouraging the regeneration of healthy cells and rejuvenated skin. To protect the skin from the sun the application of a zinc-based sunscreen is suggested. We also recommend the use of  YoungBlood mineral makeup to help with the healing. The healing protocol should be followed for about 5 days and then your normal skincare routine may be resumed.

What to Avoid After the Treatment?
To ensure the right healing environment, for 2-3 days post-treatment, avoid the use of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (for example – Glycolic, Lactic. Mandelic Acid), and Retinol ingredients. Chlorinated pools, sun exposure, saunas, sweaty exercise, helmets should also be avoided.

How Can I Maximise My Skin Needling Results?
A home care roller system, with a specific rolling pattern, can be used in conjunction with prescribed home care products every other day. This home care routine will enhance product absorption by up to 20%. The home care roller system will need to be replaced every 3 months when it is used on the face and neck every other day. After the course of 2-3 treatments, Skin Needling can be performed every 3 months to maintain optimum benefit.

 

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