Collagen Induction Therapy
with Rejuvapen is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During the treatment, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles. Collagen Induction Therapy also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin.
What Are The Benefits? The benefits of Collagen Induction Therapy are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging.
Réjuvapen® treatment also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
What Areas Of The Body Can I Treat?
Réjuvapen® can be used on all parts of the body; face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How Is The Procedure Done? Using multiple needles to penetrate the surface layers of the skin, Collagen Induction Therapy allows the body to begin the wound-healing process. This breaks up older collagen chains to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin within the skin. Once the Réjuvapen® treatment is complete, active ingredients to manage any ongoing skin conditions can be applied.
Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate setting based on your unique needs.
Next, in a single motion, the Rejuvapen pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
What Does It Feel Like? The feeling associated with the Réjuvapen® is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin.
While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
How Long Does The Procedure Take? The procedure takes 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size of the area being treated.
What Is The Downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.
The total healing time depends on the Réjuvapen® setting used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Many patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
When Will I See The Results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 3 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart.
For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 treatments at 6 week intervals.
The gentle exfoliation of a Collagen Induction Therapy treatment improves the skin’s ability to absorb products, including PRP. Used in our Vampire FaceLift® Procedure™, PRP is platelet-rich plasma that is created from your own blood sample. The small blood sample is collected from you prior to treatment and spun through a sterile centrifuge, creating plasma with a high concentration of platelets that stimulate growth and regeneration in the body.
The PRP is applied topically to the skin prior to the Collagen Induction Therapy treatment. Once absorbed by the skin, the PRP works in conjunction with the effects of Collagen Induction Therapy to create new skin cells. It also improves blood circulation, restoring a youthful glow to your skin.
Adding the benefits of PRP to your Collagen Induction Therapy treatment can be discussed during your complimentary consultation.