Age, sun damage, lifestyle and environmental factors wreak havoc on your face, leaving you with rough, uneven skin and a less-than-radiant appearance overall. While there are thousands of skincare options on the market that claim to be able to fix any skin woe, the primary reason behind your skin’s inability to bounce back from damage is the decrease in your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin that comes with age. At The Rejuva Center at Williams, we offer several treatments designed to address issues associated with aging skin, including micro-needling, a minimally-invasive therapy specifically designed to increase your body’s production of collagen, leading to improvements in or elimination of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Our micro-needling device of choice is the Bellus SkinPen, the first and only FDA-approved micro-needling device available.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling works by gently piercing the dermis using a device equipped with tiny sterile needles. As the device travels across the surface of your skin, the needles oscillate in and out, delivering hundreds of evenly-spaced micro-punctures to your epidermis. These punctures are nearly invisible but are enough to activate your body’s injury response, which stimulates healing and in turn boosts the production of new collagen and elastin. This increase in collagen and elastin not only helps to reverse visible signs of aging but also helps to prevent further aging by triggering cell turnover.
Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment for all ages and skin types. No two micro-needling treatment plans are exactly the same, and at The Rejuva Center at Williams, we use the Bellus SkinPen, which allows us to further tailor the treatment to your specific needs and skin concerns. Needle depth, speed, number of sessions and aftercare are all customized to address your specific skin type, condition and desired results. Younger patients can maintain their youthful appearance and/or improve the appearance of acne scars, enlarged pores and uneven skin tone, in addition to helping to keep monthly breakouts at bay. Older patients can address all of the same issues, as well as advanced signs of aging and maintenance of the results achieved by other cosmetic procedures.
Microneedling is also an effective treatment for other areas of the body. With the Bellus SkinPen, we can now treat pigmentation issues, stretch marks, scarring and skin laxity on your thighs, abdomen, breasts – nearly anywhere you may want to address.