Micro-needling is the latest trend in anti-aging skin care. Even though it’s seeing a surge in popularity, micro-needling has been around for some time. Micro-needling therapy is minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure that involves rolling fine needles over the skin. These needles puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury. It may sound bad, but these small, microscopic injuries trigger the body to fill the wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are both proteins that live in our tissue and give our skin that youthful, wrinkle-free plumpness and elasticity. As we age, these proteins diminish, so many anti-aging remedies and skin rejuvenation treatments aim to raise their levels and restore our skin to a more youthful appearance.
At Blue Sky Med Spa, we use the Power Rejuvenator (PR) Pen, an automated micro-needling pen that visibly tightens the skin of the face, neck, décolleté and hands for a more youthful appearance. The PR Pen is safe and more effective than the readily available micro-needle rollers you can buy online. The PR Pen moves the needles in a vertical direction for better precision when treating the skin, whereas needle rollers do not create a precise vertical action, which can irritate the skin and generate inconsistent effects.
So how does the PR Pen work?
When you arrive at the Blue Sky Med Spa office on the day of your treatment, you will be comfortably positioned on a cart. A topical anesthetic will be applied to your face, or other target area, to minimize any possible discomfort. A sterile cartridge containing the micro-needles is then attached to the PR Pen. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding until the entire treatment area has been covered. The feeling associated with the PR Pen is akin to sandpaper lightly being moved across the skin. Most procedures last less than an hour, and you may begin to see results before you even leave the office! With progressive healing, final results are typically achieved within six weeks. Some patients will see optimal results with one treatment. Yearly follow-ups help keep the skin vibrant and refreshed. Others, especially older patients, may want to receive 2-3 treatments each year to stimulate collagen and elastin production.
To learn more about micro-needling or our other spa services, visit the Blue Sky Med Spa website or give us a call today at 815-759-2368!