At Deja You Medical we offer traditional microneedling with the SkinPen, and RF microneedling with the PiXel8-RF to help you achieve tighter, brighter, and smoother skin. Both of these treatments are fantastic, but we want to help you choose which treatment is the best choice for you.
Microneedling with the SkinPen® can help to address wrinkles, acne, scarring, and stretch marks. The process increases the production of collagen and generates other healing factors by causing light trauma to the skin. Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep your skin looking youthful. This is done by creating thousands of tiny microchannels into the skin. This is a controlled injury that releases growth factors, causes fibroblasts to generate, and increases collagen. A treatment series of three is recommended for best results. This promotes optimal tissue remodeling and trains the skin to keep up with the production of collagen.
What is the SkinPen?
SkinPen® is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device. It causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. It’s highly effective in stimulating new collagen and elastin, remodeling of scar tissue while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact and is great for all skin types. A series of three sessions is recommended for optimal results.
What does it target?
- Age or sun spots
- Large pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Sagging skin
- Uneven skin tone
Is Microneedling painful?
Patients will come in and have numbing cream put on before their procedure. This will make the procedure painless! We also offer “laughing gas” as an add on to help with any nerves.
Is there downtime?
Most people will notice redness and mild swelling similar to slight sunburn for 24-48 hours and there may be slight pinpoint bleeding directly after the procedure. Skin will be noticeably smoother and more radiant within a week or two, with maximum results at 4 weeks. AHAs (glycolic Acid), retinol, acidic or active ingredients should not be used for 2-3 days after treatment to allow for maximum healing. Sun exposure is not recommended and sunscreen is encouraged.
Radiofrequency Microneedling with the PiXel8-RF
How does it work?
Radiofrequency microneedling delivers precise, controlled coagulation and hemostasis within the dermis to stimulate collagen and provide skin tightening and rejuvenation. The microneedle depth can be adjusted for each treatment, allowing for a personalized treatment plan. RF Microneedling facilitates effective, non-surgical, skin tightening and wrinkle reduction with little to no downtime with little discomfort. During the treatment, heat is driven deep within the skins layers to stimulate and remodel collagen while triggering elastin cells to regenerate. This results in a firmer, smoother, and healthier looking skin A series of three to four its recommended for optimal results.
Is it painful?
We will apply numbing cream prior to this procedure. Radiofrequency microneedling is accompanied by our chiller, a machine that blows cold air, that helps with any discomfort during the session.
Is there downtime?
Similar to traditional microneedling, RF microneedling has a downtime of 24-28 hours, and can increase with how aggressive the treatment plan is.