The secret behind a camera-ready complexion!
What do Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian, Gisele Bündchen, Angelina Jolie and Cara Delevingne have in common? Apart from each winning the genetic lottery, these stunning women are all fans of micro-needling treatments to maintain their clear, fresh-faced complexions! Micro-needling treatments can be used to improve the overall appearance and texture of skin by tightening and lifting the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars, reducing ageing under the eyes, minimising pore sizes, and smoothing out the skin.
Micro-needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), works with your skin’s natural repair system by producing minute ‘wounds’ through controlled penetration of the skin with fine needles. This stimulates cell regeneration and the natural production of collagen to fill the wound, leaving your skin looking and feeling tighter, fresher and more even. The treatments are quickly gaining popularity across the world thanks to their minimally invasive nature, short downtime, and fantastic results.
Kim K is never afraid to try something new in the name of beauty and her enviable complexion isn’t just due to a great makeup team. “I love trying anything that makes you look and feel youthful.” She famously underwent a ‘vampire facial’ in 2013 but is said to be a fan of regular micro-needling treatments as a part of her ongoing beauty routine.
Cara Delevingne, who at her modelling peak was walking 53 runways a year, is famous for her hectic work schedule and partying ways. Despite this, her complexion is always fresh and camera ready, seemingly immune to the tolls of her busy lifestyle. This is in part thanks to frequent Dermapen treatments, which, due to their relatively short duration, can be completed within a lunch break before going back to her busy schedule.
Rejuva offers micro-needling treatments with Dermapen, an electronically driven pen-shaped device with fine vibrating needles that pierce the skin at pre-set depths and speeds with minimal damage to the skin. Dermapen is one of the best treatments for reducing the appearance of ageing under the eyes and is fantastic for delaying and improving the appearance of fine lines.
Most patients describe the sensation of a Dermapen treatment as ‘uncomfortable but tolerable’, with a warm tingling sensation over much of the face and low to mild pain over more sensitive areas such as the forehead and upper lip. A combination of a topical anaesthesia applied to the patient’s face before treatment and the automated needling motion of the Dermapen minimises pain and discomfort during treatment.
A series of Dermapen treatments is recommended for optimum results, though improvement in your skin’s texture can be seen within a few days of the first treatment. Patients can resume their day immediately after the treatment. Treated skin usually feels as though it has been sunburnt and may feel warm and tighter than usual. These symptoms should subside substantially over a 24hr period with all symptoms usually easing over the space of a week. Makeup can be applied over the skin to mask the redness if needed and it is important to remember to keep your skin hydrated during the recovery phase and after your treatment for best results.
Whether you would like to lessen the appearance of acne or surgical scars, even out the texture of your complexion, reduce the appearance of under-eye ageing, decrease and discourage fine lines and wrinkles, or give your face a lift and tighten, a Dermapen treatment plan could be for you. To discuss how Dermapen treatments could be used to rejuvenate your appearance or to book an appointment with one of Rejuva’s specialist staff, phone 1800 4 REJUVA (1800 4 735 882) today!
Sources: dailymail.co.uk, harpersbazaar.com, dermapen.com, smh.com.au
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