WHY IS REJUVAPEN MORE BENEFICIAL THAN FACIALS OR PEELS?
“It’s totally different. So when you have a facial we’re using products and peels and a lot of that is really just exfoliating that superficial layer of our skin, our epidermis. We get a big collection of dead skin cells and so a lot of us aren’t that aggressive with our skin, getting that cleaned off. Facials are a great way to keep your skin nice and healthy, without getting clogged up with all that old stuff. It’s just kind of helping your body get rid of that where microneedling we’re actually stimulating your body to work and to repair itself.
Depending on where we’re at on the face we adjust the depth that we go and that we reach. But you’re actually doing a damage to stimulate the body’s immune response to create new cells to contract old cells, to get rid of things that are ready to be rid of or your body’s ready to be rid of. Facials aren’t really stimulating your body to do anything on it’s own. We’re actually putting something on that does something.
So it’s your body working for itself. If you think about anytime you get a scratch or a cut, as you’re healing, your body is made to heal itself and so essentially we’re causing that damage intentionally so that your body will repair itself.”
WHO DO YOU THINK IS THE PRIME CANDIDATE FOR REJUVAPEN?
“I think everybody is! Who isn’t? So really anybody who has acne scarring, even active acne, you can stimulate cell regeneration to help improve on that. Anyone who wants a tighter, more toned face, pore reduction, fine line reduction, just an overall healthy looking skin. So really from age 16 to age 96, you’ll get a benefit from it. I think the better question is who isn’t a candidate and really it’s a small group of people who wouldn’t be.”
SO WHO WOULD NOT BE A PRIME CANDIDATE FOR REJUVAPEN?
“Basically your contraindications for this type of treatment are usually disease-related. So when you come in there’s a questionnaire that you will fill out. Anybody with metastatic cancers or active infections, anything like that would not be a candidate.”
CAN ANYONE OF ANY SKIN TONE USE THIS TREATMENT?
“What’s great about this particular treatment is that it includes a whole population who have been left out previously from certain facial treatments because of skin tone. And the Rejuvapen really is just colorblind. Anybody with any tone can have it because it’s your own body stimulating repair, it’s not a light or a laser that can cause hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation or anything like that. So it really is inclusive for everybody.
It’s to me, easily accessible. We have it right here in Twin Falls, anybody can have it. Your appointment time typically takes about an hour is all. There’s no down time. You can return to work. There’s no post-treatment pain, if you will. And for me, what I think is great as well as making it more accessible is it’s really inexpensive. So a lot of times I think people get in their minds “I can’t afford that. I can’t do that, I can’t afford that.” And really this is so inexpensive anybody can afford it. And that’s what I love about it, it’s not just exclusive to a certain population of people. It’s for everybody.”
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DOES IT TAKE TO ACHIEVE OPTIMAL RESULTS?
“For optimal results, whether you’re working on scarring, whether you’re working on skin laxity or wrinkling, pores, I think it’s best to do three to four consecutive treatments for optimal results. But that being said, one does a great job. I’m happy after I have one. If you want to add to what you see, you can have another one. And you really can have them as often as every three to four weeks. So you really could get a session of three done in a shorter time then a 12 week period. So it’s pretty cool. And that’s what I like, I have a hard time telling people ‘You need one, you only need one. But you need three.’ It’s really whatever you think to reach that goal you want. And we all have these different goals.”
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