Fractional Collagen Induction
I am a great believer in technology driven beauty treatments so when technology combines with great reviews I knew I had to go and experience this treatment so when Mint at Pembroke, one of Kilkenny’s top beauty and laser salon’s in the heart of Kilkenny City approached me to review the Rejuvapen, I jumped at the chance.
The rejuvapen treatment is a non-surgical, micro-needling treatment that stimulates collagen. Skin tightens, wrinkles, fine lines, scarring and hyper pigmentation significantly diminish, pores become finer and circulation improves.
How does Rejuvapen work?
Rejuvapen uses micro-needles to create invisible micro perforations into the top layer of the skin. As a result the skin repairs itself by producing collagen and elastin to repair the breaks. Skin becomes firmer and regains its elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores become firmer, circulation is stimulated and the overall condition of the skin improves.
I met with salon manager Sarah and Therapist Sheila and filled out my detailed consultation card. Sheila cleansed my skin and then put on a topical numbing cream for 20 minutes prior to the treatment. The Rejuvapen can be used on most areas of the body. I had the treatment on my face and I found the treatment comfortable. The only area I wasn’t overly keen on was the nose. The treatment itself feels a bit like mild sandpaper going over the skin. Some areas can be more sensitive than others, so parts of the treatment will be less comfortable than others. The treatment itself takes about 30 minutes.
Benefits of Rujuvapen
- Minimizes Pore Size
- Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Lifts, Tightens, and Rejuvenates skin, Builds New Collagen and Elastin
- Improves appearance of Acne Scarring
- Improves Hyperpigmentation
- Activates Cell Regeneration
What is the downtime?
Most commonly there is some redness that resembles mild sunburn. This can last 2-4 days depending on your skin type and the depth of the treatment. I have quite a high Fitzpatrick skin type (skin coloring) so my skin doesn’t tend to react too badly to treatments. I was red for the rest of the day and a little sensitive but all my redness had subsided by the next day. Don’t be fooled by my skin coloring, be warned if you are fairer than me, you very well might come out a lot redder! Don’t plan a night out, the night of your treatment!
When will you see results?
After the initial treatment I did get a get a few areas of dry skin but otherwise my skin felt good. Keep in mind that dermal collagen rebuilding occurs over time and it would not be realistic to expect damage that has happened to the skin over a long period of time to disappear right away. Skin naturally takes roughly four weeks to synthesize new collagen, but it is not until about three to four months that clients can see the full effect of Rejuvapen treatments.
For the best results Sheila recommends a course of 3-4 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart. We’re so excited to be able to offer such a great treatment to clients who are looking for fantastic results.
Sheila says ‘Following a Rejuvapen treatment, your skin becomes firmer and regains its elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced and pores become finer as the circulation is stimulated. Regardless of age or concern, the overall condition of the skin can improve greatly’.
Mint at Pembroke in Kilkenny City, Ireland The team at mint at Pembroke, Kilkenny
A single treatment is €100 in Mint at the Pembroke Hotel and a course of 5 treatments €400
For more information go to www.mintkilkenny.com