On the day of your Collagen rejuvenation Therapy (CRT) appointment, please arrive with a clean face and no makeup; you can and should wear sunscreen, as always. There is no need for a consultation appointment prior to the day of the procedure. Upon arrival, I will discuss with you your concerns and desired outcome of the procedure. If we decide that you are a good candidate for CRT, we will determine the best treatment options for you and proceed with the treatment. I will cleanse your face with alcohol-based soap and apply a numbing cream. While the numbing is taking effect we will fill out the required forms and begin the procedure.
For CRT, I use the MD Pen skin needling system which allows for controlled activation of the skin’s self-repair mechanism. This skin needling procedure is performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of a one-time-use sterile needle head cartridge designed specifically for the MD Pen. The procedure is normally completed within 30-60 minutes, depending on the treatment area.
After the procedure, the skin will be red and flushed in appearance, similar to a moderate sunburn. There may also be skin tightness, skin dryness and mild sensitivity in the treatment area. The redness and sensitivity will diminish greatly within just a few hours of the treatment and over the following 24 hours. After three days, there will be little evidence of side effects.
Before leaving you will be given home care instructions both verbally and in writing.