What is microneedling and what does it do for your skin?


The Rejuvapen® Micro Fractional Collagen Stimulation System is a non-surgical microneedling system that stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal by production of collagen. Rejuvapen® uses 9 micro-needles to create thousands of invisible, vertical perforations into the epidermis and top layer of the dermis. As a result, the skin naturally produces collagen and elastin to repair these perforations, reducing wrinkles, reducing pore size, and improving skin texture..


Rejuvapen® involves no surgery or anesthesia, minimal down time, and quick results. It is a versatile treatment that can be performed on the face, neck, hands, or chest and offer patients a variety of benefits that include:

  • Tighter skin
  • Regained skin elasticity
  • Minimized pores
  • Smoothed fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved scars, acne scarring and hyperpigmentation
  • Reduced appearance of stretch marks

Is microneedling painful?

To keep you comfortable during the Rejuvapen treatment, a topical numbing gel (lidocaine) is applied 20 minutes prior to microneedling.

Who is a candidate for treatment?

The Rejuvapen microneedling treatment benefits all skin types. Anyone who is concerned with fine lines / wrinkles, large pores, skin irregularities, acne scarring, mild stretch marks, mild to moderate loose skin or overall skin health is a candidate for micro-needling.

What to expect after microneedling?

Temporary redness occurs after each treatment and deeper treatments may produce temporary pinpoint bleeding both which typically resolve within 24 – 48 hours.

Why use specialized solutions with microneedling?

Gels and growth factor serums are applied during the microneedling treatment which promotes better absorption into the skin. Growth factors help shorten healing time and optimize procedure outcomes with visible improvement often in 24 hours. The Rejuvapen treatment is designed to produce tighter, smoother skin, and a more youthful appearance.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Platelets in your blood work to repair and heal wounds. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is the fluid component of your blood containing important healing compounds that our bodies naturally make. These compounds are called Growth Factors, and they have been demonstrated to stimulate repair that regenerates tissue, promoting new collagen formation, one of the essential components of healthy youthful skin. PRP has been safely used in Orthopedic Surgery and Wound healing treatments for many years and now is being used in Plastic Surgery with excellent results.

What is Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) and why use this with microneedling?

PRP can be converted to a compound called Platelet Rich Fibrin Matrix, which uses your own platelets mixed with a calcium solution, causing the platelets to release large quantities of valuable Growth factors known to assist in wound healing. The PRFM also is a “matrix” that stabilizes the platelets and GF so that they can be applied to your skin for treatment.

How do we get the PRP?

When you arrive at the office, a very small needle is used to draw your blood in a single tube. The tube is then placed in a centrifuge ant the serum collected is then applied to your skin during the microneedling procedure.

Who should NOT have the treatment?

Any patient with an active infection, Hepatitus or any other viral infection should not have treatment. If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant then you should not have treatment. Anyone with a bleeding disorder is not a candidate for this treatment. Patients need to stop using Retin-A at least 2 weeks prior to treatment. If you scar easily, have history of keloids or fever blisters, you shouldn’t have treatment without fully discussing your medical history with your esthetician prior to treatment. No one with a recent sunburn, and no one who has received treatment for an autoimmune disease within 72 hours should have treatment. If you have any of these issues, alternative options for skin treatment can be determined and reviewed.

How often do I need to be treated?

To achieve the best results we recommend 3-4 treatments at 4 week intervals. Additional treatments may be necessary or desired depending on skin condition, and follow-up treatments maybe considered 3-4 months later depending on how your skin ages.

Can I do microneedling without PRP?

Yes. However using your own concentrated growth factors may result in a more optimal outcome.

Find Out More About Microneedling in Alpharetta, Georgia

Are you ready to naturally enhance your complexion? If so, please call 678.566.7200 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a Rejuvapen® Micro Fractional Collagen Stimulation System consultation at Randy Rudderman Plastic Surgery

Microneedling FAQ’s

What Can Be Expected from the Recovery Process?

Although recovery time is usually minimal, it typically depends on the depth of the procedure and the severity of the damaged skin. After the procedure, patients can expect some redness that may look like a mild sunburn as well as skin warmth, and tightness that only lasts for approximately 24 hours. During this time, patients are encouraged to keep the face clean and refrain from applying makeup.

How Many Microneedling Treatments are Needed?

The number of Microneedling treatments necessary for optimal results depends on a patient’s particular needs. We usually recommend 4 to 6 treatments spaced about 3 to 4 weeks apart.

What Does Microneedling Feel Like?

A topical numbing agent is applied to the skin 30 minutes prior to the procedure to ensure little pain. Patients may feel like sandpaper is being moved across the skin. Fortunately, individualized settings allow for treatments to be adjusted to all skin types and levels of sensitivity.

Who is a Good Candidate for Microneedling?

Microneedling can be beneficial to a variety of skin types. Anyone looking to treat acne scars, sun damage, stretch marks, or fine lines, and wrinkles is a good candidate. Patients who are pregnant, prone to keloids, breast-feeding, have active acne, skin infections, open cuts, open wounds, or a recent history of skin cancer should refrain from this procedure.

Find Out More About Microneedling in Alpharetta, Georgia

Are you ready to naturally enhance your complexion? If so, please call 678.566.7200 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a Rejuvapen® Micro Fractional Collagen Stimulation System consultation at Randy Rudderman Plastic Surgery

  • Dr. Rudderman and his staff made the experience easy and comfortable. They were realistic communicating surgery expectations, expected pain levels and down time from work. Nurses were informative and friendly and wait times minimal. I also liked the fact that Dr. Rudderman does all his own work and doesn't let other less experienced people do parts of the surgery the way other doctors may. I'm only one week out of the surgery, but I am very satisfied with the results so far.

    Susan Parker | Atlanta, GA


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