What is Dermapen Treatment?

Medical needling has changed the face of fractional skin resurfacing and Dermapen is the leading treatment in this field. Dermapen uses 16 needles which pierce the skin at 90 degrees with an automated vibrating function. causing a controlled injury to the skin, with less epidermal disruption than the traditional derma roller.

Each tiny micro-puncture is seen by the body as an “injury” to the skin which kick-starts a wound healing cascade in the skin – starting with the release of the body’s own growth factors and ending in the formation of new collagen. The result is a smoother, even textured skin with more elasticity, less fine lines and wrinkles and younger appearance.

What is medical needling used for? 

Medical needling with Dermapen 4 is an in office procedure with minimal downtime. It can effectively be used to treat:

  • Aged, sagging skin
  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Smoker’s lines around the lips
  • Skin tightening and rejuvenation
  • Large pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Scars (acne, surgical and burns)

A local anaesthetic cream will be applied to the area before the treatment in order to minimize the discomfort. A hyaluronic acid gel is used on the skin to aid the steady movement of the device over the skin and a medical grade serum will be applied after the treatment. The multiple tiny needle punctures create channels which improve the penetration of topical nutrients by 80%.

Is there downtime involved?

The skin will be red and warm after the procedure, and may typically last a day. It is important to keep the skin hydrated and protected from the sun. Some mild flaking can also be expected. All micro needling treatments are followed by 20min of LED light therapy to calm and sooth the inflammation of the skin.

When will I see results?

There will be an initial improvement in the skin’s texture  approx. 10 days after the first treatment but as collagen stimulation is cumulative process, a course of treatments is recommended – 3-6 treatments, one every 30 days.

Is it safe?

Dermapen needling is a very safe treatment for all skin types as it is not reliant on light or lasers for its effect. It can also be safely combined with other aesthetics treatments such as Botox, filler, chemical peels and a good home care regime.

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