Dermapen excels when used as a treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. As the Dermapen glides over your skin, it creates micro-point punctures in the skin, the majority of which are simply pushing your pores open temporarily. This is perceived by the defense mechanism of your body as a damage which needs to be repair, and stimulates the release of growth factors that trigger the production of collagen and elastin. Your skin reacts to any injury by initiating the healing process and will normally assumes that scars, stretch marks and wrinkles are already repaired without taking into consideration the cosmetic aspect of the process, but with the Dermapen micro-needling treatments, the skin is tricked into further repairing itself. The process of complete skin remodeling can go on for months after each Dermapen treatment but good results can be seen within a week or even a few days.
The concept of micro-needling is based on the skin’s ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns or other abrasions. Immediately after an injury occurs your skin dissolves old damaged tissue and replaces it with new tissue. DermaPen allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin which triggers new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The final result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin. DermaPen’s expertise is in optimizing this process to improve results and minimise complications and discomfort.
How is the treatment administered?
DermaPen procedures are performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of the sterile DermaPen needle head.
What is the skins appearance after the treatment?
After the procedure your skin will be red and flushed in appearance like a moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on the treated area. This will diminish greatly after a few hours after the treatment and within the next 24 hours the skin will be completely healed. After 3 days there is barely any evidence that the procedure has taken place.
Is the DermaPen safe?
DermaPen micro-needling does not involve any substance injection and therefore allergic reactions and side-effects are unlikely to occur. It is minimally invasive, involves minimal downtime, about 24hrs, rapid healing and requires simple after-care.
What are the indications for having a DermaPen treatment?
DermaPen treatments are especially effective for aging manifestations such as wrinkles, lines, folds and crow’s feet. Visible improvements can be seen in cases of lack of skin radiance. Skin firmness and compactness are also an indication for skin needling treatments.
How does Dermapen treat wrinkles, stretch marks, and scars?
Skin needling is based on the natural skin’s ability to heal itself after an injury. Right after the skin encounters any physical damage, it immediately stars to eliminate the damaged tissue to replace it with new healthy skin. Dermapen induces small, controlled areas of damage to trigger in the skin the production of new collagen without the risks of scarring resulting in smoother and firmer skin.
How long until I see results from Dermapen?
Each patient’s healing process time varies, though most start to see results in one day to a week after the treatment.
What does a Dermapen treatment feel like?
Those undergoing treatments with a shorter needle will only feel a tickling sensation, while those undergoing treatment with the full 2.5mm, as used in scar remodeling, are offered numbing creams as an option for treatment.
How many Dermapen treatments will I need?
Each person’s skin conditions are different and require different levels of treatment. Those with mild wrinkles and fine lines may see improvement after just one treatment while more advanced skin conditions like acne scarring may need more than one session. The number of treatment sessions required will be determined during consultation with your certified cosmetic surgeon.