DermaPen is an effective treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. As it works its way over your skin, it creates micro-point punctures into the skin, which temporarily open pores. This repairs damage and stimulates the release of growth factors, producing collagen and elastin. When skin senses an injury it initiates the healing process which typically means scars, stretchmarks and wrinkles, but the DermaPen micro-needles trick the skin into a more intensive healing process. 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.
Micro-needling is based on the skins ability to repair itself when there is physical damage like cuts, burns, or other abrasions. Immediately after an injury, the skin dissolves the old damaged tissue and replaces it with new tissue. DermaPen creates micro injuries that create a controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism. This triggers new collagen synthesis without risking permanent scarring. This results in smoother, firmer, and younger appearing skin. DermaPen optimizes this process, improving results and minimizing complications and any discomfort.
Q: How is the treatment administered?
DermaPen procedures are performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of the sterile DermaPen needle head.
Q: What is the skin’s appearance after the treatment?
Post procedure, the patient’s skin will appear red and flushed, similar to a moderate sunburn. The skin may feel tight and a 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.
Q: Is the DermaPen safe?
The DermaPen micro-needling does not involve any injections, so allergic reactions and side-effects are unlikely to occur. It is minimally invasive, involves minimal downtime of 24 hours, the quick healing requires simple after-care. Each patient’s healing process time varies, though most start to see results in one day to a week after the treatment.
Q: What are the indications for having a DermaPen treatment?
DermaPen treatments are especially effective for signs of aging such as wrinkles, lines, folds and crow’s feet. Skin firmness and compactness are also indicators for skin needling treatments.
Q: What does a Dermapen treatment feel like?
Patients who undergo 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.
Q: How many Dermapen treatments will I need?
Treatment is dependent on the individual’s skin conditions and because of this, the required levels of treatment will vary. Those with mild wrinkles and fine lines may see improvement after just one treatment while more advanced skin conditions like acne scarring may need require multiple sessions. The number of treatment sessions required will be determined during consultation with your certified cosmetic surgeon.