Would you like to find an effective large pore treatment? Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? Find an acne scar treatment proven to give results? Our Dermapen facial treatment can do this while also giving the skin a fresh, rejuvenated appearance.
WHAT IS DERMAPEN? AND HOW DOES MICRONEEDLING WORK?
Dermapen is the industry-leading microneedling device, which works as a skin repair treatment to significantly improve the appearance of large pores, fine lines and is an effective acne scar treatment. It can also be an excellent tool to tighten loose skin after weight loss.
It uses tiny needles attached to a pen device to gently puncture the skin, causing a series of traumatic punctures. The skin responds to this by naturally producing collagen and elastin to repair itself.
The collagen and elastin created by micro-needling work to smooth and firm the skin, plumping out deep lines and improving the indented or red appearance of stretch marks or scars making it a popular acne scar treatment.
As Dermapen treatment can be enhanced by applying a chemical pee to your skin immediately after your micro needling facial, which allows the chemical peel to work deep into the skin as the channels are open after being punctured by the Dermapen.
Dermapen is suitable for use on the face and body, for both male and female clients. It is less invasive than many alternative solutions, and you can normally return to your daily activities straight away (although you may notice some redness/swelling).
A microneedling facial is an effective treatment for the following concerns on the face
Microneedling for acne scars
Large pore treatment
Fine lines and wrinkles
Dull, sallow skin
Can be used to treat delicate skin under the eye
Can be used to treat lines on lip-line
As well as the face, Dermapen treatment is also suitable for the following concerns on the body
Loose skin – Dermapen can be used as a tool to tighten loose skin after weight loss. For example, it is an excellent device for helping to tighten mild cases of loose stomach skin
HOW DOES DERMAPEN WORK?
Dermapen is a pen-like device with multiple tiny needles at the tip is glided over the skin creating small, gentle punctures on the skin. This stimulates a wound healing response with intense renewal, repair, and rejuvenation.
HOW MANY DERMAPEN TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Results usually start to become visible within 6 weeks of your initial appointment, full results are 6 weeks after your final treatment session.
For optimum results, a course of 3 – 6 treatments are recommended depending on your skin concerns:
• General skin rejuvenation / large pore treatment – 3 treatments recommended
• Remove fine lines and wrinkles – 6 treatments recommended
• Acne scar treatment or surgical scars – 6 treatments recommended
• Loose skin – 6 to 9 treatments recommended
HOW LONG DOES ONE TREATMENT TAKE?
The Dermapen treatment session itself lasts for around 20 minutes – although this may vary depending on which part of your body we treat. For example, a stomach treatment will take more time than a facial rejuvenation treatment.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
Rejuvenating results last for approximately 12 months*. If Dermapen is used to treat scars or stretch marks, the improvements are permanent.
IS DERMAPEN SAFE FOR EVERYONE?
This microneedling treatment is not suitable for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have keloid scarring or are immunocompromised with delayed wound healing.
WILL I NEED ANY TIME OFF WORK?
The Dermapen treatment comes with a very minimal recovery period. You should be able to resume your daily routine almost immediately or within a few hours- although it depends on what depth of Dermapen treatment you have. You may notice some redness or mild swelling, but this should subside within the first 24 hours*.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Side effects are rare, and when they do occur, they seldom last for more than 48 hours. Patients commonly notice some redness post-procedure (similar to sunburn), but this should subside in a short time. Dermapen may trigger herpes simplex in clients who suffer from cold sores; other adverse effects can include scarring and infection.
IS SKIN PREPARATION REQUIRED?
No, most clients are fine to go ahead with treatment on the day of their appointment without needing to prepare the skin in advance, we do request that clients stop using active products (e.g. those containing retinol, AHA’s or hydroquinone) 3 days before their appointment.
ARE AFTERCARE PRODUCTS REQUIRED?
Yes, you should apply obagi hydrate medical moisturiser and a heliocare medical SPF to your face for at least 14 days following your treatment. You will be able to purchase them in our clinic on the day of your treatment or ahead of treatment via our online shop.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD I TAKE AFTER MY DERMAPEN TREATMENT?
• Use the aftercare products as recommended by your Dr Leah aesthetic therapist
• Avoid extreme temperatures (hot water, saunas, etc.) for 48 hours
• Avoid unnecessary contact with the treated area for 48 hours
• Avoid intense sunshine for 14 days after your procedure *must wear high factor (30+) SPF during this time
Skin can often feel very dry for the week after dermapen and medical mosituriser is recommended
WHICH CLINICS PROVIDE THE TREATMENT?
Dr Leah Clinic offers the Dermapen London treatment combined with the chemical peel London at our Moorgate and Baker street Clinics.
We also offer a Dermapen Essex and chemical peel Essex treatment at our Loughton clinic.
WHAT IS THE BEST ACNE SCAR TREATMENT?
Dermapen microneedling for acne scars is a well established treatment, it uses tiny needles to gently puncture the skin, causing a series of traumatic punctures. The skin responds to this by naturally producing collagen and elastin to repair itself. This collagen and elastin works to create new smooth skin, plumping out the pitted indentations caused by acne scars.
WHAT IS THE BEST LARGE PORE TREATMENT?
Large pores are a common and difficult to treat problem, a combination of medical skin care products such as Obagi Retinol 1% and in clinic treatments such as microneedling have been proven to reduce the appearance of large pores.
WHAT IS THE BEST TREATMENT FOR LOOSE STOMACH SKIN?
Dermapen microneedling can improve the appearance of loose skin on stomach, usually 6 sessions are required for good results. At Dr Leah Clinic this treatment is combined with skin tightening in the mummy tummy makeover.