What is DermaPen?
DermaPen is a skin micro-needling treatment with minimum downtime which promotes scarless healing and natural collagen production in the skin to improve the appearance of scars, acne scarring, stretch marks, wrinkles, pigmentation and rejuvenate the skin.
Dermapen Micro-Needle Skin Therapy is a multi-function skin therapy that uses multiple thin needles to gently penetrate the skin to leave it looking firmer, smoother and younger. This treatment is most commonly used to combat scarring, enlarged pores, lines and wrinkles, loose and non-elastic skin, eye-bags and sun damage and age spots.
Dermapen has revolutionised microneedling, and is suitable for all skin types. We can improve lines and wrinkles, dull aged or congested skin, pigmented skin, scarring, stretch marks and sun damaged skin. With Dermapen there is very little downtime and results are long lasting, as your face and body is triggered into producing new, natural collagen and elastin to refresh your skin.
The Dermapen is the latest method of micro needling. We pass the Dermapen over the area to be treated, triggering the body’s wound healing response and encouraging the body to renew the skin cells in that area. While the body repairs the skin, it increases the production of collagen and elastin, immediately plumping the area, and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles. As the body repairs the skin, you will also see scarring, pigmentation, and sun damage decreasing.
A course of three Dermapen treatments is usually recommended, spaced at six to eight week intervals to achieve optimum results, however, you may notice an improvement after only one treatment.
What are the benefits of a dermapen?
A dermapen is an effective way to remove acne scarring and imperfections on the skin, the biggest benefit is the improvement in overall skin tone and texture that comes about after the treatment, along with the minimised appearance of pores in the skin, reduced superficial wrinkles and reduced appearance of stretch marks.
How does the dermapen work?
A dermapen works through a method of puncturing the skin through a spring-loaded automated function, the dermapen uses microneedles to move up and down across the skin, puncturing small holes as it moves. The mechanism inside the dermapen causes the stimulation of healthy collagen and the small punctures in the skin to allow for nutrients to be absorbed into the deep layers of the skin. The dermapen process is fast and therefore doesn’t damage the dermal layers of the skin.
Is dermapen the same as microneedling?
Dermapen is a brand name for a microneedling tool.
Instead of the traditional microneedling roller which is essentially a wheel covered in microneedles, a dermapen is a handheld device designed to overcome all the issues of a traditional derma roller.
The dermapen offers adjustable depth so the treatment isn’t too deep in sensitive areas along with being fitted with surgical grade disposable needles for a patient’s safety.
Does the dermapen hurt?
You may experience minor discomfort during the skin needling treatment but a numbing cream can be applied beforehand to reduce this. Depending on the aggressiveness of treatment, you may experience pinpoint bleeding during the treatment but not ongoing.
You may find temporary redness of the skin for a couple of hours or a day depending on the treatment type. This redness often heals up quickly, however, if you experience any prolonged discomfort it’s advised to get in touch with the surgery that undertook your treatment.
Micro-needling with the Dermapen
Dermapen you may have heard of, but not really know what it is. To rejuvenate means to make young again or to restore youthful vigour. If your skin is looking a little worse for wear, it will usually be caused by general ageing and effects of the sun, and that is what rejuvenating techniques like a micro-needling address.
Micro-needling is an effective form of rejuvenation, tackling scarrings, such as acne scars or stretch marks, dark spots and freckles caused by the sun, as well as skin laxity, wrinkles, and large pores.
The Dermapen is a brand-new method of micro-needling. The Dermapen is passed over the area to be treated, and inserts tiny needles into the skin, leaving minute puncture wounds. These tiny punctures trigger the body’s wound healing response and encourage the body to renew the skin cells in that area. While the body repairs the skin, it increases the production of collagen and elastin, immediately plumping the area, and causing a diminishment to wrinkles. As the body repairs the skin you will also see scarring, dark marks and sun damage decreasing.
Micro-needling is suitable for:
If you are unhappy with your skin, be it from old acne scars, age or sun spots, or the general fading of youth from your face, non-surgical facial rejuvenation is ideal. With the Dermapen no surgery or recovery time is required and in just a few short treatments you will see remarkable results, not only will the increased elastin and collagen plump up your face, but old scars and marks will fade away too.
Micro-needling is also effective for alopecia and general hair regeneration. The process works in much the same way; as the wound healing response takes place, it stimulates blood circulation and increases nutrients reaching the hair follicles, this combined with the stimulation of proteins in the area can result in new hair growth.
WHAT CAN DERMAPEN TREAT?
Dermapen can treat and improve conditions such as fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, acne scarring, pigmentation and stretch marks.
REVERSING THE SIGNS OF AGEING REQUIRES SKILLS AND EXPERTISE
The results of Dermapen therapy are mainly dependent on the skill and experience of the clinician. Our team has many years of experience in treating thousands of satisfied clients, giving you confidence in achieving an excellent result.
Contact us today to discuss our Dermapen treatments. We also offer combination treatments such as Ultherapy, Exilis Elite, or one of our specialist medical facials to complement and enhance your results.
What is dermapen micro-needling?
Dermapen micro-needling uses a small dermatology treatment device (the dermapen), for a micro-needling procedure which has the capability to effectively address skin problems such as ageing, fine lines, stretch marks and acne scars.
The dermapen derives its name from the word ‘dermatology’ and a ‘pen’, which it resembles in appearance. The dermapen micro-needling treatment is able to achieve skin which is tighter, brighter and refreshed. Dermapen is now favoured by cosmetic experts around the world, after having proved its efficiency and effectiveness, as well as flexibility in how it is used.
In this blog, we take a look at how dermapen micro-needling works, ask who is suitable for the procedure, and answer frequently asked questions about the treatment.
How does dermapen micro-needling work?
Like traditional Chinese acupuncture therapy, dermapen micro-needling works by puncturing the top layer of skin to promote healing. Unlike acupuncture, the aim of micro-needling is to improve the appearance of skin, rather than reduce any pain.
A dermapen consists of 12 needles which are used to pierce the skin. The pen is held vertically over the skin and once the pen is in the right position, a small motor will be turned on inside the pen which causes the needles to penetrate the skin by moving back and forth rapidly. Due to their special design, the needles slightly rotate and effectively open up pores and puncture the top layer of skin.
It is important that the pen pierces the skin as this is what triggers skin rejuvenation. When an individual cuts or hurts themselves, the skin will repair itself by generating collagen and elastin, which stimulates growth. Applying this same principle to dermapen micro-needling, the skin will increase elastin and collagen production to treat the pierced skin. To a certain extent, micro-needling tricks the skin into healing itself, leaving the skin refreshed and rejuvenated.
What is dermapen micro-needling able to treat?
Dermapen micro-needling is most commonly used on the face to reduce fine lines and wrinkles but can also be used to treat common skin problems such as stretch marks and scars on different areas of the body. Let’s take a look at some of the possible reasons to get a dermapen treatment:
• To reduce the appearance of a scar: After the skin heals a wound and forms a scar, the body acts as though the area has been returned to normal. Dermapen micro-needling can puncture the scar tissue and stimulate the skin to replace the damaged skin with new, unscarred skin.
• To reduce the appearance of stretch marks: Like scarring, the body does not treat stretch marks as something that needs to be healed. Dermapen micro-needling over stretch marks can initiate healing and promote the growth of new skin.
• To minimise fine lines and wrinkles: The elastin and collagen induction, caused by wounding the skin with a dermapen causes skin to tighten and thicken, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dermapen micro-needling can, therefore, be considered an anti-aging treatment.
What are the benefits of dermapen micro-needling?
Aside from its anti-aging and scar reducing benefits, dermapen micro-needling has many other benefits including:
Minimizing enlarged pores
Tightening the skin
Treating hair loss problems such as alopecia
Helps the skin to absorb products more efficiently, ensuring the most benefits can be received from skin care products
Who is an ideal candidate for dermapen micro-needling?
Dermapen micro-needling is a minimally invasive treatment and therefore is considered suitable for most people, providing they are in good general health. However, individuals on acne medication should consult with their GP to check the treatment is suitable for them. Pregnant women are similarly advised not to receive dermapen treatment.
Dermapen micro-needling has no severe side effects and is therefore suitable for individuals who wish to maintain their busy lifestyle. After the treatment, some mild bruising may occur and it is recommended to avoid direct sunlight for a week and wearing suncream is advised. After three days any bruises or redness should fade.
Frequently asked questions about dermapen micro-needling
Will dermapen micro-needling hurt?
A topical anaesthetic will be administered prior to treatment, usually 30 minutes before, to ensure the treatment is painless. A numbing cream may also be used if a patient has particularly sensitive skin.
How many times will the pen puncture my skin?
The dermapen is able to create 1,300 micro punctures per second, this number of punctures stimulates the skin to produce collagen and elastin without compromising normal skin functions.
How should I prepare for the treatment?
Drinking lots of water and trying to eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables in the week before your treatment will help prepare your skin for the treatment. Maintaining a good skin care routine is also advisable and it is recommended you exfoliate your skin 2-3 days before your treatment.
How is a dermapen different from a dermaroller?
Dermapen treatment is generally considered to be superior to a dermaroller as it is less painful and a dermapen treatment has less recovery time.
How many dermapen treatments will be required?
Skin rejuvenation can be achieved with one treatment, however, for more extensive problems such as acne scarring, multiple treatments may be required.