How does Dermapen® work?
Using multiple needles to vertically penetrate the surface layers of skin, treatment with Dermapen® allows the body to begin the wound-healing process which breaks up older collagen chains to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin within the skin. Once the Dermapen® treatment is complete, a dermatologist can apply active ingredients to manage any ongoing skin condition such as acne.
How does Dermapen® treat wrinkles, stretch marks, and scars?
Skin needling is based on the skin's ability to heal itself after an injury. Right after the skin encounters any physical damage, it immediately eliminates the damaged tissue to replace it with new, healthy skin. Dermapen® induces small, controlled areas of damage to trigger the production of new collagen without the risks of scarring resulting in smoother and firmer skin.
How long until I see results from Dermapen®? What can I expect after my treatment?
Each patient's healing time varies, though most start to see results in one day to a week after treatment. Immediately after treatment, patients may notice a red appearance in the treatment area and in rare cases minor pin-point bleeding depending on the depth of the needle penetration (Dermapen®'s disposable treatment applicator is adjustable). Even a light treatment can enhance the appearance of skin texture and brighten your complexion.
How is Dermapen® Micro Needling different from other techniques?
The most common technique uses a roller with needles spread across the cylindrical treatment applicator. This type of device is rolled across the treatment area. The nature of the rolling movement creates unnecessary epidermal damage as the needles pull the tissue as they leave the skin. Dermapen®'s unique applicator is completely vertical, minimizing unnecessary injury to the treatment area. The carefully controlled, disposable needle applicator only moves in and up-and-down motion, meaning less recovery time and a more comfortable experience for patients.
The size and design of Dermapen® also allows it to be used in tight or round areas where a dermal roller could not fit like the crease of the nose, along the upper lip, and across the chin. Dermapen® works well on any skin tone and type meaning it can be a safe alternative to lasers for those with darker skin tones.
What does a Dermapen® treatment feel like?
Depending on the depth of treatment decided by your skin care specialist, numbing creams can be used to increase patient comfort. Dermapen®'s applicator can be adjusted to a length of .5mm to 2.5mm based on your skin condition. Those undergoing treatments with a shorter needle will only feel a tickling sensation, while those undergoing treatment with the full 2.5mm 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 a consultation with our skin care specialists.
The Dermapen is the latest development in medical skin needling. The automatic vibrating function of the Dermapen™ increases dermal needling speed, effectiveness & absorption of products, while reducing discomfort.
Dermapen™ is faster, and more effective than the Dermaroller and its results are comparable to ablative treatments such as Fraxel, Laser Resurfacing and Chemical peels with recovery and down time can be significantly less. Dermapen prompts the natural release of the skin’s collagen and elastin for amazing anti-aging benefits, all without surgery!
As the Dermapen stamps 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 body as damage, which 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. You encourage your skin to continue healing through this micro-needling process. Your skin normally assumes that scars, stretch marks and wrinkles are repaired, but with the Dermapen auto-stamp micro-needling treatments, the skin is tricked into repairing the skin. The results from micro-needling skin remodeling can go on for months after each Dermapen treatment. Results can be seen within a week and up to 8 weeks. Your skin naturally heals itself every 45 days, so with a little micro-needling stimulation changes can be dramatic and fast.