Skin Needling with the Dermapen
What is skin needling?
Dermapen’s advanced vertical skin needling technology uses multiple needles that vertically pierce the skin with an automatic vibrating function. When moved across the skin’s surface it stimulates natural collagen reproduction, whilst allowing fine channels to be created in the skin. The channels can carry up to 80% more topical nutrients, allowing for treatment delivery deep into the skin’s fibroblasts to feed the underlying cells found in the dermis and basal layer. This increased absorption of active ingredients into the skin creates stimulated repair and faster resurfacing results.
Advanced vertical skin needling promotes scar-less healing and the deposition of normal woven collagen, similar to fractional laser treatments but without the side effects and downtime.
Unlike traditional skin needling rollers, the Dermapen causes less trauma and has minimal epidermal damage, therefore reducing pain and discomfort, and making it a safer and more effective treatment. The disposable needles eliminate the risk of cross-contamination, whilst the adjustable needle depths allow for a treatment tailored to your individual needs. The Dermapen is so advanced, that it is even suitable and safe to use in delicate and hard to reach areas such as around the eyes and lips and on the nose.
The procedures are called Scar Reduction Therapy (SRT) and Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT).
What effects does the Dermapen have on the skin?
• Improves the thickness of the dermis and epidermis
• Improvement in atrophic scars
• Firmer, smoother skin texture
• Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Alleviates the effects of both hyper- and hypo-pigmentation
• Improves bloody supply for more vibrant skin
In addition, the Dermapen is designed to infuse active skincare ingredients deeper into your skin , a process known as Transdermal Delivery. Our skin protects the body against environmental influences such as temperatures, bacteria, excessive water loss, etc. The epidermis thickness is about a hundredth of a millimetre, and it is hard to believe that this thin layer is the main barrier and protection for our body. It is so effective that nearly nothing can penetrate into it, not even most skincare ingredients. Dermapen ensures optimum absorption of your skincare products, effective and worthwhile particularly if you invest a great deal into your skincare regime.
Is the treatment painful?
For minimum needle depths Dermapen treatments are painless. Treatments over 0.5mm deep, a topic anaesthetic cream is applied for 30 – 40 minutes before treatment and will render the treatment completely pain free. An even flushing is the best indication for a medical performance.
Can it be performed on any skin colour?
Since Dermapen does not use thermal heat (unlike IPL & Lasers) it is safe to use on all skin types and all skin colours. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
How many treatments are recommended for skin rejuvenation, acne scarring and stretch marks?
Skin Rejuvenation – 4-6 treatments – 4 weeks apart
Acne scarring – 6 treatments – 6 weeks apart
Stretch marks – ~ 10 treatments – 4-6 weeks apart
What areas can Dermapen be used on?
Unlike ablative procedures for facial skin only, the Dermapen can be used on all skin parts of the body (neck, decolletage, arms, legs, etc).
How should I prepare my skin before having a Dermapen treatment?
For optimal results we recommend a period of effective active treatment products such as Vitamin A, C or Resveratrol & Procyanidin to allow the skin’s strength to build up (especially for thin or delicate skin areas). Continue to use these recommended solutions after the treatments for a period of 6 weeks.
Is there any downtime after treatments?
Generally no, but you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately afterwards. We also recommend the use of mineral makeup to conceal redness and assist with the healing process.
Before & After Collagen Induction Therapy