DermaPen is a highly effective skin therapy procedure that involves microscopic needling to treat skin conditions such as fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars and wound scars.
With age, the production of collagen and elastin naturally diminishes. It causes wrinkles, saggy skin and a hollowing effect. Through collagen induction therapy, the skin can be prompted to heal and repair itself. The DermaPen treatment creates “micro-injuries” to the skin. It promotes the skin’s natural healing response to produce more collagen and elastin. This treatment is used as an alternative to other intensive anti-aging procedures. By inducing the production of collagen and elastin the appearance of pores, acne scars, and wrinkles is minimized. And more collagen means smoother, tighter and younger-looking skin.
The DermaPen is being used more and more as an alternative to more aggressive cosmetic procedures. It helps to reduce signs of aging, like saggy tired skin and uneven skin tone.
While DermaPen can be used to replace many other facial treatments, it can also be used as a supplement to existing procedures in order to increase their effectiveness. DermaPen treatment also increases the effectiveness of topical cosmetic products such as anti-aging creams and serums.
DermaPen is used for:
- Wrinkles & fine lines
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Surgical scars
- Skin tightening
- Skin rejuvenation
Commonly Asked Questions
How does the DermaPen work?
DermaPen excels when used as a treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. As the DermaPen glides over your skin, it creates micro-point punctures in the skin. This is perceived by the body as a 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 micro-needling treatments, the skin is tricked into repairing itself. The process of skin remodeling can go on for months after each Dermapen treatment. Results can be seen within a week or even a few days.
The concept of micro-needling is based on the skin’s ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns or abrasions. Immediately after an injury occurs our skin dissolves old damaged tissue and replaces it with a new one. DermaPen allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin which triggers new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin.
How is the treatment administered?
DermaPen procedures are performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of the sterile disposable DermaPen needle head.
What is the skin appearance after the treatment?
After the procedure your skin will be red and flushed, similar to moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch. This will diminish significantly after a few hours following treatment. Within the next 24 hours the skin will be completely healed. After 3 days there is barely any evidence that the procedure was done.
How quickly will I see results?
Visible results of skin rejuvenation are generally seen after 4-6 weeks following procedure and improve further over time.
Is DermaPen safe?
DermaPen micro-needling does not involve injections and therefore allergic reactions and side-effects are unlikely to occur. It is minimally invasive, involves minimal downtime, rapid healing and requires simple after-care.
What are the indications for DermaPen treatment?
DermaPen treatments are especially effective for aging concerns such as wrinkles, dull and uneven skin texture. General lack of skin radiance and skin firmness are also an indication for skin needling treatments.
Are there any side effects or risks associated with skin needling?
Side effects experienced with the DermaPen will usually subside within 48 hours. They include red or pinkish skin, stinging, itching, tightness of the treated area. To help with this, be sure to adhere to your aesthetician’s aftercare instructions following a DermaPen treatment. This will help to reduce redness, swelling, itching and discomfort and also enhance results.