Dermapen

Dermapen is a revolutionary micro-needling treatment, which aims to tighten, lift and rejeuvanate the skin. It is a collagen induction therapy stimulating your bodies own natural response to trauma, stimulating itself to heal and repair the skin. The results will continue to be seen for unto 3 months after treatment.

Dermapen promotes scarless healing and natural collagen reproduction, similar to fractional laser treatments, laser resurfacing and chemical peels but without the side effects and downtime.

Dermapen can treat hard to reach areas such as around the nose, eyes and lips

What does Dermapen treat?

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.

How do i prepare for Dermapen?

  • Avoid Accutane in the six months prior to beginning your treatment sessions.
  • Do not use topical agents that may increase the sensitivity of your skin such as retinoids, exfoliants, topical antibiotics or acids 5-7 days prior to your treatment.
  • Do not take anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, Motrin, or Advil for at least 3 days prior to your microneedling session. These will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical for your skin rejuvenation.
  • Avoid IPL/Laser procedures, unprotected sun exposure, or sunburn for at least 2 weeks prior to your procedure.
  • No waxing, depilatory creams, or electrolysis to the area being treated for 5-7 days prior.  
  • Do not shave the day of the procedure to avoid skin irritation. If there’s dense hair present in the treatment area, shave the day before you arrive for your appointment.
  • If you’re prone to cold sores, take an antiviral agent for 2 days prior to and the day of the treatment.
  • Avoid blood thinning agents for one week prior because bruising is a common side effect of microneedling.

How often do i need Dermapen?

As a general rule of thumb, microneedling treatment can be safely done about once a month or every 4 to 6 weeks.

Is Dermapen painful?

Patients treated with Dermapen unanimously felt that the procedure was much less painful than the dermaroller and the downtime was significantly shorter. Numbing cream can be applied but this may slow down results. Due to the speed of the treatment most clients are happy to go without numbing cream. 

Whats the aftercare for Dermapen?

For at least 2 hours post treatment, do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol(Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) or anything perceived as 'active' skincare. Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 24 hours. No tanning beds. Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment.

When does its effect become visible?

It begins to show visible results 6 weeks after the procedure and maximum effect is achieved 3 months later.

Frequently Asked Questions 

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, our esthetician can apply active ingredients such as growth factors to stimulate even more collagen and 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® and 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 an up-and-down motion, meaning less recovery time and a more comfortable experience for patients.

What does a Dermapen® treatment feel like?

Depending on the depth of treatment decided by your esthetican, numbing creams can be used to increase patient comfort for deeper treatements.  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 may feel a pin prick or pinching feeling.

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 one treatment, however a minimum of  three treatments is recommended for best results.  People with more advanced skin conditions like acne scarring may need up to six treatments. The number of treatment sessions required will be determined during a consultation with our esthetician.