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Treatment of Photoaging with Dermapen®

Microdermabrasion, or abrasive removal of epidermal tissue for therapeutic ends, has numerous applications and has long been a less aggressive alternative to indications treatable by laser- or other energy-based therapies.[Karimipour 2010] In terms of the microneedle realm, microneedle dermabrasion (also known as percutaneous collagen induction, or PCI) could be simply defined as causing thousands of [...]

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Micro Needle Dermabrasion

Microdermabrasion, or abrasive removal of epidermal tissue for therapeutic ends, has numerous applications and has long been a less aggressive alternative to indications treatable by laser- or other energy-based therapies.[Karimipour 2010] In terms of the microneedle realm, microneedle dermabrasion (also known as percutaneous collagen induction, or PCI) could be simply defined as causing thousands of [...]

Micro Needling References

Fernandes D. Percutaneous collagen induction: an alternative to laser resurfacing. Aesthet Surg J 2002;22:315-317. Gold MH. Update on fractional laser technology. J Clin Asthet Dermatol 2010;3(1):42-50. Metelitsa AI, Alster TS. Fractionated laser skin resurfacing treatment complications: a review. Dermatol Surg 2010;36:299-306. Chan HL, Manstein D, Yu CS, et al. The prevalence and risk factors of [...]

Fractional Dermabrasion Versus Fractional Laser Therapy

Most aesthetic medical devices operate on the principle that controlled wounding of skin and underlying tissue will cause a healing response, stimulating neocollagenesis and the creation of healthier-looking skin. Fractional laser therapy is the controlled creation of patterns of microscopic wounds in the skin via laser, each surrounded by islands of healthy tissue from which [...]

Micro needling and melasma

Melasma is a common skin pigment disorder of women between the ages of 20 and 50. Causes of melasma include sun, ultraviolet exposure, pregnancy, oral contraceptives, and certain drugs. […]

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Microneedling hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation after dermal needling or fractional dermabrasion is very rare. Dermal needling is much safer in terms of potentially causing hyperpigmentation than fractional lasers. A 30% incidence of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation in darker skin types has been reported after fractional laser treatments. […]

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Micro needling on the lips

The lip may be treated with the Dermapen set at 0.25 mm depth. The area adjacent to the lips may be treated with a Dermapen set to a depth of 0.5 to 1.5 mm. It is advised that a downward motion is used on the upper lip and an upward direction is used on the [...]

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