Collagen is a natural type of protein in the body, made up of amino acids, that forms the connective tissues that hold skin, bone, tendons, muscle and cartilage together. Collagen is important in the way our skin looks and feels because it is the main structural component providing firmness and shape. […]
Will the application of a cooling mask inhibit the necessary healing response & make the Dermapen session less effective?
A cooling mask will inhibit some inflammation. But not enough to make the needling session less effective. I see this as a way of modulating the "inflammation axis". Dermapen is less inflammatory than intense pulsed light or lasers. Choosing a modality modulates the 'inflammatory axis". Adding a chemical peel will add inflammation to a Dermapen [...]
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The dermal roller is the precursor to Dermapen — a simple mechanical tool with a rolling drum on a handle, festooned with thin surgical steel needles of a specific length and rolled across the skin to create numerous perforations as it is moved. Needle length may vary between rollers but stay generally within the neighborhood [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Acne is a common skin condition among teens with possible extension into or onset during adulthood. The active disease may affect quality of life, but it is sequelae such as scarring that seem to be the culprit behind most negative emotional impact associated with the condition. Thus, treatment of acne scarring is a prime concern [...]
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. […]
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 [...]
Fractional dermabrasion (or microneedling) has been used for the treatment of aging skin of the neck. After two sessions of microneedling, analysis of photos, degree of irregularity on silicone rubber microrelief impressions, and ultrasound images demonstrated improvement in 90% of the subjects (Fabbrocini et al, 2011).