The effective and easy-to-use Dermapen® still leads the way in micro-needling safety when it broke with its US release in October, 2011. Since then the device has been sweeping the nation, with a growing list of competitors clamoring to keep pace.
“The device itself is inherently safe to use because of its disposable tips, which prevents cross-contamination and eliminates the need to painstakingly clean and sterilize between patients, as is
necessary with dermal rollers,” said Mike Johnson, M.D., physician and science director at Derma Pen, LLC. “By nature needling is unlikely to cause splatter or other unwanted spread of bodily fluids. Even at high speeds the fractional vertical insertion of microneedles creates a pattern of minimally-traumatic wounds to the skin which is not violent by any means. Nevertheless it’s still important to keep the device clean and free of potential contaminants, because safety isn’t an option, it’s a necessity.”
For that very reason, Dermapen introduces the One-Step Cleaner and the patent pending Universal Micro-Needling Protective Sleeves. “Like Dermapen, the cleaner is simple and easy to use,” Dr. Johnson said, “and the sleeves offer added protection against foreign material entering the housing. The success of microneedle therapy with Dermapen depends as much on safety as it does on the needling effectiveness, so one cannot afford to compromise.” The sleeves are designed to be compatible with similar micro-needling devices as well.
When moved over skin in the needled area, the piston-driven array of surgical steel microneedles creates thousands of micro-punctures. Research has shown that actual trauma to the skin is minimal, so cell death is orderly, which promotes the best conditions for stimulating the growth of healthy skin. The speed of needle oscillation can be controlled (up to 90 Hz), which in turn contributes to the density of micro-wounding and the aggressiveness of the session. This mode of therapy has been shown to be effective for a growing variety of conditions, without the downtime associated with lasers and other expensive energy-based alternatives. Dermapen is also safe for all skin types.
Derma Pen, LLC is a cosmetic marketing company that trademarks, brands, and distributes cosmetic equipment. The Dermapen® device and its products are sold directly to plastic surgeons, dermatologist, physician and medical spa markets. The device has been designed and manufactured with the cumulative effort of leading technicians and experts in multiple countries. The market segments are defined as licensed estheticians, medical spas and retreats, dermatologist offices and related cosmetic surgeon practices. According to new market research, the global market for cosmetic surgery services will reach the $40 billion mark by the year 2013, up from $31.7 billion in 2008, for a compound annual growth rate of 5.2%. In another study, the market for cosmetic surgery, facial aesthetics and medical laser devices is expected to almost double in size, exceeding $3 billion by 2017. Aesthetic laser and light therapy markets for skin resurfacing, hair removal and laser lipolysis are the fastest growing segments. Additional market analysis provides a well-defined and unanswered need in stretch mark therapy. The new and innovative design of the Dermapen has been shown to answer the needs for the successful modality of this problem.