Microneedling Treatments: Benefits, Results, Aftercare
DERMAPEN – Micro-needling
What Dermapen may do for you?
Dermapen is recommended for targeting the following:
- Aged sagging skin –tightens, lifts and rejuvenates
- Improves fine lines & wrinkles
- Improves smoker’s lines around the lips
- Minimize large pores
- Reduce stretch marks
- Reduce scars (acné, surgical & burns)
How does it work?
Dermapen’s advanced skin needling technology uses multiple needles that vertically pierce the skin with an automatic vibrating action. Natural collagen production is stimulated, whilst fine channels are created in the skin that can carry up to 80% more topical nutrients, allowing for treatment delivery deep into the skin’s fibroblasts to feed the underlying cells. This increased absorption of active ingredients into the skin creates stimulated repair and faster skin resurfacing. The skin is tricked into repairing itself.
Advanced skin needling gives results similar to fractional laser treatments but without the side effects and downtime. It’s also more effective than most microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
The Dermapen is so advanced that it is even suitable and safe to use in delicate and hard to reach áreas, such as around the eyes, lips, and nose, whilst the adjustable needle depths allow for a treatment tailored to your individual needs. This treatment induces elastin and collagen production, which plump out wrinkles as well as create traction (skin tightening effect).
Your therapist will assess your skin and treatment area to reccommend a treatment plan suitable for you.
How to care for your skin between DERMAPEN treatments
STEP 1 – ADVANCED RESURFACING
Your doctor or therapist will apply a suitable topical treatment to compliment your advanced skin needling. Between treatments continue using this recommended treatment solution.
STEP 2 – HYDRATE & STRENGTHEN
For best results, it is important to keep your skin hydrated and protected from the harsh environment to make it healthy and strong. Always wear appropriate sun protection.
STEP 3 – COVER, RECOVER & PROTECT FOR BEAUTIFUL SKIN
It’s unlikely you’ll have any side effects after your treatment. However, if you do experience redness or sensitive skin, we recommend you use a post-procedure, breathable makeup (Lycogel).
Frequently asked questions
How many treatments are recommended for rejuvenation, acne scarring and
stretch marks? (General guide)
Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments 4 weeks apart
Acne scarring: 6 treatments 6 weeks apart
Stretch marks: <>10 treatments 4-6 weeks apart
Should I prepare my skin before having a Dermapen treatment?
For optimal results, we recommend a period of effective active treatment creams such as Vit A, Vit C or Vit E to allow the skin’s strength to build- up (especially for thin or delicate skin areas). Continue to use these recommended solutions after the treatments for a period of 6 weeks.
How long should it take before I see results?
Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4-6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments and when combined with the recommended post treatment care.
Is the treatment painful?
For minimum needle depths Dermapen treatments are painless. For treatments over 0.5mm deep, a topical anaesthetic cream is applied 45 min before treatments and will render the treatments completely pain-free.
Is there any downtime after treatments?
Generally no, but you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment. Application of a breathable camouflage will seal the skin and cover any redness for an immediate return to work.
How soon after Botox and Filler injections can I have a Dermapen treatment?
It’s recommended to leave at least 14 days after filler injections so that any post treatment bruisong from the fillers can settle. Or have your Dermapen treatment 1- 2 days before having your fillers or Botox injected.