What is The Dermapen?
The Dermapen, also called the Microneedling Pen, is a hand-held automated microneedling device that stimulates renewal and regeneration of the skin.
Fine microneedles, situated at the tip of the pen, are rhythmically projected up and down to vertically penetrate the skin in a mild stamping manner. This penetrative action creates many small micro-wounds in the skin leading to an influx of growth factors and healing proteins necessary to rebuild and repair the wound. In particular, collagen and elastin production increases and the dermal layers of the skin undergo deep tissue remodelling. The result is firmer, tighter skin with a reduction in scar tissue and other superficial irregularities.
When Can I Expect To See The Results?
Immediately after treatment, the skin will already feel fresher, tighter and rejuvenated. However, the real benefits of Dermapen treatment are seen only after sufficient levels of collagen has been produced and the deep tissue layers have successfully been remodelled. This full healing process can take up to 2-4 months.
What Problem Areas Can The Dermapen Treatment Treat?
The ability to adjust the speed of the projections, as well as the needle length make the Dermapen suitable for treating delicate areas such as the décolletage, lips and lower eyelid area.
The Dermapen has shown particular success in the following:
• Treatment of wrinkles and tightening of skin
• Reduction of acne and acne scars
• Remodelling and reduction of scar tissue including burn scars
• Reduction in blemishes and pigmentation disorders
Will Treatment With A Dermapen Hurt?
The microneedles of the Dermapen are very fine and levels of pain and discomfort are minimal. If required, local anaesthetic or numbing cream can be applied to the target area before treatment. Some levels of redness and slight swelling after the treatment is to be expected but this usually subsides after one or two days after treatment.
Combination Treatments With The Dermapen
The most popular combination treatment with the Dermapen is esotherapy. This treatment involves the application of various hyaluronic acid-based serums containing a complex mix of vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants and other hydrating agents. The micro-wounds effectively act as small micro-channels allowing for a deeper penetration of the products and thus increasing their efficacy.
The Meso Lip treatment is a particularly effective lip rejuvenating procedure using a combination treatment of mesotherapy with the Dermapen to give the lips a rejuvenating boost and subtle increase in volume.