What is the Dermapen?
The Dermapen is an electric powered wand with very fine needles on the tip which are introduced into the upper layer of the skin super fast. This makes the procedure much more comfortable than the roller versions of micro needling. It is a medical device used in micro needling which can also be used to break down old scar tissue & to stimulate skin cells to grow. In non scarred skin, you can get amazing rejuvenation benefits as well due to the new collagen and blood vessels formation, improving the overall quality of your skin.
What is the difference to other skin rejuvenation techniques?
Unlike other methods there is NO tissue destruction and so no wounds to heal. The Dermapen significantly improves atrophic scars & improves skin texture.
What effects does the Dermapen have on the skin?
It improves the thickness & softness of the dermis as well as the epidermis. This in return improves skin texture and reduces wrinkles. It also improves hyper-pigmentation as well as hypo-pigmentation. Micro needling reduces disfiguring scars & acne scars, stimulates new collagen fibres, improves blood supply and evens out pigmentation.
How is the procedure performed & does it hurt?
The skin is cleaned and afterwards numbed with an appropriate numbing cream so it should not hurt at all. Skin is thoroughly needled in such a way, that each skin part is needled about 15 to 20 times. An even flushing is the best indication for a perfect medical performance.
Can it be performed on any skin colour?
Since Dermapen does not use thermal heat (unlike IPL & Lasers) it is safe to use on all skin types and all skin colours. There is hardly any risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
How often can the Dermapen procedure be repeated?
For skin rejuevenation we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 6 to 8 weeks between treatments. For Scar Reduction Therapy an average of 3 to 5 treatments are recommended, with an improvement of 70-80%. Unlike ablative procedures for facial skin only, the Dermapen can be used on all skin parts of the body (neck, décolleté, arms, legs, etc).
What are the side effects of a Dermapen procedure?
There are virtually no negative side effects, and none have ever been reported in over 150,000 procedures performed worldwide.You will be red for a couple of days tops.
Risks of post-op infections?
Since the tiny pricking channels close within one hour, and provided the procedure is done under clinical conditions, post-op infections are very unlikely.
What is the down time after a Dermapen treatment?
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 12 to 24 hours on average. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend healing minerals, peptides or hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with zinc based sun screen. We also recommend the use of mineral makeup to help with the healing.
What should I avoid on my skin?
To ensure the right healing environment, for 2-3 days DO NOT use AHA’s (Glycolic Acid), Retinol, acidic or “active” ingredients.
What should I use on my skin after the treatment?
An Anti-Inflammatory Cleanser to soothe, Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, Copper to help heal, Zinc to help heal but also to protect. We will provide you with a protocol and aftercare products if you have bought a course of Dermapen.
So what do I do now?
All you need to do is to make an appointment with our team and you'll be on the way to a smoother, brighter and clearer skin.
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