What is Dermapen? The Dermapen is an advanced Oscillating Vertical Needling treatment. It uses multiple tiny needles that vertically pierce the skin with an automatic vibrating function. The tiny pin holes that are created in the skin cause trauma to the area and thus promotes a wound healing function in the skin. With this would healing system, It stimulates cells to produce collagen and elastin therefore plumping and firming the skin.
What is the Dermapen used for? The Dermapen is recommended for Rejuvenation of the skin, Wrinkling, Fine Lines, Acne scarring and Stretchmarks. It can be used on most parts of the body.
How many treatments are needed? Multiple treatments are needed at 4-6 week intervals. People usually have around 4-8 treatments.
What do you need to do to prepare the skin? Before the treatment it is recommended to use an active Vitamin A or C cream to allow the skin’s strength to build up. This should be used for about two weeks before commencing the treatment.
A typical treatment: Treatment: Before commencing the Dermapen, numbing cream is applied to ensure the treatment can be as comfortable as possible. During the treatment a Hyalauronic acid serum is applied to the skin to help promote collagen production and hydration in the skin. Pin point bleeding can occur which is normal. After the treatment your skin will feel hot and tight (like a mild sunburn). This is normal and will settle after a few hours. An antiseptic camouflage cream is applied to help calm and heal the skin. This is to be left on overnight.
In the morning, the skin is to be cleansed with a gentle cleanser and hydrated with a gentle moisturiser (nothing with Vitamin A or AHA in it). Dryness, Flaking, Bruising and slight swelling are all normal side effects of the Dermapen. Spf 30+ is recommended aswell as mineral makeup.
What are the contraindications? The contraindications to having the Dermapen treatment are Roaccutane use in the last 6 months, Dermatitis or infection of treatment area, Pregnancy, Keloid scars and abnormal wound healing.
What are the advantages of using a Dermapen over a Skin needle roller? The advantages of using the dermapen are that there is no cross infection as the needles are disposable, It is a faster treatment than the roller, Less painful, and has adjustable needle depths.
The Dermapen is an excellent treatment to help stimulate the skin. It takes about half an hour to perform the treatment (not including numbing time). It is a very popular treatment in our clinic.
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