What a is Dermapen treatment?
A Dermapen treatment is an advanced non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to reduce wrinkles, smoker’s lines, large pores, heal acne, surgical and burn scars as well as rejuvenate and tighten the skin.
Dermapen can also be used for other conditions such as improving stretch marks, regulating skin pigmentation, and treating sun damage.
The Dermapen treatment uses multiple needles to vertically pierce the skin to create numerous micro wounds stimulating the body’s natural healing process, similar to the effect of a fractional laser treatment.
Benefits of a Dermapen treatment
A Dermapen treatment can be used safely on all skin types including darker skin and, any part of the body. The Dermapen needles work in a vertical motion which, reduces discomfort and the patients’ healing time in comparison to a Dermal Roller procedure.
Dermapen is a low cost, effective and quick procedure that enhancing the overall look of the skin with minimum downtime.
Which areas can Dermapen treat?
Dermapen can be used to treat any part of the body. It is very effective in treating sensitive areas such as the face, neck, and chest.
Why do Essential Aesthetics offer Dermapen treatments?
The definition of ageing is the reduction of the natural production of collagen and elastin, which leads to the formation of wrinkles, sagging, hollows and uneven tones.
A Dermapen treatment uses a sterile pen-like device, to vertically penetrate the skin with micro needles that are 0.25 mm to 2.5 mm in length. These micro needles penetrate both the dermis and epidermis layers of the skin to create micro wounds and pinpoint bleeding at specific depths. This procedure stimulates the natural healing process of the body, leading to the growth of collagen and elastin which restores the appearance of healthy skin.
Prior to the Dermapen skin needling procedure, a numbing cream or cooler may be applied at the treatment area to reduce any discomfort. The sterilised one-time use pen will then be placed over the treatment area to vertically penetrate the skin
Essential Aesthetics uses Dermapen as, it is one of the safest and most effective non-surgical treatments for skin restoration featuring a minimum price tag that requires minimal downtime.
How many Dermapen treatments are recommended?
The number of recommended treatments depends upon the type of treatment needed.
Facial rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments at intervals of four weeks;
Acne Scarring: 6-10 treatments at intervals of six weeks; and
Stretch Marks: At least 10 treatments at intervals of six weeks.
How long does each session last?
The duration of the session depends upon the number of areas being treated. It generally takes about 30 to 60 minutes for each session.
How soon will I see the results?
You will see a marked improvement after the first treatment itself. Significant improvement will be visible after four to six treatments. The best results will be visible about six to eight weeks after the treatment when the collagen starts to rebuild. The results will be more visible over a period of about a year.
How long will the results last?
The results of a Dermapen treatment are long lasting although, you might require regular maintenance every six months.
A doctor will assess your skin prior to the first Dermapen skin needling treatment. You may need to prepare your skin with an active ingredients cream for about two weeks prior to your Dermapen treatment to achieve the best results.
After your Dermapen skin needling treatment, you must avoid using lotions and moisturisers that contain perfumes, colours, glycolic acids and retinol. Instead, it is recommended that you apply the provided moisturiser for a period of three to seven days. Avoid exposure to the sun for 2 weeks after a Dermapen treatment as the skin is extra sensitive. It is highly recommended to regularly use sunscreens. In case the skin develops a crust or a scab, you must not pick it as that may lead to scarring. You should avoid smoking as it inhibits collagen production.