WHAT IS A DERMAPEN TREATMENT?
A vibrating device with micro-needles is moved across the skin’s surface, piercing it vertically. This stimulates natural collagen production, while allowing fine channels to be created in the skin through which topical treatments (e.g. serums, growth factors etc.) can penetrate to the deep layers of the skin where they are needed most.
It is similar to skin needling rollers, but the Dermapen causes less trauma and minimal skin damage, therefore reducing pain and discomfort. The depth of treatment can also be controlled and even hard to reach places, like under the eyes and the nose, can be treated.
WHAT ARE THE INDICATIONS FOR HAVING A DERMAPEN TREATMENT?
Aged sagging skin
Fine lines and wrinkles
Smoker’s lines around the lips
Skin tightening and rejuvenation
Scars (acne, surgical and burns)
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE RECOMMENDED?
For skin rejuvenation: 4 to 6 treatments, 4 weeks apart
For acne scarring: 6 treatments, 2 weeks apart
For stretch marks: 10 treatments, 3 weeks apart
HOW LONG BEFORE RESULTS ARE VISIBLE?
Collagen synthesis starts only about one month after the injury, so a significant result will be visible only after 4 to 6 treatments. Your skin will continue to improve 6 to 12 months after a course of treatments.
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
For minimal needle depths the therapy is pain free. For more than 1 mm depth treatments a local anaesthetic ointment is applied beforehand and left on for at least 20 minutes. This renders the treatment pain-free.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
You may experience facial redness (like sunburn) for 12 to 24 hours after the procedure. Application of a breathable camouflage will seal the skin and cover any redness.