The Dermapen, Microneedling

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy is one of the fastest growing trends in cosmetic and antiaging treatments. Why? it is because it is very safe, chemical free and minimally invasive treatment that can reverse some of the signs of aging in any skin type and tone.

The Dermapen creates the tiny little wounds on the top layer of the skin, which will help your skin to start healing itself and triggers the body to produce new collagen and elastin.

What is the outcome of Dermapen facial?
Microneedling is an advanced skincare treatment that will reduce the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, scarring, wrinkles, improves the skin tone and texture and gives you plumper and smoother skin. It works by improving your skin’s ability to self-repair by producing new collagen and elastin, you will see the exceptional results with minimal downtime and will have firmer and more youthful skin with this safe treatment.

The microneedling procedure is easily tolerated by almost every patient and it can be tailored by going deeper in the specific areas where skin damage needs a stronger approach.

Pre-treatment Protocol

  • Skin should be makeup-free and cleaned thoroughly.
  • Avoid any auto-immune therapies or products 12 hours before the treatment.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure to the treatment area 24 hours before the treatment.

After Treatment Protocol

  • You should stay away from the alcohol based products for the first 24 hours as that can make your skin extremely dry.
  • Avoid direct sunlight for 24 hours.
  • Do not apply any sunscreen, tanning lotion or any other skincare products because your skin’s micro channels are open for a period of time and also because many of the skincare products have toxic ingredients.
  • Do not apply any kind of makeup for at least 12 hours.
  • Wash your face thoroughly after the microneedling facial treatment with Dermapen.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for minimum 10 days.
  • Do not use alcohol-based toners for at least 15 days.

Number of treatments
When you go for microneedling treatment, you won’t get the results after the first treatment but will need multiple treatments. How many treatments you need depends upon which skin area you want to treat and what you want to achieve. Generally, to treat basic skin problems, one will need three to six microneedling treatments for the best results.

If you want to treat the extreme sun damage, deep wrinkles or scars, you will have to go for 6 or more microneedling treatments.

Does Microneedling hurt?
Dermapen microneedling involves the use of fine needles, there are many people who are afraid that the needles may hurt them. But it is just a myth. Using Dermapen will just give you the tingling and the light prickly sensation. Obviously, you won’t feel good, but at the same time, there will be no pain at all. You will just have the temporary reddening for hardly 1-2 hours after the microneedling facial

What are the benefits of Dermapen facial?
One of the many benefits of microneedling is that it doesn’t use any chemical solutions for revitalizing your skin.

No pain and minimal downtime.

  • If you compare microneedling to laser treatment, it causes negligible pain, swelling and redness.
  • Removes scars and skin lesions.
  • Improves your skin tone.
  • Reduces the unpleasant skin pigmentation.

Basically, microneedling facial is the best treatment for the people who want to reverse the sign of aging but don’t want to use chemical peels or want to avoid surgery and invasive treatments.

Microneedling Stretch Marks
Microneedling stretch marks with Dermapen have shown some amazing results. Stretch marks can result from a whole lot of things, including pregnancy, childhood growth spurts, and genetic predisposition. Results can vary from patient to patient, often there are quite drastic before-and-after picture comparisons.

Stretch marks are tears to the connective tissue of the skin, caused by over stretching of the skin. When the connective tissue is stretched, the tear results in what’s called an epidermal atrophy along the area that has been damaged. Once this happens, the epidermis becomes thin and loses it ridges, breaking the elastic fibres and causing the epidermis to retract. When you microneedle your stretch marks, it helps to promote regeneration of the skin covering those stretch marks, which restores the contours of your skin’s surface.

Microneedling Acne scars
Acne scars are areas of fibrous tissue (fibrosis) that replace normal skin after injury. A scar results from the biological process of wound repair in the skin and other tissues of the body. With the exception of very minor lesions, every wound (e.g. after accident, disease, surgery) results in some degree of scarring. Scar tissue is the same protein (collagen) as the tissue that it replaces, but the fibre composition of the protein is different. Instead of a nice “basket weave” formation of fibres, the collagen in scar tissue is aligned in a single direction resulting in a pronounced and thicker appearance.

There are multiple causes of acne, including hormone dysfunction, allergies, environmental factors, and nutritional deficiencies. Regardless if the cause, acne scars are a result of skin follicles becoming blocked by excessive oils. The skin will attempt to heal anyway, and scar tissue forms as the collagen becomes deformed and thickens.

Dermapen Wrinkles
Dermapen wrinkles micro needling excels when used as a treatment for fine lines and wrinkles. Best results are seen over a period of 4-6 treatments, which we call a “Dermapen Series.”

Dermapen PRP Microneedling (COMING SOON)
A new Dermapen PRP microneedling cosmetic procedure uses this popular treatment in conjunction with the Dermapen microneedling procedure. Both procedures are used independently, however the combination or dual modality of using the Dermapen’s fractional trans-dermal delivery application is being used to increase per-cutaneous absorption of the PRP medium. Dermapen’s automated modality delivers thousands of micro sized injuries to the dermal layer of the skin. These tiny micro sized 33-gauge needles vibrate and punch vertically into the skin at speeds of up to 25+ times/sec. This controlled “damage” to the skin harnesses the body’s own injury response to rejuvenate and repair the skin through the proven science of collagen stimulation known as collagen induction therapy (CIT).

The Dermapen PRP microneedling treatment now being combined with the PRP therapy in practices across the world. The PRP treatment is administered first and involves the application of a rich concentration of the patients own platelet rich plasma that is spun down via a centrifuge device. The Dermapen uses the fractionated pattern of micro needles to drive the PRP into the dermal – epidermal junction (DEJ). The Dermapen device allows the practitioner to vary the speed and depth to handle all different areas of the patient’s face and body. The PRP treatment is widely accepted as a very effective treatment and takes advantage of the body’s own powerful growth factors to stimulate healing and rejuvenation. Now when combined with the Dermapen treatment, the PRP therapy has an effective delivery application to easily penetrate the surface of the skin and jump start the rejuvenation process. The treatment is easily administered and there is no clinical downtime for the patient. This treatment is used to help patients with all skin types and is a corrective and preventative therapy to treat fine lines and wrinkles, manage scars from acne or other injuries, improve skin texture and colour from melasma presentations, reduce stretch mark appearance and stimulate new collagen growth.