Microneedling (Dermapen)

The Dermapen treatment has many advantages for medical professionals and their patients.

Dermapen treatment is done using an automated microneedling pen and delivers an unparalleled healing response via micro-injuries into the skin. These micro-injuries to the skin encourage and harness the power of the body’s natural innate ability to repair the skin. Each Dermapen treatment is performed four to five weeks apart per practitioner recommendation and amazing results can be achieved over 4 to 6 sessions during a six  month period. Dermapen micro needling pen offers a solution for all skin types.

Practitioners recommend the Dermapen for treatment of:

  • Aged and sagging skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Skin tightening and rejuvenation
  • Enlarged pores
  • Pigmentation
  • Photodamaged skin
  • And much, much more..!

How Does Dermapen Work?

Dermapen uses multiple needles that vertically pierce the skin with patent-pending AOVN technology (Automatic Occilating Vertical Needling). When moved across the skin, the Dermapen stimulates natural collagen reproduction, whilst allowing fine channels to be created in the skin. The channels can carry up to 80% more topical nutrients, allowing for treatment delivery deep into the skin’s fibroblasts to feed the underlying cells found in the dermis and basal layer. This increased absorption of active ingredients into the skin creates stimulated repair and faster re¬surfacing results.

Advanced skin needling promotes scar-less healing and in¬creased production of normal woven collagen, similar to fractional laser treatments, but without the side effects and downtime. It has also been observed to be more effective and beneficial than most micro-dermabrasion and chemical peels.

Unlike traditional skin needling rollers, Dermapen 3 causes less trauma and has minimal epidermal (skin) damage, therefore reducing pain and discomfort, and making it a safer, more effec-tive treatment. Dermapen 3’s disposable needles eliminate risk of cross-contamination, whilst the adjustable needle depths allow for a treatment tailored to your individual needs. The Dermapen 3 is so advanced, that it is even suitable and safe to use in delicate and hard to reach areas such as around the eyes and lips and on the nose.

Your clinician will assess your skin and treatment area to recommend a treatment plan suitable for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: For general skin rejuvenation and reconditioning, treatments should be conducted every four to six weeks. Treatments con¬ducted at a more superficial depth can be done on a monthly basis. Depending on initial condition of the skin, between 4 and 8 treatments are recommended.
For optimal results, a period of effective active treatment creams, such as Vitamin A, C or Resveratrol & Procyanidin is recommended to allow the skin’s strength to build-up (especially for thin or delicate skin areas). Continue to use these recommended solutions after the treatments for a period of 6 weeks.[/fusion_toggleA: Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments and when combined with the recommended post treatment care.
A: For minimum needle depths Dermapen treatments are painless. Treatments over 0.5mm deep may require a topical anaesthetic cream to be applied before the procedure. This will render the treatments virtually pain free.
A: Generally no, but you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment. Application of a breathable camouflage will seal the skin and cover any redness for an immediate return to work.
A: It is recommended to wait at least 7 days after filler injections, so that any post treatment bruising from the fillers can settle. It is possible to have your Dermapen ™ treatment one week before having fillers injected as well. Check with your clinician before proceeding with a Dermapen procedure if you are: Pregnant, using blood thinners, such as warfarin, or if you are susceptible to keloiding skin

How to care for your skin between treatments

STEP 1. Advanced Resurfacing

Your clinician will apply a suitable topical treatment to compliment your advanced skin needling. Between treatments, continue using recommended products as directed to to maintain results. DP Dermaceuticals MicroDerm exfoliator is one option for gentle but effective resurfacing between treatments.

STEP 2. Hydrate and Strengthen

For best results, it’s important to keep your skin hydrated and protected from the harsh environment to make it healthy and strong. DP Dermaceuticals Vitamin Rich Repair Cream was specially created to enhance your Dermapen Treatment results and help repair the skin following the procedure. If you’ll be exposed to the sun always wear appropriate sun protection.

STEP 3. Cover, Recover and Protect for Beautiful Skin

It’s unlikely you’ll have any side effects after your treatment. However, if you do experience redness or sensitive skin, the use of a post procedure, breathable makeup is recommended. This will help you get back to your everyday activities without anyone suspecting you have even had a treatment. In addition, makeup camouflage coverage can also work as sun protection for the skin.

Dermapen Downtime and Aftercare

What Dermapen downtime to expect after a Dermapen treatment:
Day 1: Severity of erythema will depend on how aggressive the session was performed.
Day 2: A red or pink hue persists, similar to a moderate sunburn. Swelling may be more noticeable on the second day.
Day 3: Skin can be pink or simply remain normal in colour. Swelling subsides. Your practitioner will prescribe a Dermapen approved, post-session topical and skin care regimen after the session to help soothe, calm and protect the skin. Continue to use for 3 days. Active skincare regimen can be resumed again after day 3.

CLEAN – Use a soothing cleanser or face wash with tepid water to cleanse the face for the following 48 hours and dry gently. Always make sure your hands are clean when touching the area that has been needled.
HEAL – Consult with your Dermapen practitioner for your personalized skincare regimen.
HYDRATE – Following your Dermapen session, the skin may feel drier than normal. Hyaluronic Acid is an ideal ingredient to hydrate and restore the skin back to perfect balance.
STIMULATE – In the days following your Dermapen session, as the skin starts to become rehabilitated, your Dermapen practitioner may offer a peptide based topical.
MAKEUP – It is recommended that makeup is not applied for 12 hours after the session, although your practitioner may be able to supply you with specialized mineral makeup that they feel would be suitable for use during this period. Do not apply any makeup with a makeup brush, especially if it is not clean.

Dermapen Home Care
A. Wash the face thoroughly a few hours after your Dermapen treatment. Gently massage the face with tepid water (a shower can provide an easier way to massage the face while washing at the same time), and remove all serum and other debris such as dried blood. This will improve the appearance of the skin and also allow for better subsequent absorption of any post-session topical. Mineral makeup may be applied the following day.
B. For the first 1-3 days, the skin will may feel dry and tight. Frequent use of a Dermapen approved, post-session topical will help alleviate this as well as the use of moisturizers.
C. After 2-3 days patients can return to regular skin care products or as soon as it is comfortable to do so. Vitamin A products are optimal and suggested.
D. Avoid alcohol based toners for 10-14 days.
E. Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 10 days if possible.
F. Do not apply chemical sunscreen the same day as the Dermapen treatment.

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