What is Dermapen™?
Dermapen is a device used for medical purposes, which breaks down old scar tissue in order to stimulate skin cells for growth. This reproduction then results in the creation of new tissue layers with collagen and elastin fibres, helping to improve blood supply.
The device will gently glide over the skin, penetrating the layers that are closest to the surface, up to a depth of 2mm, to create several tiny needle abrasions. The treatment encourages the body to react through the formation of new elastin and collagen fibres. When the skin responds to the treatment, it thickens and plumps, which in turn minimises the appearance of wrinkles, scarring and fine lines.
What conditions does micro-needling help?
- Mild to moderate scarring from acne
- Surgical scarring
- Wrinkles & fine lines
- Stretch marks
- Skin texture & pore sizes
- Keloid scarring
What can I expect to happen during the procedure?
The skin is first cleaned and an anaesthetic cream is applied to help avoid pain and discomfort. Using a collagen-stimulating product, such as Hyaluronic Acid or Vitamin-C serum during the procedure, will help to enhance results. Next, the Dermapen device, which has a sterile, disposable tip featuring 12 tiny needles, pierces the skin. The device’s multi-speed and fully adjustable needle depth allows for the piercing of the skin’s layer, which in turn increases the absorption of treatment products. Following treatment, a soothing skin product like Hyaluronic Acid or Vitamin-C serum is again used to heal, hydrate and protect the skin.
What will I look like after the Dermapen treatment?
It is common to experience some mild redness, along with some swelling in certain cases, which may last between approximately 24-48 hours. After several days or weeks you will start to notice a brighter, smoother, more radiant appearance and younger looking skin. However, it takes several months to realise the treatment’s full benefits.
Does the treatment carry risks?
The likelihood of an infection taking place is extremely small, since the procedure is performed under safe medical conditions and the tiny pricking channels will close up within an hour of the treatment being performed.
How often and how many treatments are necessary?
The micro-needling treatment can be repeated safely every 4-6 weeks until the desired results are achieved. When reducing the appearance of scarring, it is recommended that 3-6 treatments take place. For the introduction of collagen, 3 treatments are recommended to begin with, but a minimum of 4-6 weeks should separate each treatment. Different factors will affect the number of treatments necessary, including how each individual reacts to treatment and the degree of damage at the outset.
The micro-needling treatment can be used on all skin areas of the body and the majority of people will be able to visibly notice the results from the very first session. *
Are there any side effects?
Practically no harmful side effects occur as a result of the procedure. In more than 150,000 treatments performed worldwide, there have been no negative cases reported.
Dermapen with PRP treatmentInformationDermapen™ treatment can also be combined with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy) for £600.
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