Dermapen™ is a highly advanced skin rejuvenation therapy system, which utilizes a handheld, pen-like device with 11 fine, 33-gauge needles vertically inserted into the skin. Dermapen™’s micro-needles create a series of micro-channels in the skin, which stimulate the body’s natural reparative process and generates more collagen or the main structural protein in the skin. As more collagen is created, the body improves skin quality and remedies of certain cosmetic flaws on a cellular level. The result? Youthful, radiant skin, you will have to see to believe! Dermapen™ helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, tighten and lift skin, and treat acne scars as well as stretch marks.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME AFTER THE DERMAPEN™ TREATMENT?
Generally, no, but you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment. Most people can return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment. The application of a breathable camouflage will seal the skin and cover any redness for an immediate return to work.
HOW DOES THE DERMAPEN™ WORK?
The concept of skin needling is based on the skin’s ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns, and other abrasions. Immediately after an injury occurs, our skin dissolves old damaged tissue and replaces it with new. Skin needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin, which triggers new collagen synthesis yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The result is smoother, firmer, and younger-looking skin.
HOW DOES THE DERMAPEN ™ TREATMENT FEEL?
Depending on the depth of treatment decided by your treatment provider, numbing creams can be used to increase patient comfort. Dermapen’s™ applicator can be adjusted to a length of .5mm to 2.5mm based on your skin condition. Those undergoing treatments with a shorter needle will only feel a tickling sensation, while those undergoing treatment with the full 2.5mm is offered numbing creams as an option with treatment.
HOW IS THE DERMAPEN™ DIFFERENT FROM OTHER MICRONEEDLING TECHNIQUES?
The most common technique uses a roller with needles spread across the cylindrical treatment applicator. This type of device is rolled across the treatment area. The nature of the rolling movement creates unnecessary epidermal damage as the needles pull the tissue as they leave the skin. Dermapen ™’s unique applicator is completely vertical, minimizing unnecessary injury to the treatment area. The carefully controlled, disposable needle applicator only moves in an up-and-down motion, meaning less recovery time and more comfortable experiences for patients.
The size and design of Dermapen™ allow it to be used in tight or around areas where a dermal roller could not fit. Areas like the crease of the nose, along the upper lip, and across the chin. Dermapen ™ works well on any skin tone and type, meaning it can be a safe alternative to lasers for those with darker skin tones.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Each person’s skin conditions are different and require different levels of treatment. Those with mild wrinkles and fine lines may see improvement after just one treatment, while more advanced skin conditions like acne scarring may need more than one session. The number of treatment sessions required will be determined during your consultation.
EC Medical Group in Santee is eager to help all of our patients achieve a superior level of beauty through Microneedling. A Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in the aesthetic field, Dawn leads her team in providing top-tier aesthetic care while connecting with all of our patients to help them realize their cosmetic goals. Are you ready to look and feel your natural best? Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn this revitalizing experience may be your key to youthful skin!