Microneedling is the process of applying tiny microneedles at different depths over the surface of the skin. The Dermape is the most sophicasted system available for microneedling.
Compared to older, traditional microneedling modalities such as Dermaroller, the Dermapen causes significantly less unnecessary trauma at the epidermis resulting in more patient comfort, less downtime and minimal aftercare requirements. The Dermapen also allows access to previously difficult to reach areas such as around the eyes, nose and upper lip.
The pen is simply glided over the skin and microscopic channels are lightly stamped into the skins matrix stimulating a wound healing response with intense renewal, repair and rejuvenation.Â Natural growth factors are released to stimulate reformation and deposition of fresh, restructuring collagen.
Dermapen can be used for:
– General rejuvenation
– Sun damage
– Ageing/Rhytides (wrinkles)
– Enlarged pores
– Hair regeneration
– Striae (stretch marks)
Dermapen may be effectively combined same day with treatments such as chemical peels and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).
Does a Dermapen treatment hurt?
There are two types of Dermapen treatments. The first type calls for the use of an aesthetic cream to numb the area, to allow for a deeper, more aggressive Dermapen treatment.
The second type involves using Dermapen at a shallower depth, eliminating the need to pre-treat the skin with an aesthetic cream. Depending on the patient’s skin and the type of treatment provided, the skin may appear red and irritated for a few days. Specially formulated creams can be used before and after a Dermapen treatment to minimize this effect.
How quickly are results visible?
Visibly rejuvenated skin can generally be seen after just 6-8 days following a procedure, with results further improving over time. A course of Dermapen sessions is usually recommended to achieve optimal results; however, improvement is usually noticeable after just one treatment.
Is Dermapen™ safe?
Injections are not a part of a Dermapen treatment, so allergic reactions and side-effects are unlikely to occur. The procedure is minimally invasive, which means that there is virtually no downtime and the healing process is quick.
Aftercare is also very simple and can be fully administered at home.
Are there any side effects or risks associated with skin needling?
Side effects experienced with Dermapen will usually subside within 48 hours. They include erythema, stinging, itching and tightness of the skin.
My face has a few slightly raised red and itchy lesions today, is that normal and something the client may experience?
Yes absolutely normal. Some people just get red and dry skin, others get quite flaky dry and red skin, others tend to break out in lots of lumps like pimples but they go away in 3 days. So yes, it is normal and is just the body purging itself of toxins.
Can I apply make-up to hide the redness after treatment?
Cover Recover is a specially formulated medical grade make-up which is designed to gently camouflage minor skin trauma. This can be applied safely immediately post-treatment in clinic.
What can be expected after Dermapen treatment?
Day 1: Erythema and redness, severity of which will depend upon the aggressiveness of the performed treatment.
Day 2: Red or pink hue similar to moderate sunburn may persist. There may be some noticeable swelling on the second day.
Day 3: Skin may still retain a pink hue, or return to normal colour. Swelling subsides.
Can you have the treatment in conjunction with IPL hair and/or rejuvenation settings and what should be the time gap?
Not IPL rejuvenation. The client would get scar tissue from a double wound healing response. They could do pigment, but really why would they need to do this when the Dermapen provides the versatility? 4 week intervals if they absolutely had to.
What if they have had electrolysis? Is this still okay to use the Dermapen?
Again this is fine to use but it is best to let their skin heal for a week or 2 or they will be more sensitive. It shouldn’t be a problem but the pain levels they experience during the treatment may be greater. This of course depends on the electrolysis practitioner because some tend to cause more damage than others to the skin and therefore require more healing time.
Should Botox users wait 6 weeks before having a Botox treatment?
Clients who have had Botox treatments should ideally wait 2 weeks either side of having Dermapen treatment.
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