What is Dermapen and Dermal Roller treatment?
A Dermapen treatment is an advanced non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to reduce wrinkles, smoker’s lines, large pores, heal acne, surgical and burn scars as well as rejuvenate and tighten the skin.
Dermapen can also be used for other conditions such as improving stretch marks, regulating skin pigmentation, and treating sun damage.
The Dermapen treatment uses multiple needles to vertically pierce the skin to create numerous micro wounds stimulating the body’s natural healing process, similar to the effect of a fractional laser treatment.
Benefits of a Dermapen treatment
A Dermapen treatment can be used safely on all skin types including darker skin and, any part of the body. The Dermapen needles work in a vertical motion which, reduces discomfort and the patients’ healing time in comparison to a Dermal Roller procedure.
Dermapen is a low cost, effective and quick procedure that enhancing the overall look of the skin with minimum downtime.
Which areas can Dermapen treat?
Dermapen can be used to treat any part of the body. It is very effective in treating sensitive areas such as the face, neck, and chest.
Why does Skinnotion offer Dermapen treatments?
The definition of ageing is the reduction of the natural production of collagen and elastin, which leads to the formation of wrinkles, sagging, hollows and uneven tones.
A Dermapen treatment uses a sterile pen-like device, to vertically penetrate the skin with micro needles that are 0.25 mm to 2.5 mm in length. These micro needles penetrate both the dermis and epidermis layers of the skin to create micro wounds and pinpoint bleeding at specific depths. This procedure stimulates the natural healing process of the body, leading to the growth of collagen and elastin which restores the appearance of healthy skin.
Prior to the Dermapen skin needling procedure, a numbing cream or cooler may be applied at the treatment area to reduce any discomfort. The sterilised one-time use pen will then be placed over the treatment area to vertically penetrate the skin.
Skinnotion uses Dermapen as, it is one of the safest and most effective non-surgical treatments for skin restoration featuring a minimum price tag that requires minimal downtime.
How many Dermapen treatments are recommended?
The number of recommended treatments depends upon the type of treatment needed.
Facial rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments at intervals of four weeks;
Acne Scarring: 6-10 treatments at intervals of six weeks; and
Stretch Marks: At least 10 treatments at intervals of six weeks.
How long does each session last?
The duration of the session depends upon the number of areas being treated. It generally takes about 30 to 60 minutes for each session.
How soon will I see the results?
You will see a marked improvement after the first treatment itself. Significant improvement will be visible after four to six treatments. The best results will be visible about six to eight weeks after the treatment when the collagen starts to rebuild. The results will be more visible over a period of about a year.
How long will the results last?
The results of a Dermapen treatment are long lasting although, you might require regular maintenance every six months.
The cost of Dermapen depends upon the area and number of areas being treated.
- Nose or Lips $100.00;
- Forehead or Neck $200.00;
- Full face $350.00; and
- Chest Décolletage $350.00.
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A doctor will assess your skin prior to the first Dermapen skin needling treatment. You may need to prepare your skin with an active ingredients cream for about two weeks prior to your Dermapen treatment to achieve the best results.
After your Dermapen skin needling treatment, you must avoid using lotions and moisturisers that contain perfumes, colours, glycolic acids and retinol. Instead, it is recommended that you apply the provided moisturiser for a period of three to seven days. Avoid exposure to the sun for 2 weeks after a Dermapen treatment as the skin is extra sensitive. It is highly recommended to regularly use sunscreens. In case the skin develops a crust or a scab, you must not pick it as that may lead to scarring. You should avoid smoking as it inhibits collagen production.
FAQs[expand title=”Should I prepare my skin before having a Dermapen treatment?”]For best results the skin needs to be prepared with active ingredients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Procyanidin for about two weeks before a Dermapen treatment. This allows the skin strength to build especially in delicate skin areas, speeds up the healing time, and reduces the chances of post peel complications. Please discuss with your consultant.[/expand] [expand title=”Are there any risks involved?”]Dermapen skin needling is a safe procedure with very low risks. Infection and scarring are rare.[/expand] [expand title=”Are there any side effects?”]You may develop regular Dermapen side effects such as mild swelling, bruising, and redness which would heal in two to three days. Scabs and crust might develop with more aggressive treatments and should resolved in one to two weeks. Rarely post-inflammatory hypo or hyperpigmentation occur.[/expand] [expand title=”Is hospitalisation required?”]Hospitalisation is not required for Dermapen skin needling treatment.[/expand] [expand title=”Is there an age limit for this procedure?”]There is no age limit for undergoing Dermapen skin needling treatment. Any healthy person above the age of 18 can undergo the procedure.[/expand] [expand title=”Is it painful?”]Dermapen uses micro needles which makes the procedure virtually painless. Numbing cream and coolers are used to reduce any discomfort[/expand] [expand title=”Are there any complications?”]There are no major complications except for regular Dermapen side effects such as swelling, bruising, and redness.[/expand] [expand title=”Will I get skin irregularities?”]Chances of skin irregularities after Dermapen skin needling are very low.[/expand] [expand title=”Will there be bruising or swelling?”]Bruising and swelling are the most common as part of the procedure. They generally get resolved in a few days.[/expand] [expand title=”Are bandages applied?”]No bandages are applied after a Dermapen treatment.[/expand] [expand title=”Do I need time off work?”]You do not need to take time off work after your Dermapen skin needling treatment. You can return to work immediately after your treatment. However, with more aggressive treatment you may required to stay home for a day or two.[/expand] [expand title=”When can I do exercises?”] You should avoid exercising for about 24 hours after your Dermapen treatment as sweat can cause a stinging sensation.[/expand] [expand title=”When can I go out in the sun again?”] You should avoid direct exposure to the sun for about one or two weeks after your Dermapen treatment. It is recommended that you regularly use sunscreens.[/expand] [expand title=”Should I follow a special diet?”]There is no need to follow a special diet after your Dermapen skin needling.[/expand] [expand title=”Are the results permanent?”] No, the result is long lasting but is not permanent as the skin is continue to age, you would need periodic Dermapen treatments to maintain the effects.[/expand] [expand title=”Will there be scars?”] Scarring is rare after a Dermapen treatment.[/expand] [expand title=”Can I drive home after the treatment?”]Yes, you can drive home after your treatment unless you were given sedative during the procedure.[/expand] [expand title=”Will I have to return for post operative care?”]Yes, you will have to return for a Dermapen review in one week in order for the doctor to monitor your progress.[/expand]
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