How does Dermapen Skin needling work?
The concept of skin needling is based on the skin’s ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, abrasions and other physical trauma. Immediately after an injury occurs our skin destroys old damaged tissue such as acne scarring and wrinkles and replaces it with new fresh healthy collagen. Skin needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin which triggers a whole cascade of events that result in new collagen synthesis. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin down the line. A great treatment for all skin types especially patients with acne scarring, enlarged pores and moderate to severe wrinkling.
Dermapen stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the deepest layers of the skin and can be used on all parts of the body including the face, neck and hands producing visible immediate results in just one treatment.
Skin needling procedures are performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of the sterile Dermapen needle head. The procedure is normally completed within 20 minutes for the entire face and neck and up to 60 minutes for the body depending on the size of the problem area. This is a great treatment for stretch marks and sagging/crepey skin. Before the procedure commences a topical anaesthetic or local block is applied to the client’s skin to ensure a virtually painless experience. During the treatment, the practitioner gently moves the DermaPen over the client’s skin to create miniscule sub-cutaneous channels. This is perceived by the body as a “mini wound” which stimulates the release of growth factors that trigger the production of collagen and elastin, which is all part of the healing process. This new fresh collagen remodels over time and thus one can expect moderate skin tightening of the treated area down the line. Sagging skin, stretch marks, pores and acne scars are all improved upon.
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is significantly more effective than lasers and stand alone peels, with less side effects and downtime, it is a break-through remedy for the treatment of wrinkles and pigmentation, scars (including burn, acne and surgical scars) cellulite, sagging skin and stretch marks.
How long does the new collagen last?
The process of Dermapen micro-needling skin remodeling can go on for months after each Dermapen treatment and the results are accumulative. Initial results can be seen within 10 days. (The best results of one single treatment can be seen up to 3 months later and the collagen is continually growing and maturing in the skin over a 90 day period).
HOW DOES DERMAPEN MICRO-NEEDLING WORK?
The DermaPen is a motorized instrument that uses a disposable needle tip to create small “wounds” in your skin at the site of acne scars, wrinkles or sun damage. But don’t worry – it’s not painful. Superficial treatment levels are tolerable with nothing more than some topical numbing gel.
As soon as you receive a DermaPen treatment, your body responds by producing new collagen and skin cells. This means the acne scars you’ve been dealing with for years begin healing immediately. The changes that follow a DermaPen treatment are often dramatic and quick, as your skin naturally heals itself every 45 days.
When should one start Dermapen Skin Needling for anti-ageing?
The good news is that the latest treatments such as Dermapen Skin Needling are more effective than ever and treatments should be started sooner when the skin has a much greater ability to rejuvenate. If wrinkles are left and they become ingrained and scar like they are much more difficult to treat. It is also a great idea to start treatments to prevent the dreaded sagging that takes place with ageing around the brow, jawline and neck.
What are the typical areas that are treated?
Dermapen Skin Needling is a novel way to treat: fine lines and wrinkles around eyes, mouth, cheeks, neck and décolleté. Other areas of the body can also be treated such as the abdomen, back of the hands and arms. All forms of acne scars, most surgical scars including facelift scars, abdominal scars, breast plastic surgery scars, post liposuction scars, orthopedic scars, stretch marks and burn contracture scars can safely be treated. In addition stretch marks on the breasts and body and loose body skin are also safely treated.
HOW DEEP DOES Dermapen Skin Needling GO?
The level of penetration really depends on the results you’re looking for. Light penetration with the DermaPen opens the skin long enough for specific treatment serums to effectively absorb. If you’re hoping to reverse the signs of sun damage and light scarring, mid penetration can have a positive impact on skin texture and tone. To heal acne scars and stretch marks, the DermaPen must penetrate at a deeper level.
The typical areas treated with Dermapen are for full face for skin rejuvenation. At Skin Renewal the Dermapen is used on more difficult problems such as acne scarring and deep, ingrained wrinkles around the mouth, enlarged pores and surgical scars. The only type of scars that the Dermapen would not have a positive result on is keloidal scar tissue. Dermapen Skin Needling cannot be performed on any active inflammatory condition including active acne.
The most effective way to stimulate or “Induce” new skin is by micro-needling with the Dermapen’s vertical stamping method. This new stimulation can be done quickly and easily while keeping the epidermis intact and down-time to a minimum. The dermapen is a electrical device which is effortlessly controlled by your specially trained and skilled practitioner at Skin Perfection London. Due to the multifunction of needle depths, your practitioner can select the most appropriate needle depth, personalised for your skin concerns as apposed to a roller which has one needle depth. The amount of needle channels you create is far less on a roller vs the pen and it is far less ablative having the pen as the channels are less wide having vertical stamping rather than having a rolling method on the skin, which can lead to further scarring if not carried out correctly.
What to expect After the Dermapen microneedling procedure?
There is minimal downtime after this treatment as you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the procedure. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment as at Skin Renewal we apply a breathable healing camouflage such as Lycogel which seals the skin and covers any redness.
What are the advantages Dermapen Skin Needling over other resurfacing procedures?
Sharp needles as new needles are used at each treatment; disposable needles eliminate risk of cross contamination.
Needles are injected at a straight angle instead of rolling in at an angle.
Induces more micro injections per square centimeter.
Needle adjustments from 0.3mm-2.5 mm allows for treatments tailored to individual patient needs.
More controlled and uniform treatment giving more consistent results.
Less pain and redness for patient.
Ability to treat hard to reach areas such around the nose and eyes.
For treatment of: wrinkles, smoker’s lines around the lips, skin tightening and rejuvenation, large pores, stretch marks, scars and surgical scars.
Can this be combined with other procedures?
Dermapen Skin Needling can be combined at a later stage with other non invasive procedures such as Laser Genesis, Injectables, Dermal Fillers, superficial peels, Pearl, IPL, Transdermal Mesotherapy and other non ablative laser procedures such as 3D Skin Rejuvenatio These other procedures usually address different problems of ageing such as dull complexion, pigmentation, sagging of jowls, forehead and flabby necks. Combined procedures usually give superior results.
Is Dermapen Microneedling safe?
The Dermapen promotes a process of new skin growth through the science of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT).
One hour before the treatment a local numbing agent is applied to the area, making the procedure with the cosmetic Dermapen almost painless. The needle only penetrates through the epidermis and does not remove it thus the skin’s natural protective barrier remains intact. The pierced epidermis rapidly heals in a matter of hours. After the procedure, the treated skin has the appearance of moderate sunburn which improves over the next 24 to 48 hours. Breathable make up can be worn immediately after the treatment. The treatment is therefore not only very effective but also very safe with very few (to no) side effects or complications.
Can all skin types be treated?
Dermapen can be safely performed on all skin colours and types.
Skin Renewal tip:
For acne scars, deeper wrinkles and for general rejuvenation, we are seeing great results with a combination treatment alternating between the new Dermapen treatment and a combination of Carboxytherapy and our popular Laser Genesis rejuvenation treatment. 6 to 8 treatments alternating between the two are needed for optimal results.
BENEFITS OF DERMAPEN MICRO-NEEDLING
The benefits of DermaPen Micro-Needling go far beyond healing old acne scars. Additional benefits of treatment include:
Reduced superficial wrinkles on the face and lips
Improvement in overall skin tone and texture
Minimized appearance of skin pores
Increased product absorption
Improved skin texture on the neck
Textural improvements to the chest
Reduced appearance of stretch marks
DermaPen Micro-Needling is most commonly used for facial treatments, but it can successfully be used on any area of the body.
What are the advantages the new automatic skin/micro needling Dermapen?
Dermapen has taken over from Dermaroller or Dermstamping and gives faster, safer and more accurate results for all skin types and skin conditions.
The Dermapen uses multiple disposable needles that pierce the skin vertically with minimal pain compared to the traditional Skin Needling Dermapen. This is due to the automatic, high speed vibrating function of the Dermapen which increases the effectiveness of the treatment by rapidly creating multiple insertions, quickly and clinically, dramatically reducing pain and discomfort for the patient compared to the manual action of the micro needling manual rolling device.
The Dermapen skin rejuvenation treatment appears to have improved results and there appears to be much less epidermal damage as the needles are injected at a straight angle instead of rolling in at an angle as with manual roller device.
The automatic Dermapen induces more micro injections per square centimeter with mild discomfort only.
Automatic Needle adjustments on the fly from 0.3mm-2.5mm allow for all treatments to be tailored to individual patient needs. When treating acne scars on the cheeks, one can adjust the Dermapen to a depth of 2.5 mm depth for better results. Over the eyelid area the needle depth can be decreased to 0.5 mm. The electrical stimulation and vibrating function of the Dermapen make the treatment less painful especially on the body for the treatment of stretch marks.
The Dermapen results in a more controlled and uniform treatment giving more consistent results.
Each treatment is done with sharp needles as new needles are used at each treatment, disposable needles eliminate risk of cross contamination.
Because of the adjustable depths and the slim design of the Dermapen, doctors are able to treat hard to reach areas such around the nose and eyes by adjusting the needle depth of penetration.
Dermapen treatments done by trained doctors allows for improved rejuvenation for wrinkles, smoker’s lines around the lips, skin tightening, large pores, stretch marks, scars and surgical scars.
The automatic Dermapen can only be used by doctors.
Therapists who perform skin rejuvenation treatments with the traditional skin/micro needling manual rollers are only allowed to go to depths of 0.5 mm which is a superficial depth and treatment with limited results and rejuvenation.
Dermapen Skin Needling can successfully treat:
Fine lines and wrinkles
The Dermapen microneedling pen promotes a process of new skin growth through the science of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). The most effective way to stimulate or “Induce” new skin is by micro-needling with the Dermapen’s vertical stamping method. This new stimulation can be done quickly and easily while keeping the epidermis intact and down-time to a minimum.
The Dermapen microneedling pen treatment can provide drastic results improving the appearances of the scars. The micro needles of the Dermapen microneedling pen create new collagen and elastin to be generated and deposited called collagenesis, however the added benefit of new capillary growth is also a result which can improve blood supply to the area which helps create healthier existing skin as well as provide a healthy foundation for the new skin. The Dermapen keeps the epidermis integrity full intact while treating the area which quickens healing time and causes less pain.
The challenge of a surgical scar lies within the matrix of all the forms or categories of the scars involving hypertrophic and keloid scars and pigmentation flaws. These scars thicken over time. The Dermapen’s unique vertical stamping and depth control up to 2.5mm makes treating scars superior to other methods or rollering. With surgical steel integrity, the robust nature of the automated needle tip (11 needles total and sized at thirty-three gauge) penetrate difficult scar tissue, dramatically improving appearance, texture, elasticity, size and mobility.
Various treatments are available for the purpose of improving the appearance of existing stretch marks, including laser treatments, dermabrasion, and prescription retinoids. Some cream manufacturers claim the best results are achieved on recent stretch marks; however, few studies exist to support these claims. The use of the Dermapen skin needling uses the bodies’ natural solution for unsightly stretch marks. New collagen growth and stimulation is more effective for reducing and fading stretch marks. The Dermapen microneedling pen does this through Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT).
The Dermapen skin needling device allows for appropriate treatment needle depth to activate the cascade of fibroblast and growth hormone to generate more skin, collagen and elastin for smooth and healthy coloured skin. The skin of the epidermis effectively thickens and becomes noticeably smoother therefore evening stretch marks is the result.
Would you like to improve the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles? Shrink open pores or improve the pitted appearance of acne scars? Dermapen facial treatment can do this whilst also giving the skin a rejuvenated, fresh appearance.
Dermapen Microneedling Collagen induction treatment is a safe, non surgical treatment, the dermapen does use micro needles to produce hundreds of tiny holes in the skin.
Collagen induction treatment for fresh, youthful looking skin
Microneedling involves using super-fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of the skin. These wounds are called micro-injuries, and the micro-injuries that you create with microneedling stimulate the body’s wound-healing processes.
During the skin’s healing process, your body produces fresh collagen to replace the damaged collagen, which rejuvenates your skin by increasing your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. This results in an overall improvement in the texture and tightness of your skin by “filling in the lines,” and removing the wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks that can keep you looking young as you age.
Dermapen is suitable for use on the face and body, for both male and female clients – including those who wish to treat stretch marks, surgical scars or loose skin.
Dermapen is the industry leading microneeding device, it is a skin repair treatment that can help to significantly improve the appearance of ageing or scarred skin. It uses tiny needles attached to a pen device to gently puncture the skin causing a series of traumatic punctures on the skin. The result of this is that the skin responds to this by naturally producing collagen and elastin to repair itself. The production of collagen and elastin work to smooth and firm the skin, plumping out deep lines and improving the indented or red appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Dermapen is less invasive than many alternative solutions and you can normally return to your daily activities straight away after treatment, although you may have some mild redness or swelling.
Dermapen is an effective treatment for the following concerns;
Fine lines and wrinkles
As well as the face, Dermapen is also suitable for the following concerns on the body;
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Benefits of microneedling
Dermapen A1 treatments are firstly designed to create a safe healing response within the body. This leads to ignite natural collagen and elastin production from within the skin, without harsh side effects and downtime. Consequently, this results in repairing the surface layers to result in healthier skin, looking brighter, tighter, more even toned, refined pores and reduced wrinkles.
Dermapen A1 micro-needling regenerates the affected area by stimulating the production and distribution of collagen. You will see an overall improvement in the appearance of problematic skin breakouts, black/whiteheads, acne reduced, and scarring minimised.
Dermapen A1 micro-needling is the only micro-needling device with a dedicated scar setting and protocols for revision of deep, atrophic scars; including surgical, burn contracture, striae and post-acne scars.
Dermapen A1 micro-needling microneedling is a suitable procedure for any skin affected by pigmentation. Dermapen® 4 treatments have also been found to be effective on Hypopigmentation Vitiligo treatments, working to reverse the production of hyperpigmentation and melasma.
The actual needling treatment is very quick around 10-15mins. Dermapen A1 micro-needling is the most comfortable micro-needling treatment available, thanks to advanced technology and design. With Dermapen A1 micro-needling there is no need for any topical anaesthetic, just lay back and enjoy the results.
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.
The number of treatments required varies based on two things, the first being the results you want to achieve, and the second being which part of the body treatment is being performed on. Just a few sessions of microneedling will noticeably reduce fine lines, crow’s feet, and deep wrinkles on the forehead. For most wrinkles or stretch marks on the body, depending on the severity, you may need 4 to 8 microneedling treatments to achieve optimal skin-tightening results.
Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results continue to improve over the next 6 – 12 months after a course of treatments, especially when combined with the recommended post-treatment skincare plan.
Following your Microneedling procedure, the skin channels are open and vulnerable to bacteria, so special care must be taken to protect your skin to ensure you achieve optimum results.
Stay out of the sun
Do not use any active ingredient skin products – these commonly include things like Alpha Hydroxyl Acids, Retinol and other similar agents
Use collagen stimulating peptides to assist recovery
Avoid make up – wait 24 to 48 hours before you apply face makeup to give your skin the necessary recovery time.
Use a face cooling mask to reduce inflammation and heat in the skin
Drink plenty of water
Avoid sweating and other extreme heat situations such as saunas