Dermapen Microneedling Treatment

Dermapen Microneedling, also called Collagen Induction Therapy, or Microneedling, is a minimally invasive technique that boosts your skin’s production of collagen and elastin, two of the most important substances in maintaining plump, youthful, glowing skin. It is a non-surgical & effective, treatment that uses micro-fine needles to stimulate collagen production and skin rejuvenation, with minimal downtime involved. This treatment isn’t just for your face, it is also suitable to use almost anywhere on the body.

CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy) is a very effective way to rejuvenate skin no matter what your skin type.

It helps to stimulate collagen renewal (fibroblast collagen production) by gently traumatising a small percentage of the skin, using micro-fine needles. As the needles gently penetrate the skin in a controlled fashion (which isn’t as uncomfortable as you might think because it’s quick, very fine and helped by numbing cream before your treatment); then collagen production is encouraged.

With new, fresh and stronger skin pushing it’s way up through the dermal layers as your skin renews itself, you’ll end up with more refined, smoother and even-textured skin – skin that has fewer lines and wrinkles and discolouration or hyper-pigmentation.

Dermapen, to perform Microneedling on all skin tones, as unlike some Laser and IPL treatments, the Dermapen recognises every skin tone as the same.

HOW DOES Microneedling WORK?

Microneedling involves using a mechanized device called a dermapen to make thousands of miniscule needle punctures in the outermost layers of the skin.It uses microscopic needles that penetrate skin to generate new collagen and skin tissue for firmer, smoother and toned skin. By precisely controlling the depth, spacing, frequency, and pattern of these needle pricks, the dermapen stimulates your body to make more collagen in the areas where it needs it the most. Microneedling has been scientifically demonstrated to show improvement in fine lines, freckles and sun spots, scars, burns, pitted and non-pitted acne scars, stretch marks, and large pores.

What is Dermapen Microneedling and can it help you with your skin’s appearance?

The quick answer is that it is a cosmetic facial treatment that uses minimally invasive micro-fine needles, moved carefully over the treated areas by a Dermal Clinician or Doctor, to help penetrate the deeper skin tissues to stimulate better cellular turnover.

Younger looking facial appearance
Smoother skin texture (less unevenness)
Brighter looking skin as the dead cells are sloughed off and the underlying tissues appear more plump or volumised
DermaPen Microneedling for Skin – Skin Needling for facial rejuvenation and plumper, smoother skin.

Collagen induction therapy is also known as (CIT) or microneedling.
It can treat everything from scars to skin laxity to ageing and sun damage, with relatively little downtime.
It uses micro-fine needles to stimulate collagen production and skin rejuvenation.


Microneedling can be combined with a liquid treatment on the skin surface– such as growth factors, vitamin C, or platelet rich plasma (PRP)– to further improve skin quality, evenness, and texture. This is highly effective because the skin absorbs more of these growth factors as a result of microneedling treatment. The so-called “vampire facelift” is an example of this combination.

What happens during the Dermapen Microneedling Procedure?

Dermapen microneedling is performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of a sterile needle, by a qualified and highly trained Dermal Clinician or Nurse.

It can easily be performed in the Clinic and is typically completed within 20 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treated area and the extent of your pre-existing skin damage or ageing that you want to improve.

Before the procedure, your Dermal Clinician will apply a topical anaesthetic on your skin to help minimize any potential discomfort.

Your clinician then places the Demapen over the target area, moving the handpiece back and forth.

Initially, you may feel a stinging sensation as the needle tip makes contact with your skin.
This creates tiny punctures in your skin surface, inducing the production of new healthy skin cells.
After the procedure, you can immediately resume your work or daily routine because no bandages are required and it is minimally invasive.

Does Dermapen Hurt?

Yes, Dermapen Microneedling can be uncomfortable without numbing cream.

However, the needles are micro-fine (eyelash size or less!).
And we help you understand how and when to apply the topical numbing cream for greater comfort.
Plus, the discomfort or pain involved in a Dermapen Microneedling session DOES tend to pass relatively quickly for most patients.
You’ll likely have a few days of tenderness and swelling, potentially along with minor bruising or redness, and you may be recommended to use cool packs (ice packs over a thin cloth) to soothe the skin.

But if you’re like most people who’ve tried this effective treatment, you too may give it a thumbs-up ‘worth it’ rating or recommendation to your friends, even if you find it somewhat uncomfortable (and NOT everyone does)!

Is the Microneedling Procedure Safe?

The treatment is not only very effective but it is also considered safe with few side effects or complications if you follow the instructions carefully.

You can, however, expect some redness, minimal swelling and mild discomfort during or after the procedure. These are usually quite tolerable for most patients.

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How Dermapen Micro-needling Works

In this blog, we take a look at how dermapen micro-needling works, ask who is suitable for the procedure, and answer frequently asked questions about the treatment.

Dermapen, commonly know as the “Microneedling Pen” is a medical specialty that involves injecting microscopic quantities of natural extracts, homeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals and vitamins directly in to the middle layer of skin leaving the skin with an immediate glow.

The dermapen micro-needling treatment is able to achieve skin which is tighter, brighter and refreshed. Dermapen is now favoured by cosmetic experts around the world, after having proved its efficiency and effectiveness, as well as flexibility in how it is used.

Micro Needling is derived from ancient acupuncture and mesotherapy. During the treatment the pen gently glides over the skin, tiny punctures are created within the epidermis and dermis that encourage the skin’s own natural healing response, leading to the production of collagen and elastin.

Disposable needles are used for each treatment to eliminate the risk of contamination and the the adjustable needle depths allow for treatment to be tailored to the specific needs of the individual. This portable device perfectly corrects face and body beauty imperfections. Vertical operation of 12 microneedles, automatically driven strictly to the specified depth, stimulate collagen and elastin synthesis and multiplies effect of active components of beauty care products allowing significantly improve condition and appearance of skin and is ideal for younger patients who want to prevent wrinkles all together.

Benefits of Dermapen Treatments

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

As we age, the natural production of collagen and elastin diminishes, which leads to wrinkles and sagging skin. The Dermapen treatment promotes a process of new skin growth through the science of Collagen Induction Therapy and this is the most effective way to stimulate new skin safely and effectively.

Acne and Surgical Scars

This treatment improves the appearance of atrophic acne scars and surgical scars. The micro needles of the Dermapen help to naturally stimulate new collagen production in the area of the scar. The physical nature of skin needling breaks up fibrous and uneven scar tissue and stimulates the growth of new tissue which results in a smoother and more even skin surface all while slowing the onset of wrinkles. Also, there is the added benefit of new capillary growth which improves the blood supply to the area, providing a healthy foundation for the new skin.

Skin Rejuvenation

Micro needling treatments not only target specific imperfections but also provide an overall rejuvenation of the skin. The needling process improves micro-circulation in conjunction with collagen and elastin formation beneath the skin to thicken the dermis, reducing wrinkles. You will notice improved skin texture, more even skin tone and an overall brightness to your skin. Undergoing a series of Micro needling treatments will not only provide visible results to the entire appearance of your skin, but it will slow down the signs of aging.

Minimize Pores

Derma pen treatment will result in a more refined appearance of the pores. The Micro Needling treatments stimulate collagen and elastin which results in firming of the skin thereby reducing the appearance of large pores.

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are a form of scarring on the skin. They are caused by tearing of the dermis, and over time can diminish, but will not disappear completely. The Dermapen treatment offers a progressive and natural solution to stretch marks. The treatment stimulates healthy collagen and elastin production in the deeper skin layer to repair the damaged areas with the release of growth factors and stimulation of fibroblasts. Everyone will experience improvement in the appearance of their stretch marks with the Dermapen, but results are individual and depend on the severity, age and extent of the stretch marks. Early red stretch marks will show the most improvement.

Frequently asked questions about dermapen micro-needling

Will dermapen micro-needling hurt?

A topical anaesthetic will be administered prior to treatment, usually 30 minutes before, to ensure the treatment is painless. A numbing cream may also be used if a patient has particularly sensitive skin.

How many times will the pen puncture my skin?

The dermapen is able to create 1,300 micro punctures per second, this number of punctures stimulates the skin to produce collagen and elastin without compromising normal skin functions.

How should I prepare for the treatment?

Drinking lots of water and trying to eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables in the week before your treatment will help prepare your skin for the treatment. Maintaining a good skin care routine is also advisable and it is recommended you exfoliate your skin 2-3 days before your treatment.

How is a dermapen different from a dermaroller?

Dermapen treatment is generally considered to be superior to a dermaroller as it is less painful and a dermapen treatment has less recovery time.

How many dermapen treatments will be required?

Skin rejuvenation can be achieved with one treatment, however, for more extensive problems such as acne scarring, multiple treatments may be required.

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Micro needling with the Dermapen is a very safe, and effective alternative to injectables and laser treatments. The results are long term and the recovery time is minimal. This cost effective, non-invasive, non-injectable skin rejuvenation treatment targets a diverse range of skin concerns. The Dermapen itself is a micro needling device that uses microscopic needles between 0.25mm and 2mm. There is very little discomfort with the treatment but to eliminate sensation a topical anaesthetic is applied to the skin prior.
Once the treatment is complete the skin may be slightly pink for about 24 hours and it is recommended that no makeup be worn for 12 hours following.
Results are seen as quickly as one treatment and improvements will be see for 6-8 post treatment.

How does dermapen micro-needling work?

Like traditional Chinese acupuncture therapy, dermapen micro-needling works by puncturing the top layer of skin to promote healing. Unlike acupuncture, the aim of micro-needling is to improve the appearance of skin, rather than reduce any pain.

A dermapen consists of 12 needles which are used to pierce the skin. The pen is held vertically over the skin and once the pen is in the right position, a small motor will be turned on inside the pen which causes the needles to penetrate the skin by moving back and forth rapidly. Due to their special design, the needles slightly rotate and effectively open up pores and puncture the top layer of skin.

It is important that the pen pierces the skin as this is what triggers skin rejuvenation. When an individual cuts or hurts themselves, the skin will repair itself by generating collagen and elastin, which stimulates growth. Applying this same principle to dermapen micro-needling, the skin will increase elastin and collagen production to treat the pierced skin. To a certain extent, micro-needling tricks the skin into healing itself, leaving the skin refreshed and rejuvenated.

What are the benefits of dermapen micro-needling?

Here are a few of the benefits associated with Dermapen skin needling treatments:
Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
Minimise the appearance of scars
Improves pigmentation and melasma
Improves stretch marks
Quick and painless procedure
Minimal after effects
No downtime
Subtle Results

What is dermapen micro-needling able to treat?

Dermapen micro-needling is most commonly used on the face to reduce fine lines and wrinkles but can also be used to treat common skin problems such as stretch marks and scars on different areas of the body.

Let’s take a look at some of the possible reasons to get a dermapen treatment

• To reduce the appearance of a scar: After the skin heals a wound and forms a scar, the body acts as though the area has been returned to normal. Dermapen micro-needling can puncture the scar tissue and stimulate the skin to replace the damaged skin with new, unscarred skin.
• To reduce the appearance of stretch marks: Like scarring, the body does not treat stretch marks as something that needs to be healed. Dermapen micro-needling over stretch marks can initiate healing and promote the growth of new skin.
• To minimise fine lines and wrinkles: The elastin and collagen induction, caused by wounding the skin with a dermapen causes skin to tighten and thicken, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dermapen micro-needling can, therefore, be considered an anti-aging treatment.


As we age, our bodies naturally start producing less collagen and elastin. This can start as early as 20 years of age, resulting in the development of fine lines and wrinkles over time. In addition to this, sun exposure and hormones can result in pigmentation, melasma and uneven skin texture. It can also become more difficult for scarring to heal the older we get.

Dermapen Micro Needling A6 is an innovative, advanced micro needling technology that is capable of treating a number of different skin conditions. It is also capable of rejuvenating the skin and reversing some of the common signs of ageing. Skin needling treatments that incorporate Dermapen 4 can address scarring including acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, enlarged pores and stretch marks.

Dermapen Micro Needling A6 has minimal after effects and requires little to no downtime. It is also suitable for a number of areas of the face and body, including the eye area, cheeks, lips, neck, chest and hands.

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