What is Dermapen Skin Needling? – Is Dermapen Skin Needling safe?

What is Dermapen Skin Needling?
Dermapen is our No.1 Anti-Ageing treatment and uses advanced skin needling technology, to stimulate collagen production and skin cell renewal – resulting in smoother and more youthful looking skin.

Erase your skin’s past with our most popular anti-ageing treatment. Dermapen uses advanced skin needling technology to stimulate the production of collagen, creating smoother, healthier skin. It reduces acne scarring, stretch marks, fine lines, pigmentation, enlarged pores, blackheads and scarring with less down time and better results than ever before.

Dermapen Skin Needling is a popular and innovative anti-aging and scar improvement procedures designed to rejuvenate the skin. As the name suggests, Dermapen is a small, pen-like tool which delivers multiple tiny punctures to the skin. While it’s small in stature the Dermapen is big on results! Micro needling devices are proven to be an effective treatment for reducing wrinkles and fine lines, treating acne scars, improving skin texture, minimising pores and providing overall rejuvenation of the skin.

Dermapen is Ideal for
The result is a skin resurfacing effect which also improves many skin conditions such as:
redness from rosacea and acne scarring,
rough skin texture,
uneven skin tone,
enlarged pores,
fine lines and wrinkles,
loss of elasticity

How does Dermapen work?
Suitable for all skin types, the Dermapen works at a precise needle depth, rapidly penetrating the skin to produce tiny micro punctures. This technique stimulates the skin’s natural healing process to produce the two proteins needed for supple, smooth and youthful skin – collagen and elastin. But don’t worry if you are needle-phobic, the microneedles contained within the Dermapen are so tiny you won’t see them.

Dermapen provides incredible anti-ageing, scarring and skin rejuvenation results due to its patented micro needling technology.

The Dermapen is a small, pen-like device containing many tiny needles. They vibrate and penetrate the skin at extremely high speed, creating 1296 tiny micro channels in the skin every second. By creating these micro-injuries, the skin’s natural healing process is activated, stimulating new collagen and elastin production.

How effective is Dermapen?
The Dermapen treatment is a natural, mechanical process which works effectively without the use of chemicals for noticeable results. Skin is clearer, firmer and more toned with less fine lines, wrinkles, redness and visible scarring after a series of Dermapen treatments.

Is micro needling good for your skin?
Skin needling stimulates collagen, helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, improve skin tone and refine pores. Acne scarring and redness will also benefit from micro needling, as well as improving overall skin texture and quality. A Dermapen treatment generates new collagen for smoother, firmer skin. The process also helps the skin to better absorb your skincare products for ongoing healthier skin.

What are the side effects?
Possible side effects including slight swelling, temporary discomfort, minor redness, possible, bruising, dryness and light flaking.

Is Dermapen good for acne?
Dermapen is not the ideal treatment if you have active breakouts although is ideal once you have cleared your skin, this treatment can help improve the appearance of acne scarring. In the same way that the Dermapen improves the appearance of ageing through increased collagen and elastin production these also help to reduce and rebuild acne scars.

Is Dermapen Skin Needling safe?
There are no chemicals or ingredients used that sensitive skin may react to, it is a mechanical procedure which stimulates the skin’s natural healing process through collagen induction therapy. Dermapen Skin Needling is considered safe for all skin types as it doesn’t use any products or active ingreditents this treatment stimulates your bodies natural healing process and requires little to no downtime post treatment. However is not recommended in conjunction with some acne medications or If you have psoriasis, eczema, open wounds or active cystic acne, keloid scarring or if you are pregnant.

How painful is this treatment?
Dermapen treatments can cause some discomfort. Although numbing cream is used for many other skin needling treatments, the vibrating effect of the Dermapen interrupts the pain receptors in the skin which makes numbing cream unnecessary. The Dermapen isn’t rolled or dragged across the skin like a dermal roller, so the microscopic punctures it makes are clean, direct and cause little to no pain because there is no tearing of the epidermal layers.

How many treatments will I need?
Everyone’s skin is different, and the Dermapen treats a range of skin concerns so the number of micro needling treatments needed will vary from person to person. We recommend repeating your Dermapen treatments every 4-6 weeks until you achieve your desired results. For scar reduction an average of three to six treatments are normally recommended with lasting results commonly seen six treatments.

What will my skin look like straight after my treatments?
Directly after a treatment your skin may appear flushed, with slight redness and possible mild swelling. Depending on the intensity of the treatment you may also experience light flaking. The majority of the redness and swelling should subside within 24 hours with the average healing process being two to five days.

How can I maximise results
Skin needling and Radio Frequency (RF) are skin treatments usually performed separately to induce new collagen production. We recommend combining Dermapen Skin Needling and RF Skin Tightening together in a single treatment to maximise their effects. RF treatments work by generating heat which also stimulates new collagen production, so by combining the two you can get even more effective results even faster.

How long do Dermapen results last?
Everyone’s skin is different. Generally, you should see the Dermapen beginning to work as your skin starts to heal within four to seven days after your first treatment. Within four to six weeks you are ready for your next session where the positive results will then begin to become cumulative as your skin’s natural ability to produce collagen is stimulated. Another benefit of Dermapen treatments is that the renewed skin is better able to absorb the nutrients from your skincare products, so they work more efficiently and cost-effectively for ongoing results.

After care instructions
Your Clear Skincare therapist will provide post-treatment instructions and recommend home-care products to continue your treatment at home.

Immediately After Treatment
Your skin may feel hot for up to 24 hours post treatment. You may experience slight swelling and puffiness particularly around the eyes. Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. Your skin should be kept dry for 6 hours post-treatment.

1-3 Days
Redness should subside. Possible tenderness and peeling or flaking may begin to occur. Swelling should start to subside. Gently wash with cool water and Clear Skincare Gel Cleanser. Apply Clear Skincare Copper Peptide Serum to aid the healing process.

5-7 Days
Continue use of recommended Clear Skincare products with active ingredients. Wait two weeks before proceeding with any other treatments. Avoid sun exposure.

Dermapen Skin Needling – What is Dermapen Microneedling?

Dermapen micro-needling is one of our most popular anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation treatments. Dermapen skin needling stimulates the production of collagen to create smoother, healthier skin. It reduces acne scarring, stretch marks, fine lines, pigmentation, enlarged pores, blackheads and scarring with less down time and better results than ever before.

Dermapen Microneedling
Facial skin is a sensitive part of the body that needs care. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure that the skin of your face is smooth, glowing, and lively all the time. Age and growing level of pollution can take a toll on the health of your skin, rendering it dull, full of scars and wrinkles. But what if we tell you that there is a way out from it? Yes, there is one such therapy, known as Dermapen Microneedling, that helps in tightening and rejuvenating your skin.

Dermapen is a revolutionary skin needling technology that stimulates collagen production and new skin cell renewal by making thousands of micro-punctures to the skin. This form of skin rejuvenation smooths away fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin tone and improves the appearance of acne scars.

While the Dermapen is a highly effective anti-ageing treatment for your face, it is also ideal for your neck and decolletage where the visible signs of ageing, acne scarring, rosacea and pigmentation can also be obvious.

Dermapen is a cost-effective upgrade option, including the neck and chest with your facial treatment.

What is Dermapen Microneedling?
Catering to the health and appearance of your skin, Dermapen Microneedling is a revolutionary skin treatment that accelerates the production of natural Collagen and promotes scar-less healing. Evident from the name, it is done with the help of Dermapen, which is a fractional microneedling device that is used to lift, tighten, and rejuvenate your skin.

Two aspects of Dermapen microneedling help it stand out from other similar treatments in the world of dermatology. First of all, it can reach various difficult-to-get-around areas of the face such as the crevices around the nose, lips, and eyes. Secondly, unlike most other forms of skin treatments, it brings minimal side-effects to your skin.

In this treatment, your old scar tissues are broken down and new skin cells are stimulated for proliferation. This results in the creation of collagen and elastin in your tissue layer, both of which are responsible for smooth, supple skin. Besides, it also improves blood supply, which contributes to the overall glow of your skin.

The benefits of Dermapen Microneedling are multi-fold. Take a look at the various skin problems that can be solved with this new-age technology.
Dark spots
Acne scars
Trauma scars
Surgical scars
Keloid scars
Fine lines
Dilated pores
Stretch marks
Crow’s feet
Dark circles
This skin treatment helps you get younger-looking skin by the end of the entire process since it makes your skin smoother and firmer thereby adding glow to your face.

How does Dermapen Microneedling Work?
Dermapen is a microneedling pen that has a unique spring-loaded needle tip that helps resolve your skin issues. Consisting of 11 ultra-fine sterile stainless steel needles, the Dermapen is injected into the skin to create tiny punctures that lead to minor surface bleeding.

However, there is no need to worry! Since the needles prick only the layers of the skin, you will experience minimal pain, and sometimes, it is even negligible. To be specific, the punctures are created on the dermis (inner layer of your skin) and the epidermis (outer layer of your skin) of the affected area. For people with high sensitivity towards pain, a numbing cream is applied to minimalize the sensations.

This microneedling process employs an automated vibrating stamp-like motion to create the punctures. The highly-controlled nature of Dermapen makes it medically safer than other forms of microneedling treatment.

The punctures, created in the affected areas are essentially like wounds. As they heal, collagen starts forming, thereby resulting in smoother and thicker skin. This treatment accelerates the collagen and elastin production process. Since the human body tends to produce less collagen as it ages, this is considered one of the major benefits of this treatment. The process also encourages the innate ability of your body to heal itself.

Microneedling Treatments
The Dermapen microneedling pen provides an unparalleled response through the segmented delivery of microneedles, creating micro injuries to the epidermis (outer layer of skin) and dermis (the inner layer of skin). As a result, the micro injuries encourage the body’s innate ability to repair itself.
Every Dermapen tip is outfitted with 12 needles and features our patented technologies. Accordingly, these safety enhancements can be found in every Dermapen needle tip and pen.
Furthermore, by using microneedling pen technologies, practitioners can deliver their patients the safest microneedling treatment possible, while getting the best microneedling results for their patients.

Here’s a look at how the Dermapen microneedling process is conducted.

Stage 1 – Cleansing
First and foremost, the dead cells, dirt, and dust are removed through deep cleansing. This helps in the effective penetration of the needles into the skin for better treatment.

Stage 2 – Treatment
This is the stage where the microneedling process takes place, which has been explained above. As your skin is penetrated, it pumps and thickens, thereby reducing the appearance of those scars, fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, etc.

Stage 3 – Masking
After getting treated, a cooling mask is put on your skin to inhibit any sort of inflammation that you might feel from the treatment.

Stage 4 – Skin Moisturizing
The final stage of this process deals with skin moisturizing. It is very important to keep the skin hydrated to reap the maximum benefit from the process.

Is Dermapen Microneedling Safe?
As stated above, Dermapen Microneedling is one of the most trusted facial skin treatments in the world today. It has been designed to provide more targeted results when compared to other microneedling treatments.

The patent-pending microneedling tip of Dermapen comes in sterilized individual packages that are easily replaceable. This means that there are absolutely no chances of getting infected by others as the needles are replaced every time for a new patient.

Also, the device can be personalized based on individual needs. The 11 stainless steel needles, which are loaded into the spring automated device can be adjusted from 0.25-2.50 ml, depending upon which area of your face needs treatment. This ensures that the punctures made by the needles are precise, effective, and safe.

Instead of entering at a specified angle, the Dermapen needles are injected vertically for ensuring less damage to the skin’s surface as well as less overall discomfort.

Dermapen microneedling can be applied to people of varied skin types. However, if you have a history of skin diseases such as eczema or psoriasis, then it is advised not to undergo this treatment. Pregnant women should avoid this treatment as well. Other than that, you are good to go.

Having said all of these, we must tell you that you should be cautious of where you get this treatment since it is an extremely meticulous process and should be supervised by certified medical personnel at reputed medical institutions only.

Dermapen microneedling has minimalistic post-treatment requirements. Some patients may experience minor redness, flaking, or itching, but this is pretty natural and should disappear within a few days.

We advise you not to apply make-up for the first 24 hours after the treatment and use only oil-free make-up for a couple of days after the 24-hours window. We also recommend you avoid intense cardio exercises, steam, and sauna sessions 48 hours before and after the treatment.

Final Thoughts
Your face is the most visible portion of your body, which means having a healthy, clear facial appearance is crucial. If the skin of your face is marred with issues of wrinkles, fine lines, scars, acne, dark spots, among others, then it affects your overall look.

Although several facial dermatological treatments are available in the market, none can match the effectiveness of Dermapen Microneedling. This scientific tool addresses your skin issues from deep within, leaving you with a smoother, thicker, and younger-looking skin. This is the world’s leading technology in aesthetics innovation and skin rejuvenation.

So, get an appointment at our dermatology clinic, talk to our residential skin experts, get a proper diagnosis, and experience the ultra-modern, safe, and effective treatment of Dermapen Microneedling because your skin deserves better!

Dermapen Skin Needling at Microneedling System

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).

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.

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.

Acne Scarring
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.

Surgical Scars
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.

Stretch Marks
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.