dermapen - Medical Micro Needling
Did you know you no longer need to suffer needlessly with acne scars?
Dermapen is recommended to treat:
Aged Sagging Skin
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Smokers Lines around lips
Skin Tightening & Rejuvenation
Collagen induction therapy (CIT) or Dermapen is one of the latest and greatest advancements in medical skin needling.
Dermapen shows similar results as laser and other procedures, however, the Dermapen costs less and the healing-time is much shorter.
For anti-aging purposes it has a superior effect on collagen and elastin rejuvenation.
How it works?
The Dermapen is a hand-held medical device for clinical use. It has a disposable piece that is inserted into the top of the device that contains many tiny sterile needles. These needles penetrates the skin at different levels depending on the part of the face, depth of scar or the condition being treated. These needle points closes within an hour after the procedure is completed.
The penetration causes a micro injury to the skin. The skin will naturally start repairing the injury, which results in release of new collagen and elastin whilst breaking down old collagen and scar tissue.
The increased amount of topical nutrients reaches down to the deepest layers of the skin. This process stimulates the repair of the micro-injury, which lasts for several weeks
The Dermapen’s impressive results are backed up by many clinical studies.
Does it hurt?
To ensure that the procedure is not painful we apply an anaesthetic cream beforehand. Therefore you will only feel a slight sensation.
How Many Treatments will I need?
The amount of procedures varies according to individual differences and the condition being treated.
The guideline below shows the average amount of procedures needed:
Acne Scarring: 4-6 treatments. We recommend 6 weeks between each procedure.
Skin Rejuvenation/Collagen Induction: 4-6 treatments. We recommend 4 weeks between each procedure.
Stretch Marks: Approx. 4-6 treatments. We recommend 6 weeks between each procedure.
What does the treatment include?
At Alexandra Maria Studio, Dermapen skin micro needling procedure is a 45 minute treatment with our aesthetician which includes face cleansing and application of numbing cream. During the procedure we apply a Clinicare serum specifically chosen for your needs. The post-treatment include skin quenching, a cooling hyaluronic gel mask, which soothes and relaxes the skin. This also greatly helps with reducing skin redness after the procedure.
What can I expect after treatment?
The treated area will be red for 12-48 hours and your skin may feel warmer and tighter than usual. You should keep your face free of make-up whole day. After that the redness can be minimised with a concealer. The skin may flake slightly 2-3 days after the procedure.
How long do the results last?
The results from micro-needling skin remodelling can go on for months after each Dermapen treatment. You will normally notice results 1-8 weeks after the last procedure. Most clients experience changes after the first treatment.
Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4-6 treatments. It is important that you schedule the next procedure within the recommended time limit. Your skin naturally heals itself every 45 days. Therefore with micro-needling stimulation the changes can be effective and on-going. Full effects of skin tightening might not show until 6 months after your last treatment.
Dermapen vs Traditional Dermal Rollers?
Traditional dermal rollers have a fixed needle depth. The Dermapen can vary the depth from 0.25 to 2.5 mm. Therefore a wider variety of conditions can be treated. This also makes it easier to treat under the eyes, the sides of the nose and the top lip for smoker lines. The Dermapen has disposable needles, which ensures no risk of cross infection. It is less painful and has shorter treatment times with faster recovery times than the dermal roller used at the same depth.