for fine wrinkles, acne scars, skin tightening.
DERMAPEN’S advanced vertical skin needling technology uses multiple needles that vertically pierce the skin with an automatic vibrating function. Patent-pending design creates more rejuvenating channels and increased results. It glides over the skin for optimum patient comfort. When moved across the skin’s surface it stimulates natural collagen reproduction, whilst allowing fine channels to be created in the skin. These channels allow for better delivery of topical nutrients deep into the skin and underlying cells. This increased absorption of active ingredients into the skin creates stimulated repair and faster resurfacing results.
This safe and advanced method of vertical skin needling promotes scar-less healing and the laying down of new collagen, similar to fraxel treatments but without the downtime and side effects. It is a very effective way to help rejuvenate the skin on your face, hands, neck or chest, soften acne scars and may even help stretch marks.
DERMAPEN usually requires 4-6 treatments, approximately 2-6 weeks apart depending on skin concerns.
For optimal results we recommend a period of effective active treatment products to allow the skin’s strength to build up and to achieve maximum benefit from the treatment. Your skin specialist will discuss your skin’s needs with you when you come in for treatment.
Typically results can be seen after the first 1-2 treatments with the skin appearing smoother and softer. Lasting and more significant results occur after 4-6 treatments. Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months following a recommended course treatments combined with the recommended post treatment care.
The DERMAPEN is unique in that different needle depths are possible which enable the practitioner to vary the treatment according to the skin’s needs.
Most patients experience mild redness to the skin for 12 hours up to 2 days post treatment. Most people are able to return to normal activities immediately after treatment. Heavier or deeper treatments may mean an extra day of redness, but this will be determined according to your skin needs by your practitioner prior to treatment. Customised makeup acting as a breathable camouflage can be applied to heal the skin and cover redness.
Botox injections can be carried out 1 day prior and 2 days post treatment.
Dermal fillers are not recommended 1 week prior to or 1 week post treatment.
These are approximate guidelines. Instructions pre and post treatment may vary for each individual depending on his or her skin condition and according to each individual’s needs.
Your practitioner will tailor these instructions to each person as required.