The Dermapen is a revolutionary micro-needling device which aims to tighten, lift and rejuvenate skin.
The Dermapen can visibly improve the appearance of:
- Fine lines
- Surgical, acne and trauma scars
- Stretch marks
- And much, much more!
How does micro-needling work?
The Dermapen 3 offers collagen induction by harnessing the body’s innate ability to re-grown and repair the skin as a response to micro-damage.
The small hand-held device delivers up to 1,300 micro punctures pre second into the skin, thus stimulating the production of collagen and elastin and normalising various skin functions.
Dermapen 3’s controlled precision promotes the three phases of CIT mechanics, thus allowing for new collagen growth to occur.
The first phase begins with the release of the body’s own growth factors, followed by a cascade of new epidermal growth, fibroblast chemo-taxis, fibroblast proliferation, and matrix production.
This proliferation of the body’s tissue continues to release growth factors from fibroblasts, keratinocytes and monocytes, culminating in the second phase of CIT mechanics, where production of collagen I, III, and IV, elastin, proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans, and the process of angiogenesis occur.
The last phase of CIT and the desired result of a Dermapen treatment, is the tissue remodeling process, where the skin’s vascular matrix matures, causing skin to tighten. The body’s ability to remodel and heal itself is at the heart of this amazing product.
Frequently asked questions
How many treatments are recommended?
- Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments, 4 weeks apart.
- Acne scarring: 6 treatments, 6 weeks apart.
- Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart.
Should I prepare my skin before having a treatment?
For optimal results, a period of effective active treatment cream, such as Vitamin A, C or Resveratrol and Procyanidin is recommended to allow the skin’s strength to build up (especially for thin or delicate skin areas). It is recommended that you consult your clinician about the recommended DP Dermaceuticals pre and post procedure protocols.
How long before I see results?
Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4 - 6 treatments (spaced 4 - 6 weeks apart). Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6 – 12 months after a course of treatments when combined with the recommended post treatment care.
Is the treatment painful?
For minimum needle depths treatments are painless. Treatments over 0.5mm deep may require a topical anaesthetic cream to be applied for 15-40 minutes before the procedure. This will render the treatments virtually pain free.
Is there any down time after treatments?
Generally, no, but you may experience facial redness for 12 – 48 hours after. Most people can return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment. Application of a breathable camouflage will seal the skin and cover any redness for an immediate return to work.