What is Dermapen treatment? Dermapen treatment utilizes a medical device called the Dermapen for the purpose of breaking down old scar tissue and stimulating skin cells for proliferation. This multiplication results in the creation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers, as well as improved blood supply. Dermapen treatment is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) when a highly concentrated serum is used on the area treated during the session. The serum can contain Hyaluronic Acid (HA) which increases the moisture in the skin as well as other ingredients which stimulate the fibroblasts of the skin to reproduce collagen & elastin. How does Dermapen treatment work? Dermapen treatment uses multiple microneedles that vertically pierce the skin. This enhances rejuvenation results and is far safer for the client because there is much less epidermal damage. The device glides gently along the skin, penetrating the layers of the skin closest to the surface, from a depth of 0.25mm up to a depth of 3mm to create numerous tiny needle wounds. The automatic vibrating function of the Dermapen increases the effectiveness and efficiency of treatments by increasing absorption of products, whilst reducing pain & discomfort. Dermapen treatment encourages the body to respond through creation new collagen and elastin fibers. As the skin responds, it plumps and thickens, reducing the appearance of scars, wrinkles and fine lines. What are the benefits of Dermapen treatment? Improves the quality and texture of the skin Skin tightening, natural collagen Induction, lifting & rejuvenation Acne scars & wound healing Reduces wrinkles & fine lines Minimizes pore size Improves stretch marks Treats alopecia (when used in conjunction with topical treatment) What are the advantages of Dermapen treatment over alternative treatments? Shorter treatment times Adjustable needle depth Less pain Light weight hand-piece Shorter downtime healing Greater results What conditions does Dermapen treat? Mild to moderate acne scarring Surgical scarring Fine lines and wrinkles Stretch marks Pore size and skin texture Keloid scarring What can I expect from Dermapen treatment? The skin is cleaned and numbing cream may be applied to lessen discomfort. For better results we use a collagen-stimulating product like Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin-C serum or skin lightener for pigmentation during the procedure. A small handheld pen like device with a sterile, disposable tip with 12 tiny needles is then used to pierce the skin. The Dermapen features multi-speed and adjustable needle depth, allowing needles to pierce the skin’s top layer at 90 degrees and increase the absorption of products. After the treatment, soothing Vitamin-C serum or Hyaluronic acid are used to hydrate, heal and protect the skin. How will I look after Dermapen treatment? Most people will experience mild redness and possibly some swelling. The same way you may feel with mild sunburn. Effects may last for 24-48 hours and there may be pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising. Within several days to several weeks you will notice a smoother, brighter, and more radiant appearance, however, the full effects of the treatment do not appear until several months later. What is the downtime after Dermapen treatment? The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 12 to 48 hours. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with zinc based sunblock. The use of mineral makeup may be used after procedure. How many Dermapen treatments do I need and how often? We recommend you start with 5 treatments with a separation time of 2 weeks between treatments. The number of treatments required will depend on how each individual responds to the treatments, and the extent of the damage at the beginning. Dermapen treatment can be used on all skin parts of the body (face, neck, décolleté, arms, legs, etc.). Most people will begin to see results after the very first appointment. Can Dermapen treatment be performed for all skin types and colors? Absolutely. Dermapen treatment is safe and effective for all types and colors of skin. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Will Dermapen treatment be painful? Numbing cream can be applied prior to the treatment which drastically minimizes or eliminates any pain altogether. Are there any risks to Dermapen treatment? The procedure is performed under clinical conditions, disposable needles are utilized, and the tiny pricking channels close within one hour, so the likelihood of infection occurring is extremely low. What are the side effects of Dermapen treatment? There are virtually no negative side effects from the procedure. None of been reported in over 150,000 procedures performed worldwide. How much does Dermapen treatment cost? We perform a complimentary consultation to educate you about your options. Dermapen treatment is often performed in conjunction with other therapies, so as to give you the best results possible.
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