Microneedling involves using tiny needles to create microscopic injuries and invisible puncture holes in the top layer of the skin, which stimulates the body's natural healing process resulting in increased collagen and elastin production. This process works to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin. It's effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and pigmentation, stretch marks, surgical and acne scars, and makes your skin care product work better. Fractional microneedling or collagen induction therapy (CIT) uses needles to pierce the skin in a controlled and precise pattern. Compared to other skin rejuvenation treatments, Dermapen is safe on any skin type, has short treatment time, minimal discomfort and virtually no downtime.
The Dermapen is an automated micro-needling device with a disposable tip cartridge that is made up of 12 micro-needles, which Uses proprietary technology to penetrate vertically into the skin. The stamping action of the Dermapen's vertical tip creates invisible micro-injuries to the skin, while stimulating the skin's natural ability to heal itself and increase the production of new collagen. In doing so, these micro-injuries encourage and harness the body's innate ability to regrow and repair the skin through normal physiological processes and the skin becomes rejuvenated and refreshed.
Depending on the area being treated and the aggressiveness of treatment, there can be some slight discomfort during the procedure. A topical anesthetic can be applied 15 - 20 minutes prior and is removed before the Dermapen treatment begins to help alleviate discomfort.
Redness, or erythema, of the skin can appear, as well as possible pinpoint bleeding. The severity of erythema depends on how aggressive the treatment was performed and individual skin type. Minimal swelling may occur and be more noticeable on the second day. Dermapen's post procedure care will help.
Benefits of the Dermapen can be seen after just one treatment. It is recommended that 3 5 treatments, spaced 4 - 6 weeks apart are performed for maximum results. In cases where a more aggressive treatment schedule is needed such as acne scar revision, a greater number of treatments may be necessary for maximum results.