Dermapen can be used to treat the appearance of:
Skin tightening and rejuvenation
Scars (acne, surgical and burns)
What is Dermapen & how does Skin Needling work?
Dermapen 3™ utilises multiple needles to vertically pierce the skin with patent-pending AOVN™ (Advanced Oscillating Vertical Needle) technology. Dermapen 3™ glides over the skin, creating millions of fine channels. These channels can carry up to 80% more topical nutrients, encouraging trans-dermal delivery of these nutrients deeper into the skin to feed cells in the dermis and basal layer of the epidermis.
Dermapen 3™ systematically creates micro-punctures in the skin and the body naturally responds by launching processes to repair the physical damage. The result is an increased production of normal woven collagen, similar to that achieved by fractional laser treatments, but without the side effects and downtime. Practitioners find Dermapen™ Treatments to be more effective & more beneficial than most microdermabrasion & chemical peels.
When compared to traditional dermal rollers, Dermapen 3™ causes less epidermal (skin) damage, reducing levels of pain and discomfort. As a result Dermapen 3™ is a safer, more comfortable, and more effective micro-needling treatment (see image below). Dermapen 3™’s single use cartridges eliminate risk of cross-contamination, whilst the adjustable needle depth allows for a treatment that is fully tailored to your individual needs. Dermapen 3™ is so advanced, it is even suitable and safe to use in delicate and hard to reach areas such as around the eyes, eyelids, earlobes, neck, lips and on the nose.
How To Care For Your Skin Between Treatments
STEP 1 Advanced Resurfacing
Your clinician will apply a suitable topical treatment to compliment your advanced skin needling. Between treatments, continue using recommended products as directed to maintain results. DP Dermaceuticals MicroDerm™ Exfoliant* is one option for gentle but effective resurfacing between treatments.
STEP 2 Hydrate and Strengthen
For best results, it’s important to keep your skin hydrated and protected from the harsh environment to make it healthy and strong. DP Dermaceuticals Vitamin Rich Repair™ Cream* was specially created to enhance the results of your Dermapen™ Treatment, by promoting intensive rebuilding and repair of the skin pre and post treatment. If you will be exposed to the sun, always wear appropriate sun protection.
STEP 3 Cover, Recover and Protect for Beautiful Skin
It is unlikely that you will experience any side effects after your treatment. However, if you do experience redness or sensitive skin, you may use a breathable post-procedure camouflage makeup. This will allow you to get back to your everyday activities with no one suspecting that you have even had a treatment. In addition, camouflage makeup coverage can also work as sun protection for the skin. Try DP Dermaceuticals Cover Recover™ formula!
Frequently Asked Questions
How soon after filler/muscle relaxant injections can I have a Dermapen™ Treatment?
While there is no clinical evidence that Dermapen™ Treatments counteract with any particular injectables, it is important to let your clinician know if you have had an injectable treatment, or are planning on having one done in the near future. Your clinician will be able to advise you on when to schedule your treatment appropriately.
Is there any downtime after treatments?
Generally no, but you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to 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.
Is the treatment painful?
For minimal needle depths, Dermapen™ Treatments are relatively painless. Treatments using depths over 0.5mm may require a topical anaesthetic cream to be applied for 15-40 minutes before the procedure. This will render the treatments virtually pain-free.
How long should it take before I see results?
Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will become visible after 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). The condition of your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments, especially when combined with recommended post-treatment care.
How should I prepare my skin for a Dermapen™ Treatment?
For optimal results, an appropriate regime of DP Dermaceuticals™ should be determined by your clinician to encourage the skin to strengthen (especially for thin or delicate skin areas). Continue to use DP Dermaceuticals™ recommended by your clinician after the treatments for a period of 6 weeks. The DP Dermaceuticals™ range is suitable for ongoing home care.