Dermapen® Frequently Asked Questions
How does Dermapen® work?
Using multiple needles to vertically penetrate the surface layers of skin, treatment with Dermapen® allows the body to begin the wound-healing process which breaks up older collagen chains to stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin within the skin. Once the Dermapen® treatment is complete, our esthetician can apply active ingredients such as growth factors to stimulate even more collagen and to manage any ongoing skin condition such as acne.
How does Dermapen® treat wrinkles, stretch marks and scars?
Skin needling is based on the skin’s ability to heal itself after an injury. Right after the skin encounters any physical damage, it immediately eliminates the damaged tissue to replace it with new, healthy skin. Dermapen® induces small, controlled areas of damage to trigger the production of new collagen without the risks of scarring resulting in smoother and firmer skin.
How long until I see results from Dermapen® and what can I expect after my treatment?
Each patient’s healing time varies, though most start to see results in one day to a week after treatment. Immediately after treatment, patients may notice a red appearance in the treatment area and in rare cases minor pin-point bleeding depending on the depth of the needle penetration (Dermapen®’s disposable treatment applicator is adjustable). Even a light treatment can enhance the appearance of skin texture and brighten your complexion.
How is Dermapen® Micro Needling different from other techniques?
The most common technique uses a roller with needles spread across the cylindrical treatment applicator. This type of device is rolled across the treatment area. The nature of the rolling movement creates unnecessary epidermal damage as the needles pull the tissue as they leave the skin. Dermapen®’s unique applicator is completely vertical, minimizing unnecessary injury to the treatment area. The carefully controlled, disposable needle applicator only moves in an up-and-down motion, meaning less recovery time and a more comfortable experience for patients.
The size and design of Dermapen® also allows it to be used in tight or round areas where a dermal roller could not fit like the crease of the nose, along the upper lip and across the chin. Dermapen® works well on any skin tone and type meaning it can be a safe alternative to lasers for those with darker skin tones.
What does a Dermapen® treatment feel like?
Depending on the depth of treatment decided by your esthetican, numbing creams can be used to increase patient comfort for deeper treatements. Dermapen®’s applicator can be adjusted to a length of .5mm to 2.5mm based on your skin condition. Those undergoing treatments with a shorter needle will only feel a tickling sensation, while those undergoing treatment with the full 2.5mm may feel a pin prick or pinching feeling.
How many Dermapen® treatments will I need?
Each person’s skin conditions are different and require different levels of treatment. Those with mild wrinkles and fine lines may see improvement after one treatment, however a minimum of three treatments is recommended for best results. People with more advanced skin conditions like acne scarring may need up to six treatments. The number of treatment sessions required will be determined during a consultation with our esthetician.