Dermapen is an effective skin needling treatment to renew the skin and to help fight the signs of ageing.
The Skin Boost Dermapen therapists can help eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, acne and scarring, whilst stimulating new collagen production and enhancing skin texture.
Dermapen, otherwise known as skin needling, is a minimally invasive procedure, which can be used to treat a wide range of skin conditions. The treatment works by boosting the skin’s natural ability to regenerate. Throughout the treatment, the body naturally responds by producing new tissue. The new tissue is soft and smooth, which helps to achieve a more youthful appearance.
Skin needling can be used to treat a range of skin concerns, including:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Uneven skin tone
Some scars, such as those caused by acne
Reduced skin laxity
Dermapen penetrates the top layer of skin with micro-needles that create pin-point injuries in the deeper layers. This then triggers the body’s natural wound healing response, stimulating new collagen and elastin formation.
An anaesthetic cream is applied beforehand for minimal discomfort. The procedure generally takes between 30-45 mins to perform a full face treatment. If the neck is included it will be approximately 45-60mins. Dermapen penetrates the skin from 20 to 90 times per second with an adjustable speed, and from a 0.25mm to 1.5mm depth, depending on the area and skin concern being treated.
Your Skin Boost technician will explain the treatment in detail and address and concerns or special needs you may have beforehand. After care protocol will also be given and post care products may be recommended.
Immediately following your treatment you skin will be slightly inflamed and pink to red in colour. This should subside in a few hours but will remain so to a lesser extent for the next 24 hours. The days following the treatment your skin will become dry and taut and some people may peel on day 3-4.
After 5 days depending on the individual your skin should be feeling smoother with a reduction in pore size and a more even skin tone.
IS IT 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.
WHEN DO 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.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
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.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED
To achieve the best results, an initial course of three treatments every six weeks is recommended.
Your next treatment is due within six weeks.
Your health and well-being is our priority. If you are concerned about any aspect of your treatment, or if you become unwell – contact your clinic immediately.