What is Skin Needling (Dermapen)?
Dermapen uses surgical grade tiny micro needles, to stimulate an inflammatory or a wound healing response in the skin. This process promotes a repair, renewal and rejuvenation response. Natural growth factors are released to stimulate fresh restructured collagen & elastin. Dermapen directly targets three major cell types (keratinocytes, melanocytes & fibroblasts) which promotes a controlled, scar less wound response. Dermapen creates micro channels in the skin encouraging oxygenation, which kills the acne causing bacteria. It has adjustable needle depths to allow us to target specific skin layers, cells & individual skin concerns. This is a fast treatment for comfort, with minimal pain. The pen is moved over the skin in a lymphatic drainage sequence, we apply slip onto the skin, so the pen can glide over all areas.
Why should I have a skin needling treatment?
If you’re suffering from a skin condition or would like a more youthful appearance. Skin needling is the only treatment that directly stimulates your own body’s collagen & elastin production. This encourages rejuvenation in the skin layers, resulting in firmer, tighter skin.
What can skin needling treat & can anyone have a skin needling treatment?
Dermapen can treat most skin conditions & all skin types/tones, having controlled wound healing enables us to treat any problem. Depending on the skin condition, we adjust the treatment to whether we are looking for an inflammation response or a wound healing. We can treat skin & body concerns with Dermapen.
Dermapen can treat:
- Fine lines/ Wrinkles
- Hypo pigmentation
- Problematic skin
- Enlarged pores
- Sun damage
- Scarring/ Pitted Scarring
- Stretch marks
What can I expect after a skin needling treatment?
After a Dermapen treatment you will experience erythema similar to the appearance & sensation of mild sunburn. This will last up to 24 hrs. and will decrease as the time goes. Your skin can feel quite tender the day after your treatment. We will advise you with proper after-care & ways to sooth any discomfort. You can wear mineral or paramedical make-up to cover any redness. More often than not, your skin will only feel uncomfortable for the day of your treatment.
How soon will I see results?
You will see a difference in your texture & complexion after once treatment, although we advise having a course of Dermapen Treatments to achieve your desired results. Scarring, acne, mature skin, pigmentation & congestion have most likely been there for many years, which means it will take time to treat & revise these conditions.
Should my first facial be a skin needling treatment?
We always recommend having a skin consultation before any facial treatment. With a Dermapen facial you can start off on them straight away, although we will advise you whether this will suit your skin. Sometimes clients need to start on strengthening their skin back to a healthy state & then treating it with Dermapen.
Is Microdermabrasion facials going to achieve the same results?
Microdermabrasion is resurfacing treatment that remove dead skin cell build up, leaving the skin smooth & retextured. Unfortunately, microdermabrasion will not treat or target your skin concerns, like Dermapen can. Microdermabrasion works topically to buff & polish the top layer of the skin. Dermapen works deep down in the layers of the skin, where your collagen & elastin production is. Dermapen penetrates through the layers to stimulate your own rejuvenation process.
Will my skin continue to bleed?
If we are treating your skin for a wound healing response, your skin will show up with pin point bleeding in the areas we are wanting that response. Skin needling has come a long way over the years, excess bleeding & topical anesthetics are not needed with a Dermapen Treatment. Dermapen has been designed to give you amazing results with minimal discomfort. A topical mask is applied after your treatment to help sooth any discomfort & drench your skin in botanical & active ingredients.
How often would I need to have a skin needling treatment?
Depending on what skin concern we are treating, we will advise you on how often we would like you to come in for your treatment. To give you an idea, if we are treating an acne skin every 2 week for your treatment, for collagen induction every 6-8 weeks.
Can I have Skin Needling in conjunction with other treatments?
Yes, we often combined Dermapen with other treatments such as DMK Enzyme Therapy. We often do a Dermapen treatment then apply enzyme therapy to stimulate more nutrients & blood to the skin. We also alternate Dermapen Treatments with others, to target different aspects of your skin condition. We can also set up a treatment plan specifically for you, explaining what treatment combination would best suit you.
For any further information, please feel free to contact us