Dermapen™ Skin Needling (Collagen Induction Therapy) is a revolutionary micro-needling treatment which aims to tighten, lift and rejuvenate skin. Our Dermapen™ Skin Needling treatment is the latest and most advanced treatment available today.
Dermapen™ Skin Needling can visibly improve the appearance of :
- fine lines
- surgical, acne and trauma scars
- stretch marks
- …and much much more!
Dermapen™ Skin Needling is safer and more effective in piercing the skin than traditional skin needling rollers. The treatment has a superior effect on collagen and elastin rejuvenation using a multi-speed and adjustable needle depth offering unparalleled collagen induction by harnessing the body’s innate ability to re-grow and repair the skin as a response to micro-damage. This small, hand-held device delivers up to 1,300 micro punctures per second into the skin, thus stimulating the production of collagen and elastin and normalizing various skin functions.
Dermapen™ Skin Needling vs. Dermal Rollers
Dermal rollers are simpler, less tech-savvy predecessors to Dermapen™ Skin Needling. A dermal roller consists of a rolling pin covered with tiny needles. During a derma roller treatment, the roller is rolled across the skin, leaving behind a trail of microscopic punctures. While dermal rolling is effective, the rolling action of the device pushes the skin into mounds, and causes the needles to enter AND exit the skin at an angle, creating lateral epidermal tears. The tearing is NOT due to the needles not being “properly anchored” in the skin, but the simple mechanics of angular needle entry. Whilst not detrimental to the results, this makes the treatment much more painful, and often causes a longer downtime for the client.
The Dermapen™’s needles enter the skin at a 90 degree angle, eliminating the pain and epidermal tearing associated with dermal rollers. Dermapen™’s patent-pending AOVN™ technology keeps the oscillation speed of the motor at its optimal rate for smooth, drag-less operation.
The most important difference between dermal rollers and the Dermapen™ lies in the effectiveness of the two technologies. One thing has been repeatedly shown to be true — the more micro-punctures a device is able to achieve, the more dramatic the results will be. With the majority of dermal rollers, the maximum achievable number of holes is somewhere between 300 and 400 holes per second. While this sounds like a lot, the number sounds quite small when compared to the number of micro-punctures created by the Dermapen™. With its 12-tip needle head and a motor that produces close to 110 revolutions per second, the Dermapen™ is able to deliver an impressive 1,300 holes per second, ensuring the most dramatic results.
A 60-patient study conducted by Prof. Tony Chu comparing the dermal rollers to the Dermapen™ revealed that not only were Dermapen™ Treatments less painful and had a shorter period of downtime, they were also much more effective in achieving visible results when compared to dermal rollers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How many treatments are recommended for rejuvenation, acne scarring and stretch marks? (General guide)
A: Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments, 4 weeks apart
Acne scarring: 6 treatments, 6 weeks apart
Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart
Q: Should I prepare my skin before having a Dermapen™ Skin Needling Treatment?
A: For optimal results, a period of effective active treatment creams, such as Vitamin A and Vitamin C is recommended to allow the skin’s strength to build-up (especially for thin or delicate skin areas). Consult your therapist about the recommended DP Dermaceuticals™ Pre- and Post- procedure protocol.
Q: How long should it take before I see results?
A: Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments and when combined with the recommended post treatment care.
Q: Is the treatment painful?
A: For minimum needle depths Dermapen™ Skin Needling Treatments are painless. Treatments over 0.5mm deep, may require a topical anesthetic cream to be applied for 15-40 minutes before the procedure. This will render the treatments virtually pain free.
Q: Is there any downtime after treatments?
A: 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 OCosmedics SK1N Treatment Foundation will seal the skin and cover any redness for an immediate return to work.
Q: How soon after filler injections can I have a Dermapen™ Skin Needling Treatment?
A: It is recommended to wait at least 7 days after filler injections, so that any post treatment bruising from the fillers can settle. It is also possible to have your Dermapen™ Skin Needling Treatment several days before having fillers injected. Consult with your practitioner prior to determine exactly how long a wait is best in each particular case.