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Dermapen (Skin Needling)

We all have skin issues that affect our confidence, whether its fine lines around the eyes, a dull complexion or maybe acne scars and stretch marks. Dermapen is the perfect treatment to help tackle those issues safely without too much discomfort or downtime and achieve results without looking unnatural and obvious.

The purpose of this treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer and more toned skin.

The
problem

Photo-damaged and ageing skin. Facial and décolletage lines and wrinkles. Acne scarring. Stretch marks.

The
procedure

Local anaesthetic cream will be applied 45 minutes prior to treatment to numb the skin so you will remain comfortable throughout. The actual treatment will take about 45 minutes depending on the area of skin thats being treated.

The Dermapen also known as eDermastamp consists of a hand piece with needle cartridge and uses micro skin needles which glide over the skin with smooth movement. This action creates thousands of micro needle columns in the skin which then close very quickly and start the process whereby the skin starts repairing the tiny damaged areas. The insertion of the needles stimulates the cells in the skin needed for renewal such as keratinocytes, fibroblasts and growth factors which encourage the production of new collagen and renew and repair the skin layers.

After the treatment your skin will remain red, looking a lot like moderate sunburn for around 24-36 hours. Your practitioner may apply Control Tactics, a soothing and calming gel, following your procedure and you will continue to use this at home until the redness subsides.

It is extremely important to use a broad spectrum SPF50 every day (especially post treatment) to provide UVA/UVB protection for your skin.

The recommended treatment course is usually 3 treatments about 6 weeks apart.

You can even continue the benefits of skin needling at home with the Genuine Dermaroller Home Roller. This device uses much shorter needles to stimulate the epidermis, the top level of skin, to improve texture, tone and fine lines. You can use this in between your in-clinic treatments to enhance results, and because the needles are much shorter there’s no need to apply anaesthetic cream.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Changes in the skin will start to become visible after 3 to 6 treatments.

Micro-needling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results.
For collagen induction we recommend to start with 3 treatments.
For scar reduction an average of 3 to 6 treatments are recommended.

There is minimal discomfort with Dermapen if local anaesthetic cream is applied 45 minutes prior to treatment. The skin will feel tight, hot and dehydrated afterwards similar to sunburn and a cooling gel such as Control Tactics can alleviate this.

It is considered effective in treating minor scarring related to acne, wounds and ageing. You will likely notice brighter, firmer skin too. Best results are achieved after multiple sessions.

Yes, it can offer benefits if you are looking to refresh your skin. The procedure helps treat damage from sun exposure, tightens wrinkles and can make acne scars less noticeable.

Dermapen is used to lighten acne scars. Micro-needling technology breaks up the fibrous tissues and stimulates the growth of new, healthier tissue. You can expect some inflammation or swelling after treatment and this is normal.

Sun exposure and sunbeds. It is extremely important to wear an SPF50 to protect skin and avoid any sun exposure for at least 3 days post treatment.
Excessively hot showers/baths, saunas and swimming pools for 72 hours.
Intensive cardio or strenuous exercise which causes sweating for 72 hours.
Scrubbing skin or use of any exfoliating, glycolic acid or alpha hydroxy acid products.
No make up for at least 12 hours.
Retinol or Vitamin C serum should be avoided for the first 48 hours. After this time these products can be introduced slowly as long as there is no skin irritation.
Waxing and/or hair removal creams must be avoided for 2 weeks prior and after treatment.
Shaving is allowed immediately before treatment and 48-72 hours after treatment as long as there is no skin irritation.
Avoid Laser hair removal for 4 weeks prior and post Dermapen treatment.

Anyone with a history of keloids or abnormal scarring.
Anyone with a history of infections like herpes/fever blisters etc.
Anyone with scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities.
Anyone with Rosacea or blood clotting problems.
Anyone with immunosuppression.
Anyone with active bacterial or fungal infections, lesions or any known wound healing problems.
Anyone with active acne or tender acne cysts as this treatment will irritate the area, make them more inflamed and potentially spread bacteria.
Although this treatment does not require the use of any chemicals, it is not recommended whilst pregnant or breastfeeding.