Dermapen is a skin needling procedure that uses 12 surgical grade micro-needles to piece the skin and initiate the skin’s own healing mechanisms. It is used to treat wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and other skin conditions. The procedure requires multiple sequential treatments.
Following your treatment, you may experience, redness, petechiae (broken blood vessels that look like red dots), stinging, itching, warmth, tightness of skin, skin dryness, and minor skin flaking. These should all resolve within 4-5 days post-treatment.
Risks of this procedure include, but are not limited to, the following:
Pain – Some people experience pain with this treatment. Stinging or sharp pain may be present during and after the procedure. It can continue through the healing process until approximately 5 days.
Itching – Patients can experience itching during the procedure as well as throughout the healing process.
Swelling – Swelling can occur and last for 4-5 days.
Bleeding/Bruising – You may experience some pinpoint bleeding which will probably stop within a few minutes without any lasting effect. You may have residual red dots or petechiae from broken blood vessels. These will resolve without treatment.
Scabbing – A scab may be present if pinpoint bleeding occurs. The scabbing will disappear during the natural wound healing process of the skin. Scarring or discoloration may results from any scab formation.
Allergic Reaction to Topical Numbing Cream – If you choose to have numbing cream applied, there is a risk of allergic reaction which can include itching, burning, excessive redness, and swelling. If this happens you should notify the office immediately.
Flare of Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores) – Trauma to the area induced by the Dermapen can trigger a flare of HSV or cold sores. If you have a history of cold sores you should alert your treating provider and we will give you a dose of antiviral medication to prevent this from happening.
Bacterial Infection – This procedure involves piercing the skin with needles that create open channels. There is a rare risk of bacterial infection. If you notice yellow crusting after the procedure or pus drainage, you should call the office immediately. Any infection could last 7-10 days and could lead to scarring.
Failure to Achieve Desired Results – It is very possible that this procedure may fail to achieve your desired results. Strict adherence to the pre-op and post-op instructions is essential. Multiple sequential treatments are required for maximum benefit.
I, undersigned, have read and understand the information contained within this consent form. My signature indicates that I have read and understand the information in the consent. I hereby release the BHSkin Dermatology and my provider from all liability associated with this procedure. Furthermore, my signature below indicates my consent to the treatment described and my agreement to comply with the requirements placed on me by this consent form.