Microneedling creates fractional micro-channels that activate the skin’s own renewal and repair response. With no injections, heat or time off work, microneedling is safe on all skin colours to treat an array of skin conditions. Dermapen™ is suitable to treat the signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, age spots, acne scarring, milia, scars, and stretch marks.
Procedures may be performed in as little as 30 minutes with the skin’s repair cascade continuing for up to two years – even after just one treatment. A professional skin assessment with one of our providers will confirm the best action plan and how many Dermapen™ microneedling treatments will be required.
Dermapen 3™ utilises fractional micro-channeling to vertically pierce the skin with patent-pending AOVN™ technology. Dermapen 3™ glides over the skin creating millions of fine channels. These channels help in transdermal delivery of topically applied formulations.
Dermapen 3™ systematically creates micro-channels in the skin and the body naturally responds by launching processes to repair the physical damage. The result is an increased production of normal woven collagen, similar to fractional laser treatments, but without the side effects and downtime. When compared to traditional dermal rollers, Dermapen 3™ causes less epidermal (skin) damage, reducing levels of pain and discomfort. As a result Dermapen 3™ is a safer, more comfortable, and more effective microneedling treatment (see image below).
Dermapen 3™’s single use cartridges eliminate risk of cross-contamination, whilst the adjustable settings allow for a treatment that is fully tailored to your individual needs. Dermapen 3™’s design also allows for it to be used in hard to reach areas such as around the eyes, eyelids, earlobes, neck, lips and on the nose. Your clinician is best suited to assess your skin and treatment area, as well as recommend a treatment plan that will be most beneficial for you.
How many treatments are recommended for rejuvenation, acne scarring and stretch marks? (General guide)
Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments 4 weeks apart
Acne scarring: 6 treatments 6 weeks apart
Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments 4-6 weeks apart
How long should it take before 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 the recommended post-treatment care.
Is the treatment painful?
Dermapen 3™ Treatments are relatively painless. Deeper treatments may require a topical anaesthetic cream to be applied for 15-40 minutes before the procedure. This will render the treatments virtually pain-free.
Is there any downtime after treatments?
Generally no, but you may experience facial redness for 12 to 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 soon after filler/muscle relaxant injections can I have a Dermapen™ Treatment?
While there is no clinical evidence that Dermapen™ Treatments counteract with any particular injectables, it is important to let your clinician know if you have had an injectable treatment, or are planning on having one done in the near future. Your clinician will be able to advise you on when to schedule your treatment appropriately.