The smart choice for beautiful Skin!
Dermapen offers unrivalled needling innovation with its original, exclusive and patented technology. It promotes scarless healing and natural collagen reproduction, similar to fractional laser treatments, IPL, laser resurfacing, and chemical peels, but without the side effects and downtime.
Dermapen is recommeded to treat:
- Aged sagging skin
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Smokers lines around the lips
- Skin tightening and rejuvenation
- Large pores
- Stretch marks
- Scars (acne, surgical and burns)
- And much, much more..
How many treatments of Dermapen are recommended for rejuvenation, acne scarring and stretch marks?
Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments 4 weeks apart
Acne scarring: 6 treatments 6 weeks apart
Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments 4-6 weeks apart
Should I prepare my skin before having a Dermapen treatment?
For optimal results we recommend a period of effective active treatment creams such as Vitamin A, C or Resveratrol & Procyanidin to allow the skin’s strength to build-up (especially for thin or delicate skin areas). Continue to use these recommended solutions after the treatments for a period of 6 weeks.
How long should it take before I see results with my Dermapen treatment?
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 after a course of treatment, and will be further enhanced when combined with the recommended post treatment care.
Is the Dermapen treatment painful?
There are two types of Dermapen treatments. The first type calls for the use of an aesthetic cream to numb the area 15-40 minutes before the treatment, to allow for a deeper, more aggressive Dermapen treatment. The second type involves using Dermapen at a shallower depth, eliminating the need to pre-treat the skin with an aesthetic cream. Depending on the patient’s skin and the type of treatment provided, the skin may appear red and irritated for a few days. Specially formulated creams can be used before and after a Dermapen treatment to minimise this effect.
Is there any downtime after Dermapen treatments?
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 Lycogel, a breathable camouflage will seal the skin and cover any redness for an immediate return to work.
What can be expected after Dermapen treatments?
Day 1: Erythema and redness, the severity of which will depend upon the aggressiveness of the performed treatment.
Day 2: Red or pink hue similar to moderate sunburn may persist. There may be some noticeable swelling on the second day
Day 3: Skin may still retain a pink hue, or return to normal colour. Swelling subsides.
How many treatments of Dermapen can I have per year?
A course of 4-8 treatments of Dermapen per year, on average. Dermapen results are long lasting; it is not like a treatment where it must be ongoing.
How soon after filler injections can I have a Dermapen treatment?
It’s recommended to leave at least 4 days after filler injections so that any post treatment bruising from the fillers can settle. Or have your Dermapen treatment 1-2 days before having fillers injected.
Should Botox users wait 6 weeks before having a Botox treatment?
Clients who have had Botox treatments should ideally wait 2 weeks either side of having Dermapen treatment.
Is Dermapem safe?
Injections are not a part of Dermapen treatment, so allergic reactions and side-effects are unlikely to occur. The procedure is minimally invasive, which means that there is virtually no downtime and the healing process is quick. Aftercare is also very simple and can be fully administered at home.
Are there any side effects or risks associated with Dermapen or skin needling?
Side effects experienced with Dermapen will usually subside within 48 hours. They include erythema, stinging, itching and tightness of the skin.
My face has a few slightly raised red and itchy lesions today, is that normal and something that clients may experience after Dermapen?
Yes, absolutely normal. Some people just get red and dry skin, others get quite flaky dry and red skin, others tend to break out in lots of lumps like pimples but they disappear in 3 days. So yes, it is normal and is just the body purging itself of toxins.
Can I have the Dermapen treatment in conjunction with IPL hair removal and/or rejuvenation settings and what should be the time gap? For example, if a client has just had hair removal one week with IPL can they have Dermapen needling the following week or even the same week?
Not IPL rejuvenation. The client would get scar tissue from a double wound healing response. They could treat pigmentation, but this is not necessary when the Dermapen provides the versatility. Use 4-week intervals if absolutely necessary.
What if they have had electrolysis? Is this still okay to use the Dermapen?
Again this is fine to use but it is best to let the skin heal for a week or 2 or it will be more sensitive. It shouldn’t be a problem but the pain levels experienced during the treatment may be greater. This depends of course on the electrolysis practitioner because some tend to cause more damage to the skin and therefore require more healing time.
Can I have the Dermapen treatment in conjunction with chemical skin peels?
Generally yes and it can be a good combination of treatments. You can alternate the treatments every 3 weeks. For example you can have Dermapen treatment first, then 3 weeks later a skin peel treatment, then after 3 weeks of the skin peel you can have your next Dermapen treatment.