Microneedling refers to both the Dermaroller treatment and the Dermapen; it is also known as collagen induction therapy. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure used to rejuvenate the skin. It is most commonly used for the reduction of scars such as acne scarring, hypertrophic scars and surgical scars. It is also used for fading stretch marks, reducing fine lines and tightening sagging skin.
Dermaroller and Dermapen
The Dermaroller is a mechanical device that contains a wheel of microneedles. The Dermaroller is rolled over the skin in order to create a controlled area of trauma in the skin’s top layer. As each microneedle punctures the skin a small channel is formed. This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the deeper layers of skin. The microtrauma also leads to the formation of new capillaries (small blood vessels) reducing the appearance of scars and improving the texture of the skin.
The Dermapen is similar in that it uses microneedles to create a controlled area of trauma but instead of a mechanical device it is a smaller electronic device that resembles a pen. The Dermapen uses the same principal as the Dermaroller but instead of the rolling action, the Dermapen is moved backwards and forwards across the skin as the microneedles automatically go in and out of the device around 1000 times a minute. After the procedure your skin may be slightly red. This can last up to 4 days depending on the depth and intensity of the treatment you have.
Like with microdermabrasion, the top, dead layer of skin is removed and so the skin is temporarily much better at absorbing topical lotions. Any product applied to the skin during or immediately after a Dermaroller or Dermapen treatment is very easily absorbed into the skin, rendering it much more effective than with a traditional topical application.
What does micro needling treat?
Dermapen Micro Skin Needling is proven to deliver amazing results. It is one of our most popular treatments and is ideal if you have stretch marks, acne scars or simply want rejuvenate your skin.
Dermapen can treat most parts of the body including stomach, legs and breasts. Treatment time depends on the size of the stretch marks and can take up to 90 minutes. For large areas such stretch marks caused by pregnancy we recommend up to 10 treatments 4-6 weeks apart.
Dermapen is for ideal for acne scarring. It can achieve similar results to ablative treatments such as fractional laser, IPL, laser resurfacing and chemical peels, without the negative side effects and downtime. We recommend 4-6 treatments 6 weeks apart for maximum results.
Dermapen is effective for wrinkle reduction, skin tightening and reducing sun damage. Improvement in skin tone and the reduction of large facial pores are noticeable after just one session. For best results we recommend 4-6 treatments 4 weeks apart.