A topical numbing cream is applied prior to the procedure to reduce discomfort. A treatment-appropriate serum is then applied on the area where the procedure is to be carried out and the Dermapen glides smoothly over it.
Dermapen’s skin needling technology pierces the skin vertically with multiple needles, in rapid succession, about 1000 times per second. Blood vessels below the surface of the skin break and the blood clots. The skin cells rush to heal this microscopic trauma, and the ideal environment for collagen and elastin production is created.
The Dermapen is moved across the face, creating fine channels in the skin. These channels increase the absorption and efficiency of nutrients when applied topically, stimulating repair and regeneration.
Intervention at different depths of skin, yield different results. That’s why the Dermapen has disposable needles with adjustable depths, to target a greater variety of outcomes. Deeper levels get straight down to dealing with acne scars. Mid-penetration is required for treating sun damage, light scarring and pore size. Light, superficial micro-needling helps with therapeutic product penetration.
The entire micro-needling process with a Dermapen takes place at a microscopic level and there is minimal discomfort. There may be some redness, depending on the depth to which the needles have penetrated.
Positive changes in the skin are apparent within a week of the treatment. More importantly, the rejuvenation process which has been actively stimulated, continues for months after the procedure. Your skin renews itself every 40 days, so if your Dermapen sessions are synchronised with this cycle, skin remodelling can be quicker and more satisfying.
a. From a week prior to the treatment, avoid lasers, exfoliation sessions/treatments, hair dyes, facial masks, depilatory creams, glycolic acid or lactic acid applications.
b. Avoid sun exposure if and when possible and minimum of 2 weeks prior to the treatment, start application of a sunblock with minimum SPF30+.
c. Stop any Retinol creams atleast 10 days before and any skin lightening products e.g. Hydroquinone atleast 3 days before the treatment.
d. Avoid if skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis are present.
a. Be gentle with cleansing. Use a soothing facial wash and pat the treated areas gently dry.
b. Avoid rubbing.
c. Hydration is key. Your skin is recovering from a micro-needling procedure and you need to avoid letting it dry out. Remember to moisturise.
d. Avoid direct sun exposure for a week after treatment, and use sunblock with minimum SPF 30+.
e. Avoid skin care products that contain retinol, alpha hydroxyl acids or Vitamin C serums for a week to 10 days after treatment.