Dermapen, the world leading microneedling device, is a highly advanced skin rejuvenation therapy system, now available at Damaris Wellness Centre. DERMAPEN Microneedling is one of the best proven methods of changing the quality, elasticity, tone and texture of the skin. The original Dermapen 4 is the future generation of automated vertical micro needling which is a collagen induction therapy that safely, comfortably and effectively treats wrinkles and tightens the skin, building up new collagen and smoothing the skin. This micro needling treatment consists of creating micro-injuries in the skin with multiple micro needles using the latest technology in electronic devices. This triggers new collagen and elastin synthesis (collagenogenesis) and also increases the local blood flow and formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis). These micro-channels allow the specially formulated medicine cocktails to go deep into the skin and to target certain conditions. The goal of DERMAPEN micro needling in the skin rejuvenation process is to increase the activity of fibroblast cells responsible for production of collagen, elastin. This therapy allows the deep penetration of hyaluronic acid in the skin along with other full concentration of active substances necessary to regenerate healthy and youthful skin. With repeated procedures the depth of the wrinkles is reduced, the amount of collagen is increased and therefore the skin tone is improved. The result is smoother, firmer, tighter and younger looking skin. The therapy is a great solution for patients with pigmentations, problematic skin, scars including acne scars, surgical scars and stretch marks. This special medical device is used to treat both the face and body, even hard to reach areas around the eyes and nose.
Dermapen provides the most concentrated and comfortable skin needling treatment available. The device creates 1300 rejuvenating puncture channels per second at a controlled depth. Treatment is quick and can be modified specifically for your skin type and needs, by controlling the style and depth of needling, the active ingredients and the course of treatments. Suitable for all skin types, it can give your skin a highly effective long term boost. It has the shortest recovery timeline post-treatment. A course of 4-6 treatments at 4-6 week intervals are recommended, depending on the skin condition that is treated. Follow-up refresher treatments twice per year might be required. Homecare products are important for enhancing and maintaining the results.
- Skin tightening and remodelling
- Natural collagen induction, lifting and rejuvenation
- Improves fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves acne scars
- Minimises large pores
- Improves hyper/hypo-pigmentation
- Improves stretch marks
- Aids penetration of active ingredients
WHAT IT TREATS
- Skin rejuvenation
- Ageing/rhytids/ wrinkles
- Ultraviolet damage
- Hyperpigmentation (darker pigmented areas)
- Hypopigmentation (lighter pigmented areas)
- Telangiectasia (fine flushing veins)
- Problematic breakouts/acne
- Enlarged or dilated pores
- Keratosis Pilaris
- Striae or stretchmarks
- Poikiloderma areas of hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, telangiectasias and atrophy on the neck and cheek.
There are various needling devices available, but at DAMARIS Wellness Centre we prefer to use the Dermapen, an FDA approved medically engineered device that is proven to provide less discomfort, with minimal to no downtime.
It produces better results than conventional Derma roller treatments because the depth of needle penetration can be altered during treatment and the skin surface can be compromised. This can ensure a completely bespoke treatment plan to minimise discomfort and maximise results around sensitive and not so sensitive areas. Dermapen offers a great precision with treatments. The tip of the pen is small, allowing it to pass closer to the eyes and nose for a more effective treatment. The fast vibration of the Dermapen also helps to reduce discomfort.
WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?
A full consultation will determine the best course of treatment for you; this may include combinations of deeper and lighter Dermapen treatments, and a range of different active products.
Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and a topical anaesthetic applied and left for 30 minutes. The needling itself is relatively quick, and is carried out using a single use sterile needle cartridge and following strict guidelines for an aseptic work environment.
Long term results and skin health are achieved by a course of micro-needling treatments, regular advanced clinical facials and accompanied by a preventative, corrective and protective skincare programme.
Day 1: Immediately after treatment, you will feel heat, there will be redness and you may have slight puffiness. This varies between people. After an hour or so it calms down and can be likened to deep sunburn. Keep your skin well moisturised and use a fast skin repair cream.
Day 2: A pink light colour persists like moderate sunburn. Light swelling may be noticeable on waking, but this usually subsides as the day goes on.
Day 3: Skin may still be slightly pink. The slight swelling has usually subsided. On subsequent days the skin may feel tight and dry. Use loads of moisturiser. It is not unusual for the skin to be itchy. Your normal skincare programme can be resumed after day 3. Do not introduce the more active products (such as those containing retinoid) for a week.
Appropriate skincare will be recommended on the day of your treatment to help accelerate the healing process, to protect the skin from the environment and to enhance your results.