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What Is Dermapen® Microneedling?
Put simply, Dermapen® microneedling is a skin rejuvenation technique that uses a Dermapen® device to create microchannels in the skin with fine needles. The injuries to the skin encourage the body to heal and restore the area.
There are several benefits of microneedling with Dermapen®, including:
- Increased collagen production
- Reduction in fine lines
- Reduction in the appearance of large pores
- Better skin texture
- Better circulation
- Better skin health
- Better skin elasticity
This procedure can be used anywhere, including the face and neck. Different areas and conditions often require different treatment methods to optimize results. It can be performed by you at home with the use of a Dermapen® microneedling device, or — preferably — by a professional in a clinic with the experience to optimize your results.
The procedure itself is typically not very painful and any channels created by the needles typically close within the first 15 minutes of treatment. After the procedure, you may experience inflammation or sensitivity in the treated area, although most patients have few issues with it.
Dermapen® Microneedling Procedure
The procedure itself is simple and will take around two hours in full. An hour or so before the procedure, you’ll have a topical anesthetic applied to the skin to numb it.
Then, the doctor will use a small tool with small, sterile needles to put tiny pricks into your skin. They’re so small, you likely won’t be able to spot them at a glance. The tool will be moved evenly across the affected area to rejuvenate the skin, and they may also use the tool in the surrounding areas to ensure even results. The entire process will take around 30 minutes. Afterward, your doctor may recommend a growth serum or calming treatment on the treated skin.
Afterward, you’ll be told to take care of your sensitive skin. This includes avoiding sun exposure, skin care products containing alpha-hydroxy acids and retinol, makeup, and things that can make you sweat.
Side Effects of Dermapen® Microneedling
Dermapen® microneedling has some mild temporary side effects that typically resolve on their own within the first five days. These include facial redness and tenderness in the treated area. Short-term, you may notice swelling or even skin flaking.
Is the Dermapen® Microneedling Procedure Safe?
Generally, yes, Dermapen® microneedling is safe. However, because it punctures the skin and draws blood, there is a small risk of infection, which can be minimized with safety and hygiene measures. Dermapen® 4, which is the latest model of the device used in clinical settings, employs a patented Anti-Contamination Management system to reduce the risk of infection.
However, this treatment isn’t recommended for everyone. People who use certain acne medications, such as Accutane, have an active acne outbreak, or have skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema may be more at risk from Dermapen® microneedling. Prior to trying it, you should speak to your doctor to make sure that it’s safe for you.
Why Choose Dermapen® Microneedling?
Dermapen® microneedling increases the production of collagen and improves growth in the area, which helps rejuvenate the skin. In fact, tests show that in the several months after the procedure, collagen levels can increase up to 400%.
If you’ve been battling stubborn wrinkles, scars, or pigmentation, Dermapen® microneedling may be the solution you’ve been waiting for. It is an effective way to manage many skin conditions and can even out skin tone and texture, which may in turn diminish scars and stretchmarks. Some skin conditions that may be treated by dermapen microneedling include:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Hair loss
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
Preparing for Dermapen® Microneedling
Before you get the procedure done, there are a few things to do. First, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor to make sure there isn’t anything in your medical history that may cause complications.
From there, there isn’t much that you need to do well in advance. In most cases, you’ll be told to avoid anything that may cause your skin to become more sensitive within the 24 to 48 hours prior to the procedure, such as stopping the use of topical retinoids or exfoliants.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to see results from Dermapen® microneedling?
If you look closely, you can likely see improvement in your skin’s texture and appearance after the first session. They become more obvious between 8 and 12 weeks after beginning, and improvement can be seen during the course of the next several months.
Can you do Dermapen® microneedling at home?
Yes, you can use the dermapen HOME device to treat your skin. It offers adjustable depth and sterile changeable needles to boost effectiveness.
What are the most common target areas for Dermapen® microneedling?
While Dermapen® microneedling is safe virtually everywhere on the body, it’s most commonly used on the face. It can also be used on stretch marks and scars.
Can you exercise after Dermapen® microneedling?
Generally, it’s recommended that you avoid any activities that may cause sweating, such as exercise, during the first 48 hours after treatment. This is because sweating can allow bacteria to enter the skin and increase the risk of an infection.
Why does Dermapen® microneedling work?
When you receive Dermapen® microneedling, you create micro-injuries on the surface of the skin. These injuries trigger the production of collagen while your skin heals, which encourages a new layer of fresh tissue to form. It also allows your skin to fill with your choice of serum applied after the procedure, which can help smooth fine lines.