What is Dermapen?
Minimally invasive procedures are the future of cosmetology, slowly yet steadily taking over the place of surgical techniques that are painful, expensive and require longer recovery. This conservative approach does not require removal of tissue and leaves no scars or marks on the body part that has been treated. It is understandable why patients prefer them over surgical methods whenever they are given the choice – non-invasive treatments do not require hospitalization or the use of general anaesthesia, patients are able to return to their everyday activities very soon after the procedure and the recovery process is faster with the results being almost immediate. For these same reasons doctors that work in aesthetic dermatology also prefer working with techniques that are non-invasive, and the ultimate goal for every doctor is to have satisfied patients that trust him or her.
As technology advances, it is no surprise that the newest breakthroughs in this area tend to be ergonomically designed to ensure maximum comfort for both patients and doctors during the procedure. Some of them are even designed to fit in the doctor’s pocket, but don’t get yoursel fooled though – their small size is just the tip of the iceberg under which a plethora of opportunities lays. If you are familiar with the concept of acupuncture, you will realise how the device known as Dermapen works. There are 12 fine needles on the tip of the pen-like device that are powered by a small motor which also ensures their back and forth moves and some slight rotation. As the Dermapen glides over the skin, it enables the opening of skin pores for a short while. The skin treats every prick of the needle as a skin injury that needs to be repaired. That way the skin initiates its healing, and by using Dermapen we trick the skin into producing more growth factors as well as collagen and elastine, which altogether have a long-lasting rejuvenating effect.
Microneedling – the technique
The technique behind Dermapen is called microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy and it only treats the skin changes in the top layer of the skin. It is a method of choice for stretch marks, wrinkles, fine lines, hair loss, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, as well as improvement of skin texture and tightness. Dermapen is also effective in combating the first signs of skin aging, so it is highly recommended for younger patients (25-30 years old) who wish to keep their face and body youthful and wrinkle-free for as long as possible.
While the treatment itself is more uncomfortable than actually painful, to minimize your discomfort you will usually be given some numbing cream first on the area that will be treated. Your doctor will then move the Dermapen back and forth on the skin, making tiny needle pricks and opening the skin pores. This may result in bleeding, soreness and redness of the skin that is treated, so it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions on taking care after the procedure, in order to speed up the healing and prevent skin infections. However, these side effects subside in a matter of a few days, and you are left with the new, younger and healthier look on your face. Improvements in skin structure involve the skin being less oily, blackheads and acne start disappearing, and the wrinkles give way to the tighter skin. Although some of these results are visible even after the first Dermapen treatment, usually a series of treatments are required for achieving optimal and long-lasting results. Your doctor or aesthetician should determine how many sessions will your condition require and how much time should pass between two treatments.
Dr. Hall is a professional
Dr. Hall is one of the 6000+ physicians worldwide that have recognized the perks of using Dermapen for both patients and healthcare practitioners. Dermapen is proof that it is not the size that matters, but rather the powerful and intelligent design that delivers extraordinary results through the tip of the microneedle. It is ideal for skin rejuvenation and minimizing stretch marks, keloid scars, acne scars, or surgical scars. Dermapen microneedling can be used as a single technique, but it is also a great complement to chemical peels, IPL, microdermabrasion, and laser skin tightening. Give your face a chance to be young and healthy again and join the thousands of satisfied patients that have transformed their looks by using microneedling. Schedule your appointment with Dr Hall today and the clinic’s staff will take care of all the other details.