The DermaPen® is a fractional Micro-needling device that works to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin. Micro-needling has been used in Europe for decades and Dermapen® was introduced in the United States in 2010. These treatments are also called collagen induction therapy (CIT) and fractional micro-needling. Dermapen® is most effective at improving the appearance of:
Unlike older generations of microneedling rollers, the DermaPen® utilizes an automated, spring loaded, 11 micro-needled device to stamp the skin vertically. The depth of the “stamp” can be adjusted to treat superficial wrinkles or deep acne scars. The result of this stamping action, are tiny columnar wounds (aka microchannels) to the skin which stimulates new tissue, collagen and elastin growth without the heat trauma or expense of a laser. As a result, patients report less pain, quicker recovery and greater efficacy.
Looking at the skin after a treatment on a microscopic level, one would see thousands of microchannels in the skin. These tiny channels act as a conduit for enhancing topical preparations, such as growth factors and peptides, at the cellular level of the skin. Growth factors and peptides are the building blocks for new collagen and elastic development.
During the DermPen® treatment when these microchannels are completely open, Natural Skincare Clinic offers the Biopelle Tensage® SCA Technology Growth Factor serums to be delivered directly down into the cellular layer of the skin via these microchannels. Timing is of the essence as these microchannels will close up within 60 minutes! The benefits of adding the Tensage Growth Factor serums are:
You can read more about TED in this article written up in MedEsthetics Magazine, September 2014: http://medestheticsmag.com/taxonomy/term/1033/0/feed
Most people rate the treatment at a 2-4 out of a 10 pain scale. Areas such as around the eyes and forehead can be a bit more sensitive than the rest of the face. A fast acting topical anesthetic is applied to the skin just before treatment to help increase comfort levels.
Benefits can be seen and felt after just one treatment. 3-5 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, are recommended for optimal results. When treating acne scars, a greater number of treatments may be needed for more improvement. The number of treatments needed can be determined during a Complimentary Consultation.
Immediately after the treatment, the skin will be red and possibly have some pinpoint bleeding, depending on how aggressive the treatment was. Makeup cannot be worn for 24 hours. There may be a minimal amount of swelling on day one and possibly more noticeable on the second day. By day three, most of the redness and swelling has subsided.
A post treatment product regimen will be prescribed for you to use at home.