Have you tried Dermapen treatments for your stretch marks and acne scars?
While Fractional lasers promise improvement in the appearance of scarring and stretch marks, Dermapen treatments results are the latest winners, at a fraction of the cost of fractional lasers.
Using the same principles as Fractional lasers, the Dermapen creates multiple micro damage holes that stimulate the natural body mechanism to repair the damage, stimulating collagen and elastin and creating new connective tissue.
The difference with the Dermapen on Scars in particular is that it can penetrate to 2-2.5mm therefore creating deeper micro scarring.
Due to the depth of penetration that the Dermapen provides the results have shown to be usually as good if not better results than the non-ablative fractional lasers.
Fractional results, Fractional cost!
$350 per session
The New Dermapen® has many new advantages over Dermal Rolling including less epidermal damage, pain and recovery.
The Dermapen™ offers a new option for clients wanting to get rid of the embarrassment of acne scarring and wrinkles. The Dermapen™ offers a safe, comfortable and effective alternative to laser resurfacing. The Dermapen™ is indicated for all skin types, and when performed in a series, provides great results with little to no down time.
The Dermapen™ treatment uses multiple needles that vertically pierce the skin in rapid succession. This action helps promote epidermal healing which is the primary function needed for collagen stimulation, fibroblast creation and the growth of elastin fibers. The automatic vibrating function of the Dermapen™ increases the effectiveness of treatment by increasing absorption of products, while reducing pain and discomfort.
The benefits of the Dermapen™ treatment are numerous.
- Safe for all skin types
- Little to no down time
- Little to no pain
- Low risk of typical contraindications associated with laser resurfacing
- Fast, visible results for acne scarring and fine lines
- An effective alternative to laser resurfacing for non-laser candidates
- The ability to target problem areas such as deep scars
- Customizable treatment levels to allow for patient comfort and safety
- An ideal supplement to a complete skin care program that includes resurfacing, chemical peels and microderm treatments
Dermapen® Skin Needling
Collagen synthesis, the basic building block of your skin, needs increasing and regeneration in order to delay the progress of aging. In addition to good skincare and a healthy lifestyle, the effects of aging on the skin can be lessened.
The best way to learn about skin needling or percutaneous collagen induction is a consultation with your board certified plastic surgeon, which can help prevent signs of aging.
What is Skin Needling?
Skin needling is a procedure that relies on running minute steel prongs over the face and/or body. The minimal injury (say minimal pain/damage? Injury seems really strong) created with the steel needles leads to an immediate increase in percutaneous collagen induction.
Steel needles have their own electrical potential, and that this electrical potential additionally increases the resting cell potential. When the skin is pricked with steel needles, the action stimulates a mild inflammatory reaction that increases fibroblast activity, which in turn leads to collagen synthesis and re-organization. In the case of scar and fibrotic tissue, skin needling breaks and fragments the fibrosis, hence minimizing the scar. When used with topically applied products and substances, skin needling enhances the absorption of the products 200 times allowing for trans-dermal delivery of the substances. Skin needling has been credited for reducing scars and acne scars, reducing stretch marks and large pores. The procedure is behind the build-up of new and additional collagen layers in the skin leading to healthy youthful skin.
What is Dermapen®?
Dermapen is the latest in skin therapy systems. It is an advanced skin needling innovation using multiple needles that vertically pierce the skin. This enhances rejuvenation results and is far safer than other methods because it causes much less epidermal damage. The automatic vibrating function of the Dermapen increases the effectiveness of treatment by increasing absorption of products while reducing pain and discomfort. This unique automatic micro-needling adds new versatility with the adjustable needling depth which allows for control of the treatment intensity, an increased efficiency and the option to focus on treatments of troubled areas. Skin needling with Dermapen minimizes epidermal damage leading to less pain and bleeding. The pen is easy to maneuver around all facial contours. Because of vertical delivery, needles easily penetrate scar tissue without risk of bending.
Dermapen vs. Fractional Laser Therapy
Although non-ablative, Dermapen is just as effective as fractional laser therapy treatments. The most important benefit is that Dermapen pricing averages $350-$500 per session, a fraction of the leading alternatives. The treatment is done in shorter times with procedures typically taking no more than 30 minutes and requiring no downtime. Dermapen treatments cause less pain than fractional laser therapy with far less epidermal damage. An average of two sessions can lead to extremely pleasing results.
Where do I begin?
Choosing a surgeon you can trust is the first and most important step in your treatment choices. Your surgeon will evaluate symptoms and will discuss the likely outcome of your procedure, risks or potential complications.
My Dermapen Skin Needling
Dermapen offers patients a totally non-ablative yet effective treatment to multiple skin conditions. Its application is intended to stimulate the skin for natural collagen induction. It helps with the absorption of active ingredients and products that are capable of stimulating collagen and elastin growth in the full dermal depth.
Your Dermapen treatment will be individualized to your specific skin condition and the area to be treated. Dermapen needles are designed for single use only and are disposed of after each use. By selecting different speed settings and needle depth, your treatment can be customized to best suit your skin condition.
Conditions that may be improved by Dermapen skin needling include:
- Skin Tightening , lifting and rejuvenation
- Acne scars and promotes wound healing
- Improves wrinkles and fine lines
- Minimizes pore size
- Improves stretch marks appearance
- Treats alopecia
Other skin treatment procedures maybe performed separately, prior or on the same session of the treatment depending on the condition of the skin. Your case will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Preparing for Dermapen Skin Needling:
Your plastic surgeon and treating nurse will carefully explain your Dermapen Skin Needling procedure, its recommendations and restrictions and any pre-treatment considerations. You will be asked to sign a consent form to document that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any associated risks and potential complications.
Possible risks of Dermapen skin needling include allergic reactions in patients who suffer from a cutaneous allergy to metallic products, eruptions in patients suffering from advanced acne and cold sores eruptions in patients with herpes simplex virus.
What to Expect
Dermapen skin needling maybe performed by a medical aesthetician or a nurse in your plastic surgeon’s office or medical spa. Anesthetic cream is normally applied on the area to be treated for 15-20 minutes the procedure. A hyaluronic based serum or product that stimulates the regenerative cells is applied pre-treatment. Products that contain essential nutrients for the epidermis and dermis are usually recommended since the numerous micro holes obtained due to the needles action will favor penetration of the active ingredients in the skin. A light microdermabrasion or an exfoliating product may be performed and to remove dead cells of the stratum corneum before starting the procedure for optimal results.
Following your treatment
Once your Dermapen skin needling treatment is completed, a soothing and moisturizing product or a facial cooling mask or ice water soaked cloth will be applied on the stimulated and red region. Since the skin’s channels are open for a period of time. You will be advised to stay out of the sun and use sunscreen designed for sensitive skin and post cosmetic procedures.
Progress and Healing
Initial healing will include swelling and erythema. You will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than the usual. This is normal and will subside 1 to 2 hours and will normally recover within the same day or within 24 hours.
Post procedure skin care will be prescribed. You will be instructed to avoid sun exposure to the face and not to apply make up on your treatment day. Healing and collagen enhancement will continue for weeks after treatment with results improving continuously if you practice diligent sun protection. You will see your skin rejuvenated, your scars and skin texture improved and your fine wrinkles and abnormal pigmentation reduced.
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