What is Dermapen™?
Dermapen™ is a medically engineered device that utilizes 12 surgical grade micro-needles to deliver effective skin needling. Dermapen’s™ patented operation incorporates vertical oscillation technology to trigger the skin’s natural healing response. Multiple treatments provide long lasting rejuvenation and correction for face and body skin. I use the advanced Dermapen 3™ Professional medical device.
Does a Dermapen ™ treatment hurt?
There are two types of Dermapen™ treatments. The first type calls for the use of an aesthetic cream to numb the area, to allow for a deeper, more aggressive Dermapen™ treatment. The second type involves using Dermapen™ at a shallower depth, eliminating the need to pre-treat the skin with an aesthetic cream. Depending on the patient’s skin and the type of treatment provided, the skin may appear red and irritated for a few days. Specially formulated creams can be used before and after a Dermapen™ treatment to minimize this effect.
How quickly are results visible?
Visibly rejuvenated skin can generally be seen after just 6-8 days following a procedure, with results further improving over time. A course of Dermapen™ sessions is usually recommended to achieve optimal results; however, improvement is usually noticeable after just one treatment.
What can be expected after Dermapen ™ treatment?
Erythema and redness, severity of which will depend upon the aggressiveness of the performed treatment.
Red or pink hue similar to moderate sunburn may persist. There may be some noticeable swelling on the second day.
Skin may still retain a pink hue, or return to normal colour. Swelling subsides.
Is Dermapen™ safe?
Injections are not a part of a Dermapen™ treatment, so allergic reactions and side-effects are unlikely to occur. The procedure is minimally invasive, which means that there is virtually no downtime and the healing process is quick. Aftercare is also very simple and can be fully administered at home.
Are there any side effects or risks associated with skin needling?
Side effects experienced with Dermapen™ will usually subside within 48 hours. They include erythema, stinging, itching and tightness of the skin.
Can you have the treatment in conjunction with IPL hair and/or rejuvenation settings and what should be the time gap? E.g. if a client has just had hair removal this week with IPL can they have Dermapen ™ needling next week or even the same week?
Not IPL rejuvenation. The client would get scar tissue from a double wound healing response. They could do pigment, but really why would they need to do this when the Dermapen™ provides the versatility? 4 week intervals if they absolutely had to.
What if they have had electrolysis? Is this still okay to use the Dermapen ™?
Again this is fine to use but it is best to let their skin heal for a week or 2 or they will be more sensitive. It shouldn’t be a problem but the pain levels they experience during the treatment may be greater. This of course depends on the electrolysis practitioner because some tend to cause more damage than others to the skin and therefore require more healing time
How many treatments a year can someone have? I understand its every 4-6 weeks between treatments?
6-8 weeks, a course of 4-8 on average. As Dermapen™ results are essentially permanent; it is not like a micro where it must be ongoing.
Should Botox and Fillers users wait 6 weeks before having a Botox treatment?
Clients who have had Botox treatments should ideally wait 2 weeks either side of having Dermapen™ treatment.
“Viktoryia introduced me to skin needling. I was hesitant at first but really wanted to give it a go. I’m so glad I did because my skin has improved dramatically even after one treatment. Ii love skin needling and would like to thank Viktoryia for advising me to go through with it. With support and encouragement, I now have radiant youthful looking skin. Tto all the people who want to get better skin and feel good about yourself, I recommend the Dermapen treatment. I am so happy with the results.”