Nobody has ever complained about having beautiful skin. In fact, beautiful skin looks great on anyone. Your appearance, more so your skin, is one of the greatest self-esteem boosters, regardless if you are a woman or a man, but mostly if you are a woman. There are certain skin concerns, big or small, that can put a downer on one’s self-esteem, at least before they’ve discovered skin rejuvenation with Dermapen. These said skin concerns can include, but not limited to:
- Large or open pores on your face
- Acne scars and superficial/small burn scars
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Uneven skin tone
- Hair loss due to a number of reasons
What is Dermapen?
Dermapen is a patented pen-like device that comes outfitted with 12 tiny needles. The device works by puncturing the outer and inner layers of the skin in order to create micro-injuries, which when they heal, enhance the regeneration of collagen and elastin (keep reading for more on this). The name dermapen is derived from two words – dermatology and pen – which is the physical appearance of the device. This dermapen is used to solve skin concerns, like the ones mentioned above, and therefore achieve a brighter, tighter and more rejuvenated skin.
How Dermapen Technique Works
As mentioned, the Dermapen device contains twelve needles which cause micro-injuries to the skin. It gently punctures the top layer of the skin (epidermis) and the inner layer of the skin (the dermis), deluding it into thinking that it is traumatized and therefore producing new collagen tissues and elastin. These collagen and elastin encourage the body to heal naturally and results in making the skin smooth, plump, firm and rejuvenated.
Pre-procedure Guidelines for Dermapen
Dermapen treatment should be performed by a registered and well-trained doctor, plastic surgeon or dermatologist, for the purpose of safety and excellence in the procedure. The doctor will give you a consultation, assess your skin condition and then advice on how many sessions are required to bring about a positive and visible outcome.
For the best outcome, a skin care treatment that removes dead skin cells and debri from the upper layer of the skin is also recommended. This can be done on the same day of the procedure at the clinic.
The Procedure – Dermapen
Before the Dermapen procedure begins, the skin is cleansed in detail, then a topical anesthesia is dispensed on the skin 30 minutes prior. A hyaluronic acid gel is applied to the skin to reduce friction. The pen is held vertically on its right position then a small motor is switched on inside the pen. This will cause the needles to prick the skin rapidly as they rotate and open the pores, puncturing the outermost layer in order to generate the collagen tissues and elastin which enhance the growth of new skin cells.
How Long is a Dermapen Procedure?
The Dermapen procedure, which is definitely non-surgical, takes an average of 20 minutes, with the additional 30 minutes of waiting for the numbing cream to take effect. After the procedure, you can resume work immediately after as there is no downtime or recovery time. The mild swelling and the redness will go down within 24 hours. The recommended number of treatment sessions in order to see optimal results are three to six sessions.
Benefits of Dermapen Treatment
- Reduces scarring, stretch marks and minimizes wrinkles and fine lines
- By puncturing the dermis and epidermis, it results in skin renewal, replacing old skin cells with new ones
- The skin is tightened
- This skin rejuvenation technique has no down time as the patient can get back to his or her routine immediately after the treatment
What Are the Side Effects of Dermapen?
The side effects are minimal and bearable as they do not last more than 2 days. The skin tends to turn red as the pricks are being made by the derma pen tool. There is a slight discomfort feeling and the skin becomes warm and prickly. The skin then feels dry and tight after the procedure.
Post Procedure Guidelines After Dermapen Treatment
- Do not wash the face or apply any products, as the skin should remain dry for 6 hours after the treatment
- Avoid stimulating medications such as glycolic acid or vitamin A for up to 7 days
- A hyaluronic serum is recommended after 6 hours treatment to hydrate the skin
- 48 hours after the treatment you are recommended to apply another copper peptide serum to reduce inflammation and enhance healing process
- Direct sunlight should be avoided for approximately a week after the treatment and one can apply sunscreen if you want to go out
Who is the Ideal Candidate Dermapen?
Dermapen is a less invasive procedure thus considered to be a very suitable treatment as it has no severe side effects, hence it can be done on virtually anyone with the aforementioned skin concerns. Patients who are under acne medication should seek advice from the doctor before undergoing the treatment.
What is the Cost for Dermapen?
Dermapen procedure cost varies with the size of the area being treated, the number of issues to be solved, the number of recommended treatment sessions, and the qualification of the doctor as well as his/her experience.
At Aesthetics by Kings College Hospital Dubai, we have the leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists in the region who are German, UK and European-trained and board-certified and focus on the safety and care of every patient in a compassionate environment with state-of-the-art facilities. To book a consultation, get in touch using the contact details given, and one of our patient-care staff will book an appointment for you.