Skin Needling with Dermapen®

What is Dermapen® treatment?

Dermapen® Skin Needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a common and safe treatment that works by tricking your body into producing an increased amount of collagen and elastin – not only does this help keep your skin healthy but it also repairs and reduces the visibility of fine lines, wrinkles and stretch marks.

Anyone who is familiar with Microneedling will also be familiar with the process of Dermapen® Skin Needling, a treatment which many consider to be an enhanced version of the former. Like Microneedling, Dermapen® treatment utilises a series of very fine, sharp needles to “damage” the dermis layer of your skin. This “damage” is actually beneficial as it promotes the production of collagen and stimulates your skin cells to begin their natural healing process. The result – skin that looks younger, fresher and healthier.

Why should I have Dermapen® treatment?

Dermapen® Skin Needling is a safe, efficient and highly effective treatment that can help people of all ages, shapes, sizes and skin types control and manage their skin conditions. More and more people are choosing this treatment each day as it has demonstrated how effective it is at improving the texture and appearance of the skin, from fine lines and wrinkles to acne, surgical scars and stretch marks.

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The benefits of Dermapen® Treatment do not stop there, we have also had great success in:

  • Reducing the appearance of lip wrinkles
  • Improving skin texture/tone
  • Reducing pore appearance
  • Increasing product absorption
  • Reducing the appearance of superficial facial wrinkles
  • Improving the texture of the skin on the neck
  • Reducing the appearance of acne or trauma scars
  • Reducing the appearance of melasma and pigmentation
  • Improving the texture of the skin on the chest
  • Reducing the appearance of stretch marks
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How does Dermapen® treatment work?

As you get older it is inevitable that your body will age – this process will begin at different times and will affect us all in different ways. Usually, however, you will start to see a visible change in your appearance at some point in your mid-twenties. These changes happen as a result of the body’s inability to produce the same amount of collagen and elastin proteins as it once did. As these are the proteins that are essential in ensuring we have healthy and youthful skin, the reduction in their production also affects our appearance.

Dermapen® treatment is a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure that works to target and treat this reduction or decrease in collagen. The treatment takes between 10 minutes and an hour to carry out, depending on the size and severity of the area being treated.

During your treatment, needles of adjustable length (0.25mm – 2mm) will be run over your skin to damage it and create micro-injuries. These injuries are actually beneficial for you as each wound to your dermis triggers your body to begin the wound-healing response, something which increases the production of collagen and elastin, fills these micro-wounds and helps your skin achieve a brighter and healthier complexion.

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How do I know if Dermapen® is safe and right for me?

When it comes to medical aesthetics, your safety is our top priority. That is why we ask all of our patients to join us for a consultation prior to starting their treatment. Our consultations are available in-clinic or online via Telehealth, a provider of safe and secure virtual medical consultations. During your consultation, we will assess your medical history to ensure that our Dermapen® treatment is safe and suitable for you, as well as provide you with all the information you could possibly need about this treatment, from our expectations through to timescale and post-treatment plans. You can also use this time to ask our medical professionals any questions you may have.

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Dermapen® treatment is a well-received and safe procedure – allergic reactions and side effects are unlikely as no injectables are used, and as a result, there is almost no downtime required and the healing process is quick. Some patients report that their skin often feels irritated after treatment, however, this usually subsides within a few days.

If you are unhappy with the health or appearance of your skin then it is likely that our Dermapen® Skin Needling is a suitable treatment for you. Some patients will see visible results just one week after treatment, however, it can take 4-8 weeks before visible signs of skin regeneration are seen, a process which will continue over the following months, providing gradual enhancement and improvement. A single treatment can produce noticeable results, however, 2-5 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, are often recommended to achieve optimum results.

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Want to find out more about how you can achieve your own unique aesthetic goals with our Dermapen® treatment? Reach out to us here!