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DermaPen4 - MicroNeedling

Microneedling isn't new, it's also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). It's been used for decades to treat scarring, however, recently it's become more popular due to its effectiveness in treating acne, aging/sun damage, scarring, stretch marks and pigmentation. It works by making superficial punctures on the skin with extremely fine needles to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in order to heal the skin and make it more plump. Best of all, with microneedling, there is minimal downtime so you can go on and enjoy your life.

This is where the Dermapen 4 comes in, it is the most advanced skin needling treatment, which delivers the ultimate in comfortable and effective treatment. This minimally invasive treatment works to lift, tighten and rejuvenate skin. Utilising medical grade skin needling,  the results are being likened to laser resurfacing and Fraxel treatments without the side effects and downtime.

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FAQs

How many treatments are recommended for...
Acne: 3 - 4 Sessions | 2 - 4 Weeks Apart
Aging/Sun Damage: 4 Sessions | 6 Weeks Apart
Scarring: 4 - 5 Sessions | 6 Weeks Apart
Stretch Marks: 4 - 6 Sessions | 6 Weeks Apart
Pigmentation: 3 - 6 Sessions | 2 - 4 Weeks Apart

How long will it take for me to see results?
Typically, you will see results after your first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will become visible after 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 2 - 6 weeks apart). The condition of your skin will continue to improve over the next 6 - 12 months after a course of treatments, especially when combined with the recommended post treatment care from your Aesthetician.

Is the treatment painful?
No. most clients find that Dermapen 4 treatments are relatively painless since extremely fine needles are used and they move very quickly. The process is minamally invasive and can be quite soothing.

Is there any downtime after treatments?
You may experience redness for 12 - 48 hours after the treatment, this will fade. Your skin may also feel a little dry initially but it will become smooth and radiant within a week. It’s important in the first 24 hours to avoid sun exposure and to minimise use of active skin care products. Most people are able to head back to work or normal activities immediately after treatment.

Your  Aesthetician will apply a protective lotion (DP Dermaceuticals Cover Recover) which will reduce this redness with a cooling effect, as well as providing a bit of coverage and sun protection. You won’t need to cleanse or moisturise your skin for the next 12 hours or so, as you’ll have all the products with moisturising ingredients applied already.

POST- TREATMENT PATIENT INFORMATION

During the skin healing process, minor itching, hives, flaking, or redness may appear. If symptoms persist please call your Dermapen practitioner. Do not pick, squeeze or agitate during the recovery period. Please avoid the following activities for up to 2 days following a Dermapen procedure.

  • Direct ultra violet exposure ( sun or solariums)
  • Intensive cardio, exercise or gym regimens
  • Excessively hot showers, bathing, spas  or sauna
  • Spray or self tanning solutions 
  • Swimming in chlorinated pools or the ocean
  • Tattooing (including cosmetic tattooing)
  • Further clinical treatments including but not limited to: microdermabrasion, laser, intense pulsed light (IPL) chemical peels, muscle relaxant injections and dermal fillers should be avoided for up to two weeks.

 

Please avoid the use of skincare products containing any of the following active resurfacing ingredients for up to 5 days following a Dermapen procedure.

  • Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA's) including but not limited to glycolic, lactic or malic acid
  • Beta hydroxy acid (BHA) including saliclic acid
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Retinoids, tretinoin, retinol, and retinaldehyde
  • Hydroquinone
  • High levels of Kojic or azelaic acid
  • Alcohol (including but not limited to) isopropyl alcohol/ de-natured alchol/ rubbing alcohol 

Acne - 4 to 6 Sessions

Acne may be caused by genetics, hormone changes, stress or environmental factors. Microneedling regenerates the affected area by stimulating the production and distribution of collagen and heals the skin to reduce breakouts.

Aging/Sun Damage - 4 Sessions

Microneedling with the DermaPen4 can reduce sagging skin, wrinkles and also fine lines such as frown lines and crow's feet. This results in fimer and plumper skin. Over time, the collagen and elastin in our skin decreases and microneedling can stimulate new collagen and elastin.

Scarring - 4 to 5 Sessions

Scarring is caused by the build up of thick fibrosis tissue that replaces skin after trauma. The DermaPen4  breaks up scar tissue build up from injuries such as burns, trauma, surgeries, acne scarring and more in order to encourage the growth of new smoother skin. 

Stretch Marks - 4 to 6 Sessions

Stretch marks are tears in the connective tissue of skin due to stretching from factors such as weight gain or pregnancies. Microneedling restores the natural contours of the surface of your skin by promoting the regeneration of stretch marks covered skin.

Pigmentation - 3 to 6 Sessions

Pigmentation includes age spots, freckles and uneven skin tone which can by caused by hormonal changes, medication or sun damage. Microneedling renews skin to make it firm and clear by promoting the formation of new collagen and kickstarting the healing process.

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