FAQs about Dermapen4™
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DERMAPEN4™ MICRONEEDLING FAQS
What's the recommended treatment schedule?
• Acne: 3 - 4 Sessions | 2 - 3 weeks apart
• Aging/Sun Damage: 4 -6 Sessions | 5 - 8 weeks apart
• Scarring: 4 - 5 Sessions | 6 - 8 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 therapist.
Is the treatment painful?
No. Most clients find that Dermapen4™reatments are relatively painless since extremely fine needles are used and they move very quickly. The process is minimally 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 extremely important in the first 24 hours to avoid sun exposure and to minimise the use of active skincare products. Most people are able to head back to work or normal activities immediately after treatment. Your therapist 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 products containing moisturising ingredients will have been applied as part of your treatment.
Can anybody have Dermapen4™ treatments?
DERMAPEN4™ POST-TREATMENT ADVICE
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 ultraviolet 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
Retinoids, tretinoin, retinol, and retinaldehyde
High levels of Kojic or azelaic acid
Alcohol (including but not limited to) isopropyl alcohol/ de-natured alcohol / rubbing alcohol.