Dermapen Skin Needling

Dermapen Skin Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy) is an advanced and non-invasive medically-devised clinical treatment that uses microscopic needles to treat a variety of skin conditions ranging from acne, ageing and pigmentation to scarring and stretchmarks. Because it is a non-thermal treatment, Dermapen Skin Needling safely delivers effective and dramatic skin rejuvenation with longer-lasting results for all skin types and colours. Simply put, it is laying down new foundations which help improve the surface skin appearance by giving it a natural and youthful glow.

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It combines a unique spring-loaded disposable needle tip with an automated oscillating wand to create vibrations to provide comfort while the stamp-like motion of the needle creates tiny rejuvenating channels as the device is moved across the skin. Dermapen allows for various speeds and adjustable treatment depths to target with precision multiple skin concerns within the one session. This translates into a more intensive (and less invasive) treatment that is safer and more controlled than other micro-needling devices, thus offering exceptional results with minimum recovery time. Dermapen is as effective as Fractional laser, and for a fraction of the cost delivers a superior effect on collagen and elastin rejuvenation.

To re-build the dermis (deeper layer of the skin), Dermapen Skin Needling accelerates the skins’ own tissue rejuvenation by stimulating collagen and elastin regeneration. Multiple needles create numerous micro channels at specific depths in the skin, triggering the body’s natural wound healing response. This process stimulates fibroblast cells that produce collagen and elastin, encouraging natural skin healing, renewal and repair, helping to restore healthy and youthful skin. Unlike other skin needling methods, Dermapen technology allows for a comfortable procedure which can be completed in about 15 minutes. Due to the pen-like nature of Dermapen, contours and hard-to-reach spots like the under-eye area, brow bone, corners of the nose, upper-lip and under the chin, can all be treated.

Dermapen Skin Needling is very versatile and can be used to successfully treat a wide variety of skin concerns, either directly or as a booster for complementary therapies (Super-Charged Combination Therapy):

Acne
  • Acne (incl. blackheads, whiteheads, congested skin and milia)
  • Acne Scarring
  • Open / Enlarged Pores
Ageing
  • Ageing incl. Thin / Fine Skin
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles / Crows Feet / Smokers Lines
  • Loss of Facial Volume
  • Saggy Skin / Loss of Firmness and Elasticity
  • Sun Damage
  • Dull / Life-Less / Dry / Dehydrated Skin
  • Uneven Skin Texture / Enlarged Pores
  • Keratosis Pilaris (Chicken Skin)
Pigmentation
  • Age / Sun Spots
  • Freckles
  • Pigmentation
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Blotches / Blemishes
  • Melasma
Scarring
  • Scars (incl. burns, acne, keloid and post-operative/surgical scars)
  • Stretch Marks (Striae) – Red and mature stretch marks (from pregnancy, weight gain and bodybuilding)
Sensitivity
  • Broken Capillaries and Spider Veins
  • Sensitive / Reactive / Compromised / Problematic Skin
  • Rosacea and Vascular Redness / Sunburn

Dermpen Skin Needling is a safe, advanced and clinically-proven skin re-building and collagen-restoring treatment. It successfully addresses a number of skin concerns and the benefits include:

Acne
  • Reduces and improves Acne (incl. blackheads, whiteheads, congested skin and milia)
  • Refines and reduces Acne Scarring
  • Refines Open or Enlarged Pores reducing pore size
Ageing
  • Lifts, tightens and rejuvenates the skin
  • Reduces the appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Strengthens the skin structure by thickening the dermis thereby restoring collagen volume and density – for a firm, plump and tight skin
  • Re-volumises and re-densifies Thin Fine skin, giving it a fresh, healthy and youthful glowing appearance
  • Repairs and rejuvenates Sun Damaged skin
  • Rejuvenates the skin for a clearer, brighter, radiant and youthful complexion
  • Stimulates collagen synthesis and production, restoring skin elasticity and smoothness
  • Increases skincare product efficiency and effectiveness, by enhancing faster and deeper penetration and performance of skin actives serums and moisturer into the skin
  • Refreshes and rejuvenates Dull / Life-Less / Dry / Dehydrated Skin
  • Smoothes and refines Uneven Skin Texture / Enlarged Pores
Pigmentation
  • Reduces the appearance of Age or Sun Spots
  • Reduces Pigmentation
  • Improves the appearance of Freckles
  • Lightens, Brightens and Evens out the Skin Tone
Scarring
  • Reduces and improves the appearance of Scarring (incl. burns, acne, keloid and post-operative scars) by breaking down existing scar tissue
  • Reduces and improves Stretch Marks (red and mature marks – whether gained from pregnancy, weight gain or bodybuilding)
Sensitivity
  • Minimises and in some cases eliminates Broken Capillaries and Spider Veins
  • Reduces Rosacea and Vascular Redness
Further benefits of Dermapen Skin Needling include:
  • Safe, gentle and non-invasive
  • Minimal discomfort and downtime
  • Suitable for all skin colours and types including darker skins, allowing the treatment to be adjusted to sensitivity
  • Quick and easy treatments, with no anaesthesia required
  • Naturally stimulates your body’s own healing response
  • Works synergistically with complementary treatments as part of a Super-Charged Combination Therapy, delivering exceptional and dramatic results that are superior, more effective, targeted, faster-acting and longer-lasting
  • Can be had on any part of the body
  • A natural alternative to surgery at a fraction of the cost

While Dermapen Skin Needling is safe and non-invasive, it is not recommended for pregnant women, lactating mothers, people with open lesions and contagious diseases. This will be determined by your clinician during your initial skin consultation.

Dermapen technology features an oscillating motor to dissipate the skin’s nerve receptors, allowing for effortless facial needling with minimal discomfort, side-effects or down time. The skin’s integrity is never compromised. After the treatment, the skin will feel warm and slightly tight, similarly to a sunburn sensation – this will progressively reduce over the next 2 days.

The appearance of petechiae or small blood blisters is common and perfectly normal around areas of thinner skin (especially around the crow’s feet and under-eyes) and usually disappear within 2 – 3 days. This may be accompanied by a feeling of tightness and some flaking as new skin cells generate and the redundant cells flake off. To increase comfort, we advise on the application of recommended home care and the use of sunscreen during the day. We apply mineral make-up immediately after the treatment to conceal any redness and calm the skin.

Please note: We avoid treating any areas which have been cosmetically tattooed.

Results may be seen after just one treatment however this may vary with individual skin condition. The best results become visible 6 – 8 weeks after the treatment, when the skin’s collagen starts to mature and remodel. Skin tone and texture will continue to improve drastically over the following months, depending on what has been treated.

A significant improvement will be noticeable after a series of treatments which result in firmer and smoother skin, even skin texture and tone, improved scarring and stretch marks, reduced pigmentation and sun damage, improved acne, and reduced fine lines and wrinkles. Results become increasingly visible over a period of 12 months as the deeper layers of the skin rise to the surface.

The number of treatments depends upon your need for optimum results. To obtain the best, long-lasting and visible results, a series of treatments is required, especially if the skin concern is deep-rooted. Providing progressive and cumulative stimulation to the skin is the key to achieving the most effective and long-lasting results. As a general guide:

  • Visible improvement: 2 – 4 weeks post-procedure, as needling triggers the skin’s natural healing response.
  • Facial Rejuvenation / General Ageing / Fine Lines and Wrinkles: 4 – 8 treatments at intervals of 4 – 6 weeks.
  • Acne Scarring: 6 – 10 treatments at intervals of 6 – 8 weeks.
  • Stretch Marks and other Scarring: 8 – 10 treatments at intervals of 8 weeks.

In your initial skin consultation, we will analyse your skin concerns and then recommend the best course of action.

Minimal, as the skin’s integrity is never compromised. After the treatment, some redness and sensitivity is quite normal, and will settle within a few hours as the skin fades from redness to a pinkish appearance. The skin may feel dry and tight, which is due to the natural skin regeneration process (collagen formation). Most people find their skin returns to normal within 12 – 24 hours (in some rare cases 48 hours), with petechiae (small blood blisters) disappearing entirely.

Immediately after the treatment, we apply non-occlusive mineral make-up to conceal any redness. To increase comfort and reduce inflammation, we recommend the application of a repair or calming serum and a good-quality hydrating moisturiser rich in antioxidants, followed by sunscreen during the day.

The results of a Dermapen Skin Needling treatment are long-lasting although you may require regular maintenance every 6 months, depending on your individual skin condition. As the skin’s collagen regenerates and matures, you will find the results keep on improving for 18 months to 2 years after a series of treatments.

The condition of the skin and individual lifestyle including diet, exercise and regular skincare routine play an important part in extending the longevity of results. Post-treatment homecare serums are highly recommended, as well as keeping the body well hydrated with 1 – 2 litres of water daily.

On their own, all of our treatments deliver effective results. When combined in a complementary multi-treatment program (Super-Charged Combination Therapy), they work at different levels within your skin to deliver visibly superior, more effective, targeted and longer-lasting results.

To ensure the best results, you must follow the correct Pre and Post-Care instructions.

Dermapen Face Lift (incl. Scalp, Face, Neck, Décolletage, and Hands (incl.customised Meso-glide and Mask)$650
Face, Neck and Décolletage (incl. customised Meso-glide and Mask) $550
Face and Neck (incl. customised Meso-glide and Mask) $450
Face (incl. customised Meso-glide and Mask) $350
Neck $200
Décolletage$200