What is Dermapen?
Dermapen is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical micro-needling treatment. This procedure involves the use of an automated medical device containing multiple fine needles, which create micro punctures in the skin that stimulate circulation and natural collagen production in the area.
This treatment can improve the appearance of scars, acne, scarring, stretch marks, and wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin.
Benefits of Dermapen
Dermapen treatment has become a trusted and popular treatment offering many benefits such as:
- Minimal discomfort and pain during the procedure.
- It can be applied to a variety of skin types.
- Short recovery time.
- Improves skin texture and tone.
- Can stimulate hair growth.
- Stimulates the growth of new skin cells.
- It is a safe procedure.
The use of Dermapen to treat hair loss can be an effective solution for those who are dealing with this common issue.
The micro-injuries created in the scalp with the Dermapen tool stimulate the creation of new stem cells in the hair follicles leading to hair growth.
You must discuss this with your health professional to determine if this is an adequate treatment for your case.
Platelet-rich plasma injection are a concentration of the patient’s own platelets to speed wound healing process.
The use of PRP in a Dermapen treatment can improve healing and boost the effects of Dermapen, helping to achieve the desired results faster.
Before the procedure takes place, your skin will be examined, you doctor will also review your health history and discuss what you want to achieve with the procedure.
When the day of the procedure comes, firstly, your doctor will clean your skin and apply a numbing cream, this might be done approximately 30 minutes before starting so the cream can take effect.
The next step is to begin the procedure; your doctor will use the Dermapen and pass it slowly across the targeted area. You might feel warmth and a scratching sensation when the tool is passing through your skin.
During the procedure, you might experience a little bleeding, but this is normal.
The procedure will take from 15 minutes to over an hour to be completed, this will depend on the size of the targeted area.
You will be able to go home once the procedure is done. There might be some redness and swelling for a few days but applying an ice pack can help to reduce these effects. It is highly recommended to avoid the sun until your skin heals.
Who is candidate for Dermapen?
Although this procedure is safe for many skin types, you might NOT be a candidate for Dermapen if you:
- Have skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema.
- Have open wounds or active acne.
- Have a history of scars.
If you’re pregnant you first talk to your doctor to discuss if it’s a safe procedure for you.