The Dermapen is an FDA-approved electronic device with tiny, superfine needles on the end of it. The needles roll over your skin, pinning holes in it as they go. They can penetrate the skin up to 2 millimeters, but a typical setting is 1 millimeter. Unlike needle rollers, Dermapen uses a precisely-controlled stamping method to reach a set depth in the skin while minimizing excess damage to the epidermis.
Causing controlled damage to your skin will prompt it to produce collagen, which is the building block of skin. The more collagen you have, the more elastic, less wrinkled and better textured your skin will be.
WHO IS IT GOOD FOR? Anyone with sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles. Also recommended for scarring and stretch marks. It can also stimulate wound healing, as well as generally tighten, lift, and rejuvenate skin. It will improve the overall texture of your skin and help get its “bounce” back.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING YOUR TREATMENT? After a consultation with a R.N. and clearance from a supervising physician, a prescribed numbing cream will be applied to the area to be treated. This anesthetic cream will keep you comfortable during your treatment.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? The cream will remain on for the recommended time of 15-45 minutes. Your skin will then be cleansed and prepared for treatment. Your Image Perfect Laser RN will move the pen over the area, working on it section by section completing 3 passes.
HOW WILL YOU FEEL AFTERWARDS? You’ll be hot, and a bit stingy. Your skin will be quite red and sensitive. The hot feeling will subside in several hours. The next morning you’ll feel tight and dry and still be a little red, like you’ve sat with your face in the sun for a whole day. You can put on make-up to cover the redness, but it will subside by the second day and by the third, you should be back to normal, with the redness gone.
WHAT WILL YOU SEE THEN? Your skin will be clearer after a week. Texture, pigmentation and scarring will begin to improve over 2-4 weeks. The results will continue to get better, with the ultimate results seen in a few months.
TOTAL TIME TAKEN? Together with the numbing cream, about an hour and a half.
HOW DOES IT WORK TECHNICALLY? Dermapen provides unparalleled collagen induction via fractional delivery of micro-needles into the epidermis and dermis. These micro injuries harness the body’s innate ability to re-grow and repair the skin through the physiology of collagen induction.
Dermapen complements other treatment options offered by Image Perfect Laser, including photorejuvenation.