Dermapen – Medical Micro Needling available at Faceworks
Did you know you no longer need to suffer needlessly with acne scarring?
One of the latest and greatest advancements in Medical Skin Needling, also known as C.I.T. - Collagen Induction Therapy, Dermapen shows similar results to laser and other resurfacing procedures at significantly lower cost and with much less down time.
It is used primarily as a treatment for acne and chicken pox scars, stretch marks, fine lines & wrinkles and pore minimisation.
For anti-aging purposes it has a superior effect on collagen and elastin rejuvenation. The Micro-Needles painlessly puncture the skin down to the dermis, stimulating the skin’s fibroblasts which lay down collagen - increasing the skins elasticity, and in turn tightening, lifting & rejuvenating the skin.
Dermapen Skin Micro-Needling is now one of the most sought after treatments in the celebrity world and is endorsed by many celebrities including Jennifer Anniston, Kim Kardashian & Angelina Jolie.
Dermapen is recommended to treat:
- Aged Sagging Skin
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Smokers Lines around lips
- Skin Tightening & Rejuvenation
- Large Pores
- Stretch Marks
- Acne Scars
- Surgical Scars
How it works
The Dermapen is a hand-held medical device for clinic use. It has a disposable piece that is inserted into the top of the device that contains many tiny sterile needles. These needles penetrate into the skin at different levels depending on the part of the face, depth of scar or the condition being treated. This causes a micro injury to the skin which is turn causes healing. This healing releases new collagen and elastin and growth factors, which cause the remodelling & breaking down old of collagen and scar tissue.
This micro injury also allows temporary fine channels to be created in the skin. These channels carry up to 80% more topical nutrients for delivery deep within the fibroblasts to feed the underlying cells found in the deeper layers of the skin. This increased and even absorption of the active ingredients used during treatment into the skin creates stimulated repair and faster resurfacing and faster healing results.
After treatment, the thousands of little microscopic needle points in your skin close within the hour. Your skin then initiates a repair and stimulation process that goes on over many weeks, resulting in improved skin texture and fewer fine lines and wrinkles. The Dermapen’s impressive results are backed up by many clinical studies.
Does it hurt?
No, not at all. Prior to your Dermapen treatment, we will remove make-up and deeply cleanse your skin using an antiseptic and apply an anaesthetic cream until your skin is numb. This makes the whole process pain free. You will feel the Dermapen on your skin, so you will feel sensation, but no pain.
How Many Treatments will I need?
Every person is different and the number of treatments needed does vary depending on the condition being treated, but the following are very good guidelines:
- Acne Scarring - 4-6 Treatments, 6 weeks apart.
- Skin Rejuvenation/Collagen Induction - 4-6 Treatments, 4 weeks apart.
- Stretch Marks - Approx. 4-6 Treatments, 6 weeks apart.
What does treatment include?
At Faceworks, Dermapen Skin Micro Needling is a 90 minute treatment with our Aesthetician which includes face cleansing and application of numbing cream – ensuring treatment is completely painless. During the micro-needling procedure itself we select a NeoStrata serum for use appropriate to the skin concern we are treating. We use the Bionic Serum for acne scarring, the Illuminating Serum for pigmentation and skin brightening and the Firming Collagen Booster Serum for superior anti-ageing benifets. The treatment is followed by a post-treatment skin quenching, cooling hyaluronic gel mask, for soothing and relaxing the skin. This also greatly helps with reducing skin redness after the procedure.
What can I expect after treatment?
The treated area will be red for 12-48 hours and your skin may feel warmer and tighter than usual. You should keep your face free of make-up that day. After that the redness can be minimised with a concealer. The skin may flake slightly 2-3 days after the procedure.
How long do the results last?
The results from micro-needling skin remodelling can go on for months after each Dermapen treatment. Results can be seen from one to eight weeks later. Typically you will see results after your first treatment.
Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4-6 treatments when spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. Your skin naturally heals itself every 45 days, so with micro-needling stimulation changes can be effective and ongoing. Full effects of skin tightening might not show until 6months after your last treatment.
Should I Prepare My Skin Before Having A Dermapen Treatment?
For faster recovery times and optimal results we recommend using an effective active treatment cream with Vitamin A and C (such as Dermaceutic C25 Cream ) for a period pre and post treatment to allow your skin to build up the levels of these vitamins needed to optimise healing and repair.
If treating a specific skin condition such as acne, scars or pigmentation, then other pre & post products will be recommended.
We supply a large range of cosmeceutical skincare here at Faceworks and have different products to suit all types of skin concerns.
Dermapen vs Traditional Dermal Rollers?
Traditional dermal rollers have a fixed needle depth. The Dermapen can vary the depth from 0.25 to 2.5 mm so a wider variety of conditions can be treated, making results better. This also makes it easier to treat under the eyes, up the sides of the nose and above the top lip for smokers lines.
The Dermapen has disposable needles with no risk of cross infection. It is less painful and has shorter treatment times with faster recovery times than the dermal roller used at the same depth.
Although the Dermapen is the definite choice for professional treatment in the clinic setting, superficial 0.3 mm dermal rollers as a personal item are specifically beneficial to upkeep and enhance the Dermapen’s treatment results at home in between your professional treatments.
We recommend using a 0.3mm roller (completely painless with no need for numbing cream) at home twice weekly with a selected serum, in between your Dermapen treatments. This treatment promotes collagen stimulation and greatly increases the skin absorption of serums and creams.
What does it cost per treatment?
Each 90 minute session costs €195.00 per treatment.