Dermapen Skin Needling

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For acne scars, deeper wrinkles and for general rejuvenation, we are seeing great results with a combination treatment alternating between the new Dermapen treatment and a combination of carboxytherapy and our popular Laser Genesis rejuvenation treatment. 6 to 8 treatments alternating between the two are needed for optimal results.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1Are Dermapen treatments available at all Body Renewal branches?
  • 2What is the Dermapen treatment?
  • 3How does Dermapen™ Skin needling work?
  • 4How long does the new collagen last?
  • 5When should one start Dermapen™ Skin Needling treatments for anti-ageing?
  • 6What are the typical areas that are treated?
  • 7What to expect after the Dermapen Skin Needling procedure?
  • 8What are the advantages of Dermapen™ Skin Needling over other resurfacing procedures?
  • 9Can this be combined with other procedures?
  • 10Is Dermapen Skin Needling safe?
  • 11What to expect during your Dermapen Treatment:
  • 12Can all skin types be treated?

Dermapen treatments available in Johannesburg at the Rivonia, Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Sandton, Fourways, and Illovo, as well as Pretoria in Irene and Brooklyn. In the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Willowbridge branches and KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest.

The Dermapen uses multiple needles that pierce the skin vertically with minimal pain compared to traditional Dermaroller rejuvenation. The Dermapen skin rejuvenation treatment has great results and there appears to be much less epidermal damage. The automatic, high speed vibrating function of the Dermapen increases the effectiveness of the treatment by rapidly creating multiple insertions, quickly and clinically, dramatically reducing pain and discomfort for the patient.

The concept of skin needling is based on the skin's ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns and other abrasions. Immediately after an injury occurs our skin destroys old damaged tissue such as acne scarring and wrinkles and replaces it with new fresh healthy collagen. Skin needling allows for controlled induction of the skin's self repair mechanism by creating micro "injuries" in the skin which triggers a whole cascade of events that results in new collagen synthesis. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin down the line. A great treatment for all skin types especially patients with acne scarring, enlarged pores and moderate to severe wrinkling.

Skin needling procedures are performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of the sterile DermaPen needle head. The procedure is normally completed within 30 minutes for the entire face and neck and up to 60 minutes for the body depending on the size of the problem area. A great treatment for stretch marks and sagging/crepey skin. Before the procedure commences a topical anaesthetic or local block is applied to the client's skin to ensure a virtually painless experience. During the treatment, the practitioner gently moves the DermaPen over the client's skin to create miniscule sub-cutaneous channels.This is perceived by the body as a "mini wound" which stimulates the release of growth factors that trigger the production of collagen and elastin, all part of the healing process. This new fresh collagen remodels over time and thus one can expect moderate skin tightening of the treated area down the line. Sagging skin, stretch marks, pores and acne scars are all improved.

The process of Dermapen micro-needling skin remodeling can go on for months after each Dermapen treatment and the results are accumulative. Initial results can be seen within 14 days, best results will be sen after 3-6 months.

The good news is that the latest treatments such as Dermapen Skin Needling are more effective than ever and treatments should be started sooner when the skin has a much greater ability to rejuvenate. If wrinkles are left and they become ingrained and scar like they are much more difficult to treat. Also a great idea to start treatments to prevent the dreaded sagging that takes place with ageing around the brow, jawline and neck.

Dermapen Skin Needling is a novel way to treat: fine lines and wrinkles around eyes, mouth, cheeks, neck and décolleté. Other areas of the body can also be treated such as the abdomen, back of the hands and arms. All forms of acne scars, most surgical scars including facelift scars, abdominal scars, breast augmentation or reduction scars, post liposuction scars, orthopedic scars, stretch marks and burn contracture scars can safely be treated. In addition stretch marks on the breasts and body and loose body skin are also safely treated.

The typical areas treated with Dermapen are for full face for skin rejuvenation. At Skin Renewal the Dermapen is used on more difficult problems such as acne scarring and deep, ingrained wrinkles around the mouth, pores and surgical scars. The only type of scars that the Dermapen would not have a positive result on is keloidal scar tissue. Dermapen Skin Needling cannot be on any active inflammatory condition including active acne.

There is minimal downtime after this treatment and you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the procedure. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment as at Skin Renewal we apply a breathable healing camouflage such as Lycogel which seals the skin and covers any redness.

  • New needles are used at each treatment; these are disposable needles eliminate the risk of cross contamination.
  • Needles are injected perpendicular to the skin instead of rolling in at an angle.
  • Induces more micro injections per square centimeter.
  • Needle adjustments from 0.5 mm - 2.5 mm allows for treatments tailored to individual patient needs.
  • More controlled and uniform treatment giving more consistent results.
  • Less pain and redness for patient.
  • Ability to treat hard to reach areas such around the nose and eyes.
  • For treatment of: wrinkles, smoker's lines around the lips, skin tightening and rejuvenation, large pores, stretchmarks, scars and surgical scars.

Dermapen Skin Needling can be combined at a later stage with other non invasive procedures such as Laser Genesis, Botox, Fillers, superficial peels, Pearl™, IPL, Transdermal Mesotherapy and other non ablative laser procedures such as 3D Skin Rejuvenation™. These other procedures usually address different problems of ageing such as dull complexion, pigmentation, sagging of jowls, forehead and flabby necks. Combined procedures usually give superior results.

On the body Dermapen Skin Needling can also be combined with Carboxytherapy, Titan, Laser Genesis, Transdermal Mesotherapy and Radiofrequency for conditions such as stretchmarks, scarring, post pregnancy abdomen and loose/lax skin.

Yes, Dermapen Skin Needling is a safe treatment, when performed in the right conditions by a trained and experienced Medical Doctor.

One hour before the treatment a local numbing agent is applied to the area making the procedure with the cosmetic Dermapen almost painless. The needle only penetrates through the epidermis and does not remove it thus the skin's natural protective barrier remains intact. The pierced epidermis rapidly heals in a matter of hours. After the procedure, the treated skin has the appearance of moderate sunburn which improves over the next 24 to 48 hours. Breathable make up can be worn immediately after the treatment.

Dermapen Skin Needling can be safely performed on all skin colours and types. Used with extreme caution in dark skintypes.

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