What is Dermapen Treatment?
Dermapen treatment is a cosmetic treatment that provides general healing of the skin. Basically, dermapen treatment provides:
Strengthen sagging skin
Improving skin elasticity.
When the skin absorbs too much sunlight or the skin is too old, the skin’s fibers no longer function optimally. Fibers normally refer to collagen and elastin, which make the skin look soft and elastic. With Dermapen treatment, small holes are opened on the skin at high speed. This is a type of micro needling treatment. This is usually done using a device known by the manufacturer’s brand “dermapen”, hence the name of this treatment. By drilling these holes, the skin is not damaged, on the contrary, it is activated and almost activated. This activation of the skin re-stimulates collagen and elastin. This activating and stimulating effect increases cell regeneration and the skin looks young and elastic again. Dermapen treatment can also be used to reduce pigment spots and (acne) scars.
Who is Dermapen Treatment Suitable For?
Dermapen treatment is suitable for people who want skin improvement or skin rejuvenation. The treatment is also suitable for people with less elastic skin, age spots, (acne) scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, under-eye bags and/or under-eye circles, and large pores. Not every skin is suitable for treatment and whether you are suitable for dermapen treatment is determined by dermatologist consultation. Dermapen treatment is not suitable for pregnant women, lactating women, those who use acne medication, those who have skin problems, those who have excessive scars and those who use Tetracycline, Tretinoin and Roaccutane drugs.
What are the pros and cons of Dermapen Treatment?
Short recovery time.
The treatment can be adapted to the treatment of regional problem areas such as scars, dark circles under the eyes, crow’s feet and neck or chest lines.
Many benefits for skin improvement: Thanks to the production of collagen, wrinkles become less deep, skin tone becomes even, skin becomes firmer and clearer, coarse pores become thinner and scars can fade.
Suitable for all skin tones.
After treatment, the skin is fragile and should be well taken care of.
Swelling and/or redness may occur after treatment.
After treatment, the skin may be itchy, red, and scaly.
Consultation for Dermapen Treatment
Before starting Dermapen treatment, a non-compulsory consultation with a dermatologist and/or clinic of your choice can be planned. Whether this consultation is free or not depends on the doctor and/or clinic. In this consultation, a dermatologist analyzes your skin and determines whether dermapen treatment is right for you. Usually some photos of the skin are also taken to see the difference after the treatment. Then the treatment plan and what should be considered before and after the treatment are explained. Other important issues such as pros and cons are also discussed with you during the consultation.
What Happens During Dermapen Treatment?
Before starting Dermapen treatment, it is determined whether the skin needs to be anesthetized. If you want to use anesthetic, anesthetic cream is applied to the skin. After the anesthetic cream, a hyaluronic acid-based serum will be applied to the skin. This is done so that the dermapen moves easily on the skin and the serum can be easily absorbed into the skin through the channels made. After the serum, it is determined how deeply the needles of the dermapen can penetrate the skin. This differs by skin and is based on previous skin analysis.
During the dermapen treatment, the dermapen is moved with rotating movements on the skin, causing controlled damage to the skin. Treatment is performed with horizontal and vertical strokes on the skin. The needles in the pen almost make small holes in the skin. This may give a stinging sensation, but in general the treatment is not painful. The average treatment time is between 20 minutes and half an hour, but may take longer if the entire face is treated or areas such as cracks and large wounds are treated.
After Care with Dermapen Treatment
When the treatment is over, you can go home immediately. Daily activities can also be done again. The skin itself may feel a little red, hot and sometimes swollen after treatment, but this will go away on its own after a maximum of 72 hours. Sometimes flakes or small sores may also occur. This means that new skin will grow under this skin. It is important not to collect these sores and/or scales. It is not recommended to apply make-up to the skin on the first day after the treatment. In order to accelerate and improve healing, it is useful to pay close attention to your skin after treatment. Also, lubricate your skin well with an SPF factor of 50. It is also important that you do not go to the sauna and/or solarium for 48 hours after the treatment.
What are the Risks and Complications of Dermapen Treatment?
Dermapen treatment is generally safe and has few risks and complications. Possible complications of Dermapen treatment can be infection, swelling, redness or itchy skin. Pigment formation can also occur when the treated skin is exposed to sunlight.
How Long Does Dermapen Treatment Take to Heal?
Recovery time after Dermapen treatment is very short. After treatment, the skin may turn from pink to red. It is also possible for the skin to flake off, slightly crusting, or slightly swollen. This reaction will take about 2 days. After a week, your skin will be completely soothed.
After the treatment, you can continue with your daily activities. Under the heading “After care with Dermapen treatment” you will find what is important after treatment. In short, the skin needs a few days to heal and needs care, but you can start your daily activities again.
When Are the Results of Dermapen Treatment Seen?
In the first days after treatment, the skin is still somewhat swollen, red and scaly, but after that the first results can be seen. You will see real results only after 2 to 4 weeks. It may take several months for collagen production to become optimal and the skin to regenerate completely. Several treatments are required for a lasting and optimal result, but this may vary by skin type and is best recommended by a treating physician. On average, two to four treatments are needed to achieve the desired result. You may think of (acne) scars, fading wrinkles and lines, skin strengthening and regeneration.