Dermapen Skin Needling Treatment
Dermapen Skin Needling (Fractional skin tightening)
- Full Face $250
- Full Face with Neck $295
- Eye area only $150
- Upper Lip and “Smile Lines” $150
- Forehead only $150
Area of treatment
- Wrinkles on the face, neck, hands or body
- Stretch marks
- Scars from surgeries or injuries
- Scars from chicken pox or acne
Why choose Dermapen Skin Needling?
Skin needling, or collagen induction therapy, is a unique process which stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. Using a sterile needle grouping, the technician gently inserts the needle into the epidermis and top layer of the dermis, signaling the brain to send collagen to the injured site for repair. This signal creates an abundance of collagen, thus plumping up the injured area and creating a softer, subtler appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and other depressed areas.
How long has skin needling been around?
Skin needling has been around since the early 90’s. More recently, prominent South African Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Des Fernandes delivered a medical report about his results with skin needling, which showed improved collagen production, scarring, texture and ageing. The report called “Percutaneous Collagen Induction Therapy: an Alternative Treament for Scars, Wrinkles and Skin Elasticity,” was published in Journal of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery in 2008 and, in a study of 480 patients, showed significant effectiveness of “skin needling” in treating wrinkles and scars without the tissue damage and scarring frequently observed with laser treatments and chemical peels.
How does skin needling compare to laser?
Needling stimulates the effects of those from laser resurfacing and laser fraxel, but without the risk of injury or damage to the epidermis. It is also much more economical and long lasting.
Is skin needling the same as Dermarollers?
It has some similarities, but skin needling with a machine which is performed by a professional, is much more effective since the technician can target the specific areas.
Is skin needling a replacement for fillers?
Yes, skin needling is a natural alternative to synthetic collagen fillers. To look your best, we recommend clients consider having Botox to paralyze their muscles and therefore enhance the skin needling results.
What kind of recovery should I expect?
The area should not be exposed to the sun, tanning bed, heat, hot water or sauna for 5-7 days. It is extremely important to protect your skin with at least SPF 30 at all times. The skin will appear to have red ‘cat scratches’ for a few days following each session. Mineral makeup can be worn the day after the needling application. The treated areas should be kept moist with A& D or like product 3-7+ days post treatment or until the scabs fall off.
What long term results will I get?
Most people see results within the first few days of each treatment and continue to see results up to 3 months post treatment. Results can last for years. Individual results vary as each body’s regeneration is unique. The daily use of topical products such as; Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamins C & E and/or 25% Hyaluronic Facial Enhancer will help boost collagen and regenerate the tissue after each needling session.
Is there a certain scar it won’t work on?
It won’t work on keloids, dark or red scars. Also, the scar must be a minimum of 6 months old.
How many sessions are needed?
The treatment usually requires 4-5 sessions in 6-8 week intervals.
Is it painful?
The procedures are semi-invasive. A topical anesthetic is applied to the area prior to the treatment. Most clients feel very little discomfort, if any at all.