Dermapen micro-needling uses a small dermatology treatment device (the dermapen), for a micro-needling procedure which has the capability to effectively address skin problems such as ageing, fine lines, stretch marks and acne scars.
The dermapen derives its name from the word ‘dermatology’ and a ‘pen’, which it resembles in appearance. The dermapen micro-needling treatment is able to achieve skin which is tighter, brighter and refreshed.
In this blog, we take a look at how dermapen micro-needling works, ask who is suitable for the procedure, and answer frequently asked questions about the treatment.
What is dermapen micro-needling?
Dermapen is the industry-leading microneedling device, which works as a skin repair treatment to significantly improve the appearance of large pores, fine lines and is an effective acne scar treatment. It can also be an excellent tool to tighten loose skin after weight loss.
It uses tiny needles attached to a pen device to gently puncture the skin, causing a series of traumatic punctures. The skin responds to this by naturally producing collagen and elastin to repair itself.
The collagen and elastin created by micro-needling work to smooth and firm the skin, plumping out deep lines and improving the indented or red appearance of stretch marks or scars making it a popular acne scar treatment.
How does dermapen micro-needling work?
Like traditional Chinese acupuncture therapy, dermapen micro-needling works by puncturing the top layer of skin to promote healing. Unlike acupuncture, the aim of micro-needling is to improve the appearance of skin, rather than reduce any pain.
A dermapen consists of 12 needles which are used to pierce the skin. Due to their special design, the needles slightly rotate and effectively open up pores and puncture the top layer of skin.
It is important that the pen pierces the skin as this is what triggers skin rejuvenation. When an individual cuts or hurts themselves, the skin will repair itself by generating collagen and elastin, which stimulates growth. Applying this same principle to dermapen micro-needling, the skin will increase elastin and collagen production to treat the pierced skin. To a certain extent, micro-needling tricks the skin into healing itself, leaving the skin refreshed and rejuvenated.