What is Dermapen microneedling?
Dermapen microneedling therapy is a simple procedure that uses a hand-controlled device with tiny, shallow needles to puncture your outer layer of skin to create a controlled skin injury. This damage to the skin will stimulate your body to produce new collagen and elastin. The freshly produced collagen will rejuvenate your skin by filling in fine lines, resulting in an overall improvement in the texture and tightness of your skin by removing the wrinkles, scars and stretch marks that can make you look younger as you age.
Additionally, microneedling is not restricted to the face. It can be used on many other areas of the body, such as arms, legs, neck, back, hands and abdomen.
One microneedling session generally takes 30 minutes. At first, your skin will appear a little bit red — similar to a light sunburn, but your skin will return to normal in a couple of days. The natural growth of collagen will not happen instantly as it takes place over weeks and months. This treatment is not designed to be an “instant fix,” but is intended to improve the health of your skin in the long term with the improvements in the skin continuing for a full three months after treatment.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments is predicated on two things: the first being the results you want to achieve, and the second being which part of the body treatment is being performed. For wrinkles or stretch marks, depending on the severity, you may need 4 to 8 microneedling treatments to achieve optimal results. For acne scarring, depending on the depth and severity more treatments may be required.
Please note that all treatments are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to allow the skin to recover. At Chique we use the Dermapen Medical™ which gives greater depth of treatment and maximum results for collagen stimulation. There no treatment benefit in performing the procedure at any greater frequency than recommended, and it also ensures the health and safety of your skin. The risks involved in microneedling treatments are minimal if all the post treatment instructions are followed – including the application of the Synergie Skin Post Treatment Kit which is available for purchase in-clinic. After treatment, you will look badly sunburnt but in most cases this 80 percent of this redness will subside overnight. You may also experience dry and/or flaky skin for a week to two weeks. The skin generally starts looking visibly better from the two week mark, up to three months.
What can skin conditions be treated with Dermapen microneedling?
- Stretch Marks
- Acne Scarring
- Skin Tone
- Fine Lines
- Loose Skin
- Large Pores
Regardless of your skin colour or type, microneedling is the best treatment you can have to make your skin look fresh and younger.
To ensure Chique clients get the very best results, every treatment is infused with healing vitamins appropriate to their skin concerns. This is also known as Mesotherapy.