Skin Needling With Dermapen.
Dermapen is a skin needling treatment for acne scarring and facial rejuvenation.
The original skin needling was with dermal rollers. Dermapen gives a more accurate dermal penetration.
It is best for treating early mild to moderate acne scars. eMatrix or fractional laser resurfacing are alternatives for treating acne scarring.
Dermapen Skin Needling Quick Facts.
Needling works by breaking down acne scar and stimulating new collagen to fill under scarred areas.
Dermapen skin needling is non-laser fractional resurfacing
Skin needling can be used in all skin types (light to dark)
No referral is required, you can book in for a free assessment.
Skin needling works by remodelling collagen under the acne scars
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How Does Dermapen Skin Needling Improve Acne Scars?
Skin needling was first introduced to cosmetic medicine over 10 years ago. The original dermal rollers provided the first non-laser treatment for acne scars.
Skin needling works by creating multiple pin point wounds into the skin.
The surface seals and heals quickly.
The healing then happens under the skin.
The needling helps break down acne scar
Growth factors are released that cause new collagen to be laid down.
The Dermapen evolved from these, providing precise penetration to the dermis up to 2.5mm.
Dermapen Vs Laser For Acne Scars.
Lasers can achieve superior results with acne scarring and a better treatment for old and severe scarring.
The advantages of dermapen skin needling are:
• Less downtime
• Costs much less from 330 per session.
• Can be used on all skin types.
What Can Be Treated With Dermapen?
Dermapen skin needling is most commonly used for acne scars however it can also be used in treatment of:
• Skin texture concerns, fine lines& wrinkles, enlarged pores, sun damaged skin
• Stretch marks
• Chicken pox scars
• Any body or face scar.
How Does Dermapen Skin Needling Reduce Acne Scarring?
To remodel any scar you need:
Firstly to break down the areas of scar collagen and
Secondly to stimulate new collagen to repair the areas under the scars.
Skin needling achieves this by physically breaking down the scar, causing release of growth factors which stimulates new collagen production.
What To Expect After Dermapen Skin Needling.
• There will be redness and swelling that generally last 1-2 days after treatment. Some people with more sensitive skin or with a tendency to swelling this can last longer.
• Bruising is rare but occasionally does occur and can take up to 7 days to subside.
• 3-5 days after the treatment there can be flaking or peeling of the skin, depending on the depth of needling.
The surface of your skin seals and heals really quickly, after about a week your skin is pretty much back to normal. Under the skin the process of collagen remodelling starts. This peaks at 12 weeks.
How Much Improvement Can I Expect With Skin Needling?
The results of skin needling are progressive over several treatments.
Generally 3- 6 treatments are recommended in a package, spaced 6 weeks apart.
The number of treatments depends on your response to treatments.
The results are individual and can depend on factors such as your general skin health as well as your intake of fresh fruit & vegetables. Taking Vitamin C & Zinc before treatment can improve results.
What can you do to improve the outcome?
Start on prescription Vitamin A cream at least 2 weeks prior to treatment.
Eat healthy diet with fresh fruit & vegetables.
Consider taking Vitamin c & Zinc while you are receiving treatment.
What Are The Side Effects Of Dermapen Skin Needling?
Side effects from skin needling are rare but can include:
Infection. If you have history of cold sores we ask you to take prophylaxis beforehand.
Bruising is rare, this can be lessened by taking arnica before if you have a tendency to bruising, or use of Hirudoid cream once the skin has healed. (after 5 days)
Prolonged/delayed swelling is very rare. Swelling can be treated with anti-histamine.
Depigmentation or hyperpigmentation is also very rare, but can occur.
If there are unexpected outcomes after treatment it is important to call us.
How Much Does Dermapen Skin Needling Cost?
Dermapen small area – both cheeks costs 240
Dermapen Skin Needling large areas costs 330
Dermapen Skin Needling vs eMatrix radiofrequency.
Dermapen skin needling is a treatment that stimulates your skins natural healing to reduce acne scars. In our practice we now mainly use
eMatrix a sublative radiofrequency for treatment of acne scars. This costs the same as dermapen treatment.
eMatrix uses radiofrequency to target the dermal layer under acne scarring. This results in more collagen repair.
Cost Of eMatrix vs Dermapen Skin Needling?
eMatrix costs $330 per treatment. Generally 4 treatments are all that is required. (Some people do require more). The overall cost of eMatrix is about the same as Dermapen Skin Needling. However the results are faster and less treatments are generally required.
Is Dermapen Skin Needling Or eMatrix Acne Scar Treatment Best For You?
We offer you a free assessment with our experienced Cosmetic Doctors, Nurses & Dermal Therapists. We will assess you skin and be able to discuss your treatment options.