Dermapen Skin Needling

Skin Needling With Dermapen.

Dermapen is the latest skin needling treatment for acne scarring and facial rejuvenation. acne scar treatment with dermapen

The original skin needling was with dermal rollers. Dermapen gives a more precise treatment with accurate dermal penetration.
The Dermapen is best for treating early mild to moderate acne scars. It is considered an entry level treatment. eMatrix or fractional laser resurfacing produce superior results.

The advantage of skin needling is that it provides a cost effective treatment. The treatments start from $240 in a package. Meaning it is more affordable than both laser and radiofrequency resurfacing.
Our Dermal therapist Jeanette is very experienced at skin needling. It can be combined with other treatments to optimise results.

The first step is to book a free consultation with Jeanette to assess you face and determine an affordable treatment approach.

Dermapen Skin Needling Quick Facts.

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  • 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
  • Dermapen are affordable starting at 240 per treatment in a package.

    Skin Needling can be combined with other treatments to achieve superior scar revision results.

    How Does Dermapen Skin Needling Improve Acne Scars?

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    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.
    The Dermapen evolved from these, providing precise penetration to the dermis up to 2.5mm.
    Skin needling works by creating multiple pin point wounds into the skin. The surface seals and heals quickly. The real work happens under the skin. The needling helps break down acne scar, releasing growth factors that cause new collagen and elastin to be laid down. This new collagen effectively fills under the area depressed from the scar.
    There is personal a dermapen that can be used at home. However our in clinic procedure used a Medical grade machine to give superior penetration and results.

    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 240 per session compared to 4000 for laser resurfacing.
    • Low risk of side effects and complications
    • Can be used on all skin types.

    Dermapen vs Dermal Rollers

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    Skin needling was first introduced using dermal rollers. It was observed that needling of scar tissue reduced acne scars. This gives a healthier skin surface. Skin needling with dermal rollers revolutionised acne scar treatment. The Dermapen gave a further advance in treatment of acne scars. The dermapen gives a precise depth of penetration without skin damage.

    What Can Be Treated With Dermapen?

    Dermapen skin needling is most commonly used for acne scars however it also treats.
    • Skin texture concerns, fine lines& wrinkles, enlarged pores, sun damaged skin
    • Stretch marks 20% improvement can be expected over 4 treatments, this is greater with addition of vitamin A
    • Chicken pox scars
    • Anybody 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 healthy collagen to plump the areas under the scars.
    Skin needling achieves this by physically breaking down the scar, causing release of growth factors which stimulates new healthy collagen production.

    What To Expect From Dermapen Treatment.

    We offer a free consultation with our therapists. Jeanette is our most experienced dermal therapist and passionate about skin needling and understands combining treatments to achieve optimum results. She will assess if you are suitable for the treatment and if your acne scarring is suitable.

  • You will need to come in 45 minutes before your treatment to have numbing cream applied.
  • Before photos will be taken and you will need to sign a consent.
  • The numbing cream is applied. This is a prescription numbing gel we have formulated for medical treatments.
  • The treatment itself.

    Our therapist selects the depth of penetration and treatment intensity. By this stage you should be very numb. Jeanette will work with you and your tolerance. The idea is to give maximum treatment with maximum comfort.

  • The treatment takes 10- 20 minutes to perform.
  • After treatment we apply an occlusive cream to your skin which you will need for the next 24- 48 hours.
  • WE ask you not to apply makeup for the first 24 hours
  • no active skin ingredients for 5 days after treatment.
  • Jeanette will go through this with you at your treatment.

    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. Three Zovirax tablets can be bought over the counter and cost around $25.
  • Bruising is very 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 295

    Who Performs The Dermapen Skin Needling?

    Our Dermal therapist performs that majority of our skin needling. Jeanette has extensive experience in Dermapen skin needling and understands optimising treatment, and treatment combinations to achieve the best results.

    Jeanette offers a free consultation and no referral is necessary.
    Dermapen is designed to be an entry level affordable treatment.

    Dermapen Skin Needling vs eMatrix radiofrequency.

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    Dermapen skin needling is a treatment that stimulates your skins natural healing to reduce acne scars. In our practice we now use
    eMatrix gives superior results. It works quicker, is less painful and costs the same as dermapen.

    The eMatrix is fast replacing both of these older technologies. eMatrix uses radiofrequency to target the dermal layer under acne scarring. This results in more collagen repair. The results from eMatrix is faster and more comfortable than skin needling. eMatrix provides superior results for acne scar treatment with fewer treatments.

    Cost Of eMatrix vs Dermapen Skin Needling?

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    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 required.

    Is Dermapen Skin Needling Or eMatrix Acne Scar Treatment Best For You?

    Your skin is in good hands at SkinRevision. We offer you a free assessment with our experienced Cosmetic Doctors,  Nurses & Dermal Therapists.

    3 Ways To Get More Information.

    Call Us On 3350 5447 For A Free Consultation.
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    Dr Jo Turner started Skin Revision in 2006 as the first Cosmetic Clinic in Chermside, North Brisbane. In our 10th year, SkinRevision now has a team of Doctors, Nurses, Therapists and reception staff.

    One Comment Published

    written on 23 April 2013 -

    Pretty nice post.
    And useful information about the Dermapen skin needling.

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