Dermapen is here! What is it and should you try it?
Dermapen™ has arrived at Celcius and we couldn't be more excited! Many of our clients have been asking us what it is and what it is used for, so here is a breakdown of Dermapen™ and the skin concerns and conditions it can be used to treat.
To celebrate the arrival of Dermapen™ we have a great introductory offer - contact us to find out more and book your free consultation.
What is Dermapen™?
The Dermapen™ is a revolutionary micro-needling device which aims to tighten, lift and rejuvenate skin.
The Dermapen 3™ offers unparalleled collagen induction by harnessing the body's innate ability to re-grow and repair the skin as a response to micro-damage. This small, hand-held device delivers up to 1,300 micro punctures per second into the skin, thus stimulating the production of collagen and elastin and normalizing various skin functions.
Dermapen™ vs. Dermal Rollers
Dermal rollers are simpler, less tech-savvy predecessors to the Dermapen™. A dermal roller consists of a rolling pin covered with tiny needles. During a derma roller treatment, the roller is rolled across the skin, leaving behind a trail of microscopic punctures. While the needle roller is effective, the rolling action of the device pushes the skin into mounds, and causes the needles to enter AND exit the skin at an angle, creating lateral epidermal tears. The tearing is NOT due to the needles not being “properly anchored” in the skin, but the simple mechanics of angular needle entry. Whilst not detrimental to the results, this makes the treatment much more painful, and often causes a longer downtime for the patient.
What is Dermapen™ used for?
- fine lines
- surgical, acne and trauma scars
- stretch marks
Is it painful?
For minimum needle depths Dermapen™ Treatments are painless. Treatments over 0.5mm deep, may require a topical anesthetic cream to be applied for 15-40 minutes before the procedure. This will render the treatments virtually pain free.
How long until I see results?
Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments and when combined with the recommended post treatment care.