All treatments are indicated for all skin types unless otherwise specified.
Microneedling has come a long way. It certainly is nothing new. Skin rollers/Dermarollers were the starts of the revolution and while there were other modalities before, dermarollers took it to a different level.
The concept is simple: by making small channels in the skin via tiny needles and leaving normal, unchanged skin in-between these channels, we create a controlled healing response that allows for healthier skin production and collagen stimulation. We are asking the skin to improve itself. Fractional lasers do something similar but with heat from laser light. Due to the heat, there is more downtime than with micro needling.
What to Expect?
The skin is numbed using a cream-based local anaesthetic. This takes 20-30 minutes. We use a device called a Dermapen, which is the industry gold standard. This Dermapen uses brand new needles at every treatment. These small needles oscillate and penetrate the numbed skin thousands of times with minimal to no discomfort. Thousands of small channels are made in the skin, and they close up again within 15-20 minutes. During that time we can also add serums to the skin for deeper penetration. These channels are so small they are invisible to the naked eye.
After the treatment, the skin is pink and depending on the depth setting used during the treatment, will remain pink for 24-72 hours. There is no pain during this time. The skin may feel "rough" for a few days, and gentle peeling may occur. Temporary bruising is also possible, but swelling is rare. Sun avoidance during this phase is critical.
When do we use Dermapen treatments for?
- General skin rejuvenation as part of a treatment package
- Acne scars
- Active acne
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Large pores
- General poor skin texture
- Preventative treatments/anti-ageing
- Skin tightening
- Hyperpigmentation (Excess skin pigment/darkening of the skin)
- Hypopigmentation (Abnormal whitening/lightening of the skin)