The Dermapen has earned a reputation as a revolutionary instrument in the world of non-surgical cosmetics. But how does it work? And is it safe? Can it be used for wrinkles, fine lines and sun damage? We answer all your questions in this article.
What is the Dermapen?
"The Dermapen is a micro-needling device which can tighten, lift and rejuvenate skin" says Dr Rose of the DermaKurve clinic. "The needles tips go to action by creating a tiny puncture in the skin's surface, causing what we call 'micro-trauma'; this, in turn, induces an immune response from the body, whereby it subsequently creates new, healthy collagen" she goes onto say.
"As most of us who take our skincare and appearance seriously probably know, collagen is part of the connective tissue which gives skin its appearance of firmness and elasticity, so it's of great interest to us in the field of non-surgical cosmetic treatments."
The tiny punctures also allow for micro-channels carrying topical nutrients that are delivered deep into skin layers for an enhanced effect and appearance, making the treatment more alluring.
Dr Rose explains how the Dermapen can be used to rejuvenate your skin and give you a more youthful appearance
The Dermapen - and micro-needling - can typically be used to treat the following:
- fine lines
- stretch marks
- surgical scars, trauma & acne scars
Examples of the Dermapen being used to treat stretch marks
Is the DermaPen Safe?
"Safety is our #1 priority when considering any treatment at DermaKurve, and rest assured that the DermaPen and micro needling is a safe and effective treatment when in the hands of the right practitioner" states Dr Rose.
"Studies such as this one (click the link) show that micro needling is an equally safe procedure irrespective of sex, various skin types or age, which is important for instilling confidence into my clients" she goes onto say.
Can the DermaPen Reverse Sun Damage & Aging?
"Naturally, we're going back to collagen production here," says Dr Rose. "Whilst most of us love the sun, it's undoubtedly true that harmful rays and repeated exposure can break down the amount of collagen in our skin. As a result, we lose elasticity and firmness, two key components of giving you a youthful vigour to your skin."
"But it's not just the sun and ultraviolet exposure at play here. As we age, losing collagen is a natural process and as our stores deplete, it can often cause us to look older. That's where techniques such as micro-needling with the Dermapen can help reverse this process."
Using the Dermapen can be a powerfully effective way of rejuvenating your skin as you age and preserving your natural beauty.
Dermapen and Acne and Stretch Marks
"Using the correct needle depth, along with the knowledge of a skilled and experienced practitioner means that yes, you can effectively treat acne scars and stretch marks using micro-needling" states Dr Rose.
"Again, I reiterate: the skill is to have a practitioner who knows how to use the tools correctly and effectively in order to produce wonderful results. We're happy to say that our feedback has been consistently outstanding to date so we think we're doing a good job!" she says.
"However, this doesn't mean this is our cookie-cutter treatment for these problems; everybody first gets a professional, free consultation whereby we examine the client's individual needs by listening to them attentively and then examining their areas of concern. It may well be the case that we utilise another treatment if we think that would be more appropriate and effective for them. The most important thing is the results and client satisfaction."
Stunning results can be achieved through micro-needling
Micro-Needling in Manchester & Cheshire
Dr Rose explains the Microneedling procedure
If you'd like to find out more about micro-needling in the Manchester or Cheshire region, why not take advantage of a free consultation at our discreet West Didsbury practice by arranging an appointment on: 07739 708941
"We look forward to hearing from you and helping you feel and look your best soon" - Dr Rose, head of the DermaKurve clinic.