Minimal Trauma, Maximum Results
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a minimally invasive treatment that can improve the texture and overall appearance of your skin. It causes micro-trauma to the skin, often enough to prompt an immune response that leads to the production of collagen.
What is microneedling via Dermapen 4?
Dermapen 4 is an automated microneedling device that holds a European CE mark approval. It is also US FDA-cleared for reducing the appearance of facial acne scars. It provides needle penetration of up to 3.00mm and can target different types of scars, such as rolling, box, and ice pick scars. It also has a dedicated scar setting and protocols for revision of deep and atrophic scars.
Skin needling via Dermapen 4 features 16 microscopic needles that mechanically and vertically pierce the skin. The device quickly creates millions of fine fractional channels that can carry up to 80% more nutrients deeper into the skin. The micro-injuries also trigger a natural repair response in the body that ignites collagen and elastin.
The production of essential skin proteins helps repair the skin surface layer and treat a number of issues, giving the skin a more rejuvenated appearance. The inflicted micro-trauma allows the skin to spend more time combatting the ailments, which then improves its overall quality.
How does Dermapen 4 microneedling work?
The procedure uses an automated pen-like device, called Dermapen 4, with 16 microscopic needles. These pierce the skin in a controlled manner, creating tiny holes that lead to micro-damage. It causes the body to think there is a wound in the area, which then activates the immune system and skin’s healing function.
The body then disinfects the wound created by the microneedling. This removes the debris, while also increasing blood flow and providing nutrients to the area. Then, the body will begin the process of creating new tissue, which will help combat skin ailments. There is also increased collagen and elastin, providing strength and elasticity to the skin.
Note: Microneedling using Dermapen 4 is not the same as using a derma roller. The latter is manually powered, which may sometimes lead to scarring or damage when used incorrectly or when the wrong needle size is used. Derma rollers, furthermore, are not as consistent and versatile as microneedling devices.
Dermapen treatments are designed to create a safe healing response within the body to ignite natural collagen and elastin production from within the skin, without harsh side effects and downtime, along with repairing the surface layers to result in healthier skin; looking brighter, tighter, more even toned, refined pores and reduced wrinkles.
Your face, lip area, eye area, ears, neck, chest, hands, and scalp are all treated with pinpoint accuracy to promote rapid lifting, firming, and toning of facial features and contours.
What’s more, the microchannels allow your skin to carry up to 80% more active ingredients which dive deep into your skin to feed and be absorbed by the underlying cells.
Dermapen 4 is a microneedling device with a dedicated scar setting and protocols for revision of deep, atrophic scars; including surgical, burn contracture, striae, and post-acne scars. Needle penetration can now be increased up to 3.0mm. AOVN technology automatically calibrates the motor speed, pressure, and penetration.
No dragging or pulling of the skin. A popular Dermapen Scar Treatment is for the treatment of Stretch Marks, both old and new.
Dermapen removes the risk of heat injury and hypopigmentation risks, whilst promoting optimized cell function. This makes it a suitable procedure for any patient affected by melasma and with a predisposition to hyperpigmentation.
Treatment is also suitable for all Fitzpatrick Skin Types and ethnicities. Dermapen treatments have also been found to be effective on Hypopigmentation Vitiligo treatments. Clinically Dermapen treatments work in four ways to reverse the production of hyperpigmentation and melasma.
What skin conditions does Dermapen 4 microneedling treat or improve?
It can be used for the following skin concerns:
● Scars (acne, burns, and surgical)
● Fine lines and wrinkles
● Enlarged pores
● Aged/sagging skin
● Stretch marks
● Hair loss
Is Dermapen 4 microneedling safe?
Dermapen 4 microneedling is considered safe for rejuvenating the skin and treating scars and wrinkles. It is also safe and effective for all skin types and colors. Plus, compared to typical microneedling rollers, it is safer and more effective as it has adjustable and multi-speed settings that enable personalized treatment.
Are there skin preparations before a Dermapen 4 microneedling treatment?
We recommend using a period of effective active treatments such as Vitamin A, C, or resveratrol and procyanidin for optimal results. This is especially true for thin or delicate skin areas. It is advisable to continue using the recommended solutions following microneedling treatments for a 6-week period
How many Dermapen 4 microneedling treatments are recommended?
This depends on your skin concerns. Here is the general recommendation:
● For acne scarring: 6 treatments (6 weeks apart)
● For rejuvenation: 4 to 6 treatments (4 weeks apart)
● For stretch marks: <>10 treatments (4 to 6 weeks apart)
How long will I have to wait before I see the results?
You may be able to see results after the first treatment, but significant changes in the skin will appear after 4 to 6 treatments. Skin improvements will continue over the next 6 to 12 months following a series of treatments, especially when combined with the recommended post-treatment care.
Is Dermapen 4 microneedling painful?
The device features the AOVN4 technology, which ensures that patients are more comfortable and at ease during the skin needling. There is no need for numbing cream as Dermapen was designed to be light but accurate during the procedure.
Is there any downtime or side effects?
In general, there is no downtime, but it is possible to experience facial redness for 12 to 48 hours following the treatment. A breathable camouflage can be applied to the area to seal the skin and conceal any redness. Most patients are also able to return to their normal routines immediately after microneedling.
Some may also experience dryness, peeling, or tenderness as the skin undergoes the healing process before revealing smooth skin.
How much does a microneedling treatment cost?
A consultation with an aesthetic doctor will give you a more accurate estimate. Dermapen 4 microneedling can also be performed with other aesthetic treatments for improved skin care results.
How soon can I have the treatment after injectables such as botulinum and fillers?
At least 14 days after filler injections is recommended before undergoing a microneedling treatment. This is to allow the bruising from the injections to settle. Otherwise, you can have your microneedling treatment in Singapore one to two days before fillers or botulinum toxin.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR SKIN BETWEEN DERMAPEN 4 MICRONEEDLING TREATMENTS
Step 1 (Advanced Resurfacing) – This involves an application of topical treatment by your clinician or aesthetic doctor to compliment advanced skin needling. It is best to continue using this treatment solution between microneedling treatments.
Step 2 (Hydrate and Strengthen) – For best results and to make the skin healthy and strong, keep it hydrated and protected from harsh environments. We recommend using a night and day cream. When used daily over a 90-day period, these products can improve skin density, making them ideal to be used during microneedling treatments. Be sure to wear the right sun protection if you’ll be exposed to the sun.
Step 3 (Cover, Recover, and Protect) – Side effects are unlikely after the procedure. If you, however, experience skin redness or sensitivity, we recommend using post-procedure breathable makeup or those that are specially formulated to cover and recover the skin following cosmetic procedures.
Contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics to schedule a consultation or learn how microneedling treatments can improve the overall appearance of your skin.