Dermapen treatments are designed to create a safe healing response within the skin to ignite natural collagen and elastin production without harsh side effects or downtime, along with repairing the surface layers to result in brighter, tighter skin and reduced wrinkles and pigmentation. At All About You, even skin needling is an experience, including a double cleanse, scrub, needling with customised advanced mesoglide ampules and a post peel, finishing with a healing mask, meditation and foot massage. You will see results in just one session, but we recommend multiple sessions for greater results in pigmentation, scarring and wrinkles.
How is the procedure done?
A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Dermapen. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
What does it feel like?
The feeling associated with the Dermapen is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.
The total healing time depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 3 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
When will I see the results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues. It is recommended that you are using a good homecare routine pre and post treatment (as a minimum, using a good quality topical vitamin A and vitamin C), to maximise your results.
How many treatments will I need?
Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.