The Dermapen needles reach the dermis layer of the skin and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin fibres. The stimulation process starts immediately after treatment and with each day the client sees improved results. The treatment has firming and strengthening effects on the skin as well as reducing wrinkles and fine lines and giving the skin a healthy glow.
Before the treatment a serum that contains hyaluronic acid is applied on the skin. The skin is subsequently pierced with needles that thrust the hyaluronic acid into its dermal layer. The depth of the penetration varies depending on how deep into the dermal layer the skin condition being treated reaches.
When treating scars, the needles are penetrated deep into the dermis to break down the damaged skin where the scar is located in order to build up new and healthy skin cells. If the purpose of the treatment is a firming effect it is possible to use less penetration.
Number of treatments: Commonly it takes a minimum of 4-6 treatments to see good results. It is recommended that 2-6 weeks should pass between treatments, depending on the intensity of the treatment. The treatment is suitable for all skin types and age groups.
Before treatment: To reduce discomfort during the treatment, it is recommended to apply an anesthetic cream on the treatment area an hour before treatment.
After treatment: Redness and swelling can be felt in the treatment area and can last from 2-3 days and up to a week, depending on skin type and intensity of the treatment. In some cases bruising can appear.
· Apply a healing lotion on the treatment area twice a day for one week.
· Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for at least one week.
· Avoid going to the swimming pool for 1-2 days.
· Skip physical activities on the day of the treatment.
· Use sunscreen (at least SPF 30) for at least one week.