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The Pros And Cons Of Dermapen Treatment
Dermapen treatment is a system in the aesthetic-facial industry. It is an option to plastic surgery where electronically powered spring needles prick the skin or scar tissue causing tiny micro-sized holes. This treatment is a brand of advanced micro-needling. The holes created enhance and stimulate faster renewal of new skin because it increases collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, all of which will improve your skin.
This treatment is an amazing substitution for facelifts and other surgeries to improve aging skin and it only takes about 30 minutes to perform.
This article will discuss Dermapen treatment in detail and outline some of its pros and cons.
Different types of tools for Dermapen treatment
This treatment system comes with 12 needle pins. These different sized pins ensure that the suitable needles are available to provide precise penetration and efficiency of depth control where needed on the skin. These tips adjust from 0.5mm to 2.5mm.
The system also includes several different serums that contain a higher concentration of active ingredients used with this treatment for optimal penetration benefits.
Is Dermapen treatment safe?
Micro-needling is overall a safe treatment for your desires for healthy and youthful appearing skin. Although not a quick fix for skin conditions, nor will it produce dramatic results, the non-invasive process of micro-needling is excellent for moderate skin improvement.
Does the Dermapen treatment hurt?
Hurt is relative when discussing this non-invasive treatment. It depends on the person's pain tolerance. At the very least, needles poking into your skin can make anyone uncomfortable. However, any pain comes from the length of the needles (0.2mm to 2.5mm), how often you get treatment, and if numbing cream is used during treatment.
Solutions used during treatment
This treatment has four specially formulated solutions that are used with the system to enhance the improvements to your skin. Those solutions are:
Inderma is 1% hyaluronic acid which is a substance that is naturally present in our bodies. It also features pantothenic acid (B-5), making this solution one of the most efficient hydrating serums for the skin. It supports the skin's ability to replenish and increase its own hyaluronic acid, which will lead to increased hydration, improved texture, and plumper skin.
Inderma Phyto Serum
Inderma Phyto Serum is a solution that is full of botanical ingredients, including a lightening gel, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. Together these ingredients calm and soothe the skin while hydrating and improving redness. This serum is also good for improving uneven skin tone, getting rid of age and sunspots, and treating skin hyperpigmentation.
Inderma Scar Serum
Inderma Scar Serum is a serum made with Vitamin B, tripeptides, hexapeptides, and copper. These ingredients work together to correct the appearance of several skin concerns, including acne or burn scars and other skin discoloration marks.
India Vitamin C 20% treatment
As its name says, this treatment has 20% Vitamin C, which provides many skin benefits. In addition to neutralizing free radicals in your skin that break down collagen and elastin, this non-greasy serum hydrates, plumps, reduces red lines, and gives skin a voluptuous look.
Dermapen Treatment recovery time
Recovery time for this treatment can be anywhere from 24 to 72 hours. The varying recovery time is due to the number of times you've had the treatment and the extent of your treatment. You can return to work, school, or whatever non-physical activity immediately after having the treatment.
Dermapen Post-treatment care
There are several beneficial things that you can do for your skin to get the most out of your micro-needling experience. Some tips are:
Use tepid water and a gentle cleanser after treatment.
Avoid powered tools/scrubbers for up to a week after treatment.
Use serums and solutions (see above) to help heal the skin and lessen the irritation.
Hydrate internally and externally to restore skin to perfect balance.
Avoid makeup for up to 24 hours after treatment. Also, when you start applying makeup, ensure that your brushes are clean.
Use a UVA/UVB (sunscreen) with an SPF of 25 or greater to protect your skin from premature aging.
Avoid "active" ingredients such as alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acid, and retinol for a week after treatment.
Use a micro-needling cooling mask.
Avoid vigorous activity like the gym for the first week after treatment.
Avoid tanning beds and intentional direct sunlight.
Dermapen Treatment results
As with any product or treatment, results after this treatment may vary. However, this system guarantees results after your first session with noticeable changes to your skin after three to six treatments.
In addition to their guarantees, there are numerous praiseworthy testimonials of glowing flawless skin with improved texture and smoothness in as little as three months after this treatment.
Benefits of Dermapen treatment
In addition to improving your skin's texture, firmness, and overall appearance, other benefits of micro-needling treatment are:
Diminishes fine lines, crows feet, and wrinkles
Reduces the appearance of pores
Diminishes acne and surgical scars
Diminishes burn-scars and imperfections
Reduces broken capillaries and spider veins
Enhances product absorption
After-effects of Dermapen treatment
Although this treatment isn't invasive, there is a chance that your skin will be irritated and red for a few days after the procedure. If you follow the aftercare instructions and notice that your skin bleeds or bruises or becomes infected, you should consult your dermatologist immediately.
How long do Dermapen treatment results last?
If you follow post-care instructions, the results of your first treatment should last four to six weeks or longer after the treatment. You will schedule your follow-up treatments based on the length that your first treatment lasts. That means that some second appointment could be eight or so weeks after the first and maybe 12 weeks or longer.
Your results can be extended by following aftercare instructions and pampering your skin after treatment. That means taking care of yourself by drinking plenty of water, staying active, avoiding direct sun, and eating nutritious foods.
How much does the Dermapen treatment cost in the United States?
This treatment cost may vary based on several factors, with pricing ranging from $200 to $800. However, the average cost of treatment is $150.00.
Although this article has focused on treatment for the face, it can be used on other parts of the body.
Stretch marks or striae are lines and streaks that appear on different parts of the body. Although they do not hurt or require medical attention, many women don't like how they look and seek help to get rid of them.
Stretch marks happen during weight gain and pregnancy because tearing of the dermis stretches collagen fibers. Stretch marks appear in the abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks, and other places on the body. They don't look alike and can cause indentations. They can cover large areas or small and can be red, black, or blue. Stretch marks happen to both men and women.
This treatment is used more frequently to help with stretch marks. As with the face, it helps encourage the production and distribution of new collagen, which will remodel the stretch marks and reduce their appearance.
Acne scars result from inflamed blemishes created by skin pores with a lot of oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. When the skin breaks to release the oil, the surrounding tissue creates a deeper lesion on the skin. As the skin attempts to heal itself, scarring appears.
There are two types of acne scars-
Keloid scarring happens when an acne scar forms extra scar tissue over the scar. Keloids are raised and can get much larger than the original wound.
Depressed scarring happens when the scar is sunken or pitted into the skin.
This treatment works to reduce the appearance of both types of acne scars. It does a great job breaking down the uneven fibrous tissue and stimulates new tissue capillaries. For more severe cases, it may take four to six sessions to see results.
This treatment is also sought for hair loss. It creates small punctures on the scalp to reactivate dead follicles, which leads to hair growth. Once the scalp gets punctured with holes, it is advisable to apply topical hair growth serums, which will penetrate the scalp because of the punctures. This treatment has been successful for those suffering from hair loss.
Hyperpigmentation and dark spots
Hyperpigmentation is where areas of skin appear darker than the rest of the skin. It isn't harmful; it can be large or small but always darker than the normal skin color. There are three types of hyperpigmentation. They are:
Melasma is caused by hormonal changes and usually develops during pregnancy. It can appear all over the body but is primarily on the cheeks, upper lip, and forehead.
Sunspots are also called liver spots. They are common and appear in areas exposed to the sun - mostly the face and hands.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is from acne.
This treatment is highly effective for treating all types of hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tones. It may require three to four sessions to see results.
The skin under the eyes is the most delicate skin on the face. The skin is thin and sensitive and doesn't have as many oil glands and collagen. Therefore, that skin is prone to dryness, droopiness, lines, and wrinkles.
This treatment is not only safe for under the eyes; it is effective. Results around the eye area can be seen just a few days after the first treatment.
Dark circles under the eyes aren't usually a cause for concern. They are typically the result of lack of sleep, allergies, reduced fatty tissues around the eyes, thinning skin under the eyes, overexposure to light, smoking, rubbing eyes, and aging.
The same way this treatment works under the eyes for dryness and droopiness works on dark circles. The tiny punctures created during this treatment help boost the collagen and make the undereye area bull and firm reduce the appearance of the dark circles.
Wrinkles and sagging skin
The aging process mainly causes wrinkles and sagging skin on the face and body. As people get older, their skin cells divide slower, and the middle layer of skin, known as the dermis, gets very thin. The collagen fibers and elastin that are in the dermis are depressed and cause the skin to wrinkle.
Aging skin doesn't hold moisture (which causes plumping), it doesn't secret oil, and it takes longer to heal. All of this contributes to wrinkles in the skin.
The number of treatments necessary may vary, but this does work on fine wrinkles, prominent wrinkles, and sagging skin by spreading the time it would typically take for skin to be rejuvenated and for new collage to replace damaged collagen. This treatment causes the texture and tightness of skin to be reinstated by plumping the skin and filling in lines which will help skin appear more youthful.
There are many benefits to this treatment, but like everything else, there are some contraindications for this treatment. They exclusively include some situations where it is advised that you not have this treatment.
Do not use it if you have a history of allergies to histamine products, leading to hives or secondary infection.
Diabetes may lead to potential delayed wound healing after needling.
If you are taking anticoagulant medications, this treatment may lead to bleeding.
Do not have treatment more than one time per month because it may overstimulate collagen response.
Do not get treatment within 48 hours of Botox or Dysport injections.
Do not get treatment within two weeks of injection of fillers or volumizers.
Do not use this treatment dry if you are pregnant. Instead, use topicals along with this treatment.
Using this treatment on palms or soles may exacerbate scarring.
Avoid doing treatment on moles or skin tags.
Make sure dark spots that look unusual are not melanoma before treating.
Downtime after treatment
After this treatment, you may notice redness for up to 48 hours. Most people who get this treatment resume normal activities immediately afterward.
There are several other treatments besides Dermapen. Some of those and how they compare to this treatment are:
CO2 Laser Treatment
CO2 laser is a treatment that resurfaces the skin. It is also known as laser peel or lasabrasion. This treatment is safe, minimally invasive, breaks down damaged skin layers, and promotes new, fresh skin.
The benefits are:
Improves uneven skin tone or texture
Improves sun-damaged skin and age spots
Reduces deep wrinkles and fine lines
CO2 laser treatment is more expensive, starting at about $1,500.00. CO2 laser treatment also requires more downtown than micro-needling. You leave the doctor's office in bandages and may take up to 21 days to heal.
Microdermabrasion is a treatment that uses an abrasive surface like sandpaper to sand away the thick outer layer of skin to rejuvenate new, softer skin. Microdermabrasion is considered relatively safe. There is no downtime when this procedure is done, and normal activities can be resumed.
Microdermabrasion and micro-needling are remarkably similar procedures. Microdermabrasion costs about $140.00 per treatment.
A hydrafacial is one of the newer treatments that cleans, extracts, and exfoliates your skin. A machine is used to combine four treatments into one, including micro-needling. This facial rejuvenates the skin by infusing the skin with luxurious serums tailored to the client's skin type. This treatment fixes fine lines, dark spots, unclogs pores, hyperpigmentation, and mild acne.
The hydrafacial treatment is different from micro-needling, although they can be performed together. The cost of hydrafacials can vary a lot depending on what other treatment is done with it.
Dermaplaning is a treatment that uses a blade to remove the dead skin cells and hair from the face. It is also called blading. It removes all the peach fuzz and pockmarks and leaves the skin baby smooth.
This treatment leaves skin looking more youthful, bright, and smooth, but those results only last about three weeks, which is shorter than micro-blading treatment. It costs between $150-$250 per treatment.
RF lifting is a skin treatment that uses radio waves to reduce wrinkles and tighten skin. RF lifting or radio-frequency heats tissue to stimulate collagen production, reducing the appearance of lines and loose skin. It is an alternative to facelift surgery, even though it may lead patients to need fat layer reduction surgery in the treated area later.
This treatment is more advanced than all the treatments above, and although clients see the difference after one treatment, up to two treatments per year are recommended.
Although this treatment does the same as micro-needling (stimulates collagen), this treatment does not compare to micro-needling as far as the process or cost—RF lifting prices fall between $1,000-$4,000 per treatment.
A dermaroller is a handheld skincare tool. It has a handle that holds a roller that has tiny needles on the surface. With the handle in hand, the needle end is rolled over the face pricking the skin with tiny punctures. This procedure is done at home and is a form of microneedling. Unlike this treatment, dermarollers are not electric.
There are several different brands of derma rollers, and precautions must be taken. In addition to redness, some skin issues that can arise are:
Changes to skin pigment
Reactions to topical medications during treatment
Treatment should be avoided if:
You have an active skin infection