Increasing age and shoot-up levels of pollution are placing skin health at greater risk of deterioration. Facial skin is the most sensitive and requires ultimate care to keep it healthy, smooth, glowing, and juvenile. New advancements in aesthetics have provided the solution for dull, bland, dry, and aged skin.
Elita Lemoni, at advance Aesthetics, has introduced the Dermapen Microneedling technology, thus helps in skin tightening and rejuvenation.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a reasonably new, less invasive technique that involves the controlled puncturing of the skin using a derma roller with fine needles. The process is widely used in aesthetic clinics to induce percutaneous collagen. Collagen stimulation gives a smooth, firm, and toned appearance to your skin. The focal point of the process is face, but the other benefits associated with the treatment are as follow;
- Treatment of Acne
- Treatment of acne scarring
- Post-traumatic scar treatment
- Treatment of scars resulting from burns
- Stretch marks treatment
Microneedling works on the concept of inducing micro-injuries to the skin, which in turn reacts to form new skin tissue elastin and collagen. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein in skin cells that diminishes with age—stimulating collagen by micro-injuries results in a smoother, nuanced, and textured appearance in aged skin with fewer wrinkles and more elasticity. Microneedles also help in the vascularization of old hardened scars resulting in a blemish-free face.
Dermapen is a brand name of Microneedling procedure, where the procedure of Microneedling is carried out using a spring-loaded automated device.
What are the Benefits of Dermapen Microneedling?
Besides several antiaging and scar reduction benefits, Dermapen offers various advantages in getting smooth, supple, and juvenile skin. The benefits might include;
- Skin tightening
- Pore size-reduction
- Enables skin to get utmost benefits from skincare products by maximum absorption
- It makes skin soft, smooth, bright, and glowy
Who Is An Ideal Candidate for Dermapen Treatment?
The minimal invasiveness and maximum benefits make the process suitable for most people. However, initial consultation with your aesthetician and dermatologist regarding the outcomes of the procedure is essential. You will pass the candidacy criteria of Dermapen Microneedling if;
- You are in sound health with no underlying health conditions
- You don’t have active acne
- You are not taking acne medications; if yes, consult your general practitioner before going into the treatment process.
- Don’t go for the Dermapen Microneedling, if you are pregnant
- Don’t rush into the treatment if you are suffering from psoriasis or eczema
- Facial skin with open wounds is also not recommended by the aestheticians for Dermapen Microneedling
- You are not the ideal candidate if you have had recent radiation therapy
- You have a history of deep scarring will not get similar benefits from the treatment
How to Prepare for Dermapen Microneedling?
Microneedling is a lunch break process; you may resume your routine activities before and after the procedure. It is essential to consult your aesthetician to discuss realistic presumptions and outcomes of the procedure. Your doctor may recommend you stop taking ibuprofen and retinoids before undergoing Dermapen Microneedling, which may reduce the risk of possible complications associated with the treatment protocol.
What is the Procedure of Dermapen Microneedling?
Dermapen Microneedling works on the basic principle of the Microneedling process, where the up and down movement of microneedles across the skin causes small punctures or injuries. The micro-injuries induced by the Dermapen stimulates healthy collagen production and aids in better absorption of nutrients within the deeper layers to produce their effects during skincare treatment processes. The process is safe, quick, and effective and doesn’t cause any harm to the superficial layers of skin. However, temporary redness and swelling are associated with the process that vanishes within few hours. Also, Dermapen technology enables the treatment to reach the difficult to get face areas such as fissures around the nose, eyes, and lips.
Stimulation of collagen, elastin and improved blood supply by the Dermapen Microneedling help it stands out from other similar treatments.
What to Expect Before Dermapen Microneedling?
The process of Dermapen Microneedling is minimally invasive. It doesn’t source any pain or discomfort because your aesthetician will numb your skin with the anesthetic cream thirty minutes before the treatment process. The number of pricks will not hurt you because the process is fast, and Dermapen produces 1300 micro punctures per second. The normal function of your skin will not compromise while stimulating the collagen and elastin for skin rejuvenation.
It is excellent to drink plenty of water and eat fiber enrich diet a week before the treatment. In addition, maintaining a healthy skincare routine and exfoliation two to three days before the treatment is advisable before getting into the treatment process. Dermapen Microneedling is more effective than derma roller because of its short recovery time and minor invasion.
What to Expect After Dermapen Microneedling?
You may notice some redness and irritation for a few days after the treatment. Redness and soreness have nothing to worry about as it’s an innate reaction of the skin to minor needle injuries. After the process, your skin becomes sensitive to light, so you must apply sunscreen before going into the sun. Depending upon your skincare goals, your aesthetician at Advance Aesthetics will design a schedule for maintenance therapy to result in desired outcomes.
What are the Risks & Complications?
Complications and side effects associated with the process are very minimal and subside few days after the treatment. Following are the risks that may occur after the treatment;
- Skin flaking
- Bleeding in reaction to deeper treatments
- Skin pigment changes
For more details and possibilities that Dermapen Microneedling offers, book your initial consultation by filling our online consultation form or call now!