Dermapen - Microneedling

Dermapen or Microneedling of skin, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, is a relatively new concept aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen and elastin production to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimize pores, stretch marks, crepey skin, and scarring such as surgical and acne scars.

Each of the thousands of micro passages within the dermis activates and stimulates the cascade of normal positive wound healing by releasing growth factors for eventual collagen and elastin production and maturation.

Another advantage of microneedling is creation of thousands of micro-channels for the delivery of cosmeceuticals, bioactive peptides, transforming and growth factors into your dermis for enhanced skin rejuvenation.

Dermapen is an advanced skin needling system, that uses an automated, vibrating stamp-like motion of a disposable needle tip for more controlled and safer treatment. The treatment is virtually painless, most results are visible immediately, although full healing can take up to six weeks. has a high safety record, can be used for almost all skin types Maximal collagen induction for skin tightening and rejuvenation is usually observed by three to six months. Microneedling ,also stimulates hair growth, improves stretch marks and crepy skin in the face, décolletage, abdomen, inner arms, and scars.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dermapen/Microneedling right for you?

If your response is “yes!” to any of the following questions, the Dermapen/Microneedling may help improve the appearance of your skin, either on your face or in other areas of the body.

  • Do you wish there were a gentler, non-surgical and laser-free approach to skin resurfacing?

  • Are you struggling with multiple complexion concerns all at once, such as uneven skin tone as well as enlarged pores or acne scars?

  • Feeling unsure about whether you’re ready to commit to laser resurfacing.

  • Would you like to improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines without the use of dermal fillers of botox?

  • Are laser treatments not a good option for you because of your darker skin tone?

  • Do you prefer an approach that encourages your skin to renew itself naturally?

If your response is “yes!” to any of the following questions, microneedling may help improve the appearance of your skin, either on your face or in other areas of the body.

Dermapen/Microneedling fast facts
  • Microneedling is also referred to as collagen induction therapy (CIT) , a regimen cleared by the FDA for anti-aging skin treatment and other conditions.

  • Microneedling produces microscopic channels in the dermis to help stimulate the body’s natural defenses and produce a thickening of the skin by up to 80 percent. scars, stretch marks and wrinkles can be visibly reduced with no injections, incisions or downtime required.

  • Though principally used for facial rejuvenation, the Dermapen/Microneedling can be used nearly anywhere on the body.

  • Unlike most other resurfacing therapies, Microneedling is generally safe and effective on all skin types and tones.

  • Microneedling is a great solution for patients who want to find a happy medium between mild chemical peels and more involved laser resurfacing.

Does it hurt?
  • Microneedling with the Dermapen/Microneedling is a quick treatment that doesn’t require incisions or downtime. You may notice some minimal discomfort during your session, and your skin may look red (like a mild sunburn) or feel warm, rough or tight during the first 3 to 7 days following treatment. A topical hydrating gel is usually applied 30 to 60 minutes before treatment to ensure maximum comfort and to maximize the rejuvenating effects of the treatment.

How does it work?
  • Dermapen/Microneedling utilizes a revolutionary, single-use surgical-grade needle tips which oscillate at high speeds for greater efficiency, comfort, and safety! it is safe for most skin types, and because the pen position is variable, the procedure can be customized to ensure that each patient receives exactly the rejuvenation they require for maximum results. During your microneedling treatment, the dermapen/microneedling is gently moved across the treatment area while the 12 sterile needle tips puncture the skin and create micro-channels deep into the papillary dermal layer where your skin’s collagen and elastin fibers are located. With gentle, automated, reciprocating vibrations, the micro-channels help increase absorption of topical infusions while at the same time encouraging the body’s natural healing response by stimulating collagen production.

  • The process of Microneedling slightly thickens the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and melasma or sunspots. Be sure to avoid sun exposure and retinoids for the period indicated before and after your treatment.

  • For some individuals with more severe skin damage, Microneedling can offer deeper skin rejuvenation with the addition of stem cells and/or hyaluronic acid (ha) into the treatment process. The microscopic channels created by the Microneedling device enable these naturally derived substances to penetrate deep into the inner layers of the skin to “jump start” the body’s natural wound-healing capabilities.

  • Results; Following a series of 3 to 6 Microneedling treatments spaced approximately every 4 to 6 weeks, you should see firmer, lifted, naturally rejuvenated skin in the treated areas. We will develop a treatment regimen customized to your skin’s unique needs to help minimize pore size, improve the appearance of preexisting scars and reduce the appearance of sun spots and melasma.