The Dermapen™ is a revolutionary micro-needling device that triggers the skin into its own natural healing process.
From this, you can expect fresh, blemish-free skin, reduced scarring, and controlled breakouts. Other benefits include a tighter, more flawless-looking base and overall skin rejuvenation.
The treatment works by creating microscopic punctures in the skin’s surface causing trauma, therefore, inducing a response of healthy new collagen, fibroblasts, and elastin.
It also promotes blood flow towards the treated area whilst fast track channeling of hyaluronic acid and medical-grade serums containing vitamins and minerals into the skin, penetrating it far deeper than any topical cream ever could from being placed upon the skin.
For clients suffering from certain stages of acne, by opening up the skin, we are allowing any bacteria and underlying sebum to come to the surface and clear by penetration of Vitamin A, kojic Acid, and Zinc, using only the best in results-driven skincare.
If your concerns are open pores, skin laxity or fine lines and wrinkles, loss of volume, and dull skin then this is the treatment for you. Results are astounding, to say the least and are expected in as little as 3 sessions.
What is Dermapen®?
Dermapen is a skin needling device and the number one brand here in the UK and across America and Australia.
How does it work?
By creating tiny microscopic holes into the skin’s surface using 13 fine needles, which lightly vibrate at different depths on the skin’s surface. This action alone triggers a healing response to help scars, marks, and blemishes. It also creates channels to administer active ingredients for other concerns such as acne and pigmentation.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on the concern, results can be seen in the first few days, but for best results our Skin Specialists usually recommend 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart.
When will I start to see results?
As long as a client receives Dermapen® within 4-6 weeks of the previous session, results will just continue to impress due to collagen stimulation being at its highest point. There is a small process during the first week which will be explained on consultation. Skin can be red and look almost sunburnt after treatment but this will soon fade 24 hours after the procedure. Your skin will regulate by day 7 and from that point onwards and up to 28 days later you will start to see small changes in your skin. Results are best 1 month after the initial/previous session.
We highly recommend combining a Dermalux® LED Luminosity facial session prior to treatment to increase and accelerate collagen production. The BlueWave protocol is a must for any acne sufferers to help kill any bacteria on the surface of the skin, prior to needling. Maintenance sessions in between will only add to your results.
How long will it take?
Due to our practitioners being trained in advanced needling, we can treat a full face in around 8-10 minutes, keeping pain to an absolute minimum. The majority of the appointment is taken up by the active ingredient penetration and added Crystal Fibre support mask leaving the client more than able to leave the clinic not feeling at all self-conscious.
Will it hurt?
Micro needling can sometimes be slightly uncomfortable but when comparing to “Derma Roller’ it can only be described as a “breeze”. Due to the advanced technology of the pen, the needle depth can be changed throughout the whole procedure to suit client concerns, required results, and pain threshold. We have in the past offered topical anaesthetic for this treatment but refrained when we learned from Andrew Christie the Global Director of Dermapen® and founder of Microneedling, this can have a huge effect on the end results, so unlike most other clinics, advise clients against topical anaesthetic for this particular procedure.
What should I avoid before treatment?
Take caution to avoid any facial filler treatments and Anti-Ageing Injections 14 days prior to Dermapen®. Fillers and Toxin can be administered straight after treatment with no contraindications.
Also, discontinue the use of any Retinol and AHA products 7 days prior. Please be sure to arrive with clean, make up free skin.
What skin products should I use with Dermapen®?
Our clinic prefers to educate our clientele by using pharmaceutical brands to cosmetics, especially alongside side your Dermapen® Microneedling sessions as these are classed as medical-grade treatments. Your practitioner will prescribe you a Mesoestetic® homecare plan for pre and post-procedure use, which can be purchased in-house.
Is there any downtime?
Yes. Immediately post-procedure you can be red and slightly warm. This can last around 12-24 hours. In rare cases, possible swelling or very light bruising in some places.
Can I wear make up after the treatment?
There is no make-up to be worn for 24 hours after Dermapen®, however, we can provide you with a medical foundation to wear the day after should you need to.
The skin should be cared for using the correct pharmaceutical homecare, which includes Hyaluronic Acid and Mesoestetic’s post-procedure Fast Skin Repair. This can be purchased in-clinic.
Which The Look by Louise clinic location is the Dermpen® available?
This treatment is available in our flagship clinic located in Bolton, Greater Manchester.
How much is this treatment?
Please see our pricing page for your preferred location. Please be aware prices can vary between locations. Courses available for Dermalux® LED Tri Wave Phototherapy (Bolton Skin Health Clinic only)
Example of Results Expected from Dermapen® MicroNeedling
(Top pictures before and below after 3 sessions combined with Dermalux® LED Blue Wave Therapy)