Microneedling with Dermapen® is a treatment done using a hand-held device designed to dramatically increase the effectiveness of skincare products and promote new skin cell growth. Fine needles are used to create micro-channels on the surface of the skin, enabling active ingredients such as vitamin A, peptides, and antioxidants, penetrate your skin more effectively. This process also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the treatment area, providing tighter, more youthful skin as the body’s healing response occurs.
In combination with scientifically designed skincare products, microneedling can help thicken skin, soften fine lines and wrinkles, and reduce uneven pigmentation and scarring. Dermapen® is suitable for skin of all types and ages, including thin skin, and can be used on all areas of the face, neck, and body.
Your skin will first be cleansed of all makeup, oil, and debris. A numbing cream will then be applied for your comfort. Once the anesthetic takes effect, the Dermapen® will be passed over the skin, and the needles create micro-channels in the skin. This process takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Specifically chosen serums will then be applied to moisturize and soothe your skin.
Your skin may be red and irritated after your treatment. You may also experience some swelling. These side effects will likely resolve in four to six days. Patients should avoid using makeup for 24 hours after their treatment and make sure to protect their skin from the sun. Strenuous activities should be avoided for about 72 hours. Most patients can return to work the day after their microneedling session.
Microneedling can provide skin that is firmer and more youthful. We typically recommend a series of treatments for optimal results. Patients will notice the smoothing of fine lines and a reduction in irregular pigmentation, as well as a more radiant complexion. Dr. Tchelebi will develop a tailored microneedling plan for you during your consultation.