We live in a society that puts a lot of emphasis on the way a person looks. For this reason, living with acne scars or stretch marks that are the result of weight gain or pregnancy can be difficult for many. Dermapen® skin rejuvenation is a procedure that is designed to help address these issues and give people skin that is clear and smooth.
Skin needling is something that has only caught on in the United States in recent years. It is also referred to as micro needling. This procedure has been popular in Europe for many decades. Over the years, advancements have been made in the procedure, making it safer and allowing it to produce higher quality results. Dermapen® skin rejuvenation is a simple mechanical device-based delivery system for fine needle penetration that can deliver some of the same results as lasers and do it at a more affordable price.
How Does Skin Needling Work?
The premise behind the procedure is simple. By using fine needles to create small punctures in the skin, you can cause the body to respond by making collagen and new skin cells. Depending on how deep the needles penetrate the skin, Dermapen® can be used to provide simple skin enhancement for the treatment of acne scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
Physicians can use DermaPen® to address a wide range of skin issues. They can focus their attention on a small area of skin, or address a larger problem that their patient might face. Areas of treatment include:
- Wrinkles on the Lips
- Improving the Tone and Texture of Skin
- Improving the Skin’s Ability to Absorb the Rejuvenate Product
- Address Superficial Facial Wrinkles
- Treat Scarring from Acne or Trauma
- Remove or Minimize the Appearance of Stretch Marks
Dermapen® is primarily used on the face. However, it can also be used on other areas of the body.
How Deep Does the Dermapen® Penetrate?
The Dermapen® can be set to penetrate between 0.25 millimeters all the way to 2.5 millimeters. The depth of the dermal penetration will vary depending on the professional application that the procedure is being used for. Lighter penetration works to open up the skin enough to enhance the penetration of skin treatment serums. This is because the molecules on a lot of skin treatment products are too large to penetrate the skin on their own. The Dermapen® opens the skin for a short period of time, drastically increasing product penetration.
Deeper levels of penetration are effective at addressing acne scars, stretch marks, and burn scars. While patients will need to use sun protection and avoid exposure to excessive heat after the procedure, Dermapen® reduces the risk of post-treatment pigmentation, something that is common with laser treatment.
If you think Dermapen® will benefit you, contact Guelph Medical Laser today. We will discuss the procedure with you and steps that can be taken to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. You can have the smooth skin you deserve. Get started today.