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Micro Needling or Skin Needling with Dermapen

The Dermapen skin needling is a corrective treatment that stimulates the body’s own natural healing and regenerative response. It’s an increasingly popular and innovative way to improve the appearance of aging, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, stretchmarks and scar tissue on the face and body areas.

At our Blackburn Dental and Facial Aesthetic Clinic, we use the Dermapen skin needling which is a global best practice innovation and is highly recommended by industry professionals. It is essentially a small device that resembles a pen and is generally used for microneedling / skin needling on people with skin issues. The end result leaves patients with a tightened, rejuvenated and glowing skin.

Industry best professionals recommend Dermapen skin needling for the treatment of:

  • Aged and sagging skin

  • Fine line and wrinkles

  • Vertical lip lines

  • Skin tightening and rejuvenation

  • Enlarged pores

  • Pigmentation

  • Photodamaged skin

 

The Dermapen skin needling treatment encompasses many of the benefits of a laser treatment - but without the severe side effects or the long recovery time. This is because unlike traditional skin needling rollers, Dermapen skin needling causes fewer traumas to the skin which reduces the pain and discomfort. The treatment is so gentle in fact, that it is safe to use in delicate and difficult to reach places such as around the eyes and lips.

At our Blackburn Dental and Facial Aesthetic Clinic, our practitioners have been trained and are highly qualified in the use of Dermapen skin needling. Your comfort is our priority; therefore if at any point you feel discomfort throughout the procedure, please inform us immediately.

Precautions

There are various health conditions which may affect a Dermapen skin needling procedure. Due to this, all patients are required to complete a Dermapen skin needling Consultation form prior to any clinical treatment at our Blackburn Dental and Facial Aesthetic Clinic which will then be assessed by a qualified Dermapen practitioner.

Post Treatment Information

Your practitioner will guide you in your post care treatment in more detail on the day, however please avoid the following activities for up to 2 days following a Dermapen skin needling clinical procedure at our Blackburn Dental and Facial Aesthetic Clinic:

  • Direct ultra-violent exposure (sun and solariums)

  • Intensive cardio and exercise

  • Excessively hot showers, bathing, spas or sauna

  • Spray or self-tanning

  • Swimming in chlorinated pools or in the ocean

  • Tattooing (including cosmetic tattooing)

  • Further clinical treatments such as microdermabrasion, laser, chemical peels, muscle relaxant injections and dermal fillers (these should be avoided for up to two weeks)

 

Based on your areas of concern, your Dermapen skin needling practitioner may recommend a series of treatments for optimal results.

 

If you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment for a free consultation at our Blackburn Dental and Facial Aesthetic Clinic, please call on (03) 9877 9706 or get in touch via our contact form.

FAQs

How does it work?

Dermapen skin needling uses multiple needles to vertically pierce the skin, creating millions of channels. This increases the absorption rate of the mesotherapy gel by up to 80% which stimulates the body’s natural ability to repair itself at a cellular level.

How long does the treatment take?

Please allow 45-90 minutes for your Dermapen skin needling treatment at our Blackburn Dental and Facial Aesthetic Clinic including preparation, numbing and post-care.

How many treatments are recommended for rejuvenation?

For general skin rejuvenation, Dermapen skin needling, Micro Needling and Skin Needling treatments should be conducted every 4 – 6 weeks; and depending on the initial condition of the skin, between 4 – 8 treatments are recommended.

Do I need to prepare my skin before having a Dermapen skin needling Treatment?

For optimal results, it is recommended that appropriate skin products are followed to allow the skin’s strength to build up before undertaking the procedure.

You can ask the practitioner at our Blackburn Dental and Facial Aesthetic Clinic for these products.

How long should it take before I see results?

You will typically see results after the first treatment; however lasting and more significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments depending on what’s addressed.

Is the treatment safe?

Your Dermapen skin needling treatment at our Blackburn Dental and Facial Aesthetic Clinic only use sterile and single use equipment throughout the procedure.

Is the treatment painful?

Dermapen skin needling treatments at our Blackburn Dental and Facial Aesthetic Clinic are virtually painless for some treatments which require minimal depths. Treatments over 0.5mm in depth may require a topical anaesthetic cream to be applied before the procedure.

Is there any downtime after treatments?

Generally no, but you will experience facial redness for 12 – 48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment.

How soon after filler injections can I have a Dermapen skin needling treatment?

It is recommended to avoid having injectables and Dermapen skin needling procedures done within 2 weeks of one another. However please seek professional advice from your practitioner at our Blackburn Dental and Facial Aesthetic Clinic.

Post Treatment Information

The practitioner at our Blackburn Dental and Facial Aesthetic Clinic will guide you in your post care treatment in more detail on the day, however please avoid the following activities for up to 2 days following a Dermapen skin needling clinical procedure:

  • Direct ultra-violent exposure (sun and solariums)

  • Intensive cardio and exercise

  • Excessively hot showers, bathing, spas or sauna

  • Spray or self-tanning

  • Swimming in chlorinated pools or in the ocean

  • Tattooing (including cosmetic tattooing)

  • Further clinical treatments such as microdermabrasion, laser, chemical peels, muscle relaxant injections and dermal fillers (these should be avoided for up to two weeks)

 

References

http://dermapen.com/

Warning

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.