Dermapen Skin Needling Therapy (or collagen induction therapy) is one of the most advanced skin rejuvenation therapy available today.
As we age the natural production of the skins supporting cells, collagen and elastin naturally diminish which leads to wrinkles, sagging and hollows in the skin. Stimulating the skin to produce more collagen and elastin is called collagen induction.
What conditions does micro-needling treat?
- Mild to moderate acne scarring
- Surgical scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Pore size and skin texture
- Keloid scarring
Is the treatment painful?
Skin needling with the Dermapen is extremely comfortable when used with topical anaesthetic cream. The treatment itself takes approximately 30 minutes for a full face.
How does it work?
The device glides gently along the skin, penetrating the layers of the skin closest to the surface, of a depth of up to 2mm to create numerous tiny needle wounds. The therapy encourages the skin to respond through creation of new collagen and elastin fibres. As the skin responds, it plumps and thickens, reducing the appearance of scars, wrinkles and fine lines.
What can I expect from the procedure?
The skin is cleaned and numbing cream may be applied to lessen discomfort. For better results we use a collagen-stimulating product like Hyaluronic Acid. A small handheld pen like device with a sterile, disposable tip with 12 tiny needles is then used to pierce the skin. Our needling pen’s multi-speed and adjustable needle depth allow needles to pierce the skin’s layer at 90 degrees and increase the absorption of products. After the treatment, soothing after care serum is used to hydrate, heal and protect the skin.
How will I look after treatment?
In my experience, most people will have a mild redness and possibly some swelling. The same way you may feel with a mild sunburn. Effects may last for 24-48 hours and there may be pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising. Within several days to several weeks you will notice a smoother, brighter, and more radiant appearance, however, the full effects of the treatment do not appear until several months later.
What is the down time like?
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 12 to 48 hours. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with zinc-based sunblock. The use of mineral makeup may be used after procedure.
What improvements on the skin will I be able to notice?
- Reduction in pore size
- Improvement in the quality and texture of the skin
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves the look of disfiguring scars from surgery, accidents or acne.
How much does the treatment cost?
Single Treatment $320
3x treatments $860 (save $100)
4x treatments $1100 (save $180)
6X treatments $1500 (save $420)
How many treatments do I need?
Everyone is different and after consultation, you should have some form of indication how many you should have. Skin conditions are different as well as the age of each patient the amount of treatments may vary but here is a guideline:
Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments – 4 weeks apart
Acne Scarring: 6 treatments – 6 weeks apart
Stretch Marks: 10 treatments – 4-6 weeks apart
What is IPL Skin Rejuvenation?
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light technology. It is an FDA and TGA-approved and patented form of treatment which has been shown to be both safe and effective. You can reduce or, in some instances remove unwanted blemishes like pigmentation, broken capillaries, sun damaged skin, age spots and rosacea (redness). IPL is also known as photo-rejuvenation. Because it is a relatively simple and straightforward procedure, with few concerns in terms of either side effects, recovery time, or the level of invasiveness with the treatment itself, IPL is continuing to become a more widely utilised choice.
Benefits of IPL Skin Rejuvenation
IPL skin rejuvenation offers patients a wide range of benefits, including:
- IPL is a quick, effective and no downtime for recovery. You see great results without undergoing intensive surgery.
- IPL works amazingly for removing red splotches, brown spots, and scarring, as well as reducing pore size, eliminating and reducing wrinkles, and improving overall skin texture, smoothness and quality. IPL has been used to treat rosacea, hyperpigmentation, melasma, age and sunspots, broken capillaries, spider veins, stretch marks, and other conditions as well.
- IPL achieves a more youthful appearance.
- IPL offers a legitimate and long-lasting solution, as opposed to some procedures which offer only short-term results.
During an IPL procedure, intense light from a range of wavelengths is focused on the specific parts of your skin that you are treating. The IPL device itself is gently pressed onto the skin, with a smooth, transparent surface emitting the light on the targeted areas.
This light helps to spur on the production of collagen, which will help to fill in lines and wrinkles or shallow scarring, while also reducing redness, discolouration, and spots.
Meanwhile, the targeted tissue that has been damaged is naturally removed by the body. Depending on what is being treated, the exact wavelength range can be adjusted to optimise results.
You will wear an eye mask to protect your eyes and vision during the procedure, and topical gels may be applied on your skin to prevent overheating.
The entire procedure is quick, taking about half an hour to complete, although the exact length will depend on what the practitioner is treating.
What does the procedure cost?
Anywhere from $40 per spot – Full Face Rejuvenation $275
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