Dermapen is a skin treatment that uses microneedling to reduce wrinkles, acne scars, and more. It sounds like an amazing product! But do dermapens really make your skin look younger?
We will explore the many benefits of dermapens while also looking at what makes them so controversial. Let’s start with some basic background information on dermapens.
What is Dermapen treatment and how does it work
Dermapen is a unique type of medical instrument generically called by many names including MicroNeedling or Medical Skin Needling. Dermapen treatment is used to improve the appearance of skin that has been damaged by scarring and acne.
The Dermapen is a pen-like device with five interchangeable needles that can be inserted into your skin according to your specific treatment. When these are inserted, little suction cups on the tops of the needles help drain fluids and promote healing for the skin while also decreasing inflammation. The reason this treatment works well for people with wrinkles or acne is that it helps to regulate hydration levels in your skin and stimulate collagen production without any negative side effects (such as surgery).
Does dermapen really make your skin look younger and brighter
It depends. While some people notice a direct and significant difference in their skin texture, others harm their skin with repeated treatments. Moreover, if the treatment area is very small the promise of any noticeable effect may be difficult to achieve. It might take up to three months for your skin cells to mature as a result of dermapen treatments before you can assess what it can or cannot do for you. All this being said, many find that they are satisfied with how it has helped reduce risk factors associated with aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, inflammation, and brown spots/age spots – all without experiencing any downtime from frequent visits to a dermatologist or spa!
How many treatments are needed to see results
The minimum number of dermapen treatments is four to six treatments spaced three to five weeks apart. It’s important that you consider the costs and benefits between a short-term and long-term treatment plan, which may vary depending on what your primary goals are. Generally speaking, the closer together your treatments are spaced out within a specific window of time, the more effective they will be because the wounds heal much faster when treated with fewer sessions in between them. If taken too far away from each other or improperly used in terms of how close they are together and for how long period of time (i.e., distance in days), then wound healing can actually get slower.
Who should get the treatment
Anyone with a skin condition or anyone who is self-conscious about their skin. It is important for people to know that dermapen treatment is not recommended for everyone. It may seem counterintuitive, but some patients are simply too sensitive to handle the full brunt of the treatment. They should consult a board-certified dermatologist before undergoing any treatments. Those who receive these treatments are those who have either dealt with chronic conditions like psoriasis for years or simply feel they cannot live with how they look anymore due to blotchiness and bumps from acne scarring. The whole process does take time, usually around six months so it’s best to be patient throughout the course of treatment in order to see results you’re happy with
Is there any side effects or risks of using the dermapen treatment
There are risks associated with the procedure. Like any invasive and cosmetic procedure, there is always a chance of bleeding or infection. This can occur because the derma pen may create microscopic lesions and thereby scar your skin by creating gaps in your skin’s surface that are not normally present. When this happens, those gaps are exposed to bacteria and other microbes that live on your skin’s surface.
Dermapen side effects can include hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, and blisters. In particular, it is important to note that when the needles penetrate too deeply they’re likely to detach the epidermal layer of skin from the dermis and create a blister on the surface instead of just acting superficially. If you use a dermapen, you need to ensure that your doctor or practitioner understands how to correctly use this machine for optimum results with minimum risks.