Dermapen is an advanced micro-needling skin treatment, which is U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved. It is used to tighten and rejuvenate aging or injured skin.
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This cosmetic skin procedure is used to treat wrinkles and fine lines, scars resulting from surgery, burns and acne, and can also be used for stretch marks and tattoo removal. A full skin assessment by a qualified and experienced healthcare professional will determine a patient's likelihood of success after cosmetic treatment with Dermapen.
How Dermapen Works
Dermapen is an elective, outpatient procedure, which is done in a physician's office or suite. After applying a skin numbing anesthetic cream to the skin surface of the treatment area, a hand-held device is smoothly guided over the area. The Dermapen has 11 sterile, surgical steel micro needles, which penetrate the dermis and epidermis of the skin.
The single-use micro needle tip creates pore-sized holes in the skin to enhance the body's own healing process. The natural healing process stimulates collagen and elastin production.
The body's natural collagen and elastin production, during the healing process, help to create an improved appearance of the skin, which includes skin texture, elasticity and movement.
Each Dermapen session shows minor improvement but the course of treatment entails five to six sessions, timed about four weeks apart, for the complete effect.
Dermapen Side Effects and Concerns
Since there is no medication or chemical injected during the Dermapen process, there is very little risk of adverse reactions.
The most common side effects, which usually resolve within 48 hours, include:
Anytime the skin's integrity is compromised, there is a risk of infection. This risk is kept to a minimum with Dermapen as the tip of the device is sterile and disposable, for one-time use only.
There is minimal downtime after undergoing Dermapen treatment. Most patients immediately return to their usual daily activities.
The best and safest results of Dermapen treatment will be achieved when it is done by a qualified physician who is experienced in this specialized enhancement.
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