What to Expect At & After Treatment
FREQUENTLY ASKED SKIN NEEDLING QUESTIONS
How many skin needling treatments are recommended for rejuvenation, acne scarring and stretch marks? (General guide)
Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments 4 weeks apart
Acne scarring: 6 treatments 6 weeks apart
Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments 4-6 weeks apart
How should I prepare my skin for a Dermapen™ Treatment?
For optimal results, an appropriate regime of DP Dermaceuticals™ should be determined by your clinician, to encourage the skin to strengthen (especially for thin or delicate skin areas). Continue to use DP Dermaceuticals™ recommended by your clinician after the treatments for a period of 6 weeks. The DP Dermaceuticals™ range is suitable for ongoing homecare.
How long should it take before I see results?
Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will become visible after 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). The condition of your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments, especially when combined with the recommended post-treatment care.
Is the skin needling treatment painful?
For minimal needle depths, Dermapen™ Treatments are relatively painless. Treatments using depths over 0.5mm may require a topical anaesthetic cream to be applied for 15-40 minutes before the procedure. This will render the treatments virtually pain-free.
Is there any downtime after skin needling treatments?
Generally no, but you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment. Application of a breathable camouflage will seal the skin and cover any redness for an immediate return to work.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE SKIN NEEDLING TREATMENT
Dermapen vs Dermal Roller
When compared to traditional dermal rollers, Dermapen 3™ causes less epidermal (skin) damage, reducing levels of pain and discomfort. As a result Dermapen 3™ is a safer, more comfortable, and more effective micro-needling treatment (see image below).