Microneedling is a method that some dermatologists use to treat different skin conditions. The technique involves using multiple tiny, sterile needles to puncture the skin and cause physical trauma.
This trauma prompts the derma, a deeper layer of skin, to rebuild.
Microneedling may help address many skin-related complaints, including:
- skin pigmentation issues
- stretch marks
- loose skin, such as after weight loss or liposuction
It may also help rejuvenate the skin.
In addition, professionals can use microneedling to deposit medication, such as topical tretinoin or vitamin C, deeper into the skin. This can boost the treatment of a variety of issues, including acne scarring.
Read on to learn more about microneedling, how it works, and whether there are any risks.
Microneedling increases the production of collagen and other healing factors by causing trauma to the skin.
Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep the skin looking youthful, with a firm, smooth, and stretchy texture.
Aging causes the decline of collagen in the skin, contributing to wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Skin can also lose collagen due to injuries, such as acne scarring, stretch marks, or other scars.
It is important to realize that microneedling is not a quick fix, as it involves the growth of new skin. It can take several months for a person to see the full results of the procedure.
Microneedling is generally a safe and effective procedure that can improve the appearance of the skin. It may reduce wrinkles, diminish scarring, and tighten or rejuvenate loose or aging skin.
While home microneedling is widely accessible and more comfortable than the professional version, home treatments will not provide the same results and may increase the risk of side effects.
Anyone interested in microneedling should consult a dermatologist or doctor who is specially trained and experienced in these types of procedures.
Dermapen is our No.1 Anti-Ageing treatment and uses the worlds most advanced Skin Needling technology, to stimulate collagen production and renewal – resulting in smoother and more youthful looking skin. Clear Skincare Clinics’ Dermapen is the perfect treatment for treating fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, skin texture and an overall rejuvenation of the skin.
How effective is Dermapen?
The Dermapen treatment is a natural, mechanical process which works effectively w
ithout the use of chemicals.
The side effects post-treatment are minor and may include slight swelling and discomfort, redness or minor flaking of the skin. Slight bruising is possible in people with sensitive skin prone to bruising easily.
We all heal at different rates, but generally, you should see the effectiveness of the Dermapen beginning to work as your skin starts to heal within four to seven days post-treatment. Within four to six weeks you are ready for your next session where the positive results will become cumulative.
In the weeks post-treatment, Clear Skincare clients report a glam new look with noticeably smoother, younger-looking, rejuvenated skin.
Can Dermapen be performed on all skin types?
Dermapen Skin Needling is safe for all skin types. Skin needling does not contain any harsh chemicals or ingredients that skin may react to, rather is stimulating the skin’s natural healing process through collagen induction therapy which is both safe and effective for every skin type. Contra-indications to Dermapen Skin Needling: Skin diseases such as psoriasis or eczema, open wounds or cystic acne, keloid scarring and pregnancy.
Is Dermapen good for acne?
Dermapen treatments can help address acne scars caused by cystic acne and pimples. With severe acne scarring, the skin is left pitted and uneven. In the same way that the Dermapen improves the appearance of aging skin, that increased collagen and elastin also helps to reduce acne scars. The uneven, pitted effects of acne scars become less visible within firmer, smoother skin.
How many treatments are needed?
Treatments can be repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. We recommend starting with 3 treatments. For scar reduction an average of 3 to 6 treatments are recommended. Results can be seen from one to eight weeks after treatment. Typically, you will see results after your first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4-6 treatments.