Dermapen is a “micro needling” method gaining a widespread use in recent years. This is also called the “multiple needling method”. With this method, specialist doctors stimulate the skin, allowing the skin to renew itself. The special device used for the procedure contains fine needles. During the procedure, these needles are contacted with the skin, but since they are very thin, they do not cause any pain. The method is used to remove acne scars, blemishes and stretch marks. Specialist doctors also recommend this method for skin rejuvenation.
What is Dermapen?
Dermapen is a device consisting of fine titanium needles. Your specialist doctor moves this device over your skin, and its fine needles penetrate the surface of the skin to activate the skin by causing a controlled damage on the surface. The activated skin starts its self-regeneration process. And, regeneration process involves increased collagen production. Acne scars, sunspots and stretch marks are removed or at least, relieved significantly with this method. In addition, this method is also used for anti-aging, or skin rejuvenation.
What is in it?
In fact, the device does not contain any substance or medicine. Your specialist doctor opens up micro-channels or pores on the skin with the procedure, and then applies medicines or serums to treat the condition. This procedure enhances the effectiveness of these medications.
How it works?
Before the application, the skin is prepared with a special cleaning procedure and the specialist doctor continues with moving the device up and down over the patient’s skin. As the device is moved on the skin surface, micro-channels are opened up on the skin and thus the regeneration process is triggered. During the sessions, the specialist doctor specifically targets troubled areas focusing on the skin conditions to be treated, and completes the process with a serum application for the relevant condition. Thanks to the tiny channels opened up by the device on the skin surface, the serum applied goes down to the lower layers of the skin and their benefits are maximized.
For what purposes is it used?
Specialist doctors often use this procedure to relieve the following problems:
- fine lines and wrinkles
- sun damage
- sagging, large pores, and dullness
- blackheads, acne, acne scars, blemishes, and scars
- unwanted tattoos
- stretch marks due to pregnancy or weight gain
Where is this procedure applied on the face and body?
Specialists will determine the area of application according to the type of problem. It is applied to any areas with wrinkles, blemishes, scars, and stretch marks.
What points should I pay attention to before the application?
Before the procedure, it is better to eat a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and drink plenty of water. Doctors also recommend using moisturizing products and avoiding products that may increase skin sensitivity (such as peeling creams). Patients should keep away from sunbathing and solarium at least 14 days before the application.
What points should I pay attention to after the application?
After the procedure, you should pay extra attention to the cleaning and hygiene of your skin and make sure that your hands are clean before touching your face. You should not apply skin care products or make-up in the first 24 hours. You should avoid using sauna or steam bath until the redness goes away, and avoid intense workouts. In addition, you should avoid sunbathing and solarium at least a week after the procedure.
How is the recovery after the application?
There may be redness on the skin after the procedure. The intensity of redness varies according to the sensitivity of your skin. However, even with a sensitive skin, no symptom will be seen after the second or third day. Redness is sometimes followed by peeling.
When are the results seen after the application?
Your specialist doctor determines a treatment plan according to your condition, examining your skin thoroughly. Usually, 6-8 sessions with 2-3 week intervals can provide effective results. Using special products suitable for the condition and individual skin features during the sessions also increases substantially the success of the treatment. The skin starts its regeneration process from the first session, and you will notice the results in about 6 to 8 weeks. The optimum results will be seen within three months. The procedure is irreversible with permanent results, unless new conditions are formed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Dermapen hurt?
Because the needles used are very fine, the procedure is usually well tolerated. However, for a more comfortable application, your doctor will use topical anesthetic creams.
Who cannot have the application?
Although it is suitable for most of the patients, it may be inappropriate for those who have systemic diseases (e.g. diabetes) or certain skin diseases. Your specialist doctor evaluates all these factors before the procedures and makes the application decision accordingly.
Can the application be made at home?
Although some devices are sold under same name in the market, the results obtained with them are not as effective as the results obtained with the procedure performed by a specialist doctor. In addition, applications made at home pose risks such as skin damage or infection.
How many sessions are required?
For this method, specialist doctors usually recommend 3 to 6 sessions with 1-month intervals.
Dermapen price 2022, dermapen prices
One of the questions asked on the Internet by the patients who decide to get a dermapen application is “how much dermapen costs”. Price varies depending on several factors such as the city you are in and the areas where Dermapen to be applied. You can receive information on Dermapen prices from your plastic surgeon.
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