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Dermapen™ is a microneedling treatment (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy), using a sterile, one usage cartridge of needles in a pen like device. The Dermapen provides a segmented delivery of microneedles, creating micro injuries to the epidermis (outer layer of skin). As a result, the micro injuries encourage the body’s innate ability to repair itself and to produce new collagen and elastin fibres. This collagen synthesis creates smoother, firmer, more radiant and younger looking skin.
The Dermapen™ is used for the treatment of acne scarring, surgery scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, pigmentation and sun damage as well as lifting and tightening the skin.
The micro-skin channels created by the micro needles, carry up to 80% more topical nutrients, allowing penetration into the dermis fibroblasts, feeding the cells found in the dermis and basal layers of the skin. This increases the absorption of active ingredients stimulating repair at cellular level and accelerating the regeneration of the epidermal cells.
In our advanced Dermapen treatment we begin with a gentle peel and then use a bespoke mix of mesotherapy products containing epidermal growth factor, hyaluronic acid, amino acids, peptides and vitamins to penetrate into the skin for improved results. After the microneedling, whilst the mask is on, an LED mask will be put over the skin to calm and help heel the skin.
Signs of skin rejuvenation will be seen after 6-8 weeks and will continue for up to a year. 3 sessions at a 4-6 week interval are usually recommended (though results will be seen with one treatment) with a follow up treatment 6-12 months later and then one to two yearly for maintenance. This treatment requires a prior consultation which is free of charge.
Dermapen™ treatment £175 / Advanced Dermapen™ £230
Costs above are for the face. A bespoke price can be given for stretch marks and scars on the body.
How is the treatment administered?
Dermapen™ procedures are carried out in a very safe and accurate manner with the use of sterile single-use cartidges. The Dermapen SureSpace™ and SafLok™ patented technologies are why Dermapen is the safest microneedling treatment and achieves the best treatment results. The skin is cleansed and a hyularonic acid gel is applied to the skin. The Dermapen is passed over ths kin to puncture the outer layer. The skin is then cooled and calmed with a mask. While the mask is on, we can microneedle the hands if you would like them done. (There is no extra charge for this).
How will I look after the treatment?
After the treatment your skin will appear red and flushed, similar to moderate sunburn. You will also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity. This will diminish after a few hours and within 48 hours will be completely healed.
How quickly will I see results?
Signs of skin rejuvenation will be seen after 6-8 weeks and will continue for up to a year. 3 sessions at a 4-6 week interval are usually recommended (though results will be seen with one treatment) with a follow up treatment 6-12 months later and then ne to two yearly for maintenance.
How should I care for my skin after the treatment?
We can recommend products that will help spead up the healing process and acieve optimal reualts. However home care products are not essential after this treatment.
Is the treatment painful?
The microneedling feels slightly scratchy and can be more sensitive around the eyes and lips. The microneedling itself is a very quick process so any discomfort will be kept to a minimum.
Which mesotherapy products do you use in the advanced Dermapen?
We use mesotherapy products from the Juliet Armand Ameson range. The Ameson series includes sterile Mesotherapy products, consisting of either one active ingredient or a cocktail of active ingredients. Your therapist will choose meso products based on your skin concerns.
Can I have this treatment when pregnant?
No you cannot have this treatment during preganancy. Howver, you can have our Skinbreeze microdermabrasion and our RegimA peel which are both advanced facials.
The before and afters below are after 4-6 Dermapen treatments. These treatments have not been performed at Vita but are examples of results from Dermapen.