Q: How many treatments are recommended for rejuvenation, acne scarring and stretch marks? (General guide)
A: Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments, 2-6 weeks apart
Acne scarring: 6 treatments, 2-4 weeks apart
Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments, 2-6 weeks apart
Q: Should I prepare my skin before having a Dermapen™ Treatment?
A: For optimal results, a period of effective active treatment creams, such as Vitamin A, C or Resveratrol is recommended to allow the skin’s strength to build-up (especially for thin or delicate skin areas). Our Senior Dermal Therapist will recommend the pre and post procedure protocol.
Q. Can the Dermapen be carried out on darker skin types?
A. Skin needling can be safely performed on all skin colours and types. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation as the melanocytes remain intact, like the epidermis, during skin needling.
Other invasive procedures such as laser resurfacing are not recommended for darker skin types due to the potential risks of delayed wound healing, pigmentary changes and scarring. This is where skin needling has an advantage as these potential risks are very unlikely due to the epidermis remaining intact.
Q: How long should it take before I see results?
A: Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 3-6 weeks apart). Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments and when combined with the recommended post treatment care.
Q: Is the treatment painful?
A: For minimum needle depths Dermapen™ Treatments are painless. Treatments over 0.5mm deep, may require a topical anaesthetic cream to be applied for 30-60 minutes before the procedure. This will render the treatments pain free.