Dermapen® Micro-Needling is a handheld roller instrument that has tiny, densely packed needles affixed to it to provide micro-needling treatment.
The needles make miniscule paths into the layers of the skin and spur collagen production. These micro-wounds stimulate the body to develop more elastin and collagen to initiate repair, which cause a regeneration of skin cells. It can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, various types of scars, sun damage and dilated facial capillaries.
Dermapen offers certain benefits over other types of micro-needling instruments because it features multiple settings. This gives Dr. Monasebian more control over the penetration depth, so the device can be focused on the surface layer of the skin to best absorb topical medication or it can reach a deeper layer to boost collagen levels. The Dermapen also is designed with much thinner, more closely spaced needles than other similar devices, making it a more effective option.
There are laser treatments that may provide a comparable form of penetration within the skin, but Dermapen has definite advantages. Dermapen is safer because it does not cause damage to nearby healthy tissue. Lasers, on the other hand, can harm delicate tissues due to the extreme heat they produce. Its small size also makes the Dermapen ideal for thorough, quick use on harder to reach or more contoured treatment sites.
Little downtime is needed after a Dermapen session. Some patients who undergo a more surface-oriented treatment may require no recovery time and results are often immediately visible. Those who have a more deeply penetrating procedure may require a few days of recovery and several months before the results are fully evident.