For patients who are noticing fine lines developing in the skin or have some scarring from acne, Dr Anita Dhunna can help rejuvenate and improve these areas by using Dermapen treatment. This is a medical needling device that can penetrate the skin up to 2mm which works by stimulating your body’s own collagen. The result is smoother, softer and glowing skin.
How does it work?
Dermapen is an updated more refined, electronic version of the dermal roller which works by multiple needles penetrating the skin at 8000 rpm. The needling of the skin encourages micro trauma to the skin which encourage growth factors to be released, this in turn stimulates the production of collagen and aids the development of new remodelled skin. It doesn’t drag or tear the skin like a dermaroller potentially can and it can be used in very specific areas due to its small tip penetrating from 0.2 – 2mm deep. You can use this to treat the whole face, the neck and even the décolletage that has become damaged by the sun.
Am I suitable for Dermapen treatment?
The treatment is contraindicated in pregnant or breast feeding women. Women and men of all ages 18+ can have micronnedling treatment subject to their medical history and desired outcomes which would be discussed in depth at your face to face consultation with Dr Anita Dhunna.
What happens during the treatment?
After you have seen Dr Anita Dhunna for a face to face consultation, a bespoke treatment plan will be made for you.
The area to be treated will be sterilised and cleaned. Topical anaesthetic will then be applied.
Dr Anita Dhunna will then use the Dermapen over the areas to be treated. The procedure can take up to 20 minutes.
Most people will require 3-4 treatments in total with each treatment being 6-8 weeks apart.
Does it hurt?
Topical anaesthetic is used to increase the comfort of the patient during treatment.
When will I see the results?
The process of regenerating new skin starts immediately but it takes a few months for the full results to be seen.
Is it safe and what’s the downtime?
As with all medical procedures, there can be complications which would be discussed in person at your consultation. However, when being treated by an experienced Doctor/Dentist, you are less likely to experience these.
Immediately after treatment the skin may appear red and feel tight. You will need to ensure you are using appropriate sunblock and staying out of the sun to minimise risk of pigmentation during your treatment.
You may experience some slight swelling or bruising that can last a couple of days. You can limit the bruising by taking Arnica tablets before the treatment and applying Arnica gel after the treatment.
Avoiding alcohol 48 hours before the treatment will also reduce the risk of bruising.
How long do the results last?
You can revisit Dermapen treatment yearly. Good skin care/regime will help maintain your results.