Boost Collagen Production with Dermapen® Micro Needling

Micro Needling

Advances in skin rejuvenation have found that treating skin from the inside out often creates the best results. Treatments that promote the production of collagen in the skin not only offer immediate benefits but also help maintain the integrity of your skin over time. Micro Needling is the safest minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that will not only resurface your skin but strengthen collagen fibers as well.

What Is Dermapen® Micro Needling?

Dermapen® micro needling is a procedure that involves using a handheld tool with multiple, microscopic needles in the tip. When moved over the skin, the tiny needles create small holes under the surface that are nearly invisible to the naked eye. This stimulates the body's natural healing process, gradually creating a skin surface that is softer and smoother.

Dermapen® also encourages the skin to produce more collagen, which can help fill in acne scars and fine lines, minimize enlarged pores, and tighten up loose skin. Collagen stimulation via micro needling procedures has been utilized for centuries. However, the system has been updated over time, allowing the technician to adjust the depth of the needles during penetration. With a simple twist of the device’s knob, the top layer of the skin can be lightly pricked to help with product absorption. The device also permits deeper penetration with the needles in order to stimulate collagen for deeper scars and wrinkles.

While lasers are capable of producing a type of micro-penetration similar to that of Dermapen® micro needling, lasers often utilize high levels of heat to penetrate the skin. This excess heat can cause damage to healthy tissue and result in more downtime, as well as cause discomfort. With Dermapen®, patients typically only require a mild topical anesthetic and feel no pain other than a gentle scratching sensation. The small size of the Dermapen® enables the technician to get into smaller areas and is safe for use in more sensitive areas around the eyes, nose, and mouth.

How Long Does It Take To See Results?

Each patient is different and the time it takes patients to see results with Dermapen® micro needling will vary. Some patients notice significant improvements in a few days, while other individuals might not see any changes for several weeks. Factors such as the condition of the epidermis and skin type can determine how long it takes to see results. Typically, patients will see rejuvenated skin about 6 to 8 weeks following treatment. Because the procedure stimulates natural collagen production, the skin’s appearance should continue to undergo improvement through the long term.

Is The Procedure Safe?

While Dermapen® micro needling is a skin remodeling treatment that essentially tricks the skin into a state of repair, it does not pose any significant risk of damage. As a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment, there are no injections. For this reason, there is little to no risk of allergic reactions. Common side effects such as red skin, stinging, itching, and tightness typically subsides within 48 hours.

Contact Us Today

If you want to achieve smoother, softer skin without surgery or chemicals, Dermapen® micro needling may be right for you. We'll work with you to determine the most effective treatment plan for your skin. Contact Elite Medical Skin and Laser Center today to schedule your consultation or stop by our Spring office to learn more.

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