Some people never really worried about fine lines around their eyes, but their bugbears is always brown spots and uneven skin texture. So, when they heard about the latest skin treatment that promises to kick-start collagen production and give complexion instant radiance, it goes straight to the top of their must-try list.
What is Dermapen 4?
Microneedling (aka collagen induction therapy) is nothing new, but Game changer Dermapen 4 is. This pen-like device looks a bit like a digital thermometer and works by stimulating a wound-healing response in the skin. Its 16-needle cartridge head passes over the skin leaving minuscule holes (just one millimetre deep), creating more than 1 million tiny channels during the five-minute treatment.
How does Dermapen 4 transform your skin
Dermapen 4 game changer is designed to treat a whole host of skin concerns, including wrinkles, loose skin, acne scarring, brown spots from sun damage, and even stretch marks. The way it works is genius – not only is it a speedy skin service (once the Dermapen 4 starts it only takes five minutes to treat the entire face), but it stimulates your skin’s own healing response to produce new collagen and elastin, the skin cushion that slowly declines with age. The result is plumper, more youthful and more radiant-looking skin.
Who can have Dermapen 4 treatment
One of the biggest advantages of the latest game changer Dermapen 4 is that it offers a more natural alternative to invasive anti-ageing treatments and can be used on all skin types. Better yet, it works equally effectively on the face and on other parts of the body to treat scarring or problematic loose skin.
Here is what to expect from Dermapen 4 treatment
Step one: Skin is double cleansed and an alcohol wipe is passed over the face before treatment begins. This essential step ensures skin is thoroughly clean and bacteria free (you don’t want to risk opening the skin up to infection or pushing makeup and grime deep into the skin, which can cause tiny raised bumps called granulomas).
Step two: A gel containing moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid, in addition to zinc and vitamin B5 to help the regeneration and repair process, is applied before the hand-held Dermapen 4 is passed over the skin. Treatment starts at the forehead and moves to the cheeks, jawline, around the nose (to reduce the look of redness from broken capillaries) and around the lips (to smooth those pucker lines). Finally, it passes underneath the eye area and across the brow bones. I won’t lie, it is not a pain-free experience, but the fact I had my morning coffee before treatment won’t have helped, according to my therapist, who also advises against taking ibuprofen because it can cause bleeding.
Step three: It’s a quick treatment (just five minutes to be exact, though you should allow 30 minutes for pre and post-treatment care) so any discomfort is brief and immediately alleviated by the heavenly chilled cloth mask that is placed over my face afterwards. This Hyla Active mask is infused with vitamin B, hyaluronic acid and copper peptides to cool and hydrate the skin, and speed up the healing process.
Step four: Finally, a hydrating peptide serum is applied. This sinks into the tiny wound channels created in the skin by the Dermapen 4 device and works to boost radiance and firmness. An essential layer of sunscreen (Elta MD tinted sunscreen in my case) is applied before I’m up and dressed and back to the office. This is one of those swift, effective lunch-time procedures no one would ever notice you’ve had.
Dermapen 4 results
A little blood spotting was visible immediately after the treatment but this had gone after the Hyla Active mask was applied. The next day the skin under my eyes looked slightly pink (no surprises there as this is a sensitive area of the face) but it was nothing a layer of mineral powder would not cover. By days three and four my skin was glowing and I could see a renewed look of radiance and firmness. Apparently, though, the best is yet to come – over the next month my skin will continue to look firmer and brighter. To build on the good work, three to five treatments one month apart are recommended (however you can have Dermapen 4 every fortnight at a more superficial level to boost skin radiance if you’re short on time and planning a special event). Personally, I can’t wait for my next treatment. The fact Dermapen 4 is so fast and effective puts it right in my lane when it comes to skin therapies. I might just have a new addiction.
How many treatments are required?
Treatments required per person will vary however for most general skin concerns we recommend on average 4 sessions spaced between 4-8 weeks apart.
Dermapen 4 can be used to treat the appearance of:
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Stretch Marks
- Acne scarring
- Scarring of any kind
- Enlarged Pores
- Skin Tightening
- Hair Loss and more…!
What are the benefits of the Dermapen 4 treatment?
- Tightening, lifting and rejuvenation of the skin
- Natural collagen induction
- Improvement of overall skin tone and texture
- Reduction in wrinkles and fine lines around the face and other areas
- Treatment of pigmentation and sun damage
- Improved appearance of stretch marks
- Improved skin texture on the neck
- Hair regeneration
- Reducing acne scars, surgical scars and wound healing
- Minimising pore size
Frequently Aksed Questions
What is the Dermapen treatment?
The Dermapen 4 uses a 16 needle cartridge to vertically and precisely pierce the skin and activate your skin’s natural healing process. Effectively stimulating collagen production to improve skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, acne, pigmentation and a variety of scars.
How long will it take to see results?
The sessions are typically spaced 4 weeks apart. With this in mind, expect visible results in the appearance, texture, and smoothness of your skin in as little as three months.
How many treatments will I need?
We normally recommend between 3-6 sessions, within 4-6 weeks of each other. This depends on what your skin concerns are, as each patient is different. When you come in for your consultation, we will be able to recommend a treatment plan for your personal goals.
Is the treatment painful?
You may experience minor discomfort during the skin needling treatment but a numbing cream can be applied beforehand to reduce this. Depending on the aggressiveness of treatment, you may experience pin-point bleeding during the treatment but not ongoing.
How should I prepare my skin for treatment?
At Joy Fillers, we offer an initial consultation before your Dermapen 4 treatment. For optimal results, we’ll recommend an appropriate home care regime that encourages your skin to prepare and strengthen.
How many treatments are recommended for rejuvenation, acne scarring and stretch marks?
- Rejuvenation*: 3-6 treatments 6-8 weeks apart
- Acne scarring: 4-6 treatments 6-8 weeks apart
- Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments 6-8 weeks apart
- Pigmentation: 4-6 treatments 2-4 weeks apart
*Superficial treatments may be recommended at four-weekly intervals.
How soon after filler/muscle relaxant injections can I have a treatment?
While there is no clinical evidence that Dermapen 4 treatments counteract with any particular injectables, it is essential to let us know if you have had an injectable treatment or are planning one shortly. With this information, we can let you know when to schedule your treatment appropriately.
How long should it take before I see results?
Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will become visible after 3 to 6 treatments (spaced 2-8 weeks apart). The condition of your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments, especially when combined with our recommended post-treatment care.