Dermapen is a revolutionary microneedling device which is used to produce new collagen and provide one of the best noninvasive skin rejuvenation methods. Dr. Michele Green has incorporated Dermapen microneedling into her NYC practice since it is one of the best ways to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, from fine lines, stretch marks, pigmentation, acne scars, enlarged pores, texture, sun damage and skin tightening, without any downtime. Through microscopic injuries created in the skin, Dr. Green is able to generate new elastin and collagen production in the treated areas. Dermapen treatment, similar to Eclipse Micropen, results in smoother, firmer, tighter, and younger looking skin.
What is Dermapen Microneedling?
Dermapen is a handheld microneedling device, which works though a process called skin needling, or collagen induction therapy. Dermapen creates tiny micro-injuries in the skin, which triggers the skin to increase the blood flow and stimulate new collagen and elastin formation. When these microscopic injuries are formed, micro-channels are created which allow Dr. Green to introduce a variety of active ingredients, serums and growth factors directly into the dermis of the skin. These serums, such as hyaluronic acid serum, enhance the production of collagen and improve skin tone, texture, firmness, and all around facial rejuvenation. Dermapen microneedling is one of the most popular anti-aging procedures in dermatology.
What is the Process of Dermapen Treatment?
Microneedling is a quick and painless process. After a consultation with Dr. Green, about your skin condition and concerns, Dr. Green will decide if microneedling is the best treatment for you. Microneedling can be safely performed on all skin types, even patients with sensitive skin.
The process begins by photographs being taken at the start of your procedure for your private patient record. The treated area is applied with a topical numbing cream for 45 minutes to maximize any discomfort. The Dermapen system uses microneedles, which adjusts to different needle depths, for the different area of the body. Dermapen uses factional microneedling to make tiny injuries in the skin and uses disposable needles. There is no directly trauma to the skin and while these microscopic injuries area created, Dr. Green will infuse hyaluronic acid serums and other growth factors, which are custom made, for your skin type. Many patients choose to have PRP, which is Platelet Rich Plasma, to be infused during this Dermapen treatment. The advantage of using PRP is that the growth factors, which are derived from your own plasma, speed up the healing process and promote even more regeneration at the cellular level to rejuvenate your skin.
Unlike traditional laser treatments or microdermabrasion, Dermapen is safe to use with all skin tones. The Dermapen can even be used to treat the delicate under eye area, which other modalities cannot safely treat. The Dermapen uses these disposable needles which get discarded after each treatment, maintaining vital patient safety and the risk of contamination.
Combining Dermapen Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Dermapen microneedling with PRP, also called the Vampire Facial, is a powerful anti-aging treatment which rejuvenates the skin. Many patients choose to have Dermapen microneedling with PRP since you are able to incorporate your own natural growth factors during the procedure. PRP contains a myriad of growth factors which encourage wound healing, new collagen formation, and tissue regeneration. After your procedure, you will be instructed not to wash your face that day, to maximize the effects of the PRP which were infused into your skin via the holes from the microneedles. PRP is well known the treating joints and other orthopedic areas. In addition, Dr Green has found PRP to be incredibly successful in treating female and male patterned hair loss, and other types of alopecia as well.
Which Conditions Can Dermapen Micro-needling Treat?
- Acne scarring
- Pore size
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Skin lightening
- Skin tightening
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Sagging skin
How many Dermapen treatments do I need?
Most patients benefit from three Dermapen treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart. If there are deeper acne scars, then more microneedling treatments may be necessary to achieve the ideal cosmetic result. The microneedles will be adjusted, based on the area of the body being treated and the specific cosmetic indication. Theres is no bruising or downtime associated with this procedure.
Benefits of Dermapen
Dermapen has been proven effective for helping to remove blemishes, treating skin tone and texture, fine lines, and wrinkles, acne scars, and all around skin rejuvenation. With no downtime, and the ability to treat all skin types, dermapen microneedling is one of the most sought after dermatology procedures. The microneedles stimulate elastin production, and the fine microchannels allow an improved delivery system of serums and growth factors into the skin. When PRP is incorporated with Dermapen microneedling, it increases absorption of the body’s natural growth factors, and encourages faster skin repair and resurfacing results. Similar to fractional laser technology, the Dermapen microneedles create microscopic wounds to create new collagen and and stimulate wound healing. Unlike traditional fractional laser treatments, Dermapen microneedling has less redness or swelling and almost no downtime. The treatment time for microneedling itself if short, approximately 15 minutes, and you can return to work immediately after the treatment with only some minimal erythema. Dermapen microneedling has been an amazing breakthrough in skin rejuvenation for having beautiful, younger-looking skin.
Side Effects of Dermapen Microneedling
It is advised not to have Dermapen if you have active acne lesions, infections, or herpetic cold sores. Patients are also advised to limit sun exposure before and after Dermapen microneedling and specifically avoid having a sunburn. Since new skin is generated after microneedling, you should avoid the use of skincare products which contain retinols, alpha hydroxy acids, or any exfoliants, for one week after the Dermapen microneedling procedure. After your skin heals from the Dermapen microneedling, you can resume your regular skincare products.
Skincare and Dermapen Microneedling
It is always important to use the proper skincare in combination with Dermapen microneedling to have the best cosmetic results. Regular sunscreen use is essential both before and after dermapen treatment. Dr. Green also suggests combining hyaluronic acid serums and Vitamin C serums to provide the essential antioxidants to infuse into your skin on a daily basis. At bedtime, Dr. Green recommends using a retinol such as the Antioxidant Infusion that she developed in her MGSKINLabs product line. Retinols aid in increasing collagen production and creating healthier looking skin.
What other procedures can be combined with Dermapen microneedling?
Many patients combine Dermapen microneedling with Vbeam laser for Rosacea, Botox, and Juvederm injections for pan-facial rejuvenation. Find out if Dermapen is right for you and call Dr. Michele Green at 212-535-3088 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. Dr. Green is board certified and one of the best doctors for Dermapen Microneedling in NYC with patients based locally and internationally.