“Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that aims to rejuvenate the skin and improve its overall appearance. It is performed using a device called a Dermapen, which is a handheld device equipped with multiple tiny needles that pierce the surface of the skin, triggering the natural production of collagen. The depth of penetration of the needles into the skin is from 0.25 mm to 2 mm.
This process stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars and other skin imperfections. The microneedling procedure is an alternative to needle mesotherapy and is a wonderful method in the fight against aging. What is the procedure
During microneedling, the specialist will first clean and apply numbing cream to the treated area to provide maximum comfort and peace of mind to the patient.
Once the area is prepared, the specialist glides dermapen carefully over the skin, creating micro-injuries at different depths depending on individual needs and desired results. Microneedling with dermapen gives very good results without the risk of hyper or hypopigmentation as well as other side effects.
The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes followed by the application of a soothing serum or cream to aid skin recovery.
The recommended number of treatments is 5, one per week. Once the therapeutic course is completed, a maintenance procedure should be done every 4 to 6 months.
What are the effects after the procedure
- The production of collagen and elastin is restored;
- The pores shrink;
- Fine lines are erased;
- Acne scars and skin blemishes are erased;
- The size of deeper wrinkles is reduced;
- The skin becomes fresher and firmer;
- Contributes to a rejuvenated appearance.
Recommendations after the procedure
After undergoing dermapen microneedling, it is essential to follow your dermatologist’s aftercare instructions to ensure optimal results and minimize potential complications.
- Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 48 hours after the procedure, as the skin will be more sensitive than usual. Make sure you wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 when you go outdoors.
- Refrain from using makeup or applying harsh skin care products for at least 24 hours after microneedling. Use gentle cleansers, moisturisers and serums especially for sensitive skin and for after treatments.
- Keep the treated area clean and hydrated to promote proper healing. Hyaluronic acid-based products can help retain moisture and soothe irritated skin.
Be patient with the results as it may take a few weeks for the full effects of dermapen treatment to become visible. Most patients need several sessions to achieve the desired results.
Consult your dermatologist if you experience severe pain, excessive redness or if you suspect signs of infection after the procedure.