Dermapen™ Microneedling - Aesthetica Skin Centre

Dermapen™ Microneedling

In the past, needling techniques were slow and painful, and as technology, advanced doctors tried to invent “rollers” and other devices to speed up the treatment time. With all alternative options, the therapist has minimal control over the depth of penetration, and therefore, comfort levels are influenced due to the size of roller consumables. Rolling methods create unnecessary trauma, are user-dependent, risk cross-infection, involve high consumable costs, are too large for small areas and display an undesirable perceived value. At Aesthetica Skin Centre, we use the Dermapen™ micro-needling device. The device is a straightforward, safe, effective, and minimally invasive therapeutic technique. It was initially introduced for skin rejuvenation, however, now it is being used for an extensive range of indications including acne scar, acne, post-traumatic/burn scar, alopecia, skin rejuvenation, drug delivery, hyperhidrosis, stretch marks, and many more. Many new innovations have been made to the initial instrument, which was used for micro-needling. This technique can be combined with other aesthetic procedures to provide better results. In particular, it is a very safe technique for dark skin types, where the risk of postinflammatory pigmentation is very high with other methods that damage the epidermis.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The principle behind needling is that micro-injuries to the skin promote collagen and elastin growth as a by-product to healing. Essentially, as your body heals, the skin increases the production of collagen and elastin, and this production leads to fresher, younger-looking skin. By creating micro-injuries, there is no real tissue damage, and the produced collagen and elastin are therefore in excess to a normal skin condition. As collagen and elastin are key building blocks in your skin ability to fight the onset of wrinkles, it makes sense to stimulate as much growth as possible.
Acne scars, surgical scars, wrinkles and fine lines, stretch marks, lifting and rejuvenation, skin tightening, improves wrinkles and fine lines, minimizes pore size.
Dermapen’s automated vertical stamping method uses a universal, sterilized and disposable tip. The small tip helps treat hard to reach areas, delivers unrivalled collagen induction with 7-speed variability and reduces epidermal damage to limit down-time. The Dermapen offers a smaller tip for treatment of the entire face and a fully controllable head. The 11 needles can now be set at the required depth and at a prescribed speed. This means consistent and predictable results and the ability to quickly treat sensitive areas too.
No cross infection - disposable needles; the speed is faster than manual applications; shorter treatment times; adjustable needle depth; and Dermapen is less painful.
The Dermapen is a superb treatment option when you are undergoing any aesthetic treatment. As part of a matrix program, the Dermapen will provide collagen assistance to additional therapies like dermal fillers, wrinkle release injections, lasers, medical facials and radiofrequency therapies.


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 Singh, A., & Yadav, S. (2016). Microneedling: Advances and widening horizons. Indian dermatology online journal, 7(4), 244–254.

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