One of the biggest trends in facial treatments at the moment is microneedling, specifically a treatment that uses the Dermapen 4 microneedling technology. It’s gaining popularity as one of the best anti-ageing and anti-scarring treatments in the world and to top it off, it’s also said to rejuvenate and improve your skin health. So, does it work? Will it save us all? Let’s find out.
What is Microneedling?
Basically, your skin has a self-rejuvenating function that is capable of significantly reducing blemishes caused by acne, trauma, pigmentation and a range of other ailments. Micro-needling activates this process by causing tiny punctures across the treated area. Microneedling is self-explanatory in the title, essentially its a device that’s puncturing your skin through a spring-loaded automated function using microneedles to move up and down across the skin, puncturing small holes as it moves. About Face uses Dermapen4 which is the brand name and The Gold Standard for microneedling technology.
What is Dermapen4 used to treat?
At About Face, we use the Dermapen4 to help address many skin concerns, including:
- Wrinkles, fine lines
- skin pigmentation issues
- stretch marks and enlarged pores
How Does Dermapen Work?
The mechanism inside the Dermapen4 causes the stimulation of healthy collagen and the small punctures in the skin to allow for nutrients to be absorbed into the deep layers of the skin. The process is fast and therefore doesn’t damage the dermal layers of the skin. As your skin heals, it produces collagen which forms a new layer of fresh tissue, creating a more youthful appearance on the surface and fighting antibodies beneath.
How Much Does Dermapen Treatment Cost?
Pricing for the Dermapen4 treatment depends primarily on the area you wish to receive microneedling on.
What happens during my Dermapen Gold microneedling treatment?
For the sake of full transparency and so there are no surprises for when you have your treatment here is a quick run-down on what you can expect during the treatment.
Step One: Consultation
You’ll meet with our highly skilled Therapist to have a chat about your skin concerns, and make sure that microneedling is the right choice for your skin. They will talk you through the treatment, how it works, how best to prepare for it and how to treat your skin afterwards.
Step Two: Micro-Facial
Your skin will be double cleansed with the protocol Dp Dermaceuticals Tri-Phase Cleanser and Dp Dermaceuticals Micro Derm Exfoliant, then sanitised with the Clini-Prep spray. These protocol products have been specifically created by Dermapen to be safe for during and after your treatment. Specially designed MesoGlide solutions will be applied to your areas of concern, which contain active ingredients such as vitamins and peptides to optimise healing and give your skin enhanced results.
Step Three: Dermapen Microneedling
The Dermapen4 device will glide across your skin, as the tiny needles (moving very fast) create micro-channels in the skin’s superficial top layers. This activates your skin’s natural healing response by creating “micro-injuries”, resulting in new collagen and elastin formation. The treatment is minimally invasive, penetrating only a fraction of a millimetre.
Step Four: Hydrating Mask
When the needling process has finished, your practitioner will apply a soothing mask over the area to provide an immediate cooling effect, as well as hydrating the skin with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid. You’ll then have the fortifying Vitamin Rich Repair serum applied to your skin to begin an intensive repair process as well as reducing redness and inflammation.
Step Five: Camouflage and Protection
Finally, the breathable SPF30 Cover Recover product is applied, a cooling, clean foundation containing mineral sunscreen to protect the skin as well as anti-bacterial and moisturising properties. The colour in the foundation will cover any pinkness in your skin, meaning you can go straight back to the office if you need to! You’re on your way to a rejuvenated and more youthful complexion.
Before & After from our Ponsonby Clinic with our amazing Therapist, Isa!