Are fine lines, scars, and other blemishes making you look and feel less than your best? If so, it helps to know treatments exist that aim to address these common complaints. One of the best of these treatments is microneedling with the Dermapen™, and for good reason.
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a minimally-invasive and non-surgical procedure that can be used to rejuvenate a person’s skin, and it’s available right here at The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center in Williamsville, NY. Using the advanced Dermapen™ microneedling device, our qualified professional could improve your skin in a variety of ways. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more!
What Can the Dermapen™ Treat?
Microneedling with the Dermapen™ may be used to provide:
- A reduction in wrinkles and fine lines
- Skin tightening and rejuvenation
- The improved appearance of acne, surgical, and trauma scars
- The minimization of stretch marks and hyperpigmentation
The Dermapen™ provides incredible collagen induction and harnesses the body’s natural ability to regrow and heal the skin after micro-damage. It is an FDA-approved device that provides greater results than a traditional roller and is said to be a more comfortable way to induce collagen. The depth of the needle penetration of the pen can be adjusted during the treatment, so the device can easily be worked around sensitive areas with minimal to no discomfort to the patient.
How Does the Treatment Work?
The Dermapen™ is a small hand-held device that contains tiny needles which puncture minuscule channels into your skin. The action of the pen makes your skin think it is being attacked, and this forces it to produce collagen and elastin. Before the treatment, a topical anaesthetic cream can be applied to the target area and left to work until your skin has been numbed.
The device’s controlled precision encourages the three phases of CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy) mechanics, which ultimately results in new collagen growth.
Phase 1: Injury
Phase 2: Tissue Proliferation
Phase 3: Tissue Remodeling
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
It depends on the areas being treated and other factors. Some patients may require a single treatment once a year for optimal results, while others may be recommended 4-6 treatments, spaced 4 weeks apart.
What is the Downtime?
You may notice some redness to your skin after the treatment, but you should be able to return to your normal activities very soon, if not immediately.
When Will I Notice the Results?
You may spot visible changes to your skin after the first treatment, with more pronounced changes over the course of the following weeks. You could continue to notice improvements for up to a year as collagen production continues. However, it’s important to note that results vary from patient to patient.
Our board-certified dermatologists and team at The Cosmetic Vein & Laser Center in Williamsville, NY stand at the ready to help you improve the look and health of your skin. Microneedling with the Dermapen™ may be just what you’ve been looking for to achieve your goals. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation and find out for sure. We look forward to hearing from you!