What is Dermapen®?
Dermapen is an automated micro-needling device that is used to rejuvenate skin by stimulating collagen production. Dermapen can be used to treat a number of skin conditions including:
- Acne scarring and other scars
- Reduce appearance of large pores
- Minimize stretch marks
- Tighten skin, reduce wrinkles and fine lines
Dermapen can be used anywhere on the body. The most popular treatment area is the face, used to treat acne scars, pigmentation problems and wrinkles. Dermapen can also be used on other parts of the body to treat stretch marks, burn wounds and surgical scars.
How Does Dermapen® Selphyl Combination Work?
Dermapen is a simple, minimally invasive procedure that is performed in our Langhorne cosmetic treatment center. The Dermapen system uses tiny needles that vertically pierce the skin. The depth of treatment can be adjusted to meet the needs and goals of the patient.
Using the Selphyl® System, our physicians can produce platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) from the patient’s own blood. Diane will drip drop the Selphyl serum into the channels in the skin created by Dermapen.
The results are fantastic! As the skin heals from the Dermapen treament combined with PRFM, the body rebuilds stronger and better with increased volume and improved skin texture.
Three Phase Method
Dermapen & Selphyl Treatment has a three phase method for success:
Phase 1: Stimulation
The first phase is the physical treatment. Dermapen is applied to the skin to cause injury to the desired area. Selphyl is added to the treatment area to help improve growth factors and promote collagen production and epidermal growth.
Phase 2: Healing
After treatment, the skin begins to heal itself, producing collagen, elastin and healthy new skin cells.
Phase 3: Skin Tightening
The final phase is skin tightening. As the skin is rejuvenated, it appears tighter and smoother, eliminating fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin texture.
How many treatments do I need?
The number of treatments needed varies based on the skin condition and aesthetic goals of the individual. Most patients will see a noticeable improvement with just one session, however, multiple sessions will produce the best results. Dermapen treatments will be spaced several weeks apart to promote optimal healing and cosmetic outcomes.
Is treatment painful?
Dermapen is a relatively comfortable treatment. Pain associated with Dermapen varies based on the individual’s tolerance as well as the depth of treatment. We may use a numbing cream to reduce pain during and immediately after the procedure.
How long do the results of Dermapen and Selphyl last?
For the treatment of acne scarring and stretch marks, Dermapen and Selphyl combined therapy will deliver permanent results. For fine lines and wrinkles, most patients see results that last up to 2 years or longer.