Micro-needling has been heralded as a non-invasive way to achieve youthful, dewy-looking skin. Dermapen skin needling is done at Lasermed with a device that has small needles which are rolled over your face and neck area to create controlled punctures. This forces your skin into repair mode. So, when your skin starts repairing itself it turbocharges your body’s natural ability to produce collagen and elastin. It also helps improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks and creates a more youthful skin tone.
The procedure starts with your face being anaesthetised with topical cream and has minimal downtime. It usually means just a few hours of redness, mild swelling and red patches. However, depending on your tolerance levels, these symptoms can last for one to two days and you may also experience pinpoint bleeding and bruising.
The number of sessions depends on the skin condition, but typically you’re looking at 3 to 5 treatments in 4 to 6-week intervals with maintenance treatments every 6 to 9 months. Take note that the final results might not be noticeable until you hit the three- to 12-month mark because boosting collagen and elastin within the dermis takes time.
It can be used on all skin colours and skin types, however it should be avoided if one has an active infection on the skin such as impetigo, active and inflamed acne or rosacea. Those with hypersensitive skin, acute eczema or sun burnt skin should also avoid the treatment.