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What can Dermapen do for YOUR skin?
I'm a sucker for a beauty gadget. Being somewhat of a skin care nerd, I get a thrill out of trying new products and tools, especially ones that are a little bit technical.
The Dermapen is one such thing. And while it looks like it could easily belong in your pencil tin and get along smashingly with your fluoro highlighters, it'll do a whole lot more good to your skin than it will your notebooks...
WHAT IS DERMAPEN?
It is an in-salon treatment that uses advanced vertical skin-needling technology, which vertically pierces the skin with an automatic vibrating function. It may sounds a little scary, but it’s not. Truly. Treatments classified as Minimum Needle Depth are painless, and for treatments over 0.5mm deep, a topical anaesthesia cream is applied before the treatment, making it completely pain-free. The tool can even be used around the delicate eye and lip areas, and it is also available as an at-home device.
WHAT DOES THE DERMAPEN DO FOR THE SKIN?
When the Dermapen moves across the skin’s surface and pierces the skin, it stimulates natural collagen reproduction, while also allowing fine channels to be created in the skin. These channels can carry up to 80 per cent more topical nutrients to the underlying skin cells, which results in an increased absorption of active ingredients into the skin, stimulating faster and better results. This means all those lotions and potions you’re applying will work better, promoting clearer, more youthful skin. Impressive, huh?
The effects of the Dermapen are similar to that of fractional laser treatments, but without the side effects and downtime. It may also be more effective than microdermabrasion and chemical peels, and unlike traditional skin-needling rollers, the Dermapen causes less skin trauma and minimal epidermal (skin) damage, reducing pain and discomfort.
WHAT DOES DERMAPEN TREAT?
If you’ve got any of the following skin issues, you could benefit from the effects of Dermapen treatment: aged or sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, smoker’s lines around the lips, large pores, stretch marks, scars cause by acne, surgery and burns, and alopecia. The number of treatments required varies depending on the skin issue, however results can be seen after the first treatment, and lasting, more significant results occur after four to six treatments.
WILL MY SKIN BE RED OR IRRITATED AFTER USING THE DERMAPEN?
Generally speaking, there is no downtime after treatments. However, some people do experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment, but that’s where Lycogel comes in. Specially formulated for post-cosmetic procedures, this ingenious breathable foundation is recommended for use after Dermapen treatments as it covers skin imperfections and redness while still allowing the skin to recover. Better yet, it has an SPF of 30, and its water-resistant formula means it stays put when you need it to.
Have you ever heard of Dermapen treatments? What about Lycogel? Are they something you’re interested in? Will you look into trying them?