DermaPen® Skin Needling Melbourne
DermaPen® is a device used for a procedure known as ‘skin needling’ or ‘collagen induction therapy’. This treatment targets textural changes associated with skin aging and scarring.
What is skin needling with DermaPen®?
DermaPen® is a registered trademarked device used for a procedure called skin needling. Skin needling was originally developed by plastic surgeons and dermatologists as a non-surgical method for tissue rejuvenation and regeneration.
DermaPen®, unlike earlier roller appliances, uses a sterile, one-use-only needle cartridge inserted into a pen-like device. The fine surgical steel microneedles are adjustable ranging from 0.25 mm to 2.5 mm in length. These microneedles penetrate the upper (epidermis) and lower (dermis) strata of the skin at targeted and specific depth, causing controlled microscopic wounds and pin point bleeding. This process elicits the body’s own wound healing response, which results in the release of cellular messengers that in turn increase fibroblast (collagen producing cells) activity.
What is DermaPen® used to treat?
- Acne scarring
- Uneven skin texture
- Skin rejuvenation
- Surgical scars on the face and body
- Large scars such as C-Section scars
- Accidental and traumatic scars
Do you have a question about DermaPen®?
Please call the clinic on 03 9827 5246 or use the form below and we will respond to you via email.
Frequently asked questions
How many treatments will I need and how often?
At Flawless Rejuvenation your doctor or dermal clinician will discuss the approximate number and frequency of treatments you may need in your initial complimentary consultation.
In order to get a satisfactory result we find that patients need more than one treatment. The number of treatments you require will depend on your reason for treatment, amount of collagen in your skin and any bad habits which may negatively effect the amount of collagen such as smoking, an unhealthy diet and sun exposure.
Each treatment will generally take place 4-6 weeks apart depending on your response to treatment and condition being treated. As a general guide, a series of 4-10 treatments is recommended.
What level of discomfort is expected with this treatment?
Prior to treatment a topical anaesthetic is applied. DermaPen® is a quick treatment, therefore if minor discomfort is experienced (prickling sensation), it is for a minimal time frame. Furthermore, the doctor or dermal clinician performing the procedure can adjust the treatment settings based on your tolerance.
To aid treatment efficiency and your tolerance, the face or other area being treated is worked on section-by-section in a systematic manner, while the operator talks you through the process, responds to feedback and assesses the skin’s reaction.
Can DermaPen® be used in combination with other treatments?
Depending on the condition being treated, your doctor or dermal clinician may recommend you have a combination of treatments for a synergistic effect. An individual plan will always tailored for you and you should always consult Flawless Rejuvenation Skin Clinic if you are planning on having other skin treatments in the weeks before or after their DermaPen® treatment (strategic spacing of treatments may be required).
In general, in the case of aged skin for example, combined treatment may include, a combination of DermaPen®, anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers, as well as home care and maintenance treatments such as microdermabrasion and skin peels.
How much does skin needling with DermaPen® cost?
Please view our price guide.