Dermapen® dermal needling
Dermapen® is one of our most useful and safe tools for a variety of skin disorders. Thousands of micro needle channels are created in the skin at a fully controllable depth. Established research shows that these channels stimulate the body's healing response, and the creation of new collagen and elastin fibres within the dermis. For this reason, it is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) or Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI).
One of the key effects of PCI is it's induction of Transforming Growth Factor Beta-3 (TGF-ℬ3) within the skin. Studies have shown elevated levels of TGF-ℬ3 for up to two weeks following PCI treatment. As a result, the healing response is directed to lay down normal collagen, rather than scar-type collagen.
Secondly, the needling process develops micro channels without using heat. This means less inflammation, and a large reduction in risk of scar-type collagen and post-treatment pigmentation, even in darker skin types.
Thirdly, Dermapen can be used to increase the absorption of other active ingredients that would otherwise struggle to reach the desired level within the skin, in an adequate concentration.
Finally, Dermapen has a very minimal associated post-treatment downtime. For most treatments, the skin is red and perhaps slightly swollen in the affected area for 12-48 hours. It is common to experience some very superficial dryness and/or peeling of the skin from day 3-10.
Dermapen is used to treat:
Scarring (acne, surgical, hypertrophic, keloidal)
Ageing skin (wrinkles, laxity, lack-lustre surface, pigmentation)
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