What are a DERMAPEN and DERMAROLLER (MICRONEEDLING)?
A dermaroller has microneedles lined up on a cylinder and is another form of treatment stimulating skin restructuring. Dermapen is a more developed form of the dermaroller system. Both products are microneedle systems. The depth of the trauma created with the dermaroller varies between 0.5-2.5 mm depending on the dermaroller used. The application is conducted with a pen-like system in the dermapen and treatment depth can be locally changed. Many small channels are opened in our skin in a controlled manner and the wound healing mechanism of the skin is activated with both systems. Elastin and collagen synthesis in the skin increases. The appearance of the skin improves with controlled wound healing. The microneedling system is an FDA-approved system that gives the skin a brighter, tighter and vigorous appearance. It also allows many serums (hyaluronic acid, vitamin, PRP, etc.) to infiltrate the sublayers of the created canals and improves treatment effectiveness. It helps PRP and mesotherapy products reach deeper skin layers, especially in those with hair loss symptoms.
What is a DERMAPEN-DERMAROLLER used for?
- Skin rejuvenation,
- Decreasing fine lines,
- Spot (pregnancy, aging, sun spots) treatment,
- Treatment of dark circles under eyes,
- Narrowing pores,
- Acne and acne marks,
- Striae treatment,
- Scar treatment,
- Hair loss.
How is the DERMAPEN-DERMAROLLER applied?
The application area is cleaned according to the indication. Topical anesthetic cream is administered 20-30 min before the procedure in order to increase patient comfort. The application is usually conducted at 1-1.5 mm for fine wrinkles, spots, pores and hair loss problems, while 2-2.5 mm is preferred to reduce striae, acne scars and other scars. Application is at 0.5-1 mm for the treatment of dark circles under the eyes since the skin is very thin here. The process continues for 10-30 minutes, depending on the size of the application area. The procedure is concluded with a comforting serum or mask application.
How long does the effect of DERMAPEN-DERMAROLLER last?
The effect of microneedling systems at the recommended for 4-6 sessions with 2- to 3-week intervals lasts about 1 year. However, the re-stimulation of the skin with an application at the 6th month increases effectiveness.
What are the important issues after DERMAPEN-DERMAROLLER application?
- Using sunscreen containing at least 30 SPF,
- Not using potentially irritating products on the same day,
- Moisturizing the skin frequently,
- Continuing treatment with creams suitable for the problem.