Dermapen Micro-Needling

Dermapen is a microneedling technique that has proven itself to be one of the leading applications in anti-ageing therapy. This treatment effectively address the superficial appearance of the skin texture while simultaneously stimulating deeper layers to rejuvenate.
This aesthetic medicine treatment injures the skin superficially, causing your body to ‘heal' the skin by sending growth factors to the area. The basic purpose of the treatment is to stimulate collagen production. This leads to collagen and elastin rejuvenation.


A Dermapen is an instrument with micro-needles that can be adjusted to penetrate the skin at specific depths as indicated for the area treated. This is gently glided multiple times, back-and-forth over the whole area to be treated. Using a dermapen micropathways are created in the skin which allow skin products to penetrate the skin better. In addition, the micro pricks injure the skin, triggering a wound healing response. This stimulates new skin growth and collagen production.


Dermapen can be used by anyone to smoothen skin surface, refine large pores and soften fine lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to improve skin colour leading to a smoother, more even, and plumper complexion. Those looking to soften scars such as acne scars, stretch marks and trauma to the skin, may also use Dermapen.

The pierced epidermis of the skin heals rapidly, providing results with little downtime. You may look a bit sunburnt after treatment as your skin heals, but you should see results within a day or two of treatment. Since collagen production may take time, maximum results, softening of fine line and wrinkles and tightening of the skin can be expected within 6-8 weeks of each treatment.

The treatment is most effective when approached as a course of treatments.
Treatments should be spaced at least 6 weeks apart.

FAQ: Dermapen

1What is Dermapen™?
The Dermapen treatment is an effective anti-ageing therapy, giving similar results as you may achieve with ablative technologies (i.e. Carbon Dioxide and Erbium Lasers, Dermabrasion and deep chemical peels) where the epidermis is destroyed. The anti-ageing consumer is demanding less invasive procedures to achieve the goal of longevity and ageless beauty, and Dermapen™ Skin Needling is one of these novel technologies which results in an almost side effect free concept for facial and non-facial skin rejuvenation. Skin needling has also been referred to as Dermapen™, Collagen Induction Therapy™ (CIT) and Needle-dermabrasion.
2How does the Dermapen™ treatment work?
Dermapen™ Skin Needling is a medical procedure making use of a cosmetic Dermapen, performed by qualified practitioners only. The cosmetic dermapen is a handheld instrument studded with needles ranging from 0.25 to 2.5 mm in length and is gently glided over the area to be treated. The 30-minute procedure produces thousands of tiny pinpricks that can penetrate as deeply as the dermis and start up the inflammation phase of skin healing. The minute wounds caused by the needling trigger growth-factors that form new tissue layers and natural collagen with hardly any downtime at all. These minute injuries cause micro-bleeding, not visible on the skin and each tiny wound goes through the classic phases of wound healing, which induce growth factors. These growth factors are responsible for the production of new collagen, which is deposited into the dermis.
3Which areas can be treated with Dermapen?
Dermapen facials remain very popular, but ask your therapist because for a minimal extra fee the treatment can easily be extended to include the neck, dècolletage and hands!
4When should an individual begin with Dermapen™ treatments?
The treatments should be started sooner rather than later when the skin has a much greater ability to rejuvenate. If wrinkles are left and they become ingrained and scar-like, they are more difficult to soften or diminish. Loss of collagen causes the dreaded sagging.
5What to expect after a Dermapen™ treatment?
These minute injuries cause micro-bleeding that is not visible on the surface of the skin. The needle only penetrates through the epidermis and does not remove it; thus, the skins' natural protective barrier remains intact. The pierced epidermis rapidly heals in a matter of hours. After the procedure, the treated skin has the appearance of moderate sunburn, which improves over the next 24 to 48 hours. Make-up can be worn the following day but is not advisable.
6Is a Dermapen™ treatment safe?
One hour before the treatment, a local numbing agent is applied to the area making the procedure with the cosmetic dermapen almost painless. No downtime is necessary.
7What are the costs involved?
Dr Huskisson currently (2019) makes this treatment available to his regular clients at the special price of R750. He hopes that clients will make use of this advanced treatment plan as a monthly medical grade facial to maximize the healthy appearance of their skin while simultaneously experiencing a superior anti-aging effect.  
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