Dermapen Hemel Hempstead

Dermapen Hemel Hempstead

Dermapen History

The Dermapen™, manufactured and distributed on behalf of Equipmed of Australia has the claim of being the original device that started the revolution in automated pen-like devices in the medical skin-needling world when it was first launched in 2010.

For this reason they note that their technology has developed through a few generations (Dermapen 1 and 2) and is now on the third iteration of the device; the Dermapen 3 series, following multiple trials and practitioner feedback to improve the device. They maintain that it offers the gold standard in micro-needling.

It is used for a treatment referred to by many names including medical skin needling, collagen induction therapy, percutaneous collagen induction, micro-needling or simply electronic dermarollering.

How does it work?

A new needle cartridge is used per patient treated.

The needle head operates using a very strong spring which pushes the shaft of the needles back into the cartridge with significant force after each insertion of the needles.

Dermapen use their proprietary AOVN™ technology which stands for Advanced Oscillating Vertical Needling; this is based on using a combination of the best frequency, size of needles and speed of the motor to oscillate the needles into the skin, which the manufacturers claim allows the device to run smoothly across the surface of the skin and not cause tissue tearing. The device operates in a continuous motion at variable speeds, depending on the indication being treated, by using the AOVN technology.

This action creates thousands of micro-needle columns in the skin which then close very quickly and start the skin repair process. The insertion of the needles stimulates skin cells such as keratinocytes, fibroblasts and growth factors which encourage the production of new collagen and renew and repair the skin layers.

Cost?

£200 per treatment session.

What is it used to treat?

The Dermapen is used for improving fine lines and wrinkles on the face, neck and décolletage, to address and reduce the appearance of surgical, acne or trauma scars anywhere on the body. It can also be used to treat other scarring such as stretch marks. In some cases it is also used to address pigmentation problems.

It is suitable for all skin types.

How long does it last?

Noticeable results will be seen after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will begin to become apparent after 4 to 6 treatments, which being space 4 – 6 weeks apart, means after approximately 4 or 5 months. Your skin should continue to improve over the next 6 – 12 months following completion of the treatment programme, in combination with topical aftercare products. Maintenance or top-up treatments may be recommended to continue long-lasting results.

Side effects & risks

Treatment with the Dermapen is generally described as more tolerable than a manual dermaroller treatment due to the speed of the needles.

If the treatment is being performed at a very shallow needle depth then it is considered to be painless. Treatments whereby the needles enter the skin at a depth of over 0.5mm may require a topical local anaesthetic cream to be applied before the procedure. This of course will significantly improve your comfort during treatment, making it virtually pain free.

Erythema or facial redness will be noticeable immediately after treatment and will last for 12 to 48 hours. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment.

You may apply a breathable camouflage make-up product, such as Lycogel® after treatment as this will seal the skin and cover any redness if you need to return immediately to work or other activities where you wish to disguise having had treatment.

Your practitioner may provide you with skincare products to apply following treatment and in the weeks between your planned treatment sessions.

Not to be used in

As long as you are generally healthy and don’t have any active skin diseases or infections in the area treated, there are few medical reasons why you should not undergo this treatment.

Tell your practitioner if you have a history of conditions such as cold sores.

Pregnant and breast feeding women, although not contra-indicated for treatment, you may be advised to wait before commencing treatment.

If you are having other cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers it is advisable to either wait for a week after having the filler injections before embarking on a Dermapen treatment programme, or alternatively have the Dermapen treatment first, leaving a minimum of two or three days before embarking on the dermal filler treatment.

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Dermapen Hemel Hempstead

Dermapen Hemel Hempstead

Dermapen Hemel Hempstead

Dermapen Hemel Hempstead

DermaRoller

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What is DermaRoller?

Dermaroller therapy is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses the skin’s own healing mechanisms. The Dermaroller is a single-use sterile device which consists of a rotating wheel studded with precision engineered 1.5 mm long needles (see photo). The needles are designed to penetrate the epidermis and to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the dermis.
Thus, Dermaroller is an advanced micro-medical needling procedure, that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely. This creates smoother, brighter, healthier and younger looking skin.

  • How much does it cost?

    £200 per treatment.

  • Where can DermaRoller be used and what are the benefits?

    Dermaroller provides advanced micro-medical skin needling, a procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin.

    It is used to treat and significantly improve the appearance of:

    • Aging and sun damaged skin
    • Lines and wrinkles
    • Old acne scarring
    • Stretch marks on any part of body
    • Scars on any part of body
    • Decolletage (chest area) signs of skin aging
    • Acne Scarring
    • Lines & Wrinkles / Sun Damaged Skin
    • Stretch Marks
    • Acne scarring and deep pores

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It can therefore be used to improve the thickness and tone of ageing skin, improving the appearance of fine wrinkles, areas of altered pigmentation and large pores. It is of particular value in the treatment of acne scarring, chicken pox scars and post-surgical scars. Dermaroller treatment can also be used to improve the appearance of stretch marks.

  • How does DermaRoller work?

    Dermaroller therapy is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses the skin’s own healing mechanisms. The Dermaroller is a single-use sterile device which consists of a rotating wheel studded with precision engineered 1.5 mm long needles (see photo). The needles are designed to penetrate the epidermis and to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the dermis.

    Dermaroller treatment is a good example of a modality termed ‘collagen induction therapy’. Effective application results in approximately 300 perforations per square cm of skin treated. However, because the needles are so fine the epidermis remains intact – the holes close very quickly without actual damage to the skin. Nevertheless, this is an adequate stimulus to cause the skin to mount an injury response. Undifferentiated skin cells are stimulated to become fibroblasts which produce new collagen and elastin fibres which thicken the skin and repair scars. Furthermore, the stimulus also causes growth of new capillaries, thereby improving blood supply to the skin. When viewed under the microscope, treated skin is indistinguishable from normal healthy skin. Your practitioner will use a Dermaroller medical device to produce thousands of micro-medical needle-columns in the skin. Each column will penetrate into the dermis of the skin and will be approximately 0.1mm in width. The column will close rapidly enabling the skin to recover quickly – often in the same day. Your practitioner will use a topical anaesthetic to numb the skin making the procedure comfortable; it will normally take up to 30 minutes for the topical anaesthetic to work and 20 – 30 minutes for the Dermaroller Therapy procedure.

  • Who is suitable for DermaRoller treatment?

    DermaRoller is suitable for anyone who would like to improve the following:

    • Aging and sun damaged skin
    • Lines and wrinkles
    • Old acne scarring
    • Stretch marks on any part of body
    • Scars on any part of body
    • Decoletage (chest area) signs of skin aging
  • Who is not suitable for DermaRoller treatment?

    DermaRoller treatment is not suitable when there are active coldsores and acne, those taking anticoagulant therapy, retinoids, roaccutane treatment, a history of keloid scarring, certain skin conditions etc. The medical history form and consultation will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for treatment.

  • What is the cost of DermaRoller treatment?

    Each DermaRoller Treatment £200
  • Who will perform my DermaRoller treatment?

    The treatment will be carried out by Kevin Loughlin D.C., BSc (Hons), BSc (Chiro), RGN, a Medically Certified Cosmetic Practitioner. He has over 22 years experience working in both the NHS and Private Practice.

    Kevin has the relevant training and experience required to ensure that you receive the very best of care and attention. As well as administering treatments, he is also highly qualified to advise on what is the most appropriate treatment plan for each of his patients.

    We offer free, no obligation consultations. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about what you want to achieve and for you to ask any questions you may have. As well as talking you through your treatment options, we will give you more information on the treatment process and what you can expect as a patient of the Hemel Cosmetic Clinic.

  • How long before I see the results with DermaRoller treatment?

    Improvement in skin texture and tone may appear one to three weeks after the initial treatment, although in some cases up to one year may be required for the full effect to be achieved. The improvements are permanent, although Dermaroller treatment does not ‘stop the clock’.For some people a single treatment session is all that is needed to significantly improve the texture and appearance of their skin. Most people will require up to 3 treatment sessions, typically at six week intervals. For patients with severe acne scarring, up to five Dermaroller treatments will be needed.

  • How long does DermaRoller treatment last?

    The area to be treated (typically the face) is numbed with local anaesthetic and cleaned with antiseptic solution. The Dermaroller is lightly rolled over the treatment area until the end points of pin-point bleeding, redness and mild swelling are reached. Typically a treatment session will last 20-60 minutes depending on the size of area treated. After treatment the area is cleansed and a soothing cream and sun block applied.

  • What happens during treatment with Dermaroller?

    The area to be treated (typically the face) is numbed with local anaesthetic and cleaned with antiseptic solution. The Dermaroller is lightly rolled over the treatment area until the end points of pin-point bleeding, redness and mild swelling are reached. Typically a treatment session will last 20-60 minutes depending on the size of area treated.. After treatment the area is cleansed and a soothing cream and sun block applied.

    The treatment generally takes 30 minutes, depending on the area treated and the length of time you spend been consulted by the cosmetic practitoner . For a single area it takes 10-20 minutes.

  • What is the down time after DermaRoller treatment?

    You can resume normal activities immediately. After your DermaRoller treatment you will look as though you have moderate sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. This will start to subside after 1 to 2 hours and will normally recover within the same day with only slight redness the following day.
    Your practitioner may well apply Chiroxy Cream after the procedure to help soothe and calm the skin, continue to use until the redness has cleared.

    Use tepid water to cleanse the face for the following 48 hours and dry gently, always make sure your hands are clean when touching the treated area. It is recommended that make up is not applied for 12 hours after the procedure although your practitioner may be able to supply you with specialist mineral make-up that they feel would be suitable for use during this period.

    If you will be in daylight immediately after the procedure apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with a SPF50. Continue to apply this on a daily basis for at least two weeks even during the winter or on cloudy days.

    In the days following your treatment, as the skin starts to regenerate and repair it may well feel drier than normal.
    Your body will start to naturally regenerate and repair the skin, working below the surface in the dermis. This takes time as new collagen is formed, new skin cells are generated and blood supply is enhanced. It can take up to 6 weeks before visible signs of regeneration and repair are seen and the process will continue over the following months, providing you with a natural and long lasting enhancement.

  • Does DermaRoller treatment hurt?

    Some people may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. A local anaesthetic cream is often used.

  • Is treatment safe and are there any side effects with DermaRoller?

    The treatment is remarkably safe in trained hands. There are a few case reports of skin infection resulting from inadequate skin antisepsis. Recurrence of cold sores has also been reported – for this reason we prescribe prophylactic anti-viral treatment for the at-risk group.

    Possible reactions include redness, swelling, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. Inflammatory reactions may last for up to two weeks in very rare cases.
    You know how every now and then something comes along that just seems ‘right’? That’s how we feel about Dermaroller treatment. Although the jade roller has long been a part of the traditional Chinese approach to anti-ageing, the recent availability of purpose-designed medical devices now make this form of treatment safe and controllable.

    In our view Dermaroller therapy is unique amongst current skin care treatments in being:

    • safe
    • natural
    • effective

    So much so, in fact, that we now routinely recommend Dermaroller treatment for the majority of our patients, including those having face-lift surgery.

What to do next?

We offer free, no obligation consultations. This is an opportunity for us to learn more about what you want to achieve and for you to ask any questions you may have. As well as talking you through your treatment options, we will give you more information on the treatment process and what you can expect as a patient of the Hemel Cosmetic Clinic.

For a free consultation call 01442 248 885 info@hemelcosmetic.com