How does Dermapen treatment work on fine lines and wrinkles?
Over time our skin starts to lose elasticity and firmness causing wrinkles to form. This is caused by the levels of collagen in our skin decreasing which causing it to sag. This process starts to occur from the age of just twenty years old. So what can we do reverse this process once the symptoms have already taken hold? Here at Allison Jeffery Skin Health and Laser Clinic in Brighton we offer an advanced skin care innovation called Dermapen. This expert devise uses microneedling to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to create a more youthful complexion. This article will inform you of the key things you should know when considering this treatment.
What does the treatment involve?
Microneedling is a non-invasive procedure which causes collagen production in the skin to increase. The Dermapen uses tiny needles to create a trauma in the deeper layers of skin forcing it to rebuild itself. Ultimately this works to replace the collagen that is lost as we age. It should be noted that as this treatment requires the skin to rebuild itself, this is not a quick fix and multiple sessions will be required to achieve optimum results. The condition of your skin prior to treatment determines how many sessions you will need. For example, deeper set wrinkles may require additional treatments to improve their appearance.
Is microneedling the right treatment for me?
Microneedling is suitable to be used on all skin types and colours. However, healing time may be slightly longer for those with sensitive skin. For all patients, there are a number of common side effects that occur post treatment. This includes redness, bruising and inflammation, these are nothing to worry about as they usually subside within two days. After thoroughly assessing the current condition of your skin, the dermatologist will advise how many treatments you will need and how is best to protect your skin between treatments.
Does microneedling hurt?
As facial wrinkles are usually present in sensitive areas around the eyes and mouth, it is understandable that you may feel concerned about the treatment causing pain. However, prior to your treatment your dermatologist will typically apply a numbing cream that will lessen the pain felt during the procedure. Up to two days after treatment, you may also experience a sensation on the targeted area that feels a little like sunburn. This is nothing to worry about as it usually subsides quickly along with any redness.
What are the next steps?
If you would like to find out more about how a Dermapen treatment can help you achieve a beautifully smooth and youthful complexion, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the clinic. We will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding this treatment and schedule an initial consultation for you should you wish to proceed.