Medical Needling Dermapen 4
We’re thrilled to introduce the latest and game-changing skin needling device to The Lime Tree Clinic, the Dermapen 4th Generation, which is a revolutionising micro-needling device that tightens, lifts and rejuvenates skin with minimal downtime.
How does Dermapen 4 work?
Dermapen 4 works by utilising medical-grade micro needles to create controlled micro-injuries into the skin’s surface. This may sound daunting for some, but in fact, the purpose of creating micro-injuries is to jumpstart the natural healing response and to trick the skin to produce collagen and elastin. As a result, the skin will repair itself by destroying the old, damaged tissues that cause acne scarring, wrinkles and pigmentation, whilst replacing it with freshly produced collagen.
What makes the Dermapen different from the traditional dermal roller?
A traditional dermal roller works by the action of rolling the needles across your skin to cause micro-traumas. The rolling action causes the needles to enter and leave the skin in a slanted angle, creating lateral epidermal tear that leads to more side effects and pain, and often results in a longer downtime.
The Dermapen 4, has an in-built motorised system to vibrate and oscillate the micro-needles in a vertical and precise manner. This reduces the level of pain and discomfort, making it a safer and more effective treatment with minimal downtime.
Unlike the traditional dermal roller, which can only reach a single depth, the Dermapen allows adjustment of penetration depth and speed to customise the treatment to suit your skin concerns. Our medical grade device gives the option to treat deeper skin levels in a clean medical environment to give the best possible result to heavily sun damaged skin, thicker wrinkles and deep scars.
Is Dermapen 4 safe?
Treatment with the Dermapen does not involve injections and therefore allergic reactions and side effects are unlikely to occur. It is safe to use for all skin types and colours. However, the Dermapen skin-needling treatment is not suitable for people who use certain acne medication or for women who are pregnant.
Our qualified cosmetic practitioner will review your medical history and discuss any the benefits and any possible risks with you before your treatment is administered.
What are the treatment areas for Dermapen 4?
The Dermapen can be used to treat any part of the body and can even treat the delicate areas such as the neck, around the mouth, nose and the eye bags.
The Dermapen renews the skin and so address many facial skin-related complaints, including but not limited to:
- Acne scars
- Surgical scars (caesarean, tummy tuck and other post-surgical scars)
- Sun damage
- Skin pigmentation issues
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Large pores
- Uneven skin tone
In addition to facial concerns, the Dermapen is used to treat stretch marks and scars on the thighs and the abdominal area.
What is the procedure for the Dermapen 4 treatment?
Dermapen full face treatment takes about 60 minutes. Time will vary depending on the size of the area and the number of areas being treated.
First, your face will be thoroughly cleansed followed by the application of a numbing cream to the treatment area to minimise any discomfort. After this, we apply disinfection solution as well as a uniquely formulated hyaluronic acid skin serum to prepare the area for treatment.
The treatment itself involves the needling device being glided over the skin in multiple directions, with the sterile needle tips vertically penetrating the skin at various selected depths to suit your skin type and the skin concern being addressed. There is no discomfort and many people find the procedure relaxing. There will be localised bleeding at the treatment site, however this is usually minimal and normal. Upon completion of the medical skin needling, we apply a specially formulated premium cooling peptide gel mask with vitamin C serum to stimulate the skin, while also cooling and soothing the treated skin.
Dermapen treatments can be complemented with the application of active ingredient ampoules (such as Vitamin C, Piruvex, Whitening, Hydrating and Protein Peptides ampoules) which, with the Dermapen treatment, will penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin for additional benefits. Your treating practitioner at The Lime Tree Clinic can recommend the most suitable ampoule for your skin.
Immediately after the treatment, you are able to return to normal daily activities, but avoid immediate exercise, sun exposure and alcohol consumption. You will experience gentle redness and warmth on the skin which can last 1 to 2 days. You should keep your face free of make-up that day. The redness can be minimised with a concealer the following day.
It is important to follow any after care instructions provided by The Lime Tree Clinic staff to ensure the best results.
What is the cost of Dermapen treatment?
A treatment of Dermapen 4 for the full face is $250.
Neck treatment can be added on to a full face treatment for $50.
Other areas are by consultation.
Our customised ampoules and LED light are available to complement your Dermapen treatment.
A package of 5 full face treatments is $980.
If you are not sure of whether Dermapen 4 is the right treatment for you, please contact us for a free consultation at The Lime Tree Clinic where we will provide a personalised assessment of your concerns!