The Dermapen is a device made up of multiple micro-needles
and serves to firm, lift and rejuvenate the skin, it is a transdermal penetration system.
What is and how does the Dermapen and microneedling work?
It is a roller with multiple small needles that roll across the
skin to penetrate various substances into the deepest layers,
opening microchannels. Its mechanism of action is the temporary mechanical alteration
of the skin, controlled medical damage, but without harming the
healthy epidermis (something that does occur with other methods such as
ablative lasers or deep peeling); In turn, the degree
of penetration of these substances immediately and deeply into the
dermis is key. “The small damages of the needles initiate a fibroblast response
in the dermis tissue, achieving greater production of
collagen (and therefore skin retraction) and improving flaccidity. In the
case of scars, the microneedles pierce them multiple times,
softening and blurring them.”
What are the applications?
They combat skin aging, burn and
acne scars, wrinkles and stretch marks.
They favor the penetration of cosmetic active ingredients, such as Vitamin C,
Retinol or Hyaluronic Acid. They allow
molecules too small for other methods, as well as large ones, to penetrate.
They significantly improve melasma and vitiligo.
What are the most suitable substances to be applied?
Vitamin C, Retinol, ALA (Aminolevulinic Acid), Hyaluronic Acid to
hydrate, hormones, growth factors, etc.
What advantages does this method have?
Microneedles pierce the skin like fractional lasers, but do not cause
infection, necrosis or open wounds, as the perforated skin is closed
immediately afterwards; therefore, there are no risks, side effects or
recovery time for the patient: just a mild erythema for one or
two days. Compared to fractional laser, the needles can
make a substance such as Hyaluronic Acid and
large molecules actively penetrate to the dermis, which is rare with
practically no method; the laser only opens the skin barrier
and allows passive penetration, and therefore only the passage of
small molecules and liquids. The roller can even be associated with the
radiofrequency so that it reaches the innermost layers and thus
obtain the benefits of a laser but not its damage or
How many treatments do I need?
Depending on the type of skin and the problem to be treated, between
3-5 sessions will be needed to achieve a notable improvement in the firmness and texture of
the skin, and between 5-7 sessions in the case of scars.