Microneedling is a treatment that creates thousands of micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating the skin’s natural healing and restorative processes. Dermapen® is an FDA-approved microneedling device, available in The Woodlands at SGK Plastic Surgery, that can tighten skin, minimize pore size, reduce fine lines, soften stretch marks, and help heal all types of scars.
What is Dermapen microneedling?
Dermapen® is a fractional rejuvenation treatment that provides men and women with more youthful, healthier and more radiant skin on the face, neck, chest and more. This system essentially replaces older, damaged skin and allows for the generation of new collagen, dermal and epidermal skin. Dermapen® has been approved by the FDA and offers results that can be similar to those offered by fractional laser resurfacing, with a lower price tag and no downtime.
How does Dermapen microneedling work?
This procedure uses a sterilized microneedling device that vibrates several hundred times per minute. The speed is adjustable for customized precision in sensitive areas such as around the eyes and nose, as well as in spots that require extra attention, such as scars. The microneedling device is passed over the treatment area several times, creating thousands of tiny punctures.
Your skin may look and feel slightly inflamed immediately following your procedure. However, no downtime is necessary, and you can return to your normal routine the following day, taking special care to avoid direct sun exposure.
Is microneedling painful?
While the procedure is not painful, a topical numbing cream is first applied to the skin to maximize comfort during your treatment. Because the needle is disposable, new needles are used for each procedure for optimal health and safety.
When can I expect to see results from my microneedling treatment?
Many people see good results after a single Dermapen® treatment, although experiences vary. Dr. Kim recommends a series of treatments spaced four to six weeks apart for the best results. Depending on the extent of skin correction required, you may benefit the most from three to six microneedling appointments.