Dermapen, also known as micro-needling, is a revolutionary skin needling technology that stimulates collagen production and new skin cell renewal by making thousands of micro-punctures to the skin. This technique is used to tighten and rejuvenate skin, thereby reducing scarring, improving fine lines and minimizing pore size.
Is Scar Management & Prevention For Me?
Scar management treatments are often recommended for patients who are looking to repair their skin from physical damage such as cuts, abrasions, and other physical trauma. This procedure destroys old damaged tissue such as acne scarring and wrinkles and replaces it with new fresh healthy collagen. While a scar will never completely go away, there are methods that can help reduce the obvious appearance of scars.
How is Scar Management & Prevention Performed?
Skin needling procedures are performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of the sterile Dermapen needle head. The procedure is normally completed within 20 minutes for the entire face and neck and up to 60 minutes for the body depending on the size of the problem area. Before the procedure commences a topical anesthetic is applied to the client’s skin to ensure a virtually painless experience. During the treatment, the practitioner gently moves the Dermapen over the skin to create minuscule sub-cutaneous channels. This is perceived by the body as a “mini wound” which stimulates the release of growth factors that trigger the production of collagen and elastin, which is all part of the healing process. This new fresh collagen remodels over time and thus one can expect moderate skin tightening of the treated area down the line.
Healing and Recovery
Downtime includes superficial flaking and redness for the first 12 to 48 hours after the procedure. We recommend keeping the skin clean and hydrated (Aquaphor, Vaseline, or Aqueous cream can be applied.) Sun protection is also very important.
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Scar Science™ is scientifically formulated to improve the outcome of a scar. Scar Science™ prevents scars by means of formation of the right type of collagen in the right collagen arrangement. Silicone is recognized as the most efficient hydrating agent in scar control. Its special formulation creates a physical coating barrier that locks in moisture. Scar Science™ also contains anti-inflammatory properties which assist in controlling healing and scarring and also provides physical support to the scar.