Microneedling with Dermapen™ to Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Dr. Amy Vaughan offers microneedling treatment using the original microneedler, the Dermapen™. The Dermapen™ is a motorized surgical instrument that uses a disposable needle tip cartridge, eliminating the possibilities of cross infection. The Dermapen™ is faster than manual applications, resulting in shorter session times, and minimal pain.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a technique used to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, and other skin blemishes by encouraging the body to create new collagen.
How does the Dermapen™ work?
When the Dermapen™ needle tip makes contact with the skin, the needles create tiny punctures in the skin’s surface, causing micro-trauma, inducing an immune response, and subsequently, the creation of new healthy collagen. The punctures also act as micro-channels that carry topical nutrients used during the treatment deep into skin layers for an increased effect. Because the needles oscillate as quickly as they do, the tip of the Dermapen™ easily “glides” across the skin, without catching or causing any dermal tearing.
This small, easy to operate device is able to produce similar, if not better, results to a fractional laser, without the risk of hyper or hypo-pigmentation, as well as other side effects and downtime associated with these effective, but potentially damaging, ablative heat based treatments.