Treatment with Dermapen in Tinley Park restores youthful skin. Dermapen treatment is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) when a highly concentrated serum is used in the area treated during the session. The serum can contain hyaluronic acid (HA), which increases the moisture in the skin, as well as other ingredients that stimulate the fibroblasts of the skin to reproduce collagen and elastin.

What Is Dermapen Microneedling?

Dermapen is a proprietary skin-rejuvenation treatment performed using a specialized pen tool. The pen has 12 microneedles run by a small motor to pierce the skin uniformly and rapidly.

Every tip uses the patented technologies Surespace and Saflok for equidistance, depth control, and safety. The innovative Dermapen tool ensures patient safety while delivering the best results in the most comfortable manner.

The Benefits of Dermapen

The benefits of Dermapen treatments are multiple, and the most effective ones are:

  • Acne scars & wound healing
  • Reduces wrinkles & fine lines
  • Minimizes pore size

How Does Dermapen Treatment Work?

Dermapen uses multiple needles that vertically pierce the skin, creating controlled microinjuries and stimulating collagen production. The small punctures in the skin allow nutrients to be absorbed into the deep layers of the skin. This enhances rejuvenation results and is far safer for the patient because there is much less epidermal damage.

The automatic vibrating function of the Dermapen increases the effectiveness and efficiency of treatments by increasing the absorption of products while reducing pain and discomfort.

Because the Dermapen procedure utilizes microneedles and is quick, it does not harm the skin’s dermal layers.

Is Dermapen Right for Me?

You would most likely be a suitable candidate for a Dermapen treatment if you have fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, stretch marks, acne, or scars. Those with sensitive skin, keloidal susceptibility, or continuing skin infections should wait until the condition has cleared up before starting the treatment.

Your Consultation

During your Dermapen consultation, a skin test and a skin evaluation will be performed. Our skincare expert will look closely at the texture and tone of your skin. A review of your medical history will be conducted to assess any potential risk factors.

Be prepared to discuss your concerns and desired results. A customized Dermapen treatment plan will be developed to address your specific issues.

What Is a Dermapen Procedure Like?

First, the skin is cleansed to avoid infection and remove impurities on the surface. A topical anesthetic may be applied to prevent discomfort during your Dermapen treatment.

Next, the tool is applied to the skin’s surface, gently making pinpoint pricks. Serums are applied to the skin to stimulate healing and promote hydration. The whole process can take up to two hours per session.

What to Expect After Dermapen Treatment

One of the many benefits of Dermapen treatment is that patients typically see visible results within a week. Substantial improvement will develop over the next three to four weeks. Recovery time after the procedure is typically 3–5 days.

Redness, dryness, and tightness are normally experienced; severity will depend on the aggressiveness of the treatment. Swelling may appear on the second day but should disappear quickly. Most patients describe a sunburnt feeling after treatment.

Following Dermapen therapy, you will be instructed to apply sunscreen and lotions prescribed by your doctor. It’s crucial to stay away from any irritants that contain glycolic acid or retinoids. After the treatment, the use of fragranced lotions and creams is also discouraged.

How Much Does Dermapen Treatment Cost?

The cost of Dermapen treatment varies depending on the patient. The cost is determined by the number of sessions necessary to treat your skin issue. Most patients will require 6 to 8 sessions to achieve excellent results (approximately 1 session every month). Dermapen is not covered by insurance because it is considered a cosmetic or aesthetic therapy.

Contact Our Office

Call and schedule a consultation regarding Dermapen treatment with our physician assistants to help achieve fresher appearing and rejuvenated skin.

Your treatment with Dermapen in Tinley Park will be performed by the Dermatology Associates team .

FAQs on Dermapen Treatment

Can Dermapen treatments be customized according to individual skin types and concerns, and how is this achieved?

Yes, Dermapen treatments can be tailored to meet the specific needs of different skin types and concerns. This customization is achieved through the adjustment of the Dermapen’s needle depth, which allows for targeted treatment of various skin issues, from fine lines and wrinkles to acne scars and stretch marks.

Can Dermapen be combined with other skincare treatments for enhanced results, and what are the most effective combinations?

Dermapen can be effectively combined with other skincare treatments to enhance results. Some of the most beneficial combinations include chemical peels, which can further exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin, and hyaluronic acid serums, which can boost hydration and promote healing. The best combination of treatments will depend on the individual’s skin type and the specific concerns being addressed.

What pre-treatment preparations are necessary for optimal results from a Dermapen session?

To achieve optimal results from a Dermapen session, patients may be advised to avoid direct sun exposure and not use any products containing retinoids or other potentially irritating ingredients for a week before the treatment.

How do age and skin condition affect the effectiveness of Dermapen treatments, and how are these considerations addressed?

The effectiveness of Dermapen treatments can vary based on age and skin condition. Younger skin may respond more quickly to treatment due to its higher elasticity and faster healing capabilities. However, Dermapen is designed to stimulate collagen production, which can benefit skin at any age by improving texture, firmness, and appearance.

What are the contraindications for Dermapen treatment, and how is patient eligibility determined?

Contraindications for Dermapen treatment include active skin infections, uncontrolled diabetes, blood clotting disorders, and the use of certain medications that affect healing.

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