Cosmetic Doctor at Slievemore Clinic in Dublin is one the very few places in Ireland to offer Dermapen, the new industry standard in advanced micro-needling.
Micro-needling has become very popular in recent years, and is commonly performed using a roller filled with small needles over the skin in order to penetrate through to the dermal layer.
Dermapen is a more revolutionary device, with some obvious advantages for use on some areas less accessible to a roller.
What are the Benefits of Microneedling?
The basic idea of behind Micro-Needling is to stimulate the production of new collagen. Using the skin’s ability to heal itself, puncturing the dermis with microscopic needles triggers the production of new collagen, which essentially makes you look younger and rejuvenates the skin.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is a protein that gives our skin its structure, working like a netting to hold skin cells together. It also gives skin a smooth and youthful appearance, as we have it in abundance when we’re young.
As we age, collagen starts to break down and the ‘net’ starts to disintegrate. We see the lack of skin support manifest itself in sagging, wrinkles and lines.
This is the reason that most anti-aging techniques and treatments try to increase collagen production; we need more of it to plump up the skin and eradicate the creases where the skin support has collapsed.
How does Dermapen Improve Collagen?
The tiny needles used in skin Micro-Needling make microscopic channels in the dermis, triggering the body’s healing response. With Dermapen, targeted areas of skin are effectively treated to kick-start production of new collagen.
Once the skin is punctured by the tiny needles, the skin’s response is to rush to heal it, making new elastin and collagen to repair what it perceives as damage. Skin plumps up, healthy and radiant, making you look refreshed.
What Skin Issues Benefit from Dermapen?
The staff at Cosmetic Doctor will carefully assess your particular skin issues; they find Dermapen very helpful in addressing the following:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Keloid scarring (very think, ridged scar tissue)
- Stretch marks
- Pigmentation marks
Use of the Dermapen can even be combined with other treatments to maximise results, and it’s terrific for increasing absorption of topical solutions like Vitamin C and moisturisers.
How is Dermapen different from other Devices?
Micro-Needling is often performed with a dermal roller-but as very few parts of the human body, particularly the face, are flat, the Dermapen is much more useful in covering all our contours and valleys.
It’s a clever design, with a spring-loaded tip that uses an automated motion, so it’s much easier to control than other Micro-Needling devices.
Home-use dermal rollers run the risk of needle breakage, and may become lodged in the skin. The process is best performed using medial grade equipment used by a skilled practitioner, and Dermapen is the safest option of all. It’s a far more precise way to work on facial skin as it’s easy to manoeuvre around facial contours and delicate features.
Safer and More Effective
Cosmetic Doctor at Slievemore Clinic uses Dermapen because the needle length is adjustable, so it can be specifically tailored to each client’s face.
The length can be changed during treatment for different areas, and it is safer than a dermal roller as there is no danger of breaking or bending the needles.