dermapen-micro-needling_xmasNow is the season to shine and look our best, those Christmas parties and glamorous events make us want to shine from our party dresses to our skin and hair. It can be a cruel irony with the cold weather, lack of sunshine, central heating and other factors which can affect the look of our skin. However, there is a way to combat ageing and skin damage so that we look fresh, youthful and can feel our very best throughout the Christmas season and in to the new year.

Dermapen™ an advanced, non-surgical, microneedling treatment used to treat common skin conditions such as fine lines and wrinkles, surgical, trauma and acne scars, stretch marks and pigmentation. The device is able to produce a similar, if not better result to a fractional laser treatment 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.

At Cosmetic Doctor. IE, Dr Lisa Fay offers this accessible and effective treatment to her patients all year round and is now offering a special offer on a Dermapen™ treatment package at €499 for 3 treatments, or one off treatments at €199 per session; so that all her patients can look revitalised, rejuvenated and feel confident for the coming festivities.

Dermapen™ uses tiny vertical needles to pierce the skin in regular patterns. This is perceived by the body as damage, which stimulates the release of growth factors that trigger the production of collagen and elastin. Your skin reacts to any injury by initiating the healing process. You encourage your skin to continue healing through this micro-needling process. Your skin normally assumes that scars, stretch marks and wrinkles are repaired, but with the Dermapen™ auto-stamp micro-needling treatments, the skin is tricked into repairing itself.

The process of micro-needling skin remodeling can go on for months after each Dermapen™ treatment. Results can be seen within a week or even a few days. Your skin naturally heals itself every 45 days, so with a little micro-needling stimulation changes can be dramatic and fast.

Post treatment, you will look as though you have moderate to severe sunburn, therefore it is best to have the treatment a day or so before any special event or party. You should be recovered fully 24 hours following the treatment and within 1-2 hours the redness should have disappeared. Any unwanted post treatment reddening or discomfort can be controlled using a product called Sensicure. To increase recovery times and achieve the most effective results, Dr Fay will recommend a skin care regime to go with your treatment.