Dermapen is recommended for:

  • Skin tightening and skin rejuvenation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores
  • Skin pigment
  • Scars, acne and burns
  • Stretch marks and cellulite

What is Dermapen?

During a treatment with Dermapen, we cause a controlled injury in the skin by puncturing it with 12 sterile micro needles. The micro injury triggers the skin’s natural healing process and the body starts producing collagen to rebuild the skin again. The results from the treatment is similar to that of laser, but Dermapen has a shorter recovery time and can be used on all skin types and skin tones, which is not the case with laser. Together with PRP, the recovery time for Dermapen is even faster and you can see results quicker.

Why combine Dermapen with PRP?

  • Dermapen triggers the skin’s natural growth factors that creates collagen. With PRP, we inject even more growth factors, which helps the skin heal quicker and increases collagen production even more.
  • With PRP, you can get treatment every 4 weeks, instead of every 6 weeks, which is the case if you only do the treatment with Dermapen.
  • PRP gives a better result since PRP treatment in itself builds collagen, evens out skin tone, treats scars and gives improved brightness in the skin.
  • Dermapen helps PRP release the growth factors that are injected into the skin. When the skin is punctured by Dermapen, the blood plasma bursts and the growth factors spread efficiently in the skin layer.
Nurse injects growth factors in female patients skin around the eyes

Dermapen & microneedling- what's the difference?

Microneedling is a collective term for needle treatments. Microneedling can be divided into two categories, traditional / manual microneedling and automatic microneedling. Traditional or manual microneedling usually refers to needle rollers, also called needle rollers. Needle rollers are a cylinder that is rolled over the skin to increase collagen production in the skin and thus treat several different skin problems.

Dermapen counts as automatic microneedling. It causes less epidermal damage and is a more effective form of treatment than needle rollers. The dermapen looks like a pencil where 16 needles are punched into the skin and creates 1920 microchannels per second. Thanks to the amount of microchannels Dermapen creates, it is more efficient than needle rollers and you can thus expect a better result.

How treatment works

Maggie has consultation with patient

Before treatment starts, it is important that you come to a consultation. Our consultations are always free of charge. We go through which problem areas or skin problems you want to treat. Thereafter, we will help you book a treatment that is exclusively tailored for you and your skin, so that you can get the best results.

Preparation for treatment
Patient has numbing cream in face in preparation for dermapen and PRP treatment

If you have makeup, we will remove it from your skin so that we can put numbing cream over the treatment area. The numbing cream is left on for 45 minutes. During that time, we draw your blood and centrifuge it so that your blood plasma is prepared for your PRP treatment.

PRP treatment on the skin
Growth factors injected into the skin to stimulate collagen

The patient’s blood plasma is drawn into injections with 1 mm thin needles. The positive growth factors from the blood plasma, are injected into the skin to boost the skin’s healing process and collagen production.

Read more about PRP treatment here

Nurse performs dermapen on male patient over acne scars in face

During treatment, 1 300 micro channels are created in the skin per second with the help of 12 sterile disposable needles. How deep the needles go into the skin depends on what skin problem is being treated. How many treatments are needed to see results is individual and depends on the patient’s own skin and depends on what skin problem is being treated. For the best results, we recommend 3–6 treatments wit 4 weeks in between.

Facemask with aloe vera
Patient has aloe vera face mask on after prp and dermapen

We end the treatment with an aloe vera mask. Aloe vera calms the skin and provides it with moisture.

What you need to think of before your treatment

Remember to avoid food rich in omega-3 fatty acids 3 days before your treatment and avoid ibuprofen 48 hours before your treatment. This is to avoid bruising in the skin during treatment. The bruises aren’t dangerous, but it can be esthetically taxing for some people.

Dermapen is performed on male patient after PRP treatment

After treatment

After the treatment, you can return to normal activities. The possible reactions that you may experience a few days afterwards are dryness, flaky, slight redness and a little swelling.

Because Dermapen treatment creates temporary microchannels and microbleeds in the skin, it is extremely important to think about hygiene and proper skin care after the treatment.

Therefore, it is recommended that:

• Avoid touching the treated area for the first hours
• Avoid showering / bathing / cleaning the treated area on the same day as you are treated.
• Switches to clean pillowcases
• Use clean towels and dry the treated area for the first few days
• Do not use makeup during the first hours
• Follow your skintherapist’s recommendations regarding skin care products and your skin care routine

Avoid the following activities for 48 hours after your Dermapen treatment:

• Direct UV exposure (sun or solarium), always use sunscreen when staying in the sun.
• Hard physical training
• Hot tub, jacuzzi or sauna.
• Pool / chlorine water or swimming in the sea
• Other skin care treatments, including fillers and botox.
• Waxing, shaving or dyeing the treated area
• Spraytan
• Tattoo

Do not use products containing AHA, BHA or PHA acids, retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, alcohol, hydroquinone for at least one week after your Dermapen treatment.

Dermapen and PRP should not be done if you have:

  • Hemophilia or are treated with blood thinning medicine
  • Prone to keloid
  • Allergy to nickel
  • Severe diabetes
  • Had treatment with roaccutane or isotretinoin the last 6 months
  • Severe dermatitis or psoriasis
  • Active acne, rosacea or skin cancer
  • Are pregnant or breast feeding

FAQ about Dermapen and PRP

What is Dermapen?

Dermapen, also called micro needling, is a treatment where you use needles to increase the skin’s production of collagen. The treatment is similar to the effect of laser, but with a faster recovery time, and the depth of the needles depends on which area is being treated. Dermapen is for someone who wants a treatment against wrinkles, but also for someone who wants to even out skin texture (scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores, etc.).

Why do we inject the blood plasma into the skin?

To get results from a PRP treatment, the blood plasma needs to be injected into the skin. You cannot just place the blood plasma on the skin and then use Dermapen to help the growth factors absorb past the top layer of the skin. Blood plasma consists of mostly water. Water molecules have a strong bonding capacity which makes the molecules too large to be absorbed into the skin, even if it is punctured with Dermapen or Dermaroller. PRP loses its effect since the growth factors never get past the outer skin layer. For PRP to give any form of results, it needs to be injected so that the body can start the positive reaction of building collagen from the injected growth factors.

How will I look directly after my treatment?

It is very individual. Some people don’t notice a difference at all while others may experience a slight redness, but this redness usually calms down throughout the rest of the day. You will be able to carry out your usual day-to-day activities immediately after the treatment.

What do I need to think about after a treatment with Dermapen?

Don’t put makeup on up to 12 hours after a Dermapen treatment. The skin needs time to renew itself. Also, make sure to use sunscreen and only skin products that are calming. Refrain from acids. Try not to touch the treated area the next few hours and refrain from showering or having a bath the same day you were treated.

When can I see the results from my treatments?

It takes time for the collagen to build up in the skin and the improvement is successive. Over the next 6-12 months after a completed treatment, there will be continuous improvements in your skin. We document the changes during our follow ups after your treatment.