Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments, 4 weeks apart
Acne scarring: 6 treatments, 6 weeks apart
Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart
Typically you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will become visible after 4-6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). The condition of your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments, especially when combined with the recommended post-treatment care.
As pen needling utilises non-thermolytic (without heat) technology and does not destroy the skin’s integrity, it may be performed on almost every skin type, condition and colour. Whilst it is not mandatory to prepare the skin with any specific products, those complexions which are affected by pigmentation or excessive sun-damage are recommended to use topical pigment-blockers such as vitamin C in conjunction with a sunscreen daily. Dermapen treatments cannot be performed on skin that has recently been sunburnt, damaged or experiencing aggressive cystic acne.
It is imperative that all skins are protected with daily application of a sunscreen after any needling treatment. For the relief of redness, inflammation or swelling, a cooling gel will provide rapid calm and comfort. Any tightness or flaking may be relieved with the application of a light, non-comedogenic moisturiser applied twice daily. During recovery, the use of scrubs or active ingredients such as vitamin A or AHAs should be stopped for a minimum of 5 days. Any redness or petechiae (blood blisters) may be easily concealed with a mineral make-up during recovery. It is recommended to avoid high-cardio workouts and any activities that may cause heat or sweat for a minimum of 48 hours post-Dermapen treatment. Normal activities including work may be resumed immediately with no downtime required.