Frequently Asked Questions
Does Dermapen Microneedling hurt?
Unlike traditional derma rolling techniques, the Dermapen 4 is the most comfortable automated microneedling device available, thanks to its extremely small and fast moving needles. This process is minimally invasive, with no need for numbing cream. Most people find it very tolerable compared to other skin needling treatments.
How can microneedling reduce scars or stretch marks?
It does, though will take more treatments. Scars are caused by the thick fibrosis tissue that replaces normal skin after injury. Skin needling treatments break up this uneven scar tissue and encourage the growth of new, smooth skin tissue.
Stretch marks (from stretching of the skin caused by pregnancy, weight gain or growth spurts) create tears to the connective tissue of the skin. Microneedling on stretch marks helps to promote regeneration of the skin, which restores the contours of your skin’s surface.
Is there any downtime after Microneedling treatments?
Straight after a Dermapen treatment, you may notice your skin is plump and glowing – but also a little pink (similar to windburn or sunburn). This will disappear after a day or two.
Your clinician will apply a protective cooling lotion directly after the treatments, which will reduce the redness as well as providing a bit of coverage and sun protection. Your skin may also feel a little dry a few days afterwards, after which it will become smooth and radiant within a week.
What should you avoid Post-treatment?
For the first 24 hours post-treatment, it’s important to avoid sun exposure and to minimise the use of active skin products. You won’t need to cleanse or moisturise your skin for the next 12 hours or so, as you’ll have all the products with moisturising ingredients applied already.
You’ll want to avoid makeup for a day or so too, so it’s best you don’t do it before a big event. A little mineral foundation can be applied the next day if you wish.