Rejuvenate your skin with microneedling
As we grow old, our skin ages and becomes loose and less elastic. The main reason for this is the reduction in fibroblast cells, which are building blocks of collagen proteins that help keep our cells strong and connected. Ageing results in wrinkles and sagging, which makes our skin appear very dull — but there is a way to combat this process through microneedling!
What is microneedling?
Microneedling therapy is a very simple procedure that uses a hand-controlled device with tiny, shallow needles to puncture your outer layer of skin to create a controlled skin injury. This damage to the skin will stimulate your body to produce new collagen and elastin. The freshly produced collagen will rejuvenate your skin by filling in fine lines, resulting in an overall improvement in the texture and tightness of your skin by removing the wrinkles, scars and stretch marks that can make you look younger as you age.
Additionally, microneedling is not restricted to the face. It can be used on many other body parts, such as arms, legs, neck, back, hands and abdomen.
One microneedling session generally takes 30 minutes. At first, your skin will appear a little bit red — similar to a light sunburn, but your skin will return to normal in a couple of days. The natural growth of collagen will not happen instantly; it takes place over weeks and months. This treatment is not designed to be an “instant fix,” but is intended to improve the health of your skin in the long term.
What skin conditions can be treated with microneedling?
- Stretch marks
- Acne scarring
- Skin tone
- Fine lines
- Loose skin
- Large pores
Dermapen - Erase Your Skin's Past
Upon careful assessment, Star Beauty Cosmetic is proud to offer Dermapen 3™ for our microneedling treatment.
Why do we choose Dermapen 3™ ?
- Dermapen 3 utilises multiple needles to vertically pierce the skin with patent-pending AOVNTM (Advanced Oscillating Vertical Needle) technology. Dermapen 3 glides over the skin, creating millions of fine channels. These channels can carry up to 80% more topical nutrients, encouraging delivery of these nutrients deeper into the skin to feed cells in the dermis and basal layer of the epidermis.
- Dermapen 3 systematically creates micro-punctures in the skin and the body naturally responds by launching processes to repair the physical damage. The result is an increased production of normal woven collagen, similar to that achieved by fractional laser treatments, but without the side effects and downtime. Practitioners find Dermapen Treatments to be more effective and more beneficial than most microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
- When compared to traditional dermal rollers, Dermapen 3 causes less epidermal (skin) damage, reducing levels of pain and discomfort. As a result Dermapen 3 is a safer, more comfortable, and more effective micro-needling treatment. Dermapen’s single use cartridges eliminate risk of cross-contamination, whilst the adjustable needle depth allows for a treatment that is fully tailored to your individual needs. Dermapen 3 is so advanced, it is even suitable and safe to use in delicate and hard to reach areas such as around the eyes, eyelids, earlobes, neck, lips and on the nose.
Microneedling Procedure by Dermapen
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ）
How many treatments are recommended for rejuvenation, acne scarring and stretch marks? (General guide)
Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments 4 weeks apart
Acne scarring: 6 treatments 6 weeks apart
Stretch marks: 4-8 treatments 4-6 weeks apart
How should I prepare my skin for a Dermapen Treatment?
For optimal results, an appropriate regime of DP Dermaceuticals should be determined by your clinician at Star Beauty to encourage the skin to strengthen (especially for thin or delicate skin areas). Continue to use DP Dermaceuticals recommended by your clinician at Star Beauty after the treatments for a period of 6 weeks. The DP Dermaceuticals range is suitable for ongoing home care.
How long should it take before I see results?
Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will become visible after 4 to 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.
Is the treatment painful?
For minimal needle depths, Dermapen™ Treatments are relatively painless. Treatments using depths over 0.5mm may require a topical anaesthetic cream to be applied for 15-40 minutes before the procedure. This will render the treatments virtually pain-free.
Is there any downtime after treatments?
Generally no, but you may experience facial redness for 12-48 hours after the treatment. Most people are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment. Application of a breathable camouflage will seal the skin and cover any redness for an immediate return to work.
How soon after filler/muscle relaxant injections can I have a Dermapen Treatment?
While there is no clinical evidence that Dermapen Treatments counteract with any particular injectables, it is important to let your clinician know if you have had an injectable treatment, or are planning on having one done in the near future. Your clinician will be able to advise you on when to schedule your treatment appropriately.
Can you show me some sample photos before and after the procedure?
Sure, below are some of the before and after photos provided by Dermapen. During consultation, our consultants will be more than happy to show you the before and after photos taken by us in our own clinic.
Your consultant at Star Beauty can provide all the details you need to make an informed decision about the procedure. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!