Prior to treatment we apply a topical anaesthetic which numbs the top layer of the skin resulting in the treatment being very comfortable.
We use the Dermapen Hyaluronic Acid Gel with the treatment, which ispushed by the Dermapen needles into the top layers of the skin to assist with nourishing and hydrating the skin.
It is normal to appear quite red for a few hours after the treatment and it is recommended to avoid make up for the rest of the day. The redness rapidly settles and is usually not noticeable the following day, when makeup can safely be worn to cover up any remaining evidence of the treatment.
A single treatment will not miraculously erase all signs of problem skin. Instead, each treatment helps a small amount, and when several treatments are done in sequence every four to six weeks the cumulative results can be very impressive. In most cases we recommend a course of 3 to 6 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart as a minimum. Single treatments can then be done every 3 or 4 months to maintain results.
After the treatment, the body responds to the micro-holes by triggering the natural healing and immune process, leading to growth of collagen, restoring the firmness and smoothness of skin. This is similar to the effect of a fractional laser treatment – but at a much lower price and with much less down time.