Skin needling is a recently embraced procedure here in the U.S.. Skin needling, also called Micro needling, has been a standard procedure in Europe for decades. Advances over the years led to the development of automated micro needling and the development of the DermaPen®. Although not as quickly or definitively effective as lasers, this simple mechanical device based on fine needle penetration can also deliver some of the same benefits of laser at a more affordable price point.
How does skin needling work?
The premise is simple – create a small wound and the skin will respond with collagen production and new skin cells. Depending on the depth of the needle penetration, the DermaPen can offer skin rejuvenation levels from the simple enhancement of product absorption to the clinical treatment of scars and wrinkles.
What can the DermaPen be used for?
DermaPen allows the physician to quickly treat specific skin areas – large or small – to achieve a number of goals.
Treatment on the face is the primary location, but skin needling can successfully be used on any area of the body.
How deep does the DermaPen go?
From very superficial penetration to deep dermal penetration, the professional applications have a wide range of potential to improve and correct skin problems without the use of lasers. Penetration ranges begin at cosmetic depth of 0.25mm to clinical treatment depths up to 2.5mm.