How many treatments are necessary to achieve a good response?

Improvement is seen with each treatment but a series of 3-5 treatments is best to achieve optimal results.

How far apart are treatments done?

Dermapen treatments can be repeated every 4-6 weeks.

Is Dermapen safe for darker skin types?

Since no melanin-absorbing laser and no heat are involved, the Dermapen is relatively safer than lasers, such as IPL, for darker skin types.

Is Dermapen painful?

Dermapen uses very fine needles and is relativey comfortable. A topical numbing cream is all that is needed.

How long is each treatment?

For a face, each treatment is 30 to 60 minutes.

How is Dermapen different than a needle roller?
Needle rollers also use needles for skin resurfacing but are often too large and unwieldy for tight areas. They are also dependent on hand pressure, so the depth of penetration varies depending on the amount of pressure exerted and the softness of the skin, while the Dermapen depth of penetration is set precisely with an electronic dial. There is also lateral trauma to the skin when the needles on a roller pull out of the skin as the wheel turns. This does not happen with the Dermapen, which relies only on vertical needle action.

What are the immediate after-effects?
There is redness and very minimal bleeding.

What is LED Light Therapy?

Light at a particular wavelength produces a particular photochemical or
photo-biological response within the body. LED activates skin cells with
pulses of low level, non thermal light energy. The cell converts light energy
into fuel (much like photosynthesis) in turn stimulating the cells to produce
proteins and lipids essential for building and repairing the skin. Research
has confirmed that LED could speed healing, reduce inflammation and
stimulate fibroblasts and collagen production, by as much as 200% within
just 24 hours of treatment!


 

Given LED photo-stimulation can provide the skin cells with the energy to heal faster and produce more collagen it makes sense that it would also be able to fix minor damage. Trials were undertaken on sun damaged, pigmented and wrinkled skin. One trial published in the highly respected journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that a 20 minute LED treatment for 12 weeks had a positive smoothing effect in 83% of subjects and improved
skin tone for an incredible 91%! Another study in the US found that it had a positive effect on crow's feet for 81% of the test volunteers.

What are the Benefits of Light Therapy?
Some of the benefits are: increased ATP levels, circulation, fibroblastic activity (collagen), protein synthesis (elastin), cell permeability, tissue regeneration and reducing inflammation. LED benefits tired, aging skin: it helps with the softening of lines, folds and
wrinkles, healthier circulation, increased moisture and radiance, accelerated skin repair, improved elasticity and skin texture, as well as stimulating the collagen process.
Hyperpigmentation : Age spots, freckles, uneven pigmentation due to sun exposure. Most cases of skin hyperpigmentation even out over time from the use of LED light therapy.
Acne and blemishes: LED light can assist in the repair of acne and blemishes because it stimulates the skin’s natural healing process, and helps to kill bacteria caused by Acne.

• Promotes collagen and elastin production and oxygenation for up to 180 days after treatment
• Increases cellular activity, calming and soothing
• Anti-inflammatory, strengthens capillary walls and Rosacea
• Energizing and rejuvenating skin
• Promotes intercellular communication
• Purifying antibacterial, blemished and oily skin

LED Treatment Recommendations
Blue LED (Acne): 8 treatments over 4 weeks (twice weekly)
Red LED (Anti-Aging): 8 treatments over 8 weeks (weekly)
Infra Red LED (Pain Relief): once every 3 days or as needed