This treatment consists of exposure of the extended capillaries laser beam, which rapidly heats the blood located in the capillary. This causes shrinkage, resulting in the following permanent closure of blood vessels. The treatment is not painful, however, in the case of larger vessels may occur a little discomfort.
Number of treatments required depend on the size and depth of the blood. Small, single vessel can disappear after just one treatment. In the case of extensive “spider web” that occur on the cheeks or feet you will need to be a series of exposures (2-5) at intervals of 4-6 weeks.
Q: How many treatments are recommended for rejuvenation, acne scarring and stretch marks? (General guide)
A: Rejuvenation: 4-6 treatments, 4 weeks apartAcne scarring: 6 treatments, 6 weeks apartStretch marks: 4-8 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart
Q: Should I prepare my skin before having a Dermapen™ Skin Needling Treatment?
A: For optimal results, a period of effective active treatment creams, such as Vitamin A and Vitamin C is recommended to allow the skin’s strength to build-up (especially for thin or delicate skin areas). Consult your therapist about the recommended DP Dermaceuticals™ Pre- and Post- procedure protocol.
Q: How long should it take before I see results?
A: Typically, you will see results after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). Your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments and when combined with the recommended post treatment care.
Q: Is the treatment painful?
A: For minimum needle depths Dermapen™ Skin Needling Treatments are painless. Treatments over 0.5mm deep, may require a topical anesthetic cream to be applied for 15-40 minutes before the procedure. This will render the treatments virtually pain free.
Q: Is there any downtime after treatments?
A: 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 OCosmedics SK1N Treatment Foundation will seal the skin and cover any redness for an immediate return to work.
Q: How soon after filler injections can I have a Dermapen™ Skin Needling Treatment?
A: It is recommended to wait at least 7 days after filler injections, so that any post treatment bruising from the fillers can settle. It is also possible to have your Dermapen™ Skin Needling Treatment several days before having fillers injected. Consult with your practitioner prior to determine exactly how long a wait is best in each particular case.