Microneedling is the number one collagen induction therapy treatment used worldwide. There are many devices on the market being used for collagen induction therapy.
Dermarolling was the first method that was developed by a German dermatologist in the early 1900’s. Dermarolling works with microneedles 0.2-2.5mm in length attached to a small roller. Dermarollers come in one size as the roller is pushed and pulled over the surface of the skin to create micro-injuries. Dermarolling has a longer down time compared to newly developed methods, this is due to the larger injury caused to the epidermis. Needles enter the skin at a 45° angle and exit the skin on the other side creating a cut rather than a puncture, this increases the risk for developing micro scarring and hyperpigmentation.
Dermapen is the world’s leading brand in medical needling pen devices. Dermapen was developed in 2010. The latest Dermapen 4 is taking the microneedling pen industry by storm.
Dermapen 4 glides over the skin creating millions of fine, channels up to 104% faster than other microneedling pens. These channels can carry up to 80% more topical nutrients into the skin.
Micro-injuries caused by the micro fine surgical needles trigger the skins natural healing process. Tissue is regenerated thus increasing the production of collagen and elastin and visibly improving a wide range of skin concerns.
Dermapen can treat most skin concerns with very little down-time due to the vertical channel created in the skin, this also decreases the risk for scarring and hyperpigmentation post treatment. Dermapen allows the physician performing the treatment to adjusts the depth and speed of the needles giving the patient optimal results for the specific skin concern, as not all conditions can be treated at the same depth.
The market is flooded with generic versions of the Dermapen, these devices work at a much slower speed causing the needles to hook and drag on the skin as they aren’t surgical grade needles. This causes micro-cuts on the surface of the skin which also increases the risk for developing hyperpigmentation.