Many decades ago, a doctor discovered that creating small injuries to the skin could promote collagen production and, thus, strengthen the skin and improve its texture. Though it’s been around since the 1950s, the techniques and tools used for micro-needling have greatly improved, making it an incredibly safe and effective option when administered by a professional.
Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. It may not sound appealing. The idea of creating “micro-injuries” in your skin to improve your complexion may sound a bit suspect, but Microneedling does exactly that and the results can be quite impressive.
Fact 1: Suitable for a variety of skin types
Microneedling is ideal for anyone looking to improve their skin’s appearance and complexion. It is effective on both dark or light skin, people of all ages, dry or oily skin and even individuals with skin pigmentation issues. No matter what your skin is like, you can reap the benefits of Microneedling, such as lifting and tightening, lessening skin discoloration and reduce pore size, among many other advantages.
Fact 2: Microneedling offers a number of benefits for your skin
- Skin tightening, natural collagen induction, lifting and rejuvenation
- Healing acne scars and wounds
- Improving wrinkles and fine lines
- Minimizing hyperpigmentation (dark spots, age spots, sun damage)
- Brightening skin blemishes
- Open pore minimization
- Improving stretch marks
- Aiding penetration of treatment solutions
Fact 3: Microneedling is not just for your face
Microneedling is most commonly applied to the face, however, the procedure can be performed on other parts of the body too. Individuals with stretch marks and scars have used Microneedling to lessen the appearance of these marks on their body. This is because the procedure promotes the body to heal itself by producing and sending collagen to the treated area.
Fact 4: Microneedling helps skin care products to work better
Did you know that only 4 to 8 percent of that expensive serum you’re using on your face actually penetrates your skin? Another microneedling benefit is that it improves product absorption. Microneedling creates thousands of invisible holes in your skin that are ready to absorb products in a way clogged pores can’t. The tiny punctures actually act like little channels, allowing topical products to penetrate better and work more effectively.
Fact 5: Only a professional will give you the best results
You might be tempted to just pick up one of the various Microneedling devices advertised online, but it’s important to remember that Microneedling involves puncturing the skin. It is very important to take in consideration what products to use, how deep needles have to go and how often a treatment can be performed.
For both your safety and the quality of your results, say no to DIY Microneedling and choose an experienced professional in a sterile environment.
Fact 6: Microneedling is a comfortable treatment
Microneedling facial is not an uncomfortable or painful procedure, because the needles are very fine. When we say “micro” needles, we mean it: the needles in a Microneedling device are thinner than a strand of hair! The depth of microneedles can be gradually increased to improve the efficacy over time for better results. For those with deep scarring or wrinkles, numbing cream be applied to ensure the most comfortable experience.
Fact 7: There are two the most common used devices for Microneedling
The original instrument for collagen induction therapy was a Dermaroller. A newer instrument for Microneedling is the Dermapen also known as a Micropen. While both the Microneedling pen and the Microneedling roller rejuvenate the skin using collagen induction therapy, the delivery method and mechanism are different.
What is Dermapen?
What is Dermaroller?
The Dermaroller is a handheld tool equipped with rolling drum that is lined with thin needles. The drum is rolled across the skin, allowing the needles to puncture the epidermis, creating micro-injuries that stimulate the skin’s natural healing process.
A Microneedling pen or Dermapen is a technological upgrade to the traditional Dermaroller. The Dermapen is a cordless, handheld device that uses a disposable tip equipped with fine needles. The Dermapen is powered by a small motor and its needles penetrate the skin vertically, allowing for a more consistent delivery.
DERMAROLLER VS DERMAPEN
The Dermapen is a more advanced delivery mechanism for Microneedling and has many advantages over the older method of Microneedling using a Dermaroller.
Dermapens are less painful, less traumatic on the skin and require less downtime. The Dermaroller inserts needles into the skin at a 45-degree angle. This tends to create tearing wounds as the drum is drug across the skin. In comparison, needles from the Dermapen penetrate the epidermis vertically, creating a clean puncture wound that heals quickly.
Dermapens are more consistent. Dermapens are motorised, allowing for controlled, consistent penetration of the skin, unlike Dermarollers, that are manually powered and often result in user error, puncturing the skin too deep or inconsistently.
The Dermapen is more versatile. Because of its shape, Dermapens can easily treat areas of the face that a Dermaroller has difficulties with, such as around the eyes, the upper lip, and around the nose.
Dermapens provide customisation treatments. The size of the needle and the depth of the penetration may be customised when using Dermapen to tailor treatments to the patient’s individual areas of concerns and skin issues.
The Dermapen is more sanitary. Disposable tips are far more sanitary than using the same drum.
The Dermapen is more effective. After safety, the biggest advantage of Dermapen over Dermarollers is efficacy. Dermapens just work better. THAT’S WHY WE USE DERMAPENS HERE AT NORMAN & PHILIP.