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What is Dermapen Micro Skin Needling Treatment? [Updated 2020]

What is Dermapen Micro Skin Needling treatment?

Microneedling is one of our most popular treatments across our Premier Laser London clinics.

Microneedling has been around for many years. and is an established part of many peoples skin regimes.

It has traditionally been done by hand with a rolller.  Over the last few years technology has overtaken the hand rolling microneedling method with state of the art devices which deliver better outstanding results.

microneedling with Dermapen

The leading brand is Dermapen. This is the brand we use at Premier Laser. Because of the Dermapen’s popularity many people now call the treatment Dermapen instead of microneedling or micro skin needling!.

Microneedling at Premier Laser London

We have been performing microneedling with the Dermapenn device for over 5 years at our clinics and we have seen grow in popularity every year.

Like the Hydrafacial, Dermapens popularity has increased partly because of the publicity it gets from celebrities and influencers on social media. This publicity would not go far if it was not backed up by fantastic results.

And Dermapen microneedling delivers results!.

It is proven to be effective for treating stretch marks, acne scarring, pigmentation and a wide range of skin issues. It will leave you with fantastic smooth and rejuvenated skin.

microneedling can treat many concernsWhat Is Dermapen Micro Skin Needling?

Dermapen Micro Skin Needling is a type of collagen induction therapy. Which means that it makes collagen for your skin. It involves lots of tiny surgical stainless steel needles penetrating the skin thousands of times per minute causing thousands of pain free straight micro injuries.


Unlike microneedling by hand, with Dermapen you can precisely set the depth of the needles from 0.5 to 2.5mm to penetrate deeply into the skin or just below the surface.

tailored to you

This means you can tailor the treatment to go gentler around thinner parts of the skin, like the eyes, and deeper around thicker areas and areas that need special attention like scarring.

Although needles are used the treatment is pain free. An anaesthetic gel is applied before treatment and this numbs any potential pain.

Why Dermapen is better then the traditional dermaroller?

The Dermapen is a motorised version of the traditional derma roller.  Being motorised means quicker, more precise needle penetration then by the old fashioned dermal roller which is done by hand.

The needles penetrate the skin at the same depth, straight up and down so the micro punctures are all the same size. With hand rolling this can vary and you are more reliant on the skill and expertise of the practitioner doing the dermarolling.

Cleaner wounds, faster healing

Dermarolling also causes different shaped micro injuries as the needles are rolled causing a ‘v’ shaped crater rather then the cleaner straight line the device does.

This will affect healing as the wound is not as clean.

The purpose of the treatment is to increase the collagen production in your skin, which can help scar repair, discolouration and actively replenish and rejuvenate the overall look of the skin.

How Is Dermapen Different To Other Micro Skin Needling Treatments?

Dermapen was revolutionary 5 years ago, and still is in 2020. It takes the science of wound repair and combines it with the already established and effective derma roller. Dermapen has made micro skin needling much more precise, less painful, safer and easier.

The results you get from Dermapen are incredible providing you with faster and  longer lasting results compared to other micro needling treatments.

What Does Dermapen Micro Skin Needling Treat?

Dermapen Micro Skin Needling is extremely versatile and fantastic for a wide variety of issues including;

The Dermapen can be used on nearly all areas of the body.

This includes the

  • legs
  • buttocks
  • breasts
  • stomach

Depending on the size, age and depth of your stretch marks and the size of the area being treated, the treatment can take up to 90 minutes.

We recommend that for stretch marks you would need up to 10 treatments provided around a month to a month and a half apart.

The Dermapen can achieve results comparable to that of laser, IPL, laser resurfacing and chemical skin peels. The only difference is  you don’t have any of the same negative side effects or downtime to deal with.

Dermapen for acne scarring requires 6 treatments which are provided 6 weeks apart.

  • skin rejuventation

Dermapen can also be used  for :

  • overall skin rejuvenation
  • wrinkle reduction
  • sun damage reduction
  • skin tone improvement
  • large facial pore reduction.
  • overall skin radiance and glow.

For Dermapen skin rejuvenation we recommend you have 4-6 treatments provided 4 weeks apart.

What Are The Benefits?

There are many benefits or microneedling including;

  1. Increased Collagen Production
  2. Fast Treatments With Results Noticeable Within Weeks
  3. Less Painful Than Other Skin Needling Treatments
  4. No Downtime Like Other Abrasive Skin Treatments
  5.  No Side Effects Like Other Abrasive Skin Treatments
  6. Smoother, Fresher And Clearer Skin After Just One Treatment
  7. Wrinkle And Fine Lines Reduced
  8. Scars, Stretch Marks, Acne Scars And Pockmarks Are Removed
  9. Results That Improve Over Time

What Does The Treatment Involve?

When you come in for your treatment all you need to do is sit back and relax while your dermal practitioner moves the Dermapen around the area you are having treated.

  • No preparation is required.
  • The session takes between 20 and 90 minutes depending on the area you are having done.
  • That’s really all there is to it!

If you’re considering our fantastic new Dermapen Micro Skin Needling Treatment, please give us a call to book a consultation and we’ll get you scheduled in for your first step to brighter, fresher, smoother looking skin.

Microneedling before and after

microneedling before and after

Microneedling Risks & Side Effects

Done in the hands of an experienced practitioner you should not experience any pain.

Side effects or down time from microneedling treatments include minor skin irritation for some people immediately after that may last 2-3 hours. Your skin may feel like it has been sun burnt, feeling warmer and tighter then usual.

Redness lasts up to 12 hours but can last 3-4 days.

Risks include scratching or burning pain and irritation, redness and inflammation, marks, and even bleeding and scarring may occur.

How many sessions will i need?

With most skin treatments your skin will respond to a series of treatments spread evenly apart. Depending on what you are treating you may need up to six session spread a month apart for best results. Results are noticeable after just one session.

How much does microneedling cost?

Prices start from £183 at our London clinics

Single Session 3 Sessions 5 Sessions + 1 FREE
Face 220 198 183
Face & Neck 330 297 275


Aftercare would be to treat your skin gently in the 48 hours following your treatment. Clean your skin at night with warm water and apply a light moisturiser.

Avoid touching your face and avoid saunas, steam rooms and intense exercise and hot baths and showers.

Wear a SPF and avoid sunlight. Ask your practitioner if you have any questions about the risks , side effects and aftercare. They can advise you so you can minimize any irritation and help you get the best results.

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