Definition - What does Dermapen mean?

Dermapen is a small, hand-held medical device which resembles a pen. It’s used as a microneedling device, stimulating collagen production and skin tissue regeneration through the process of pricking the skin in a way similar to acupuncture. Microneedling is used as a treatment against stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, scar and acne treatment, as well as the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.

TheConsultation explains Dermapen

Dermapen is a minimally invasive hand-held medical device used by dermatologists and medical professionals as part of the microneedling treatment. Dermapen is powered by a small motor which rotates the 12 needles which are situated on the very top of the device. The device is moved across the skin surface while the needles spin at a rapid pace and cause light damage to the skin.

The idea behind the treatment is that the light injury to the skin stimulates the skin to create new tissue and regenerate itself. The process of regeneration boosts the production of collagen and elastin. In turn, the new skin, rich with collagen and with a high level of elasticity, has a much fresher and more youthful look. It replaces the old skin which was scarred and wrinkled.

The treatment is also used as a hair regeneration technique, although there is no conclusive evidence to prove the connection between collagen boosts and hair growth.

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