Dermapen is a tiny tool or device that looks like a pen which is used to treat the different skin problem. This also called microneedling pen. This pen applies the principle of micro needling in order to tighten, glowing and rejuvenating the skin with issues.
So when we get a question like – what is dermapen? We simply answer as this is a tiny handy tool that can be used for treating the skin issues through the microneedling. It is also one of the most popular and successful skin treatment technology in recent years.
Over 60000 practitioners are now engaged with this treatment of skin problems like wrinkles, fine lines, acne, scarring, stretch marks and even hair loss most successfully.
How Dermapen Really Works?
Dermapen uses the technique of micro needling which is exactly same as old Chinese technique of acupuncture and its main function is not to reduce the pain but to enhance the glowing of appearance.
Originally derma pen used only 12 (can be vary) needles that are capable to puncture the outer layer skin when it is rolled over the skin surface. These puncture ultimately create huge number of pores on skin surface for a short period only.
Needles of microneedling pen is positioned vertically. When the switch is on an inside motor allows the needle to move rapidly back and forth on skin surface. Therefore the skin will initiate stimulating leading to the generation of collagen and elastin.
These collagen and elastin will promote healing or restoration of wounds already made by microneedling and we will get a glowing appearance. Derma pen is mostly used for removing wrinkles, fine lines, scars and stretch marks.
But the principle of derma pen is very simple to say that it ultimately destroys the upper layer of skin and allows regenerating a new layer on skin and thus it rejuvenating appearance. It has been found that derma pen is most effective and advantageous than other skin treatment procedures and its popularity is gaining day by day.
Dermapen needle tip – How many times can I use each tip?
The dermapen needle tip is designed as disposable and for single use only in order to prevent infection and cross contamination. Since the needle tips remain in needle tip cartridge there is little chance of contamination. When you change the tips you change the whole cartridge as a result safety of patient is confirmed which is of paramount importance.
The needle cartridge is very cheap and therefore the whole treatment is less costly than other medical treatment. So we can say that the dermapen is an ideal solution for skin rejuvenating and glowing face in recent time.
In recent market there are some popular patented derma needle tips available. These are safety guardian, super space, saflock and zerobak technology. All these brands utilize enhanced safety technology and the inner construction is very uniform.
Most of the quality dermapen use 12 needles, nine around the perimeter of tip and three in the center. The needles are so precisely aligned which never feels discomfort and the microneedles remain equi-distant spacing from each other.
How safe and effective a derma pen is?
As you grow older it is highly important to maintain your skin with youthful appearance. Dermapen has come to solve your skin issues through micro needling technology. The SURSPACE technology which has meticulously calculated spacing as well as positioning of the micro needles in the cartridge.
The entire device is redesigned with twelve needles nine remaining at perimeter and rest three in the center. The tip comes with scalloped edge to minimize surface tension reducing time of micro needling.
Moreover the micro needling tips come with two opposing vents that restrict backflow of body fluids in the device body. Therefore the chance of contamination is totally void.
Dermapen Vs Derma roller:
Both dermapen and derma roller uses the technology of microneedling but the application is different and also vary effectiveness. When you are microneedling with a pen it rapidly creates pores up and down with minimum spaces. But when you micro needle with a roller it takes longer space to create pores.
More over the pores created by pen is electrically automatic while roller is manual. Microneedling with pen and roller are used to stimulate the production new elastin and collagen.The microneedling with derma pen is less painful than that of derma roller. Both the process makes your skin rejuvenating but the case of derma pen is more advanced and effective than that of roller.
The dermapen is more precise in the sense that it can be used to treat the sensitive places such as around eyes, nose and upper lip while derma roller cannot reach there safely. In case of dermapen you can reach various depth by adjusting the needles. But in case of derma roller you cannot control needle’s depth instead of changing the roller.
Micro needling by pen is vertical that has got less chance of injury causing fewer side effects and less curing time. But since microneedling by roller is angular it tears more skin layer and thus it is prone to more side effect. This also take more time to time. Considering all the factors we can say the microneedling pen is much more advance, effective, fast and more comfortable than roller.
How to use a dermapen?
- First of all take the needle cartridge from the package.
- Fit the needle cartridge with pen and lock it by rotating counterclockwise.
- Adjust the needle length after turning on the machine.
- If you want to remove the cartridge you should turn it clockwise and pull horizontally.
Adjusting speed and depth of Dermapen:
- You can make the pen on by pressing the on-off button for 2 seconds. By more pressing you can reach 5 speed levels which is shown by flickering of yellow LED lamp. In order to off the pen push the button or 2 second the machine will be off.
- You can adjust the length of needle by turning the ring clockwise or counter clockwise. When rotating clockwise the length will increase and counter clockwise will decrease the length.
Instructions for use of Dermapen:
- Cleanse your skin thoroughly.
- Select the proper length of needles for treating the selected area.
- Hold your skin with one hand and move the pen from right to left over the skin and apply constant pressure not varying pressure.
- Repeat the above procedure up and down over the same area of skin.
- Repeat the same process diagonally over the same area of skin.