Micro-needling skin rejuvenation by DermapenTM
At our day clinic in Zurich we found micro-needling to be a reliable treatment for aesthetic skin problems. This approach deploys micro-injuries, which stimulate the skin’s regenerative capacities. That means the epidermis is being perforated by numerous tiny needles. The tissue is activated immediately and growth factors are released to cause tissue repair. Moreover, micro-needling activates specific skin cells, which propagate and eventually produce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. The effect: A more elastic and firmer skin.
At our day clinic, we preferably combine micro-needling with PRP treatments – which reinforce the micro-needling effects, promote regenerative processes and thus reduce the healing time.
The application fields of micro-needling
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Age-related elasticity loss
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Pigment disorders
The advantages of DermapenTM
- Sterile disposable system
- faster and more accurate than micro-needling systems
- shorter treatment times
- adjustable needle penetration depth
- less pain
Micro-needling treatment procedure
Prior to the treatment
A one-on-one appointment with Mr. Dr. Ledermann serves to first define if the respective treatment serves to achieve the goal you aspire. On the day your micro-needling treatment is scheduled you should come to our day clinic without wearing any make-up (no eye make-up, either).
During the treatment
Prior to the actual treatment with DermapenTM, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and disinfected. Along with the micro-needling, various active substances are introduced deeply into your skin. The needles oscillate fast enough for DermapenTM to just slide across the skin. The benefits of this approach: this treatment causes significantly less pain than other micro-needling systems. Micro-needling has also proven to be excellent if combined with auto blood plasma (platelet rich plasma).
After the treatment
Right after a micro-needling treatment your skin will be reddened. Light superficial punctate bleeding might occur. The skin is then treated with a specific antiseptic and regenerative serum and soothes by applying cold packs. Depending on the respective treatment’s depth and intensity, the skin might remain slightly reddened or swollen for 1 to 2 days. Within the following weeks the treatment’s result will show in an improved complexion. We recommend 3 to 4 treatments allowing 2 to 4 weeks to pass in between. For more information, please contact our day clinic in Zurich.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of skin problems can be treated by Dermapen?
DermapenTM micro-needling serves to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, tighten weary and slack skin and counteract pigment disorders. Furthermore, micro-needling is successfully used to treat acne scars, enlarged pores or stretch marks.
When will I see the results?
Does micro-needling involve any adverse side effects?
Does micro-needling involve any inactivity periods due to sick leave?
Are there any special precautions I have to take for the time after the micro-needling treatment?
How much will a micro-needling treatment cost me?
Please refer to our price list
DermapenTM consists of two components: an electric hand-piece and a one-way needle-tip that contains 12 microscopic needles. As soon as the needle-tip has been locked into the hand-piece DermapenTM is ready to use. The fine needles penetrate the skin about 110 times per second. That makes about 1300 micro-pricks per second for all 12 needles. The Bodyclinic in Zurich employs DermapenTM 3MD. It penetrates the skin up to 2.5 mm deep in order to activate the fibroblast cascade deep down in the dermis. With respect to scar treatment, deeper applications are more promising because they stimulate the production of collagen to replace the cicatricial tissue.