Collagen Induction Therapy

The Dermapen is a fractional micro-needling device that works to tighten, lift, and rejuvenate the skin. Dermapen is effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, minimizes pores, stretch marks, keloid, surgical and acne scars. The Dermapen works by harnessing the body’s own natural wound healing process. This process is called percutaneous collagen induction therapy. Each single disposable cartridge contains 11 tiny 33 gauge stainless steel needles. These needles are used to micro injure the skin at very high speeds and at specific penetration lengths. By making a small dermal injury to the skin, the body responds with a physiological process that improves skin thickness, color, texture and evenness. The Dermapen has a unique spring loaded tip that uses automated, vibrating stamp like motion that enhances results while offering a more controlled and safer method of treatment then other micro-needling devices all while causing less epidermal damage. The automated needling motion minimizes pain and discomfort while promoting an even absorbsion of topicals on the skin. It is as effective as fractional laser and IPL, but has a significantly shorter recovery time.

The Dermapen offers many advantages over IPL or fractional lasers, by causing less epidermal damage sometimes caused by excess heat and light based therapies. The Dermapen Makes micro-channels in to the Epidermis and Dermis to release growth factors to promote healing and the deposition of collagen in the skin. 1st day of treatment the skin looks slightly sunburned and tight and then over the period of 3-5 days peels, leaving smooth skin underneath. For wrinkles and fine lines a treatment protocol of 6 treatments is recommended ( one treatment a month over the course of 6 months ) , a treatment protocol for acne scars is 6 treatments over the course of 3 months ( every 2 weeks ). Results are seen after the first treatment and have a cumulative effect, continuing over 3 months past the last treatment session. 1-2 top off sessions are recommended each year after to rejuvenate the skin and slow down the aging process.

* scroll down this page to see three videos on this treatment; first one showing the Dermapen in action, second is an interview with world renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Sasaki talking about the Dermapen, and the third expalining and showing in detail how this treatment repairs acne scaring on a cellular level.

$ 245.00 ( individual sessions )

$ 200.00 per tx ( if you buy package of 6 )

My Dermapen treatments are 1 hour and 30 minutes, this includes the face neck and decollete. I cleanse and exfoliate the skin, I then apply the numbing cream ( while the numbing cream is penetrating in to the skin for 15 min, I give you a massage ( neck, arms and legs ). I will take off the numbing cream section by section and then for the next hour you will receive a detailed micro needling session for your specific needs. I will focus extra on areas that have deeper wrinkles, acne scars and hyper pigmentation. Because of the vibration in this device and the numbing cream there is very little to no pain felt, the only areas that are slightly more sensitive are the skin above the upper lip ( extra nerve endings ) and the forehead. There are different depths and speed settings on this device to accommodate each area of the face, for deeper wrinkles and pitted acne scars the setting will be at anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 depending on the area and how thick the skin is.

During the Dermapen treatment hyaluronic acid and phyto boost serum are continuously infused in to the skin, this helps to glide the device at the same time driving in deep moisture producing properties and nutrients to help build collagen and elastin, repairing and nourishing the skin at a deep level. This is a completely naturopathic treatment harnessing your body’s own rejuvenation abilities, compared to lasers and chemical peels this has the least risk for hyper pigmentation, this is the safest while being very effective, for someone that does not feel comfortable receiving laser treatments, but wants a dramatic result… this is the perfect fit!