Microneedling with Dermapen

Microneedling with Dermapen, Microneedling

Microneedling with Dermapen

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can effectively improve the appearance of the skin. At Derm Design Clinic, we use a specialised device called Dermapen 4™, which has very tiny needles that create controlled micro-injuries on the surface of the skin. These punctures induce collagen and elastin production, resulting in a more youthful appearance and stronger immune system.

As we age, our skin tends to thin, sag, and wrinkle. Microneedling Skin Therapy helps to create a new layer of fresh tissue, making the skin look youthful and improving the appearance of scars, acne scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, pigmentation, and other skin blemishes. It is a highly effective rejuvenation treatment that targets a range of skin conditions, leaving you with a healthier and more vibrant appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Microneedling is designed to address various skin concerns and improve skin texture and appearance. Its primary purposes include:

  • Collagen Production: It stimulates the body’s natural collagen production, which helps in firming and tightening the skin.
  • Scar Reduction: It can minimize the appearance of scars, including acne scars, stretch marks and other atrophic scars.
  • Wrinkle Reduction: Microneedling can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Skin Texture: It can improve skin texture, making it smoother and more even.
  • Pigmentation: It may help with hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.
  • Reduces the appearance of large pores
  • Enhances the effects of topical skin care products
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Improves overall health of skin


Dermapen™ microneedle skin therapy is a versatile skin treatment that employs several thin needles to gently permeate the skin, leading to a firmer, smoother, and younger-looking appearance. Dermapen 4™ is currently the most advanced micro-needling device available on the market, producing an impressive 1,920 micro-channels per second, and being up to 104% faster than any other micro-needling device. It is also the world’s first digital device, with features like speed and depth controlled by the touch of a button, ensuring consistent outcomes that are far superior to those achieved with at-home devices.

The device’s anti-contamination management system provides unparalleled safety and protection, with no fluid backflow or cross-contamination. The advanced oscillating vertical needles puncture the skin in an up-and-down motion, resulting in increased speed, accuracy, and drag-free penetration. Skin needling is an almost painless and minimally invasive treatment with no downtime, and your skin will instantly feel fresher, younger, and healthier.


  • The procedure begins with cleansing the skin and applying a topical numbing cream to minimize discomfort.
  • The Dermapen™, is gently moved over the skin’s surface in a controlled manner.
  • The needles create micro-injuries in the skin, which trigger the body’s natural healing response, including collagen and elastin production.
  • The depth of the needle penetration can be adjusted by a trained practitioner to target specific skin concerns.

Following the procedure, you may notice some mild redness and skin sensitivity, akin to a sunburn. In some cases, there might be slight swelling and pinpoint bleeding immediately afterward. Fortunately, recovery time is relatively brief, allowing most individuals to resume their regular activities within a few days. It’s crucial to shield the treated skin from sun exposure and diligently adhere to the post-treatment care instructions provided by your practitioner.

The transformative effects of microneedling with a dermapen typically become visible after a few weeks, as collagen production continues to work its magic. Achieving desired results often necessitates multiple sessions, contingent on individual skin concerns. Over time, expect your skin to regain firmness, smoothness, and a more youthful appearance.

The number of treatment sessions required for optimal results can vary among patients, depending on their aesthetic objectives and specific skin condition. Our standard recommendation typically encompasses a series of three to six treatment sessions, with intervals of about four to six weeks. Some individuals may find value in a single microneedling treatment once or twice a year to bolster overall skin health and complement their regular skincare regimen.

Microneedling, when administered by a skilled professional, is generally regarded as safe. Nonetheless, it’s important to be aware of potential risks, such as the possibility of infection, scarring, or hyperpigmentation. It may not be appropriate for individuals with specific skin conditions or those predisposed to keloid scarring.

To ascertain whether microneedling aligns with your skin type and addresses your concerns, it’s crucial to seek guidance through a consultation with a qualified dermatologist or skincare specialist. They will provide valuable insights and tailor recommendations to your unique needs.

Dr Miller is here to help

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Dr. Natalia Miller

Individuals have unique skin concerns and needs. Whether you seek to address specific issues, rejuvenate your skin, or simply enhance its quality, microneedling could be the ideal solution. Although this treatment is generally minimally invasive, it’s crucial to select a qualified and experienced dermatologist for safe and effective results. Consulting with an expert like Dr. Miller, who boasts over two decades of experience in treating skin conditions and rejuvenation, is highly advisable.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Miller will consider your medical history to tailor the treatment plan to your specific requirements. She will assess your goals, expectations, and any relevant medications, thoroughly discussing the procedure’s benefits and potential risks. If microneedling is determined to be the most suitable option, Dr. Miller will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your skin condition before proceeding.

Following the treatment, Dr. Miller will provide you with precise instructions for post-procedure skincare and what to anticipate during the recovery phase. Subsequently, she will schedule a follow-up appointment to evaluate the treatment results and make any necessary adjustments. Additionally, she may explore additional treatment options to help you attain your desired outcomes.