Does microneedling hurt?
Superficial microneedling of the skin is felt as a small vibration on the skin. Depending on the skin area, the skin problem and the thickness of the skin, you may also feel a little pinching and light tenderness. Microneedling treatments performed on the more superficial layers of the skin (around 0.3-0.5 mm) are typically well tolerated. In many cases, the needling can also be started more lightly, allowing the skin and the client to get used to the needling, and gradually the length of the needle can be increased. Deeper microneedling is already significantly more noticeable, but tolerable. Sometimes deeper needling can only be done locally, e.g. on local scars, but when you want, for example, comprehensive tightening of the skin, needling must be done deeper than the superficial layers of the skin, where collagen formation takes place. When the needling is done up to the dermis, a small drops of blood is also created on the surface of the skin. There is no blood drops in superficial needling.
Dermapen treatment intervals
After the Dermapen treatment, the skin begins a repair process. Depending on the customer’s skin and age, the surface of the skin renews itself in about a month, while the building of new collagen in the skin takes 5-8 weeks. The final results of the treatment are therefore not immediately visible when talking about deeper scar and firming treatments. Depending on the treatment need, skin and age, it is good to schedule the next Dermapen treatment 1-2 months after the first treatment. Your skin therapist can give an individual assessment of the number of necessary treatments and suitable treatment intervals. Due to its effectiveness, good results are often achieved with Dermapen treatments in just 2-4 treatments.
Acne, skin impurities & enlarged pores
Cleansing facials and chemical peels can enhance and speed up the treatment process. Facial treatments that cleanse the skin effectively, heat, steaming and massage are also suitable and can benefit non-inflammatory acne. In severe, inflamed acne skin, the skin should not be stimulated or squeezed, because it can only worsen the situation or cause various complications, such as the spread of bacteria, hyperpigmentation or skin scarring. Different types of chemical peels, which stimulate cell renewal and exfoliate dead skin cells, benefit both forms of acne. New treatment products and device treatments are also constantly being developed for the treatment of acne.
Dermapen microneedling is not suitable for the treatment of inflamed acne, but microneedling is a good and effective treatment for small pimples, impurities and enlarged skin pores. Lighter and more superficial microneedling is typically enough to treat pimples, unless the skin has scars or other skin problems that require deeper needling. Instead, the treatment of enlarged skin pores often requires more intensive microneedling, which affects the renewal of the skin’s texture and surface.
Inflammation caused by acne can damage skin tissue and collagen, and acne scars can form on the skin. There are different types of acne scars. Fresh acne scars are usually mostly red dots and spots on the skin. The color of fresh scars gradually lightens, and it can take a long time for it to lighten. The best treatment results in the treatment of acne scars are typically obtained when the acne scar is treated as soon as possible. However, it is also possible to smooth out older acne scars with Dermapen microneedling.
In addition to reddened scars, inflammatory acne often leaves pit-like scars behind. Pits can be very shallow or alternatively also deep and sharp scars. Lower scars are easier to fade, but it is also possible to achieve good treatment results for larger and more visible scars with the help of Dermapen.
When you want to make the surface of the skin and scars smoother, the Dermapen should be used to stimulate new collagen production in the skin, which means that the skin needs to be needled more intensively and deeper. Collagen production takes place deeper in the layers of the skin, which is why very superficial and light microneedling does not yet achieve visible results in the treatment of acne scars. Instead, a more superficial needling can be enough to treat skin discoloration, such as red scars. The depth of needling is always influenced by the client’s skin and the goals of the treatment. Our cosmetologists, who specialize in microneedling, know how to assess the appropriate needling depth for your skin. In any case, the depth of the needling is often adjusted at different stages of the treatment, depending on the skin area being treated, because the skin on the eyelids, for example, is really much thinner than, for example, on the cheeks. Dermapen micro-needling, based on the skin’s natural regeneration process, is a safe and exceptionally effective form of treatment for smoothing the skin’s texture and treating scars that have previously been difficult to treat with other methods.
Microneedling for body
Dermapen can be used to treat scars on the body, such as pregnancy and surgery scars, as well as blemishes on the back. When treating a surgical scar, the scar must be completely healed before the treatment is carried out. Please familiarize yourself with our instructions on preparing for treatment first! Our microneedling for the body area includes one of the following treatment areas: abdomen or thighs from the front or thighs from the back or backside or upper back or lower back.
Dermapen, which regenerates the skin, is also suitable for the treatment of pigment changes. Dermapen comprehensively improves the color and texture of the skin, and is a safe form of treatment for skin discoloration even when, for example, acid treatment is not suitable for the client’s skin. Dermapen is especially good for treating discoloration caused by acne. Many times, for example, the best option for treating hyperpigmentation is acid peelings. A special acid treatment can also be combined with the Drmapen treatment, in order to maximize the treatment results. Uber pro Peel is designed exclusively to be combined with Dermapen microneedling. The product contains a unique combination of active substances and acids, which extend the lifespan of cells, reduce signs of aging, acne and pigment changes.
Uber Pro Peel benefits:
- Renew the outer layer of the skin
- Smoothes the skin
- Softens the skin
- Smoothes wrinkles and fine lines
- Brightens skin tone
- Lightens pigmentation
If you are unsure about the best form of treatment for you, we recommend making an appointment for a free skin care consultation first.
Aging skin: lines, wrinkles & loose skin
Salon treatments, especially serial treatments, can effectively treat the signs of aging. The best combination is effective salon treatments, high-quality home care products and a regular skin care routine. Nowadays, there is a wide range of treatments of different degrees for skin aging changes. Good results can be obtained with chemical peels and acid treatments, especially for skin discoloration. Microneedling of the skin activates the skin’s collagen production and evens out the skin’s texture and colour. Deeper microneedling works well to treat aging changes, such as lines, wrinkles and loose skin, which stimulates collagen production in the skin.
In beauty salon, dry skin can be effectively treated with moisturizing facial treatments. Often, the products that are used by professionals may be more effective, and with their help, the moisture content of the skin can be restored more quickly. With effective peelings performed in the treatment room, the dry and scaly surface layer of the skin can be peeled off, allowing the skin to receive the moisturizing ingredients better. The cosmetologist can also use various devices, such as ultrasound, HydraFacial or microneedling to make the moisturizing agents better absorbed into the skin, resulting in a more effective moisturizing effect. A lighter microneedling treatment is sufficient for treating dry skin, if you do not wish to treat other skin problems. With more intensive and deeper microneedling, a more comprehensive renewal of the skin is always achieved, but this is not necessarily needed for, for example, young skin.
Free special facial treatment consultation
You can always make an appointment for a free special facial treatment consultation, where a skin care professional evaluates the condition of your skin and gives the best recommendation for a necessary and safe facial treatment. We recommend a consultation whenever you are unsure about the suitability of the treatment for your skin. If you are convinced that the treatment is suitable for your skin and have familiarized yourself with our instructions on preparing for microneedling, you can also make an appointment directly with Dermapen. You don’t have to know yourself whether you want lighter or deeper microneedling for your skin, our skin care professional will evaluate the most suitable form of treatment for your skin and your goals.
Dermapen microneedling Helsinki & Espoo
For now, we do Dermapen microneedling in some of our beauty salons in Helsinki and Espoo. In addition to Dermapen training, all of our skin experts go through our unique quality processes, with which we guarantee consistent and high-quality service experiences for our customers. We recommend that you get to know our skin care professionals and their work samples on our team page, so that you can find the skin therapist that is most suitable for you.