Skin Microneedling

Dermapen 4

Skin Micro-needling is a safe, convenient and highly effective skin rejuvenation procedure which naturally stimulates the body to increase collagen and elastin production in the treated skin area, thereby improving surface texture, tone and elasticity of skin resulting in smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin.

* Please note that individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

TREATMENTS

Anti Aging

 

Dermapen treatments designed to create a safe healing response within the body to ignite natural collagen and elastin production from within the skin, without harsh side effects and downtime, along with repairing the surface layers to result in healthier skin; looking brighter, tighter, more even toned, refined pores and reduced wrinkles.

Your face, lip area, eye area, ears, neck, chest, hands and scalp are all treated with pinpoint precision to promote rapid lifting, firming and toning of facial features and contours.

 

What’s more, the microchannels allow your skin to carry up to 80% more active ingredients which dive deep into your skin to feed and be absorbed by the underlying cells.

You'll see results in just one sessions.

 

 

Scarring

Dermapen 4 is the only microneedling device with a dedicated scar setting and protocols for revision of deep, atrophic scars; including surgical, burn contracture, striae and post-acne scars. Needle penetration can now be increased up to 3.0mm. AOVN technology, automatically calibrates the motor speed, pressure and penetration for targeted precision. No dragging. No pulling of the skin. A popular Dermapen Scar Treatment is for the treatment of Stretch Marks, both old and new. Both practitioners and patients have found Dermapen treatments to be more effective for stretch marks than any laser treatments. Dermapen Scarring Treatments may include: atrophic scars; including surgical, burn contracture, stretch marks/striae and post-acne scars.

Pigmentation

Unlike some Laser treatments, Dermapen removes the risk of heat injury and hypopigmentation risks, whilst promoting optimised cell function. This makes it a suitable procedure for any patient affected by melasma and with a predisposition to hyperpigmentation. Treatment is also suitable for all Fitzpatrick Skin Types and ethnicities. Dermapen treatments have also been found to be effective on Hypopigmentation Vitiligo treatments. Clinically Dermapen treatments work in four ways to reverse the production of hyperpigmentation and melasma.

Dermapen treatments can be effective for multitude of conditions including Rosacea, telangiectasia, seborrheic dermatitis, aesthetic gynaecology, alopecia, and much more.

Frequently asked questions

Am I a suitable candidate?


Rejuvapen can be safely performed on all skin colours and skin types as the Rejuvapen does not involve using thermal heat (unlike IPL & Lasers). Therefore, there is minimal/no risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or scarring. The Rejuvapen cannot be used on infected or diseased skin such as severe active acne, herpes, Rosacea or eczema. It can also not be used if patients have a history of blood clotting problems, poor healing skin (diabetics), psoriasis, fungal infection, wounds, cuts or abrasions and moles.




Which areas can be treated?


A Rejuvapen can be used on basically any part of the body including face, neck, décolleté, arms, abdomen, back, thighs, calves and legs.




How is the rejuvapen treatment done?


Before skin microneedling with the Rejuvapen, the skin is thoroughly disinfected. A topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the skin for 30-45 min before the procedure – to minimise pain and discomfort. Should the prescribed treatment involve very sensitive areas and/or deeper treatments, then our Doctor will administer local anaesthetic injections to further numb the treatment area/s. The Rejuvapen utilises precisely spaced micro needles in a small cartridge. The adjustable needle length from 0.2mm to 2.5mm allows customised treatments for skin freshening to deep scar repairs, anywhere on the body. A new cartridge/needle is used on each patient. During skin micro-needling with the Rejuvapen, the skin is remodelled by creating thousands of microscopic channels through the skin. The skin develops multiple invisible, vertical, micro perforations into the top layers of the skin that initiate the release of complex of growth factors. As a result the skin shifts its natural repair mechanism into high gear and starts producing new layers of collagen and elastin and enhances the blood supply to the area. After the initial treatment, patients’ often notice that their skin has a healthy, pink glow and that the skin becomes firmer and regains its elasticity. Also, fine lines are diminished and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores become firmer, circulation is stimulated and the overall condition of the skin improves.




How many sessions do I need?


The number of treatments required depends on the condition/s being addressed and varies between 3 and 6 treatments, with a 4 to 6 week interval between each session. Responses and treatment requirements can vary depending on the individual collagen response, condition of the tissue and on the desired end results.




What is the recovery and downtime for the rejuvapen treatment?


Typically the healing time depends on the severity of the damaged skin and the depth of the procedure. Most commonly there may be some redness that resembles mild sunburn, with some minor bleeding and very occasionally some mild bruising. This may last for 1-4 days. Some patients may have the redness dissipate within 24 hours. The skin may also feel warm, tight and itchy for a short while. Generally the inflammatory reaction of the skin is short and fades significantly after a couple of days. Patients with a more sensitive skin type or older patients may take longer to fully recover.




Which results can I expect from my rejuvapen treatment?


Patients may notice healthier looking skin right away. However, keep in mind that dermal collagen remodelling occurs over time and it would not be realistic to expect damage that has happened to the skin over a long period of time to disappear right away. It can take between 6-8 weeks before visible signs of skin regeneration are seen and the process will continue to evolve over the ensuing months providing a gradual improvement. We suggest a series of 3-6 sessions depending on what the treatment is for. Individuals may not see final results until 3-6 months following the last treatment. * Please note that individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.




How long will the results last?


Rejuvapen is not a temporary cosmetic procedure that requires regular follow-up treatments as it is about ongoing improvement. While their are likely to experience continued improvement with each session, after completing the recommended 3 to 6 treatments, many patients come back for one or two additional sessions because of the great results and to continue the rejuvenation progress.




How do I best choose the right practitioner and practice for my microneedling treatment?


Your decision as to which practice or practitioner to choose should be based on the practitioner’s reputation, the practitioner’s apparent skill and the practitioner’s experience. In addition, the practitioner’s ability to communicate with you in a manner that is professional, sincere, unhurried and that makes you feel comfortable is of utmost importance. Please also see the information on “How to choose a Medical Aesthetics Practitioner”. We hope this helps you make the right choice.




What is the cost of skin microneedling?


The price for skin microneedling varies from patient to patient depending on the patient’s needs.
Use our “Prices” section for an up-to-date overview on available treatment options and price ranges for aesthetics treatments at CapeMAC. Always remember: It is not always possible to give you accurate treatment prices for aesthetic procedures without properly assessing the extent of the problem and determining the most effective treatment/s for the problem. The consultation fee for rejuvapen is fully redeemable against the treatment. Contact us now at CapeMAC to book an appointment with Dr Bagwandeen as a first step towards revealing a more radiant and confident you.





We hope that this helps you understand a little more about Liposuction and assists you in making a better choice for your aesthetic treatments. To find out if Liposuction is the right treatment option for you, please contact us at Cape Medical Aesthetics Centre. Also, if you might still feel anxious about the use of Liposuction, Dr Manoj Bagwandeen will be glad to discuss any queries and questions you may have. You are welcome to visit with us at CapeMAC in Plattekloof, Cape Town for more information and to get further advice on looking and feeling even better.

* Please note individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

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