Reduce The Appearance of Scarring with Dermapen Microneedling

Many of us have encountered scarring on our skin throughout our life, whether it’s healing from surgeries, burns, skin conditions such as eczema or acne, or accidental injuries. While some people don’t mind the look of them, it’s incredibly common to feel self-conscious about scarring, particularly when it is on the face or an exposed area. Scarring is a natural part of the healing process and can be categorised into a few different categories:

  • Dark and light scars are superficial scars that generally heal quickly, within a few months.
  • Raised scars are often seen on “bendable” areas of the skin such as the knees and elbows – a result of stretching wound edges.
  • Keloid scars are thicker, raised scars which can become painful or itchy.
  • Indented Scars are the most common scar type, and are most often seen on the face (including acne scars), these are caused when not enough scar tissue has formed and therefore the texture does not match up with the surrounding skin.

How can a series of Dermapen sessions help reduce the appearance of a scar?

Dermapen microneedling is incredibly effective for treating scars, and in fact microneedling is known to have been first developed when a doctor found he could fade surgical scars with an inkless tattoo gun. Many years of technological advancements later, we have the advanced Dermapen4 device, with a dedicated Scar Treatment function to effectively assist in the treatment of most types of scarring on the face and body. So how does it work? Rejuvenating fractional micro channels are formed in the skin, which actively break up existing scar tissue. This encourages the production and distribution of new collagen that will work to build healthy, thicker and firmer new skin in the scarred region, with smoother and more even tone.

How does a Dermapen microneeding treatment actually work?

The treatment works by gliding a pen-like device over the skin, which delivers microscopic punctures (only a few millimetres deep) using very tiny needles. You won’t really feel this, as they’re moving incredibly fast in a vertical stamping motion. The treatment stimulates the natural healing process in the skin, resulting in fresh, new collagen and elastin, and a rejuvenated and more youthful complexion. To enhance this process, active solutions containing collagen, vitamins, antioxidants and other beneficial ingredients are applied and penetrate the deeper layers of the skin through these tiny channels to maximise your skin results.

For reducing scarring, certified clinic typically recommends:

4-5 Sessions

6 Weeks Apart

How many Dermapen treatments do I need to reduce scaring?

This will depend on how large and thick the scar is, although a certified clinic will typically recommend five to six sessions, six weeks apart to give the area time to heal sufficently. To drive superior skin results it’s also recommended you use the protocol Dp Dermaceuticals active skincare products. This is the world’s first skincare range exclusively designed for safe infusion into the skin during skin needling procedures, and contains powerful ingredients to deliver skin improvement when it comes to reducing scars and creating a smooth and even skin tone.

Which Dp Dermaceuticals products are recommended to help reduce scaring?

Your therapist will work with your skin type and your skin concerns to determine the best products for you. Protocol products for treating scaring include Vitamin Rich Repair (to promote healing and repair) together with SSSCAR, which has been created specifically to aid faster recovery and reduce discolouration in scarring. Combining home care product use with your Dermapen treatments will work to ensure you’re achieving optimum skin results for a smoother skin texture.

Dermapen Scarring Before & Afters

Take a look through this gallery of before and after images by some of our Dermapen Gold Authorised Treatment Providers around New Zealand.

Where can I get a Dermapen microneedling treatment?

If you’re considering microneedling, selecting a Dermapen Gold Authorised Treatment Provider Clinic will ensure you’re not only choosing superior results, you’re guaranteed to be in safe hands with a quality device, protocol skin infusion products and advanced safety standards. Dermapen is the original and most advanced microneedling device, and you can relax knowing safety is paramount!