Reducing Pigmentation and Sun Damage with Dermapen Microneedling

Pigmentation is the term for discolouration of skin, caused by a number of factors including hormonal changes, sun exposure, skin type, trauma and the skin’s natural ageing process. It’s common to notice pigmentation on the face, neck, chest and hands as uneven skin tone, darker or lighter patches, spots or freckles. This can be irritating for those wanting a clear, bright and even complexion, requiring less makeup to cover it up! Pigmentation occurs when excess melanin (our natural skin pigment) has been stimulated, creating darker coloured patches and spots.

What causes skin pigmentation and how can I prevent it?

Pigmentation usually affects lighter skin tones and is most commonly caused by sun damage. Sun spots, age spots, freckles and patches of dark skin and melasma can also manifest from trauma (such as fading scars or burns), birth marks, medications and hormones.

How can a series of Dermapen sessions help reduce pigmentation?

Dermapen microneedling treatments are highly effective for treating pigmentation in the skin. The Dermapen4 device creates up to 1,920 fractional microchannels per second in the superficial top layers of the skin to stimulate the rejuvenation process. As melanocytes (pigment producing cells) are directly targeted, a repair and corrective process encourages an even skin tone creating a radiant appearance. Treating pigmentation requires quite a shallow depth compared to most Dermapen sessions, meaning it’s a very comfortable treatment.

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 skin pigmentation, certified clinic typically recommends:

3-6 Sessions

2-4 Weeks Apart

How many Dermapen treatments do I need to improve my pigmentation?

This will depend on how severe your pigmentation is, although a certified clinic will typically recommend three to six sessions, two to four weeks apart. 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 pigmentation and creating a clear, even skin tone

Which Dp Dermaceuticals products are recommended to help reduce pigmentation?

Your therapist will work with your skin type and your skin concerns to determine the best products for you. Protocol products for treating pigmentation include two powerful serums, the Antioxidant Cocktail (for brightening the skin tone with antioxidants) combined with Brite Lite (to inhibit excess pigment formation, reducing the appearance of age spots, freckles and sun damage). 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 Pigmentation & Sun Damage 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!