Microneedling can be divided into different types including first generation techniques such as skin rolling,
second generation techniques such as Dermapen as well as third generation devices such as
EndyMed 3D microneedling.
What is Dermapen microneedling?
Dermapen microneedling uses vertically operated needles that penetrate your skin’s surface. This penetration can be controlled all the way to between 3 mm to 4 mm for professional Dermapen treatments.
Unlike skin rolling, Dermapen will not tear the skin surface as the gentle gel that is used with Dermapen glides over the skin. A vertical delivery of microneedling is much better than old-fashioned skin rolling, as less damage is seen in the untreated tissue.*
What conditions can Dermapen treat?
Dermapen can treat the following conditions*:
- Acne scarring. Dermapen can treat certain forms of acne scars including atrophic and tethered scars. Boxcar scarring can also be treated with Dermapen. You can learn more about how to treat acne scars here.
- Dermapen can also improve aged skin and slightly improve fine wrinkles.
- Stretch marks. Dermapen microneedling can improve old stretch marks. Expect a 20% to 30% improvement after four to five sessions.
- Sun damage and skin pigmentation. Dermapen can slightly improve sun damage and skin pigmentation; however, we typically recommend Fraxel laser treatments for this condition.
Why do we view Dermapen as an entry-level treatment and second generation microneedling device?
The Fiori Institute only uses the most advanced technologies. Microneedling via Dermapen can help with skin conditions such as acne scarring, wrinkling, stretch marks and skin ageing; however, newer treatments which deliver RF energy, together with microneedling deliver much better results than non-energy-based systems.*
Why do we use energy-based RF microneedling instead of Dermapen?
We use energy-based microneedling devices such as EndyMed 3D because studies have shown that controlled heat using radiofrequency coupled with microneedling is more effective than non-energy-based devices. This is because controlled heat also stimulates collagen production, which improves conditions such as acne scarring, wrinkles, stretch marks and sun damage at a much higher rate when compared to
non-energy-based Dermapen treatments.*
Which microneedling device does the Fiori Institute use?
At the Fiori Institute of Skin and Body, we believe that the radiofrequency-based EndyMed 3D Instensif microneedling system is the best system for medical grade microneedling. This radiofrequency device is manufactured by an internationally recognised leading company that provides clinical and medical grade microneedling. With the Intensif the number of passes, needle depth and energy can also be effectively controlled and tailored to each individual treatment.*
What is the cost of non-Dermapen RF energy-based microneedling?
While the cost of your sessions depends primarily on the selected treatment area, treatments start at just $399. Patients can also choose what ‘Infusion Program’ they would like after their microneedling session. These include collagen boosters such as vitamin C, copper peptides and HA skin boosters.
How do I know if microneedling is the best treatment option for me?
At the Fiori Institute of Skin and Body, we have multiple laser devices including the Fraxel laser, Clear + Brilliant, as well as a vast array of chemical peels.
Our specialist staff will tailor a program that is specifically suited to your skin condition.* We may opt for the use of the Fraxel laser, dermal toning with our Pastelle laser, or microneedling RF with the EndyMed Intensif system.