What is Dermapen Application?
In dermapen application, the device causes slight damage to the layers of the skin with micro-needling method and thus initiates the natural renewal process of the skin by producing collagen and elastin. In addition, as the conductivity of the skin increases thanks to the micro damage it creates in the skin tissue, the absorption of the products applied after the procedure is better provided.

Everything You Need To Know About Dermapen

For Dermapen application, a fee is paid per session. Prices, which vary according to the doctor or specialist who will do the treatment, may also differ according to the province, district and district where the clinic is located. The content of the serums applied to the skin during and after the session also affects the price. In treatments for the whole face, the session fee can vary between 300 TL and 1,000 TL. The total cost of the treatment is 3,000 TL on average.

Dermapen is a micro-needling device with a mini motor and fast application that can affect both layers of the skin with its head with micro needles of different sizes that can be adjusted according to the skin thickness.

Dermapen needles vary in length between 0.5mm and 2.5mm. Since Dermapen is the most common brand used in micro-needling application, the treatment is called with this name. There are many different brand devices used in micro needling application.
With the Dermapen device, micro needling can be applied to all parts of the body, but it is often used for the face area. The order of operation is as follows:
  • The skin is purified from make-up residue and cleansed with an antiseptic lotion.
  • After the anesthetic gel is applied to the area, the duration of action is expected.
  • Anesthetic gel is cleared from the skin.
  • The patient-specific disposable needle cap is attached to the device.
  • The application is completed by changing the needle lengths according to the thickness of the skin on the face.
  • If necessary, a supportive Dermapen serum is applied to the skin after the procedure.
  • Removal of skin spots
  • Removal of acne scars
  • Correction of light wrinkles
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Stretch marks removal
  • Elimination of regional hair loss problems
  • Correction of deep scars
  • Burn scars removal
  • Tightening pores
The healing process is very short after Dermapen application.
  • It is normal to have edema and redness on the skin on the first day.
  • From the 2nd day, the upper layer of the skin begins to peel off and a new skin appears.
  • Make-up products should not be applied to the skin within the first 24 hours, and products with components that can change the skin structure should not be used.
  • Moisturizing creams recommended by the doctor should be used and contact with the sun should be avoided after the procedure.
  • After the first day, sunscreen with high protection factor should be applied to the treated skin.
  • After the 3rd day, redness and edema on the skin will decrease and healing will begin.
  • Skin contact with water is not recommended for three days following the procedure.
  • Sweating should be avoided.
  • Skin improvement can be observed from the first session, but the full effect of the procedure occurs after the 6th week.
A session in Dermapen treatment takes an average of 60 minutes with the entire preparation and application process. Session intervals are usually 4-6 weeks. The number of sessions is determined according to the purpose of application and the treatment is completed between 2-10 sessions.
After Dermapen application, support can be obtained from serums with different contents to increase the effect of the procedure:
  • Hyaluronic acid serum - intensive moisturizing, shine and fullness
  • Phyto serum - intensive moisturizer with the ability to penetrate the skin's lower layer
  • Wound serum - restorative serum with antioxidant properties, designed as a vitamin complex
  • Vitamin C serum - The serum for fine lines reduction suitable for all skin types

Apart from the above serums, many different serum types (eye contour serum, salmon DNA serum, BB cream-containing serums, etc.) can be found on the market. The doctor applying the treatment will determine the most suitable option for the skin type. In addition to all these, Dermapen treatment can be combined with applications such as PRP or mesotherapy.
Dermapen application is very reliable if it is performed by experienced doctors or specialists with application certificates under the control of a doctor. However, if it is done by an inexperienced person in a clinic to be selected without good research, skin staining may occur. Therefore, it is important to consult an experienced dermatologist, plastic surgeon or medical aesthetic physician before deciding to have the procedure.

Possible side effects of the procedure:
  • Temporary redness and edema on the skin
  • Temporary burning sensation
  • Temporary sensitivity
  • Pregnancy
  • Open skin wounds
  • Acne, pimples
  • Active skin infections
  • Various medical conditions (chronic diseases, bleeding problems, etc.)

Written on 31/07/2019


Last Update: 22/04/2021


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İstanbul / Nişantaşı
Ebru Sen, MD
Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
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İstanbul / Nişantaşı


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