Microneedling, Skin Care

Dermapen Microneedling Risks, Side Effects & Downtime 

You know your skin could benefit from a boost of collagen—think less pigmentation, wrinkles, visible pores, or acne scars. 

But the idea of having your face pricked thousands of times by tiny needles has you second-guessing whether Dermapen microneedling is the right procedure for you. 

Once you know what you’re in for, you can feel more confident (perhaps even excited) about booking a consultation. 

Here’s what to expect once the clinic door swings to a close behind you: the Dermapen microneedling risks, side effects, and downtime. 

What To Expect During a Dermapen Microneedling Procedure 

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Dermapen Treatments™ stimulate the skin’s healing response through thousands of tiny and controlled punctures in the skin. This encourages more precious growth factors, collagen, and elastin for a naturally rejuvenated complexion. 

During the procedure, your Authorised Treatment Provider will apply a targeted Meso-Glide™ from theDp Dermaceuticals™ range. This helps the microneedling pen glide over your skin while the active ingredients travel down the tiny channels created by the needles. 

This procedure may be followed by a combination of the following: ÜBER PEEL, 3D Sculptured Mask, LED therapy and/or application of Dp Dermaceuticals products.  

In short, there’s much more to a Dermapen Treatment than simply microneedling. 

Is Dermapen Microneedling Painful? 

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Have those vampire facial selfies made you a little nervous? Rest assured that the Dermapen 4™ device is one of the most comfortable options on the market.  

This is thanks to a specialised spring-loaded cartridge that’s automated by an oscillating system. What that means is that the ultra-fine and -sharp needles are able to reach their target depths quickly and easily. Unlike the arching cut created with rollers, a genuine Dermapen creates clean vertical channels with an up and down motion. 

It’s also 104% faster than other devices on the market, meaning you can be done in half the time. 

Damage, downtime, and discomfort are minimised. And it’s so comfortable you don’t even need numbing cream. 

Dermapen Microneedling Risks 

There’s no sugar-coating it: any procedure that penetrates the skin must be accompanied by the strictest infection control to prevent cross-infection.  

Cross-infection occurs when harmful microorganisms (like bacteria or viruses) spread from the practitioner or device to you. This could occur when operating in a non-sterile environment or when using unsanitary equipment. 

We never ignore this risk. Our focus has always been on education, our Synergy of Solutions Protocols, sterile procedures, hygiene, and PPE equipment for the safety of both practitioners and their patients.  

You might not know this, but our sister company—Equipmed—has been involved in infection control for almost 20 years. 

Triple-Level Protection 

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We developed our range of ACM Initiatives to mitigate these contamination risks. 

They protect the 3 key touchpoints involved in microneedling procedures: patient, practitioner, and device.  

Learn how ACM Initiatives provide 3 levels of protection. 

Needle Safety 

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There are Dermapen alternatives, including microneedling with a generic device or derma rolling. The risks associated with some of these devices are that contaminants may enter the cartridge during the procedure or stay on the roller. This threatens cross-contamination, where pathogenic contaminants could enter your skin.  

Any procedure requires you to think through what risks are involved and what precautions are taken to offset these risks. The Dermapen 4 NEEDLE CARTRIDGE offers unrivalled safety and protection. There’s no fluid backflow, no cross-contamination, and no drag. 

Safe Microneedling Serums 

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The other potential risk from microneedling is that an unsuitable, non-sterile serum could be needled into your skin.   

If you needle a product into the skin, it will go in. Airless aseptic or sterile packaging ensures product purity for optimal safety. Dp Dermaceuticals Meso-Glide solutions are safe to infuse into the skin. 

They’re products you can trust: 

  • Pharmaceutically developed within a GMP facility  
  • Aseptic packaged (within a sterile environment) for ingredient purity, stability and intensity 
  • DermapenWorld™ approved 
  • Specifically designed to be safely infused into the skin 

Is a Dermapen Treatment Safe? 

Yes. Only our Authorised Treatment Providers perform Dermapen Treatments under strict sterile conditions. All treatment consumables, including the needle cartridge, are single-use and sterile. 

Can a Dermapen Damage Skin? 

Not the Dermapen 4! It has unique vertical needles, meaning they penetrate the skin in an up and down motion. This provides fractional rejuvenation and doesn’t compromise the integrity of the skin.  

Dermapen Microneedling Downtime 

There’s no reason why you can’t get back to your regular activities straight after a procedure, whether that’s picking the kids up from school or heading straight back to the office. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure with little to no downtime. 

Dermapen Microneedling Side Effects 

Now imagine you’ve had your first microneedling appointment. The cooling mask HYLA ACTIVE or BRITE LITE mask with the SSS MASSAGE ROLLER afterwards felt divine. But maybe you’re wondering what happens next? 

In the first 24-48 hours, your skin may feel warm and tender. Your Authorised Treatment Provider will provide you with COVER RECOVER™ SPF to offset this sensation. As a bonus, this incredible product also covers any residual redness and protects your sensitive skin from the sun’s UV rays. 

During the proliferation phase, where your body sends in the extra collagen to help “repair” the micro-injuries, you may notice your skin is touch dry or flaky. This means it’s working. 

HYLA ACTIVE is the perfect serum for this phase as the HylaFuse Hyaluronic Acid locks in moisture for up to 8 hours after application. With 3 molecular weights, it can reach the skin’s deeper layers for intense hydration.  

Dermapen Microneedling Recovery Tips 

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There are a few products from the Dp Dermaceuticals range that are non-negotiables following a procedure. Your Authorised Treatment Provider will apply these in the correct order immediately following your procedure. They help: 

  • Cool and calm your skin 
  • Pump it full of moisture and restorative actives 
  • Cover any redness 
  • Keep your skin hydrated 
  • Protect your sensitive skin from the environment 

Dp Dermaceuticals™ L.E.D. 

We’re all about synergistic solutions at DermapenWorld. And LED and microneedling is a match made in rejuvenation heaven. 

Red (633nm) and near-infrared (830nm) LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are clinically proven to help rejuvenate all skin types. As well as offering an extra boost in collagen and elastin, the Dp Dermaceuticals L.E.D. masks also encourage healing. It’s the perfect post-microneedling recovery tip! 

Read more LED benefits 

Dermapen Microneedling Benefits 

Now you know what to expect from your procedure and the days following, let’s talk about what to expect in terms of your results. It helps create new collagen and elastin within the skin.  

If you follow the prescribed Protocols, your Dermapen Treatments can help improve the appearance of: 

Ageing/sun-damaged skin 
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Fine lines & wrinkles 
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Acne & breakouts 
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Scarring 
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Pigmentation 
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Rosacea 
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Enlarged pores 
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Stretch marks 
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Unwanted tattoos (yes, really!) 
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Hair loss (Also yes!) 
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The overall result is smoother, bouncier, younger-looking skin. 

When Will I See Results? 

You might see results after just one clinical procedure. However, cumulative procedures supported by at-home Protocols will help you get the ultimate desired result. The regenerating process continues for up to 24 months following a procedure as the collagen matures in your skin—this is a good thing! 

Book Your Dermapen Treatment 

It’s easy to feel like you’re just stuck with the skin concerns you have. But if you don’t change anything, nothing will change (most of the time). Dermapen Treatments are a minimally invasive and safe procedure that helps your skin look refreshed, glowing, and younger. Take the first step towards the complexion you want and book a consultation with an Authorised Treatment Provider today. 

If you are a professional and wish to learn how to become a DermapenWorld Authorised Treatment Provider, click here.