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What Type of Skin Concerns Do I Have? 

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When our skin follows the rules, it feels great. You face the day confidently, not worrying if your pigmentation or cystic acne is showing through the concrete slab of foundation you applied. 

But when skin concerns like acne or rosacea flare up, a few extra lines appear, or melasma makes an appearance after an accidental day in the sun, that’s when we suddenly become hyper-aware of our largest organ. 

Most of us share similar skin goals. Just like Goldilocks, we’re looking for skin that’s “just right”—the perfect balance that results in glowy, silky skin. 

However, we all start from somewhere different. Understanding your skin type and concerns helps you arrive at skin nirvana faster. Keep reading to finally understand your skin and what it needs to thrive. 

Skin Types & Skin Concerns—What’s the Difference?  

The type of skin you have may change over the course of your life, but you probably have a genetic predisposition to oily, normal, combination or dry skin.  

Think of it as a scale.  

“Dry skin” might mean just getting a bit of rough skin over winter or having cracked skin all year round. Similarly, having “oily skin” could mean you might be either constantly mopping excess oil from your upper lip or just getting a bit of extra shine under bright lights. 

Your skin concerns, on the other hand, are things that happen to your skin. They may be triggered by external or intrinsic factors. And you may experience several at once.  

Skin concerns list: 

We’ve put together the top information you need to know about each of the above so you can correct your concerns and enjoy the confidence that comes with smoother, blemish-free skin. 

Ageing, Sun-Damaged Skin 

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Everyone on the planet is ageing. And with that process comes a gradual decrease in collagen, elastin, and moisture in the skin. This decline can become more rapid for women around menopause. And extrinsic factors like smoking or UV rays can also accelerate the process. 

But what does this look like? Well, apart from the obvious new fine lines and wrinkles, it can also make your skin look thin, dull, and crepey. Sun damage also results in excess pigmentation, which could take the appearance of freckles or melasma.  

What to Do About Ageing, Sun-Damaged Skin 

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You can’t stop ageing. But you can avoid behaviours that cause your skin to age more rapidly, such as spending time in the sun or smoking. Microneedling and LED therapy offers your skin’s natural collagen and elastin production a boost. As a bonus, Dermapen Treatments™ coupled with MG-35+ or HYLA ACTIVE serums deliver more replenishing moisture deeper into the skin. 

Best Products for Ageing Skin 

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Vitamin A is ageing skin’s best friend. We suggest incorporating RETINAL ACTIVE into your evening routine as well as targeting the eye area with R.E.R. EYE SERUM. Both products contain the most active form of Vitamin A—Retinaldehyde. It’s delivered to the deeper skin layers with HylaFuse™, our patented form of Hyaluronic Acid, which also boosts moisture for up to 8 hours after application. 

If you want to keep ageing and sun damage at bay, a superior sunscreen is an absolute must. COVER RECOVER not only offers broadspectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, but it goes on smoothly and conceals blemishes.  

Are the effects of age and sun causing your skin problems? Get the full low-down on how to reverse the signs of ageing. 

Fine Lines & Wrinkles 

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This type of ageing skin is the result of thinning, sagging skin combined with gravity and the natural repetitive movements of your body. This is why you commonly notice them around your forehead, eyes, or mouth first. When skin is dehydrated, skin cells shrivel, and wrinkles appear more pronounced. Skin naturally tends to dry out as you age, so retaining moisture becomes a priority. 

What to Do About Fine Lines & Wrinkles 

Free radicals are unstable atoms that can damage cells, causing skin to age. Lifestyle factors such as UV rays, smoking, drinking alcohol, or exposure to pollution can increase their numbers. Protect your skin from further damage by wearing broadspectrum SPF. Regularly apply skincare products that boost moisture, protect from pollutants, and stimulate cellular turnover.  

Dermapen Treatments for fine lines and wrinkles are extremely effective as they stimulate the body’s own collagen and elastin production for up to 2 years after a procedure. 

Best Products for Fine Lines & Wrinkles 

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Using VITAMIN RICH REPAIR serum in the morning can assist with skin rebuilding and restoration. This potent repair serum visibly firms and lifts, softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Cell turnover is increased so you can enjoy a clearer, brighter, and clarified complexion. 

Acne & Breakouts 

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While typically thought of as a teenager problem, acne can strike at any age. It causes the skin to break out in visible and often painful lumps and bumps, with the most extreme version causing cysts within the skin. It also leaves a visible path of destruction on your skin in the form of pitted acne scars and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. 

What to Do About Acne & Breakouts 

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While the topical skincare choices you make are essential to keeping your skin clear, you’ll get the best results when combined with a professional Dermapen Treatment. The Dermapen 4™ penetrates the deeper layers of the skin, which triggers the body’s natural healing response. The result? The procedure oxygenates your skin and activates lymphatic drainage, stimulates release of growth factors and new collagen formation. The acne-affected area is regenerated, leaving you with smooth, blemish-free skin. 

Best Products for Acne & Breakouts 

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A lot of acne-products strip your skin of its natural oils. This can cause more damage as the body works to ramp up oil production. Our CLR FOAM CLEANSER and CLR LOTION are the perfect duo for oily, acne-prone skin. Together they regulate oil production, minimise pores, exfoliate dead skin cell build-up and help kill P. Acnes bacteria. 


skin concern scarring

Scars are visible marks on the skin that are the result of injury, surgery, acne, or some other cause of damage to the second layer of skin—the dermis. They can be a cause of great self-consciousness, but you don’t have to put up with your scars forever. 

What to Do About Scars 

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There are several different types of scars. The Dermapen 4 is the only microneedling device with an authorised Scar Treatment Setting. The needles travel up to 3mm deep to revise the appearance of surgical, burn and acne scars as well as stretch marks. Your procedures are supported with revolutionary Dp Dermaceuticals products that aid in faster recovery to soften or flatten your scars. 

Best Products for Scars 

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Whereas many other scar products on the market use 1 form of silicone, SSSCAR cream uses a combination of 7 silicone variants, including silicone gel. This soft, self-adhesive sheet is clinically proven to reduce the texture, colour, and height of scars. SSSCAR goes on easily, dries quickly and isn’t sticky. Use it daily following your Dermapen Treatment for faster results. 


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Age spots, freckles, and melasma are all types of pigmentation. These darkened patches of skin occur when excess melanin (pigment cells) is stimulated unevenly. If you’re on the higher end of the Fitzpatrick scale (meaning you have darker skin), you’re more susceptible to pigmentation. 

What to Do About Pigmentation

active ingredients for pigmentationWhile pigmentation is notoriously stubborn, there are several actives that are very powerful brighteners. These include Tranexamic Acid, Vitamin C, Kojic Dipalmitate, Liquorice, and Safflower Seed Oil Piperonyl Esters. 

If you’re prone to pigmentation, you need to be careful with procedures involving heat, as these could lead to more pigmentation rather than less. Dermapen Treatments don’t involve heat and are completely safe and effective for all Fitzpatrick skin types. 

Best Products for Pigmentation 

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BRITE LITE is a brightening serum that both prevents excess pigment from forming and reduces already visible pigmentation. It contains 5 potent brightening actives, including Tranexamic Acid, to fade spots and discolourations for an even, bright complexion.  

If you’re prone to pigmentation, you’ll love COVER RECOVER. This broad-spectrum SPF shields your skin from the UV rays that can cause pigmentation while also providing even coverage for any residual pigmentation. 


signs of rosacea

Characterised by a red flush of the face, Rosacea can include papules and pustules. This is why it’s sometimes mistaken for acne. Rosacea most commonly occurs in white women around the age of 30. Over time, rosacea can lead to a thickening of skin known as rhinophyma. 

What to Do About Rosacea 

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Rosacea is a persistent skin concern—meaning there’s no cure. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with the symptoms. There are steps you can take to control and reduce flare-ups. As well as avoiding triggers, Dermpaen Treatments can help improve the density and resiliency of your skin and regulate angiogenesis (the formation of blood vessels). 

Best Products for Rosacea 

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Fortify your sensitive skin with ANTIOXIDANT COCKTAIL. This anti-inflammatory serum is enriched with botanical polyphenols and bioflavonoids. The visible redness and irritation associated with rosacea is reduced for a return to calm skin.  

To help protect your vulnerable skin from environmental aggressors, apply SKIN VENEER as the penultimate step in your daily routine. Then finish with COVER RECOVER. 

Enlarged Pores  

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You might have started noticing these tiny holes in your skin around your teens, but you always had pores. As you age, they start to gape and become visible. They serve an important function in the skin by allowing the hair follicle to reach the surface and releasing oil and sweat. But when they’re enlarged, they blemish your otherwise smooth skin and can lead to acne breakouts. 

What to Do About Enlarged Pores  

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Because Dermapen Treatments trigger the production of collagen, the skin around your pores tightens, resulting in a smoother complexion. You can get even better results by following a prescribed Dp Dermaceuticals routine which starts with gentle but effective cleansing and exfoliation of your pores. 

Best Products  for Enlarged Pores 

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Pores and oil go hand in hand. So if you want smaller pores, you need to keep them clear of excess oil and residue. CLR FOAM CLEANSER clears pores and regulates the production of oil. For silky smooth skin, you can’t beat MICRO DERM EXFOLIANT, which gently buffs skin free of pollutants and dead skin. This incredible product contains Bamboo Extract to support further collagen production. 

Stretch Marks  

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When skin rapidly expands or contracts, stretch marks can appear. Often starting out as red or purple marks, they can fade to a light silver or white over the course of years. You may find them suddenly present on your hips, buttocks, thighs, stomach, or arms. 

What to Do About Stretch Marks 

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Many people put up with their stretch marks, believing little can be done. But the Scar Treatment Setting on the Dermapen 4 device means you can revise this common skin concern. Many practitioners and patients have claimed that Dermapen Treatments have been more effective than other traditional methods of reducing stretch marks. 

Best Products for Stretch Marks 

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Just like any other scar, using SSSCAR can help minimise the appearance of stretch marks. You can also harness the rejuvenating effects of Vitamin A in RETINAL ACTIVE to regulate healthy cell renewal. This can lessen the appearance of this type of scar. 

Hair Loss 

You might be wondering, “How’s hair loss a skin concern?”.  

It is related. Also known as alopecia, there are several different types of hair loss. This skin concern can affect both men and women, although it’s more common in men. 

What to Do About Hair Loss 

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Talk to a professional! There are several different treatments available for hair loss, and an effective solution will depend on the type of hair loss you’re experiencing. If the hair follicle still exists in the skin (this is how it’s related), Dermapen Treatments work by stimulating angiogenesis (creation of new blood vessels). This nourishes the bulb of each hair, delivering hormones to activate and sustain healthy hair growth.  

Best Products for Hair Loss 

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Your Authorised Treatment Provider might recommend combination therapy options for your hair loss. This may include infusing PRP mixed with HYLA ACTIVE™ or MG-HA35™, or other Meso-Therapy solutions. The Dermapen 4™ device increases the absorption of these topical solutions. 

Target Multiple Skin Concerns with Dermapen Treatments 

The only people authorised to provide Dermapen Treatments are our Authorised Treatment Providers. They are equipped with the education and training they need to easily identify your skin concerns and tailor your treatment accordingly. 

For example, if your skin problem is superficial pigmentation, the melanocytes are located in the basal layer of the epidermis. So, your Authorised Treatment Provider will needle more superficially and infuse the correct actives that target these melanocytes. 

If you require collagen induction for aged or sun-damaged skin, they may increase needle length to reach 1 mm–1.5 mm. 

The best person to advise you on your skin is a trained Authorised Treatment Provider. They will help educate you on your skin and prescribe treatments and products that get you the best results.  

Find your closest provider to book a consultation today. 

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