How Long Does Dermapen Take to Work & what Are The Side Effects of Dermapen?

Dermapen treatment procedure has been turning out to be one of the most liked skin care treatments for skin rejuvenation. There are several skin problems that can be addressed by dermapen. Usually patients have claimed that dermapen has been effective in treating some of their skin issues such as acne, scars as well as dark spots present on their face. However, it is essential to know how long does dermapen takes to work and also what are the side effects. So, read below and discover about the same.

How Long Does Dermapen Take To Work?

How Long Does Dermapen Take To Work?

The absolute desired results from dermapen can take several months, depending upon the number of dermapen treatments you take. However, typically you can notice the result in about 1-8 weeks after the first treatment. Though, lasting and more absolute results would take about 4 or 5 dermapen treatments spaced in between a gap of 4-6 weeks each.

Approximately 2-3 days would be required after the treatment to see an increase in the production of collagen. The new collagen would last for many years. This is the reason dermapen or microneedling treatment is generally considered to be a real long lasting and significant skin treatment.

What Are The Side Effects of Dermapen?

There are some side effects of dermapen treatment. These side effects are quite similar to those that are generally associated with microdermabrasion and light chemical peels. Below are some of the side effects that you may experience after dermapen treatment.

Localized Irritation:

Some patients may experience a little soreness after the dermapen treatment. However, this side effect of dermapen typically subsides in a few minutes on in few hours.

Dry Skin:

Dermapen procedure may also cause one more side effect and that is of dry skin. Your skin may feel a bit drier after the treatment, and this side effect can be eliminated by using a concentrated moisturizer or by using a hydrating serum that must be recommended or prescribed by your dermatologist.

Skin Redness And Inflammation:

You may also experience redness of the skin and skin inflammation after dermapen treatment. This is because such a type of microneedlign procedure induces the new collagen production. This side effect may last for 1 or 2 days. You need to avoid too much sun exposure for at least a week. It is also recommended for you to use a sunscreen after the treatment, at least for a week.

Bruising And Tenderness:

Some patients may have slight bruising and tenderness in the treated area. This side effect of dermapen would also subside in a day or a two.

Things To Keep In Mind About Dermapen:

  • Do not use dermapen if you have history of allergies as it can trigger an allergic reaction.
  • Avoid dermapen treatment if you are an immunosuppressed patient, as there are high risks of secondary infection after the treatment.
  • If you suffer from Pustular rosacea, make sure not to needle inside the inflammation zone (though you can needle in the nearby and unaffected portions).
  • Avoid unnecessarily frequent sessions of needling.
  • Make sure if you are holding pregnancy, dry needling without using topical or any other product is strictly prohibited.
  • Avoid dermapen treatment for moles and other lesions.
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:March 14, 2019

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