Dermapen with PRP
Based on the same principles of accelerated healing for joint and tendon disease, we use PRP and needling to induce tissue regeneration in the skin. Our in-house Registered Nurse is trained in aesthetic treatments and provides a range of excellent services.
Dermapen offers needling innovation which preserves the epidermis, providing the ideal balance between optimal results and minimal downtime. Dermapen provides customised and adjustable needle depths to treat a variety of skin conditions. It can target the condition(s) based on skin depth.
Dermapen can treat the following conditions;
- Skin rejuvenation
- Aging/UV damage
- Enlarged Pores
- Stretch Marks
Fibroblasts are the master cells of soft tissue such as skin and tendons. They are responsible for three very important structures in our skin:
- Collagen (skin strength)
- Elastin (skin’s ability to ‘snap back’)
- Hyaluronic acid (skin hydration)
Fibroblasts are constantly dividing and producing the above substances, until the age of 18, when they stop dividing.
During skin needling, micro needles penetrate the epidermis and/or dermis and cause microscopic trauma. This trauma creates an inflammatory response in the skin which re-invigorates the fibroblasts.
More fibroblasts = more collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
The nurse takes approximately 30mls of blood from the patient and processes it to obtain the PRP. The nurse then applies local anaesthetic cream to the area to be treated, for example the face, for approximately 30-45 minutes. The local anaesthetic cream is taken off and the nurse uses the Dermapen to micro needle with different depths for different areas. After the micro needling, PRP is painted on the face whether it is absorbed into the skin through the millions of micro-holes in the skin surface. The nurse will explain the treatment protocol to follow after.
Spot bleeding can be expected during treatment. Pinkish glow can be expected immediately post-treatment. It is also expected that one to four days post-treatment you may experience reduced swelling, dry/tight sensations, minor skin flaking and slight dryness. After four to five days, expect full recovery with normalised function. For the best outcome, three treatments over 6-12 weeks are recommended.
For skin rejuvenation, Derma Rolling is a technique used to stimulate the body’s natural capacity to regenerate collagen in the skin. It involves a local anaesthetic cream being applied to the skin prior to treatment to ensure the procedure is painless. Derma Rolling is micro needling to the dermis, which causes a regenerative response in the collagen of the skin through micro-trauma.
We provide Platelet Rich Plasma to take advantage of the temporary breach, which greatly stimulates collagen and circulation regeneration in the upper layers of the skin.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) involves the patient’s own blood being taken and processed to extract a concentration of the growth factors released by the platelets. These substances are what drive the essence of healing and regenerative responses in the body. PRP can deliver a high concentration of numerous growth factors to deeper layers of the dermis. The expected outcome is a thickening and tightening of the skin, an improvement of the flow and soothing of pigmentation.
Patients are asked to come for an assessment one month prior to treatment, when an individualised preparatory regime will be prescribed in order to prepare the skin for optimal response to the treatment. A plan using only natural therapeutics can also be devised.
You can book a free consultation with our Registered Nurse now to discuss your skin’s needs.