November 14, 2017
After-Care Questions I get asked after Dermal Filler Treatments
I know the thought of several needles pumping in and out of your skin may not sound like the most appealing idea but in todays blog I’ll be discussing why our Derma-pen treatment might be just what you need.
Reason number 1: It’s not as painful as it looks
Before the treatment you will be numbed appropriately for 15-30 minutes depending on the sensitivity of the area being treated. Once your 15-30 minutes are up the numbing cream will be wiped off and it effects will remain for the rest of the treatment. I should also mention that numbing does not entirely cut off all sensations, many of our clients say that they can feel the derma-pen gliding across their skin but aside from some minor discomfort (tugging \pulling) no pain is felt. So you can rest assured it doesn’t feel as bloody as it looks.
Reason Number 2: It’s like getting a new skin…Literally
The idea of the treatment is to purposely wound the scarred skin in a careful and controlled manner, then as the body attempts to the repair the punctured skin it will send a fresh supply of blood to the surface promoting the growth of collagen, restoring skin elasticity and tightness. In other words- bleeding is good!
Reason Number 3: Bring out the inner beauty
The number of sessions you’d need entirely depends on the scars your looking to treat. Typically a severe case of acne scarring can take anywhere up to 3-6 sessions to completely heal though many do notice some fading after the first few sessions. Of course, it should also be mentioned that deeper scarring requires deeper penetration by the derma-pen, we usually look to start at a surficial level then increase depth gradually session by session. Additional serums may be added to the skin to enhance collagen growth.
Reason Number 4: Laser-like effects without the laying around
Though laser surgery can give you similar effects to a derma-pen the cons outweigh the pros. Laser surgery in general carries more risks due to the radiation and the down-time could be anywhere between weeks to months. With derma-pen you can be on your feet straight after the treatment, which in itself lasts 45-60 minutes, and go back to your usual routine. There will be some redness and swelling, this is to be expected and totally normal, however most clients felt that the after effects did not restrict them in anyway from having a meal out or meeting with friends. Expect your face to be fully healed and looking its best within 3-6 days.
Need More Reasons?
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