From very superficial penetration to deep dermal penetration, the professional applications have a wide range of potential to improve and correct skin problems without the use of lasers. Penetration ranges begin at cosmetic depth of 0.25mm to clinical treatment depths up to 2.5mm.

Superficial treatment levels are very tolerable with nothing more than topical numbing gel (the lightest application requires no numbing at all) applied prior to the treatment. In the instance of aggressive treatments, Dr. McLeod will discuss the options for making the treatment the most comfortable for you.

Acne scars

Dermapen is the next generation of skin needling or skin rolling. This treatment performed by Specialist at Westside Laser Dermatology, Brisbane represents entry level scar revision for patients. A needle delivery system can be individually targeted to acne scars at different depths. Each needle punctures the skin and breaks down collagen, which results in scar remodelling. This treatment provides a simple, cost effective method of acne scar revision, and can be safely used in all skin types. The results are inferior compared to lasers, however costing is kept to a minimum. This treatment is best for atrophic and rolling scars, and can be used in all skin type

Stretch marks

Stretch marks are very difficult to treat. They can be improved with lasers and micro needling. Treatment is dependent on the type of stretch mark and your skin type. Our skin has two layers, the epidermis (the outermost layer) and the dermis (the second and deeper layer). To effectively treat these skin issues, the epidermis has to be penetrated. This can be achieved safely and easily with the Dermapen.

The Dermapen also allows for combining topical agents with your micro-needling treatment. Because micro-needling gives direct access to the dermis, there are many treatment possibilities for directly delivering topical products to the area where these skin problems originate. This increases the effectiveness of treatments by promoting and evening the absorption of skin care ingredients into the skin for enhanced results.

Surgical scars

The challenge of a burn scar lies within the matrix of all the forms or categories of the scars involving hypertrophic and keloid scars and pigmentation flaws. These scars thicken over time. Burn scar therapy has been historically limited. The Dermapen’s® unique vertical stamping and depth control up to 2.5mm makes treating burn scars superior to other methods or rollering. With surgical steel integrity, the robust nature of the automated needle tip (eleven (11) needles total and sized at thirty-three guage) penetrate difficult burn scar tissue dramatically improving appearance, texture, elasticity, size and mobility.

Skin tightening

This small, easy to operate device is able to produce similar, if not better, results to a fractional laser, without the risk of hyper or hypo-pigmentation, as well as other side effects and downtime associated with these effective, but potentially damaging ablative heat based treatments.

The Dermapen takes all the advantages of our older devices, leaving behind any shortcomings, and incorporates it all into an automated device that is able to produce over 1,300 micro holes in the skin per second, making the Dermapen more effective than dermal rollers, dermal stamps, and various other automated needling devices.

Enlarged pores

Invest in a face wash that has glycolic or salicylic. These ingredients are known natural acids which help to remove dead skin cells and excess oil – both of which have been known to reduce the appearance of open pores and blocked pores.

Apply a tonic containing glycolic or salicylic to prevent pore congestion. Both of these ingredients help to eliminate dead skin from the face. Because dead skin cells can enter your pores, causing clogging or making your pores even larger, this topical application can prevent pores from growing larger or reducing any pores that may be open. Oil control tonic will work throughout the day and night to reduce the build-up of oil and dead skin.

Only use a light, oil free moisturiser or serum to avoid a build up of product on the surface of the skin. Sunscreen must also be oil free.

Exfoliate your skin twice weekly, using a clay masque or micro beads. Exfoliation can minimise the appearance of large pores by reducing the amount of dead skin on the face and prevent open pores from getting blocked. Skin cells build-up every 6 weeks so it is important to remove on a regular basis.

Active Ingredients can minimise the appearance of open pores. Products containing retinol and glycolic can be applied to the skin to maintain the results from treatments.


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