Dermapen  (microneedling) is a treatment  used to restore and increase the production of collagen and  consists in a physical-mechanical stimulation through a device composed of a  tip  with 10-20 needles, which causes  micro-perforation  (adjustable between 0.5 to 2.5 mm) of the skin (epidermis and superficial and deep dermis). 

These micropunctions generate micro lesions, which stimulate the skin’s self-repair mechanisms, activating regenerative processes so that collagen production is increased. They also favor the penetration of active principles (90%) through these microchannels generated by the punctures.


  • Improving the appearance of the skin. 
  • A decrease in wrinkles. 
  • It can be applied  to  the face, neck. 
  • It can be done at any time of the year. 
  • On all skin types, even tanned. 
  • Progressive skin improvement. 
  • Reduction in pore size. 
  • Improvement of spots. 
  • An effect similar to that of the laser without risk of pigmentation.


  • Fine and medium wrinkles. 
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. 
  • Surgical scars. 
  • Sequelae of acne, keloids. 
  • Alopecia or hair loss. 
  • Stretch marks. 


  • Skin cleansing and topical anesthesia cream. 
  • Passage  with the Dermapen over all areas to be worked. 
  • In the process, the depth to which the micro-needles penetrate can be adjusted depending on each patient, the area to be treated and the treatment to be performed. 
  • Placement of the selected active ingredients. 
  • Session duration: 30 to 60 minutes. 
  • Number of sessions: 4-6 sessions. 
  • Frequency:  monthly
  • Recovery: from 6 hours to a maximum of 24 hours. 
  • Painless, it only produces a slight tingling and the patient can immediately go on  his daily life.

Post-treatment care: 

  • Avoid cleaning the area and/or applying any cosmetic treatment on it for at least eight hours. 
  • During the following days, a more or less intense peeling usually appears as  a consequence of the dermal renewal process that has begun. 
  • Use moisturizers and sunscreens. 
  • It is important to avoid exercise for up to 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Avoid makeup for the first 12 hours and do not use products with acid, retinol, or vitamin C. 
  • Avoid alcohol-based products for the first two weeks. 
  • Dryness or slight erythema (redness) may occur for the first two to three days. 


  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding 
  • Hypersensitive skins. 
  • History of recent surgical intervention. 
  • Active infection in the area.
  • Abnormal scarring. 
  • Anticoagulated people. 


The results are not seen instantly, but days after having performed the procedure. This is due to the collagen production cycle, which requires time. 


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