At Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, we are committed to providing our patients with optimal skincare. Our providers work with each patient to find the best treatment plan for their unique skin needs. With our multiple specialty centers, the treatment possibilities are numerous. One effective treatment option for patients looking to address wrinkles, scars, stretch marks or acne scars is Dermapen®.
Dermapen® micro needling uses multiple microscopic needles to penetrate the superficial layers of the skin. Similar to fractionated lasers such as Fraxel®, micro needling creates very small wounds on the skin to trigger the healing process and production of new, healthy skin cells. Additionally, Dermapen® can be used to prepare the skin and facilitate the absorption of topical agents used during PDT (photodynamic therapy), PRP (platelet rich plasma), and other skin rejuvenation treatments. This skin renewal process can smooth the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and stretch marks.
Patients benefit from Dermapen® as the needle tips are adjustable to target specific areas of the face with different penetration levels for the best results. Dermapen®‘s smaller hand piece allows easier treatment for small, tight areas around the nose and upper lip. Most patients see results within a day to a week after the first treatment. Similar to DermaFrac treatments, most patients show minimal side effects including a mild sunburn appearance that usually subsides within a day.
We also offer laser resurfacing treatments and chemical peels for skin conditions such as fine lines, wrinkles and acne. If you are interested in Dermapen®, please call our office to schedule your appointment. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for the latest dermatological news and information.