What is Microneedling with Dermapen?

Microneedling with Dermapen is a minimally invasive, non surgical procedure effective for skin rejuvenation. Dermapen is suitable for all skin types, for both men and women. Dermapen involves the use of multiple microneedles to cause tiny controlled punctures into the skin. These pinpoints trigger the wound healing response of the body that naturally stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin on the treated area. As a result, self-repair and rejuvenation of the skin occurs. Old and damaged skin tissues dissolve and are replaced by new cells. Microneedling with Dermapen is used to combat acne scarring, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles.

Technician using dermapen on woman's face


In our London clinic, we endorse the Dermapen brand. Dermapen is an electronic skin microneedle device. It consists of a small pen which can cover small areas of the face, like the nose and under eyes. The depth of the needles can be adapted depending on the area of sensitivity.

Dermapen comes with disposable, sterilised individual micro-needling tips. Before the treatment, a topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the treated area. Microneedling has been proven to enhance skin rejuvenation and is safe for the patients with little downtime.

Who should get Microneedling with Dermapen?

Microneedling with Dermapen is ideal for treating the face, lip area, neck, chest and hands. Old scars and acne scars will fade away as Microneedling increases your skin’s ability to repair itself, as long as you don’t have active acne. Microneedling with Dermapen Improves the overall texture and condition of your skin as the treatment triggers the synthesis of new collagen and stimulates blood circulation. It Improves skin firmness and hydration, minimises large pores, and reduces wrinkles. It can also Improve skin tone and repair sun damage.

Dermapen results

The results of Microneedling with Dermapen are general improvement of skin tone and quality (with collagen and elastin production), reduction of large facial pores, and repairing the surface layers of skin (resulting in the fading of acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage).

Microneedling with Dermapen after treatment

You can experience a temporary red appearance, like sunburn or swelling, in the treated area. This response lasts approximately one or two days depending on the individual. You will notice remarkable results in a few short treatments.

Every person is different and the number of treatments needed varies depending on the condition being treated, but usually we recommend 3-6 treatments plus maintenance with a 2-8 week interval depending on the client’s skin concern. We offer free consultations with our practitioners which will determine the best treatment program for you.

After Care for Microneedling with Dermapen

During the skin healing process minor itching, flaking, or redness may appear which is completely normal. The following activities should be avoided for at least two days following a Dermapen clinical procedure:

  • Direct UV Exposure
  • Intensive Cardio
  • Excessively hot showers, sauna, and/or steam rooms
  • Further clinical treatments including microdermabrasion, laser, IPL, Chemical Peels, Dermal Dermal Fillers
  • Spray or self-tanning
  • Swimming in chlorine pools or the ocean
  • Tattooing (including cosmetic tattooing)

Contra-indications for Microneedling with Dermapen

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Herpes simplex
  • Skin Cancer
  • Active Acne
  • Solar Keratosis
  • Vitiligo
  • Haemophilia

Before / After

Dermapen before and after image of woman's face with acne and scarring