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There is an increasing demand for skin treatments and products that don’t use too many allergens and irritants. In the interest of skin safety and a much more skin-savvy market, we’re taking our skin much more seriously. This has given rise to many skin treatments that stimulate and use your body’s own natural processes to improve your skin from the inside-out. Does this sound too good to be true? If so, you might be interested to find out how microneedling with the Dermapen works…


Microneedling stimulates your body’s natural processes

Microneedling is delivered using a precision handheld device. It uses a series of tiny needles to pierce vertical columns in the skin, creating channels that stimulate different layers to heal themselves. These tiny columns are perfectly safe and unnoticeable in the skin, but the controlled wounding it provides kick-starts your skin’s ability to regenerate. Fresh collagen, elastin, and skin cells are produced the replace and heal the minute damage to the skin. These are essential skin fibres and connective tissues that form the building blocks of firm, bouncy, and youthful skin.


Is microneedling with the Dermapen safe?

Microneedling might sound a little scary, but the needles are minute, and the process is a lot more comfortable than you’d think. The Dermapen is a handheld device that uses disposable and detachable needle heads, so there is no cross-contamination between yourself and other clients we see for this treatment. After each treatment, the needles are detached from the pen and disposed of accordingly. We never use the same pen-head twice, even for your second or third appointments with us, so there is no risk of infection or harm. During your treatment you might feel a tingling or stinging sensation as the tiny needles pierce your skin, but we can apply a topical numbing cream to make this more comfortable. Either way, this treatment shouldn’t be painful, with it more being described as a strange sensation. The Dermapen has been likened to laser skin resurfacing but without the long downtime and severe side effects, taking all of the benefits and very little of the side effects.


It could benefit your skincare routine!

What’s really impressive about this treatment is that is can actually continue to better your skin after the treatment in an entirely unpredictable way. Because the needles have opened up these columns in the skin, it makes the treatment area more porous for a few days. This allows your topical products such as cleansers, moisturisers, and serums to penetrate to deeper levels of the skin than they couldn’t previously. You might notice your skin already feels clearer, healthier, and more hydrated before your true results have had chance to develop properly, and this is thanks to the improved product penetration.


Microneedling is the versatile skin treatment that uses your body’s natural processes and nothing else. It is entirely safe, effective, and treats a plethora of skin conditions. Enlarged pores, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and volume loss are all able to be treated by this advanced skin regeneration treatment. Non-surgical lifting, tightening, and betterment of your complexion is achievable with this simple handheld device. If you’d like to find out more about microneedling in Inverness, contact Emma J Aesthetics today on 01463 830149 or enquire online.

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