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Dermapen® in Worcester, MA

The Dermapen® is a revolutionary new treatment to remove such imperfections in the skin as scarring, age spots, lines, and wrinkles.  Dermapen® also boosts collagen production, resulting in firmer and smoother skin.  Salisbury Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom, provides effective treatment with Dermapen® for individuals in Shrewsbury, Worcester, and neighboring communities in Massachusetts, who want to improve their facial appearance.

What is Dermapen®?

Dermapen® represents the newest innovation in skin rejuvenation treatments. This fractional device treats skin conditions such as scarring caused by acne or burns, as well as wrinkles, creases and fine lines.

How Does Dermapen® Work?

The Dermapen® treatment uses multiple fine needles to pierce the skin, prompting the body to produce collagen, a natural substance that fortifies the structure of the skin. As collagen production increases, the skin becomes more rejuvenated, and scars and wrinkles diminish as the skin volume improves.

Benefits of Dermapen® Treatments

Dermapen® removes skin imperfections, such as scars, acne, wrinkles, lines, creases, and discoloration, and promotes natural collagen production.  Dermapen® is safer than many other microneedling and laser treatments, and patients appreciate the convenience and simplicity of the procedure, as well as the lack of down time required.

How Does Dermapen® Work?

The Dermapen® treatment uses a series of needles that puncture the skin’s surface, causing micro-trauma to trigger the production of collagen as the body’s natural immune response. These tiny punctures become micro-channels that transport topical nutrients applied during the treatment and deliver them deep into the layers of skin beneath the surface to impart firmness and achieve a more lasting effect.

Who Can Benefit from Dermapen® Treatments?

Dermapen® works best for those whose main concerns are wrinkles, scarring and minor skin imperfections. Dermapen® treatments are safe for most healthy adults, and the treatment is much safer to use on darker skin types, such as Mediterranean, Latino, Asian, East Indian, or African skin tones, than laser devices because Dermapen® technology does not apply laser and heat that absorbs melanin, eliminating the danger of hyper pigmentation. Dermapen™ is safe and effective for individuals of all skin colors and skin types.

How Does Dermapen® Compare to Other Treatments?

The Dermapen® is a revolutionary device that produces similar, and often superior, results to a fractional laser without running the risk of hyper or hypo-pigmentation. It reduces side effects and downtime that heat-based laser treatments require.  While many treatments use microneedling and lasers to produce similar results, they achieve them differently, causing different side effects and reactions. Lasers use pulsating light beams and/or extreme heat to inflict a micro-trauma onto the skin and thus trigger collagen production, while Dermapen® creates consistent micro-punctures in the skin without the use of heat.

How Long Is The Recovery After Dermapen®?

Microneedling treatments such as Dermapen® require little to no downtime. After the procedure, you must avoid direct sun exposure, strenuous activities, and facial treatments for 24 hours. Initially, your skin may be red and feel a bit swollen, and in some cases, minor bleeding may also occur. These symptoms usually subside within three days. Most patients are able to resume normal activities within one or two days, and some even return to office work the same day as the procedure.

How Much Does Dermapen® Treatment Cost?

Dermapen® treatments will vary, since they are customized to each patient, and therefore the cost will vary as well. While some patients see visible results following the very first session, a series of four to six treatments is recommended. Our office offers flexible financing options as well as accepting a variety of payment methods to make payments more convenient for each patient.

If you wish to reduce the appearance of fine line, wrinkles, scars or other minor imperfections, Dermapen® may be right for you.  Contact Salisbury Plastic Surgery, led by Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom, to learn more about Dermapen® treatment for residents of Shrewsbury, Worcester, and nearby areas in Massachusetts.