Dermapen treatment gifted
by Kosmetologi Noora Kangasmaa
For the longest of time, I was against microneedling. Making tiny holes in the skin just seemed like a scary idea. But then again, there’s the saying: “no pain, no gain”. Before I get more muscle, my muscles hurt a bit after a workout. Before the beautiful glowy skin, my facial might sting a little bit.
Besides, now that I’ve actually read about the treatment and started to see some results myself, I’m turned. You can consider me a microneedling fan. Microneedling done by a professional is safe and really effective. And by now, you probably know I’m all about effective facials (though I do enjoy the traditional facial with a long massage too).
The what and how – Microneedling in a nutshell
The idea behind microneedling is to help your skin to build more collagen. This is done by penetrating the skin with tiny needles. The sterile device makes tiny holes (also known as microchannels) to the skin and your skin reacts to that by repairing itself and that boosts the collagen production.
If you want a more in-depth explanation, I recommend reading this Dermapen article.
Dermapen microneedling is effective in treating different scars (such as from acne or stretch marks), pigmentation or wrinkles. Overall it results in healthier, more even-looking skin.
My skin personally has gone through a lot. I’ve dealt with acne and different medications, hormonal changes and just the fact that I live in Finland. I have acne scars, big pores and my skin tone could be smoother. So anything I can do to make my skin more even colored and textured – sign me up!
My experience with the Dermapen treatment
Dermapen treatment is one of the best and safest microneedling treatment there is. The device is pen shaped and makes the holes vertically, instead of a roll, which has more of a risk to hurt the skin. So the so called “trauma” to the skin is more controlled.
This is why Dermapen was my choice too. I’ve now had the treatment a few times and I’m in love.
The facial itself is quite quick, but so effective. It takes about an hour. Basically your skin is just cleansed, microneedled (hah, what a verb!) and masked. Before and during the microneedling, a serum chosen for your skintype, is used. The mask in the end soothes the skin and is very lovely.
Now – does microneedling hurt? Not really, in my opinion. I was very nervous the first time it was done, but Noora started the treatment very carefully and made sure I was okay. Turns out it just feels like some tingling or scratching on the face. It’s hard to describe it. To my surprise, it actually feels oddly satisfying. I even find it relaxing.
Afterwards my skin feels very tight and a bit hot. That’s where the soothing mask really helps. After that, after I leave the salon, I feel fine. Redness is normal, but in my case, it’s really quite mild. I can go on with my day without looking like a lobster. And at the end of the day basically all the redness is gone.
It’s normal a few days after the treatment for your skin to feel dry and peel off a bit. Your skin is renewing. It settles for in about a week. But again, in my opinion, this is nothing crazy either.
You can even wear makeup the next day after the treatment.
My skin after Dermapen
After now having the treatment three times, already I can see my skin looking better. It’s slightly more even, healthier looking and glowy. I can’t wait to share my full experience after being done with the series of the facials (we do it one more time to really battle some deep scarring I have). Before and after photos are coming!
I’m very excited to have found yet again another spectacular treatment that is an investment to my skin.
Truly! I’m telling you, you need to try microneedling.
A video of the treatment can be found here.
Using the code ‘Charlotta’, you’ll get your first microneedling treatment for 125€. Normal price is 150€, so quite a nice save. The discount is valid for the time being. Book your visit here. You’ll also find her on timma.
Have you tried Dermapen?