What Can I Use My Dr Pen™ To Treat?

What Can I Use My Dr Pen To Treat?

Your Dr Pen is a microneedling pen, also known as an automated microneedling device or a dermapen. It can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns. Here are some common conditions that can be addressed with a microneedling pen:

  1. Acne scars: Microneedling can help improve the appearance of acne scars by stimulating collagen production and promoting skin remodeling. The controlled micro-injuries created by the needles encourage the skin to regenerate and fill in the indentations caused by acne scars.
  2. Wrinkles and fine lines: Microneedling can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by stimulating collagen and elastin production, which improves the skin’s elasticity and firmness.
  3. Hyperpigmentation: Microneedling with Dr Pen can aid in the treatment of hyperpigmentation, such as melasma or sunspots. The procedure helps break up the excess melanin and promotes more even skin tone.
  4. Uneven skin texture: Microneedling can smooth out uneven skin texture caused by conditions like rough skin, enlarged pores, or superficial scarring.
  5. Stretch marks: Using Dr Pen may be effective in reducing the appearance of stretch marks by promoting collagen synthesis and stimulating skin regeneration.
  6. Skin rejuvenation and brightening: Microneedling can improve overall skin tone, texture, and radiance by stimulating collagen production and enhancing the skin’s natural rejuvenation process.

It’s important to note that the effectiveness of microneedling may vary depending on factors such as the type of cartridge chosen, the severity of the condition being treated, depth that the Dr Pen is set at and individual skin response. For more severe or complex skin concerns, it’s advisable to consult with a dermatologist or an aesthetician who can evaluate your skin and recommend the most suitable treatment options for you.

BB Glow and Dr Pen

BB Glow is a semi-permanent makeup treatment that aims to give the skin a more even and flawless appearance. It originated in Korea and has gained popularity worldwide. BB Glow involves the use of a specialized serum that contains tinted pigments, peptides, vitamins, and other beneficial ingredients. These pigments are infused into the skin using a microneedling technique. We always recommend using a nano cartridge for bb glow, find out more about nano needling below.

Using nano cartirdges with your Dr Pen

Nano needling, can also be known as nano-infusion or nano-needling, is a skincare treatment that involves the use of a specialized cartridge called a nano cartridge. Unlike traditional microneedling, which uses longer needles to create micro-injuries in the skin, nano needles are significantly smaller in size, typically measuring around 0.12mm in diameter. They are designed to gently penetrate the outermost layer of the skin without causing any significant trauma or pain. These fine needles create superficial microchannels in the skin, allowing for enhanced product absorption and stimulation of the skin’s natural rejuvenation processes.

Nano needling is a great place to start if your microneedling at home, you can get even more out of your skincare products. Here are some key features and benefits of nano needling:

  1. Product infusion: The primary purpose of nano needling is to facilitate the infusion of specialized serums or other skincare products into the skin. The tiny channels created by the needles help the products penetrate more effectively, allowing for better absorption and enhanced results. Get more out of your products.
  2. Improved product efficacy: Nano needling enhances the delivery and absorption of active ingredients into the skin, maximizing their effectiveness in targeting specific skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and dullness.
  3. Gentle and comfortable: Nano needling is generally considered less invasive compared to traditional microneedling. The smaller needle size minimizes discomfort and the risk of adverse reactions, making it suitable for individuals with sensitive or thin skin.
  4. Minimal downtime: Due to its gentle nature, nano needling typically involves minimal downtime. The skin may appear slightly pink or flushed immediately after the treatment. This usually subsides quickly.
  5. Versatility: Nano needling can be used on various areas of the face and body, including delicate or sensitive areas such as around the eyes and lips.

Using a serum with Dr Pen

The choice of serum for microneedling depends on your specific skin concerns and goals. However, there are some key ingredients commonly found in serums that can be beneficial especially when used in conjunction with microneedling and nano infusion. Here are a few examples:

  1. Hyaluronic acid: This ingredient is highly hydrating and helps to attract and retain moisture in the skin. Using a hyaluronic acid serum during microneedling can enhance hydration and plumpness. It can also improve overall skin texture and appearance. We stock several types of HA from Stayve, Medisco & BioAqua
  2. Vitamin C: Vitamin C is known for its antioxidant properties and ability to brighten the skin. It can help even out skin tone, reduce hyperpigmentation, and promote collagen synthesis. Using a vitamin C serum during microneedling can boost these benefits and enhance the skin’s radiance.
  3. Peptides: Peptides are small chains of amino acids that can aid in stimulating collagen production and improving skin elasticity. They can be beneficial for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Look for serums containing collagen-stimulating peptides for microneedling.

Microneedling on the scalp

For microneedling on the scalp, it is advised to use a cartridge with more needles: the 24-pin or the 36-pin cartridge. This is to suit the skin of the scalp.

For the needle length, it should ideally be between 0.5mm to 1.5mm for scalp treatment. A size of 0.5mm can enhance the absorption of topical treatments if you are doing some regular hair growth serum treatment. In comparison, 1.0mm to 1.5mm can be used if you intend to stimulate more deep scalp layers, promoting hair growth with the microneedling treatment.

Please note that if you are new to microneedling we would always advise starting with a lower depth and gradually build up as you get to know your device.