Dr. Mike Majmundar, double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, offers DermaPen® treatments to the residents of Atlanta, Sandy Springs and the surrounding communities in Georgia.
How Does DermaPen® Work?
The DermaPen® procedure improves fine wrinkles, acne scars, surgical or traumatic scars, skin tone and loose skin. DermaPen®, a micro-needling device, provides results beyond the surface-level because it penetrates deep into the dermal (skin) layers. As DermaPen® moves over the skin surface, it creates micro-injuries which are perceived by the body as micro-damage.
This initiates a healing response that subsequently triggers production of collagen and elastin helping to tighten and tone skin, and improve scars and fine wrinkles, similar to laser resurfacing without the associated downtime and can be used on any skin type, unlike lasers. The process of post needling rejuvenation can go on for months after each treatment, so changes can be immediate, but also improve over a period of time.
How Quickly are Results Visible?
Rejuvenated skin can generally be seen after just 6-8 days following a procedure, with results further improving over time. A course of sessions (serial treatments) is usually recommended to achieve optimal results.
Is DermaPen® Safe?
Serious side effects are unlikely to occur. The procedure is minimally invasive which means there is virtually no downtime, and the healing process is quick. Common side effects such as redness, stinging, itching and tightness of the skin will generally subside within 48 hours with proper post care treatment.
Who Should Not Have Treatment?
Inflamed skin, open wounds, active acne or pustular rosacea, dermatitis or infection, pregnant, abnormal wound healing, frequent use of topical or oral steroids, active cold sores (anti-virals should be taken if you have a history of cold sores), blood coagulation disorders, auto-immune diseases, sunburn, Botox® within 48 hours before treatment, diabetes, history of keloid scars, Accutane use within 6 months.
Prior To Treatment
- No Retin-A or benzoyl peroxide for 12 hours prior to treatment
- No auto-immune therapies or products 12 hours prior to treatment
- Treatment will not be administered on sunburned skin.
- On the day of treatment, please arrive with a clean face and no makeup.