Treatment for Lines, Scar Revision, Acne Scars and Stretch Marks
We are proud to introduce highly sought-after Dermapen treatments to the St. Louis area to help a host of cosmetic problems.
Dermapen is a safe, effective regenerating treatment for common, nagging skin issues. Skin is revived where there are:
Dermapen works by healing your skin from within. It is a set of sterile, tiny microneedles, applied to the skin by Dr. Wright or a trained medical professional. Dermapen induces fractional treatment to trigger skin rejuvenation without the risks of scarring, resulting in visibly smoother and firmer skin. Skin is treated not at the surface as in a facial but at the level where it renews. Collagen and elastin production is stimulated, resulting in healthier, better-looking skin.
It is not uncomfortable; patients report it feels like a tickling sensation. For more sensitive areas or deeper treatments, numbing cream may be effectively applied before your treatment. There is very little downtime; depending on depth of treatment, skin is mildly pink for a short time. Deeper treatments may produce redness on or around tougher scars to penetrate and heal them and facilitate scar revision.
Micro-needling with Dermapen sets up unparalleled skin remodeling and regeneration. Skin needling is based on the skin’s ability to heal itself after an injury. After the skin encounters physical damage, it releases growth factors and recruits immune cells. These growth factors and immune cells recruit fibroblasts and keratinocytes which lay down a new extra-cellular scaffolding of collagen, elastin and other important skin structural elements. In some areas, we combine the benefit of your skin’s collagen-building abilities with a hyaluronic acid infusion. HLA is the active ingredient in many fillers; since it retains and absorbs moisture, it results in a firmer, more youthful skin tone.
This helps with tightening skin where there are fine lines and sagging; resurfacing of acne scars and pitting; scar revision; overall skin dullness; and age- and sun-related loss of tone.
Dermapen is the device utilized in the hugely popular “Vampire Facial” that is the ‘it’ treatment for 2013. We modify the “Vampire Facial,” though, eliminating the painful blood injection portion and making the treatment much more comfortable and less messy. We
infuse skin with a freshening hyaluronic serum, providing a healing boost of moisture-attracting solution that makes your skin more taut and luminous.
Your consultation is free and without obligation.
A single treatment brings results using a pen-sized device with assisted power. Multiple treatments may be necessary for elastin issues such as deep stretch marks. Read about Dermapen in:
Key Benefits of Dermapen
- The same regenerating power as Fraxel treatments for less than half the cost
- Comfortable Treatment, Little Downtime
- Suitable for Any Skin Type
- Collagen Stimulation Builds Skin from Within
- Creates Microchannels for Product Delivery
- Safer than Laser Treatment
- Great Treatment for Collagen and Elastin Maintenance
- Sterile Disposable Tips
- Stretch Mark and Scar Revision
Patient C.H. had this to say about her “Vampire Facial” Dermapen treatment with us:
I have had acne scars for years. Until now I haven’t been able to find an effective treatment that doesn’t cost thousands of dollars. Dr. Wright suggested I try the Dermapen. I have had only the first treatment (of three total) and am blown away by the results. I had my full face treated without numbing and was out the door in about 20 minutes. Little discomfort and almost no redness. My acne scars are greatly diminished – some have altogether vanished! – fine lines and wrinkles are disappearing and my skin is noticeably smoother, firmer and tighter. I am ecstatic about my results.
Overall, the cost of Dermapen is in my ballpark price-wise, has no downtime, and offers fantastic results . I can’t thank Dr. Wright and his highly skilled team enough for taking the time to cater to patient’s needs and providing outstanding patient satisfaction.
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What are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks, also known as stria distensae, are caused by rapid stretching of the skin. After an initial inflammatory phase, the skin and its underlying structure becomes thin/atrophic. It does not have the same structure as healthy skin.
How does Dermapen help stretch marks?
The micro- needling treatment stimulates growth factor and local immune cells. This leads to fibroblast proliferation and remodeling of the skin with new collagen formation and skin thickening.
How does Dermapen help scars?
Dermapen’s fractional microneedling causes mechanical breakdown of existing scarring and allows new and natural wound healing response to take place. An increase in growth factors responsible for skin remodeling occurs.
How does Dermapen help wrinkles?
Dermapen treatment leads to an increased availability of nutrients and triggers the wound healing cascade resulting proliferation of fibroblast, epithelial and keratinocytes. The final result is skin remodeling, skin thickening and with higher collagen density, resulting in less visible wrinkling and firmer, healthier skin.