Dermapen 4 Microneedling

Microneedling, otherwise known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a medical aesthetic procedure designed to stimulate one’s fibroblasts which are the cells responsible for producing collagen.

At the Centre we utilize the 16-needle cartridge Dermapen 4 Medical Device. This device, only used in Doctor’s practices, generates 1,920 puncture channels per second, 48% more punctures than a Dermapen 3. The needles are run against the skin causing a controlled injury, in turn stimulating our fibroblast cells to produce more collagen.

We combine all our Dermapen 4 Treatments with medical grade serums according to skin type and concern, therefore enhancing all treatments with a skinbooster.

From the age of 20 we lose collagen at a rate of 1-1.5% each year, resulting in thinner, less elastic skin. A good aim is to incorporate 4 Dermapen 4 sessions a year into your skin plan to keep collagen production induced.

Treatment Targets:

  • Fine lines
  • Scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Enlarged pores
  • Poor skin texture
  • Gr1 acne
  • Acne scaring
  • Rosacea
  • Alopecia
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Vitiligo
  • Hair loss

We also utilize microneedling on the body to address the following conditions:

  • Scars
  • Cellulite
  • Stretchmarks

The following areas area commonly treated:

  • Décolleté and Hands | add on to facial treatments
  • Buttocks, abdomen and inner arms for stretchmarks
  • Any body area for scarring


  • Avoid blood thinning over the counter medications such as Aspirin, Brufen, Voltaren and other anti-inflammatory medications for 5 days prior to treatment. Avoid Omega 3 fatty acids and Arnica as they also thin the blood and increase your risk of bruising. Panado is fine to use.
  • Please notify me if you are using prescription or non-prescription blood thinners so extra precaution can be taken to avoid bruising.
  • Please notify me if you are prone to Fever Blisters as appropriate medication will be given 1 day before the procedure as a prophylactic measure.
  • For standard Dermapen Medical alone: Come in 25 minutes early so we can apply topical anaesthetic cream.
  • For Dermapen Medical combined with Platelet Rich Plasma: Come as per appointment time, topical anaesthetic cream will be applied and your blood will be taken in the 25 minute period prior to the procedure.
  • If this is your first time receiving a microneedling treatment a “before” photo will be taken for your file.
  • Dermapen Medical is contraindicated in patients with Active skin infection or disease, Haemophilia and patients on oral Isotretinoin (Oratane).
  • Topical Local Anaesthesia is contraindicated in Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Liver disease, Pseudocholinesterase deficiency, PABA allergies, sulphonamide allergies, Methaemoglobinaemia and patients on Arrrhythmia medications.
  • After the following procedures, please wait 2 weeks before having a Dermapen Medical treatment:
    • Dermal Fillers
    • Botulinum Toxin
    • Chemical peels
  • After a thread lifting procedure, please wait 6 weeks before having a Dermapen Medical treatment.
  • Do not use the following products a week before and a week after a Dermapen Medical treatment:
    • Alpha
    • beta hydroxyl acids (glycolic / salicylic / lactic acid products)
    • Retinoids (Tretinoin / retinol)
    • Benzoyl peroxide / adapelene
    • Hydroquinone / kojic acid / azelaic acid
  • If you are prone to Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation as a result of previous procedures or if your concern is Pigmentation a blending cream will be prescribed two weeks before a Dermapen Medical Treatment.


  • Immediately post treatment a Medical Concealer, Lycogel, will be applied to the treated area. This will be left on overnight and removed the following morning.
  • Apply a post procedure cream / moisturizer as necessary and a sunscreen twice a day.
  • Do not use any anti-inflammatory medications or creams post procedure. Panado and Codeine are ok to use.
  • Avoid the following for 2 days following treatment:
    • Direct sunlight
    • Intensive exercise
    • Further Aesthetic treatments / Tattoos / Spray or self tan
    • Active skin ingredients such as retinoids / AHAs / BHAs / Benzoyl Peroxide etc.)
    • Excessive hot showers / spas
    • Swimming in chlorinated pools


  • Immediately after the procedure your face will feel warm and will be very red (similar to that of a bad sunburn). This effect resolves within 2 days.
  • Suggested down time is 2 days, however usual activities can be resumed the following day.
  • Day 1-2: Mild swelling and erythema (redness), with dry and tight skin.
  • Day 4-7: Dry and tight skin leading to full recovery.
  • Results can be expected after two weeks and are cumulative with successive treatments.

Recommended treatment protocol for Dermapen Medical is 4-6 sessions 4-6 weeks apart.

Skin Therapist
1 - 1.5 hours
Results are cumulative. 4 treatments 6 weeks apart results in 400% increase in collagen production.
4-6 sessions 4-6 weeks apart
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    Please Note

    We are a Private Practice. We are not contracted with Medical Aids. All accounts to be settled before leaving the Centre. Patients can claim back from their Medical Aids using the invoice provided. Appointments not cancelled 24 hours in advance with be charged a 50% cancellation fee. Read more about our “No Show Policy” here.