As we grow old, our skin ages and becomes loose and less elastic. The main reason for this is the reduction in fibroblast cells, which are building blocks of collagen proteins that help keep our cells strong and connected. Aging results in wrinkles and sagging, which makes our skin appear very dull - but there is a way to combat this process through microneedling.
The Dermapen microneedling pen uses sterile, individually-sealed, disposable needle cartridges for optimal patient safety and comfort. Every Dermapen needle tip is actually made up of 12 smaller needles, which use proprietary technology to penetrate vertically into the skin. This creates small, micro-skin channels, while stimulating the skin’s natural ability to heal itself and increasing the production of new collagen — which is the formation of strong, insoluble fibers that serve as connective tissue between cells.
These micro-skin channels carry up to 80% more topical nutrients, allowing penetration deep into the dermis fibroblasts, feeding the cells found in the dermis and basal layers. This increases the absorption of active ingredients into the skin, stimulating repair at a cellular level and accelerating the regeneration of the skin’s epidermal cells.
This treatment is similar to laser treatments, but without the severe side effects or the long recovery time. Adding to that benefit, studies have shown that Dermapen treatments are more effective than traditional microdermabrasion and chemical peels, due to how the disposable needles reduce the risk of cross-contamination. The adjustable needle depth also allows treatment that adapts to individual client’s needs.
Dermapen is also safely used to treat pigmentation in darker skin types.
Pharmacist, Quintin Verloop, from Lycoderm Laboratories, compounds innovative skin treatments that are unavailable at conventional pharmacies. We can treat hair loss, sun damage, pigmentation and viral skin infections in children painlessly. We provide strong topical anaesthesia for our filler and laser procedures. We are able to order oral glutathione supplementation, a remarkable anti-oxidant and skin brightener which is much safer in this form than when given in a drip.
Hair filler is an injectable mixture of hyaluronic acid and protein peptides to stimulate hair growth. Alopecia (hair loss) from various causes can be treated as long as there is a small hair left in the follicle.
Treatments are done every 2 weeks over a total of 2 months.
Cost will depend on the amount of filler used. A top-up treatment is recommended every 6 months thereafter. Local studies and results have been very encouraging.