Dermapen™ is a revolutionary treatment that helps your skin fight the signs of aging naturally. By leveraging your body’s own healing process, Dermapen™ treatments give you a younger, refreshed appearance without surgery or injections. Dr. Gabriel Patino of The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito highly recommends Dermapen™ to his patients. A member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Patino is highly regarded by his colleagues and the patients he treats and delivers amazing results for his patients in Oakland, Berkeley, and the surrounding areas of California.
What is Dermapen™?
Understanding the value of Dermapen™ treatments begins with a fundamental understanding of how and why the treatments work. Your body has a natural healing process that works by stimulating collagen and other substances where you injure your skin. Dermapen™ capitalizes on this process by creating micro-perforations in the skin. This triggers the production of collagen and elastin which then adds volume to the skin and gives the skin a natural “lift.” The added fullness slowly fills in lines and wrinkles and corrects some minor flaws as well.
Benefits of Dermapen™
Microneedling with Dermapen™ is recommended for treating:
- Uneven pigmentation
- Fine lines and wrinkles’
- Stretch marks
- Scars caused by surgery, acne, and injuries
How are Dermapen™ Treatments Performed?
We apply a topical numbing cream to your skin before the treatment. Dermapen™ is a microneedling tool that is designed with 12 micro-needles. The tool is used to “stamp” the skin with micro-perforations that are formed in a perpendicular pattern (90-degrees to the surface of the skin). It is not pulled across the skin. The depth of the perforations is controlled very precisely to maximize the benefits and minimize the risk of tissue trauma. The exceptional precision of the tool allows use to treat even the most sensitive areas of the face, such as around the eyes, lips, and nose.
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Preparing for a Dermapen™ Treatment
Dr. Patino will recommend that you prepare your skin for the Dermapen™ treatment in the weeks prior to your appointment. Topical products will be recommended that contain ingredients proven to improve skin strength.
You will see results after the first treatment, and additional treatments help extend the longevity of the results and treat more advanced skin problems. Most patients require more than one treatment to achieve the desired results. For skin rejuvenation, Dr. Patino recommends between four to six treatments at one-month intervals. Acne scars and stretch marks take four to eight treatments that are performed every four to six weeks.
Your skin will be red for the first 12 to 48 hours, and it may feel sensitive. You can return to your normal activities, though.
Is Dermapen™ Right for Me?
Dermapen™ microneedling can be used to treat superficial to moderate signs of aging. If you have advanced signs of aging or a skin condition that may be triggered by the treatment, Dr. Patino may recommend an alternative anti-aging solution for you.
How Much Does Dermapen™ Cost?
Dermapen™ and other skin rejuvenation treatments are considered elective, so your insurance will not cover the procedures. You are responsible for the cost, and we want to make the procedures as affordable as possible. The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito offers financing options through American HealthCare and CareCredit®. Please contact our office if you would like to discuss financing. We also accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards as forms of payment.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
At your initial consultation, you need to inform Dr. Patino of your medical history, including any previous skin condition or allergies. It is also important that you express your goals for the treatment and the appearance you are hoping to achieve. Dr. Patino will be honest about what Dermapen™ treatments can do for you. He is available to answer any questions you have before and after the procedure.
Dermapen™ is just one of the skin rejuvenation treatments offered by Dr. Patino to his patients in Oakland, Berkeley, and the surrounding areas of California at The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito. Dermapen™ treatments can help you achieve a younger appearance. To find out more about these treatments and the procedure, please contact us to schedule your FREE initial consultation with Dr. Patino.