This dermapen is also known as mesopen, due to its popular use for issues that were in the past targeted with mesotherapy. Mesotherapy is a non-surgical procedure that works by finely injecting powerful vitamins, minerals, and amino acids into the lower layers of the skin. It is generally considered to be a riskier procedure and it’s only performed by professionals.
On the other hand, the microneedling treatment can be done at home by anyone, which is why it has become more popular and it’s still a growing trend in the skincare industry. It is considered a safer alternative for fixing the same issues, and it has been reported that in some cases results show even faster. So, don’t worry, our mesopen won’t inject anything in your skin! It will only stimulate it to produce more elastin and collagen. In less technical terms, your skin is basically making itself look younger, smoother and plumper!
In order to promote best results, use products that are gentle on the skin, and don’t have any harsh or intense ingredients. Such products are sheet masks that are very suitable for calming your face after mesopen treatment. For a treated area on the body, use a light lotion that soothes your skin. Make sure to avoid direct sunlight for at least 24 hours after a mesopen treatment, or wear protection if you have to go out. It’s advisable to apply a strong SPF and remember to keep your skin hydrated by using moisturizers that include hyaluronic acid, ceramides, or glycerin.
How to Use
Wash your skin and make certain it’s thoroughly cleansed of any makeup, oil, or dirt.
Apply a serum on the area you want to treat, making sure your skin is visibly moisturized.
Sterilize the cartridge using alcohol solution and screw it on to the pen after it dries.
Turn on the pen and go all over the skin with circular motions of about 3 repetitions.
Reapply serum before moving on to another section of your skin. Repeat for each section.
Turn off the pen, remove the cartridge and sterilize it with alcohol solution once again.
Frequently Asked Questions
The sensation depends on the size of the needle – the larger the needle you introduce, the more intensely you’re going to feel it. It’s very normal to feel a tingling sensation, but at no point should the treatment feel uncomfortable or painful. That’s why it’s advisable to use a light hand, and remember that there’s no need to press hard into your skin. Don’t worry if you notice a slight feeling of inflammation, as that is actually necessary in order to trigger the healing process!
Each needle length option is meant to target a specific issue:
- for better product absorption, use 0.25mm
- for hyperpigmentation, use 0.25mm to 1mm
- for uneven skin tone and uneven texture, use 0.5mm to 1mm
- for wrinkles and fine lines, use 0.5mm to 1.5mm
- for loose skin and sun damage, use 0.5mm to 1.5mm
- for scarring, use 1.0mm to 1.5mm
- for stretch marks, use 1.5mm to 2.5mm
How often you should use your microneedling device depends on the length of the needles that you’re using. According to that, you can use the device:
- every second day, for 0.25mm needle length
- 1 to 3 times a week, for 0.5mm needle length
- once every 2 weeks, for 1.0mm needle length
- once every 3 to 4 weeks, for 1.5mm needle length
- every 6 weeks, for 2.0mm to 2.5mm needle length
Some of the initial results can be seen immediately after the treatment. The first thing you’re going to notice is that your skin is going to get tighter and a lot smoother. Another immediate result can be reduction of pores. Although these changes will most likely be small in the beginning, they will still be present after the first session, and are going to become more apparent with more sessions. Research shows that people achieve visible improvement in their skin issues within the first few sessions, due to the accelerated collagen production. However, as with any procedure, the body requires some time to give fresh life and strength to the skin, so remember that continued use will deliver the final results.
You can still do your microneedling treatment while you have active acne, but only if you avoid going exactly over them. The needles shouldn’t come in direct contact with the pimple, so it’s advisable to go around the area without touching the inflamed spot. The good news is when your acne heals you can use our microneedling tool to go over the acne scars and speed up their healing process.
Avoid the areas around the eyes and on your lips since they are especially delicate. Never use a microneedling tool on your eyelids.
There are a few products that are not recommended for use immediately after treatment. These products are mainly chemical exfoliates that have active ingredients like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or tretinoin. It’s also advisable to avoid introducing microneedling and retinol products at the same time, since starting both simultaneously can be too intense for the skin. If you are already using retinol products, make sure to stop their usage four to five days before microneedling.
Our cartridges come sterilized and securely packed in their own individual wrapping. One single cartridge can be used 4 to 6 times before it needs to be replaced with a new one. Even though the cartridges are replaceable, it is still advisable to disinfect them before and after each use. That way you can prevent the serum or other products from building up on the needles.