Microneedling Pen vs. Roller: Dermapen for Skin Repair

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The Microneedling Pen Provides Superior Vampire PRP Treatment

Kim K and Bar Rafaeli put Microneedling on the map with The Vampire Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial. But beyond those famous Instagram shots, there’s so much more to Microneedling for skin repair. As NYC’s Premiere Place for PRP,  we’re here to walk you through how to get superior skin rejuvenation with Microneedling. In today’s post, Equipment Matters: Microneedling Pen vs. Dermaroller:

What is a Micro Needling Pen or Micro Needling Roller Used For?

The Microneedling Pen and Microneedling Roller are both types of devices employed during Microneedling. Designed to create “micro-injuries” in the epidermis of the skin, these Microneedling tools harness the body’s own innate ability to heal itself naturally. Specifically, the treatment works to trigger fibroblast cell growth and stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. When used in tandem with a serum, like Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), Miso Vitamins or Hyaluronic Acid, a Microneedling treatment sparks a whole host of regenerative properties in the skin.

What are the Benefits of Microneedling (AKA Collagen Induction Therapy)?

Skin needling can repair skin on many areas of the body, including face, neck, decollete, breast and scalp. It’s a highly effective treatment for:

  • Microneedling for Wrinkle Reduction / Skin Rejuvenation / Mature Skin
  • Microneedling for Acne Scars / Burns / Skin Texture Renewal
  • Microneedling for Photodamaged Skin / Hyperpigmentation / Age Spots
  • Microneedling for Hair Restoration

What is a Micropen /Microneedling Pen for Skin Needling?

Also called a Dermapen, the Micropen is a pen-shaped device. It is powered by a small motor that penetrates the skin with thin, disposable and surgical-grade needles.

What is a Dermaroller for Skin Needling?

A Dermaroller is a drum covered with needles and attached to a handle. It makes tiny needle pricks, as it is rolled across the surface of the skin.

Microneedling Pen vs. Microneedling Roller: Which is Better for Skin Rejuvenation?

The Dermaroller was the traditional mechanism used when Microneedling first became available in 1995. Since then, the Dermapen was invented to refine Microneedling technique. This technological advancement offers superior skin rejuvenation, including:

  1. Dermapen vs. Dermaroller: Precision

Micropens are motorized, which creates a controlled environment for consistent penetration of skin. On the other hand, Dermarollers manipulate the skin manually. As a result, the technician is solely responsible for providing proper treatment technique. Due to human error, skin can be punctured too deeply or inconsistently for an inferior treatment.

  1. Dermaroller vs. Dermapen: Versatility

The design of the Derma roller makes it unwieldy on hard-to-reach areas on the skin. The streamlined shape of the Dermapen allows superior access to the subtle contours of the facial structure, such as around the eyes, nose and upper lip.

  1. Dermaroller vs. Dermapen: Customization

Unlike the Dermaroller, the Dermapen offers adjustable needle depth penetration and speed. The esthetician can customize treatment for different areas of the body, as well as tailor treatment for individual skincare concerns. For example, Microneedling for eyes requires a different, more delicate setting than Microneedling for hair or scalp, which requires deeper penetration to achieve maximum results.

  1. Dermapen vs. Dermaroller: Pain and Downtime

The Dermaroller punctures skin at a 45 degree angle, as the roller is dragged across the surface of the skin. As a result, it tends to leave tearing wounds in the skin. On the other hand, the Dermapen penetrates the epidermis vertically, which results in a more comfortable treatment, a cleaner wound, minimal skin trauma and a quicker recovery time.

  1. Dermapen vs. Dermaroller: Safety

The disposable tips used on the Dermapen are distinctly more sanitary than the Dermaroller drum, which is designed for repeated use.

Dermapen or Dermaroller: Which Does Smooth Synergy Use? How Do I Find a Dermapen Near Me?

Smooth Synergy Medical Spa uses what we consider the best Dermapen on the market for all our Microneedling procedures. Called the Rejuvapen, it’s superior to other needling pen equipment. Here’s why:

  1. Powerful Motor

Rejuvapen has a stronger, more reliable motor than other Dermapen systems. This feature allows for less needle drag and more uniform incisions during Microneedling.

  1. Quality Electrical Source

Rejuvapen is mains powered, which is a fancy way of saying it’s electrical source is more reliable. This features reduces power lags, which virtually eliminates the risk of needle drag.

  1. Safer System

A built-in. Medical-Grade HEPA filter provides an additional barrier against contamination, making Microneedling treatment a safer alternative to other systems.

Why Choose Smooth Synergy Medical Spa for Microneedling / Vampire Treatments?

Smooth Synergy NYC provides a complete menu of Microneedling treatments and Vampire PRP treatments, including the Vampire Facial, Vampire FaceLift, Vampire Hair Therapy and Vampire BreastLift. Additionally, our 16 years of experience in the Med Spa industry gives us a distinct advantage in providing superior results. Call us at 212-397-011 to schedule a consultation with an Expert in Beauty to find out which treatment/s is right for you.

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