DermaPen vs Sciton Profractional
Article by Daniel J. Ritacca, MD
Chicago Oculoplastic Surgeon
Recently launched in 2011, Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa added Dermapen® to their menu of services. The Dermapen is a device that helps to build collagen, re-texturize the skin and promote great product absorption.
Laser resurfacing has been a popular treatment for people who experience fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, forehead, shallow scars from acne and other tone & texture issues. The Pro-fractional laser uses a tiny laser beam to pinpoint several concise areas of the skin. While scars or wrinkles are treated, the laser allows the surrounding untreated tissue promotes rapid healing. The skin’s wound healing response creates new collagen which adds long-lasting firmness and resilience to the skin. If you have active acne or if you have very dark skin, you may not be a candidate. Now, there are options for darker skin types.
Dermapen mimics laser resurfacing treatments like the Pro-fractional with less dermal damage therefore, less downtime and recovery with the same great results. The Dermapen can also be used safely, on all skin types and ethnicities, and has shown great clinical results in addressing wrinkles and fine lines, acne scars, stretch marks, keloid scars as well as promoting wound healing and stimulation, skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation.
Dr. Ritacca says, “The Dermapen device is very effective when used alone, but can be combined with other popular treatments like BBL, Sciton profractional laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.”
The Dermapen is a convenient small pen that allows greater precision than an ablation type laser and “stamps” the skin which allows for greater depth in areas where you need it. The piercing is a vertical insertion rather than a rolling insertion and the higher speed offers more comfort, less trauma and quicker treatment times. Because of the less ablative approach, the benefits go beyond surface level results, with almost no downtime. It has been proven to be just as effective as Fractional Laser Therapy or laser resurfacing, IPL or BBL, and chemical peels.
Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa is seeing great results with this new skin technique and offers free consultations to learn if you are a candidate for the Dermapen. For a free consultation to determine which treatments is best for you, call 847-367-8815.