Will derma pen cause scaring or damage my skin?! (photo)
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Dermapen Risks and Benefits
Dermapen is a medical procedure but can be done by physician extenders such as nurses, physician assistants, or aestheticians. Medical laws will vary from state to state on how these physician extenders are supervised. Informed consent should by done prior to any Dermapen procedure.
Patients should ask about the experience of their Dermapen provider. Dermapen does provide certification via hand on training or online courses.
Avoiding complications in this type of procedure is best done by ensuring that your provider is experienced, adequately supervised, and is willing to listen to your expectations of both result and downtime.
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Micro-needling for acne scars
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