Skin Needling

Is this the magic pen to reduce the sign of ageing?

On hearing that a local skincare therapist was the only person in the Algarve with the revolutionary Dermapen 4™, I was keen to try it. Here is how it went.

While I am not obsessed about ageing, I notice a new line every time I look in the mirror! I personally don’t like the idea of injecting something into my face and have been told by a doctor that microneedling is the natural way to ease wrinkles and improve the health of your skin.

I was quite nervous about it because, as the name suggests, it involves needles! But nothing, except for hyaluronic acid, is injected into the skin. The Dermapen creates superfine microchannels in the skin. This process naturally boosts collagen production.

It does literally feel like hundreds of little needles are going into the skin. However, it is over in 10 minutes and is on a pain level akin to a bikini wax. The results are improved skin hydration, fine lines and wrinkles minimised and skin cell renewal.

The Dermapen 4™ patented products are then put on your face. This bit was pleasurable. A cooling mask followed by a vitamin repair serum. I was told not to exercise, get hot or apply any other skin products to my face for 48 hours, as the minute holes in your skin need to heal. 

When I left, it felt like I had mild sunburn on my face and you would want to clear your diary that day because my face did look very red and blotchy. By the evening, I just felt rejuvenated and glowing. 

I have a small scar on my cheek, so the therapist went deeper into this to allow more collagen to form in this section which will break down scar tissue. She told me that one of her clients has a large scar on his forehead from an accident and he is now experiencing less pain and can feel the hardness loosening. The treatment can also be used to eliminate acne, pigmentation, sun damage and rosacea.

So if you are looking for a bit of a glow in January, give it a try. You’re worth it!

Saskia Skincare & Beauty offers the Dermapen 4™ treatment 

+351 919 034 677


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