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Grudge Match: MicroNeedling vs. Sun Damage

by | Jul 6, 2018 | Blog

In 2016, Vogue magazine called microneedling “the next big thing in skin care.” How right they were! Microneedling was and continues to be an in-demand treatment at About Face. Recently, we have added the Dermapen 3 device to our practice, the most advanced micro-roller of its kind. It addresses problems in skin tone and texture and

  • Rejuvenates ageing skin
  • Treats acne scars
  • Shrinks pores
  • Can be used on many parts of the body
  • Improves the effects of skincare products

Talk about a multi-tasker! Microneedling with DermaPen 3 is also extremely valuable for correcting sun damage. That’s what this summer-in-winter article is all about…

Collagen Care for Sun-Damaged Skin

Microneedling is also known as Collage Induction Therapy (CIT) because it uses fine needles to create tiny puncture wounds that trigger the production of skin-saving collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are essential to reversing the effects of sun damage, a common complaint among Australians. Over the years, our outdoors-y, beach-centric lifestyle increases our risk for:

  • Age spots
  • Crow’s feet
  • Scaly patches (actinic keratosis)
  • Fine lines and wrinkle
  • Skin cancer

This last concern brings up an important point…

Skin Beauty, Skin Health, Skin Cancer

We can’t say this often enough: in order for skin to be beautiful, it must be healthy. While microneedling is an outstanding aesthetic treatment, it is not a medical treatment and it is most definitely not a treatment/cure for skin cancer.

4 Reasons Patients Prefer Dermapen 3

At About Face, we offer many skincare options. Patients consistently choose microneedling saying they appreciate that the treatment is

  • Chemical-free
  • Triggers the body’s own natural healing mechanism
  • Provides long lasting results
  • Is effective for all skin types

As its name suggests, Dermapen 3 is the third generation of a popular micro-roller with dramatic improvements over previous incarnations. The DermaPen 3 chief benefit is its precision.

“It allows us to make 1300 micro-injections per second,” reports Dr Marcells “That makes each session extremely effective.” Most patients require three to five treatments for full “colour correction,” but noticeable results are achieved after the first session.

Your Skin is Depending on You

Do you have dry spots, dark patches, fine lines, and wrinkles? Your skin is trying to tell you something! It’s asking you to get in touch with our practice for the help you both need to look and feel gorgeous. We’d be happy to introduce you to the wonders of microneedling and all the other amazing treatments we offer at About Face.

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Meet Dr Marcells

MBBS (Syd), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons

Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.

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