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Portland Microneedling

Why Choose 3MD™ Advance Microneedling?

The Dermapen3MD™ from DermapenWorld utilizes fractional micro-channeling to vertically pierce the skin with patent-pending AOVN™ technology. The Dermapen3MD™ gently glides over the skin creating millions of fine channels. These channels help in trans-dermal delivery of topically applied formulations.

The Dermapen3MD™ systematically creates micro-channels in the skin. The body naturally responds by launching processes to repair the physical damage. The result is an increased production of normal woven-collagen, similar to fractional laser treatments, but without the side effects and downtime.

Erase Your Skin’s Past

When compared to traditional dermal rollers, the Dermapen3MD™ causes less epidermal (skin) damage, reducing levels of pain and discomfort. As a result, this device is a safer, more comfortable, and more effective micro needling treatment (see image below). Sterile single-use cartridges eliminate risk of cross-contamination, whilst the adjustable settings allow for a treatment that is fully tailored to your individual needs. The design of the device also allows for it to be used in hard to reach areas such as around the eyes, eyelids, earlobes, neck, lips, and on the nose.

Your certified Dermapen3MD technician in Portland is best suited to assess your skin and treatment area, as well as recommend a treatment plan that will be most beneficial for you.

Dermal rollers operate via a rolling motion, causing lateral openings. 3MD™ creates micro-channels that are 100% vertical, which reduces pain and discomfort.

How many treatments are recommended for rejuvenation, acne scarring and stretch marks?

Rejuvenation                     4-6 treatments                 4 weeks apart

Acne scarring                     6 treatments                     6 weeks apart

Stretch marks                    4-8 treatments                 4-6 weeks apart

How should I prepare my skin for a 3MD™ Treatment?

For optimal results, an appropriate regime of DP Dermaceuticals™ should be determined by your clinician, to encourage the skin to strengthen (especially for thin or delicate skin areas). Continue to use DP Dermaceuticals™ recommended by your clinician after the treatments. The DP Dermaceuticals™ range is suitable for ongoing home care.

How long should it take before I see results?

Typically, you will see cumulative results. Longer-lasting and more significant results will become visible after 4 to 6 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). The condition of your skin will continue to improve over the next 6-12 months, especially when combined with the recommended post-treatment care.

Is the treatment painful?

The Dermapen3MD™ treatments are relatively painless. Deeper treatments may require a topical anesthetic cream to be applied 15-40 minutes before the procedure. This will render the treatments virtually pain-free.

Is there any downtime after treatments?

Generally no, but you may experience facial redness for 12 to 48 hours after the treatment. Most people in Portland are able to return to normal daily activities immediately after the treatment. Application of a breathable camouflage will seal the skin and cover any redness for an immediate return to work.

How soon after filler/muscle relaxant injections can I have a micro-needling treatment?

While there is no clinical evidence that the Dermapen3MD™ treatments counteract with any particular injectable, it is important to let your clinician know if you have had and injection of any hyaluronic fillers, or if you are planning on having any in the near future. You clinician will be able to advise you on when to schedule those treatments appropriately.

How to Care for Your Skin Between Treatments

Step 1 : Advanced Resurfacing

Your clinician will apply a suitable topical agent to compliment your 3MD™ Treatment. Between treatments, continue using recommended products as directed to maintain results. DP Dermaceuticals MicroDerm™ exfoliant is one option for gentle yet effective exfoliation between treatments.

Step 2 : Hydrate and Strengthen

For best results, it is important to keep your skin hydrated and protected from the harsh environment to make it healthy and strong. DP Dermaceuticals Vitamin Rich Repair™ Cream* was specially created to enhance the results of your treatment by promoting intensive rebuilding and repair of the skin both before and after treatments. If you will be exposed to the sun, always wear appropriate sun protection.

Step 3: Cover, Recover and Protect for Beautiful Skin

It is unlikely that you will experience any side effects after your treatment. However, if you do experience redness or sensitive skin, you may use a breathable post-procedure camouflage makeup. This will allow you to get back to your everyday activities with no one suspecting that you even had a treatment. In addition, camouflage makeup coverage can also work as sun protection for the skin.

*Ask your treatment provided about the full range of DP Dermaceuticals™.

Doctors say the 3MD can be used to treat the appearance of:

  • Aging Skin
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Vitiligo*
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Skin tightening and rejuvenation
  • Enlarged/Dilated pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Scars (acne, surgical and burns)

*when used in conjunction with topical treatment

Call the office at (503) 227-7117 to schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation with our licensed Esthetician, Helen.  We look forward to helping you with your skin care needs.

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You can learn more about microneedling at American Academy of Dermatology.