"Patients handled with the Dermapen unanimously felt that the procedure was much much less painful than derma rolling and the downtime was considerably shorter with the Dermapen. Subjectively, patients treated with the Dermapen felt that their acne scarring had improved to a larger extent than sufferers with the derma rolling. Visioscan knowledge showed significantly better discount of depth of scars utilizing the Dermapen in comparison with derma rolling." Professor Tony Chu, FRCP, Dermatology Division, Imperial College, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
Dermapen releases open scientific examine of therapy of Atrophic Pimples Scars Comparing Derma Rolling vs Dermapen and a 3D animation video displaying the comparison between Derma Rolling and Dermapen Micro-Needling gadget.
Therapy OF ATROPHIC ACNE SCARRING ? DERMA ROLLING VS DERMAPEN
Professor Tony Chu, FRCP, Dermatology Department, Imperial School, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
Percutaneous collagen induction has been used for some years within the treatment of atrophic pimples scarring. It is most successful in rolling scars however could have some impact on field scarring. Essentially the most profitable method used up to now is Derma rollering. This is a mechanical device which contains surgical metal micro-needles in a wheel which is rolled up and down the affected area. Needle size is generally 1.5mm and the pores and skin is treated four occasions in three completely different directions. We now have used this system in our clinics for the last 4 years, treating over a a thousand patients. The results have been extraordinarily good thus far. The procedure is, nonetheless, painful and leaves the affected person very pink for 4 days after the process. The brand new Dermapen makes use of the identical principal but moderately than utilizing a rolling action, the Dermapen strikes the needles out and in at a rate of about a thousand instances per second. This avoids the rolling injury to the skin that can occur with derma rolling.
This was an open comparative examine of derma rolling and Dermapen in 60 sufferers with atrophic acne scarring to compare ease of use, patient preference and effectivity. Patients have been randomized to receive both derma rolling or Dermapen. All sufferers had had one previous remedy with derma rolling. All had predominantly rolling scars and none had active pimples. Procedures have been carried out by 3 dermatologists. Sufferers and dermatologists crammed in a questionnaire about the ease of use and discomfort expertise and size of down time. Depth of chosen scars was measured using the Visioscan VC98 earlier than and 3 months after therapy.
Sufferers treated with the Dermapen unanimously felt that the procedure was much much less painful than derma rolling and the downtime was significantly shorter with the Dermapen. Subjectively, sufferers handled with the Dermapen felt that their acne scarring had improved to a greater extent than sufferers with derma rolling. Visioscan data confirmed significantly better reduction of depth of scars using the Dermapen compared to Derma rolling.
Therapy of zits scarring has been considerably superior with the introduction of derma rolling. The new Dermapen, nevertheless, has an a variety of benefits. The disposable needle heads are more cost effective than derma rolling. Patients felt that the Dermapen was much much less painful and had shorter downtime than the derma rolling. Dermatologists felt it was simpler to use and enabled sites such as the higher lip and nostril to be handled with ease. The Dermapen additionally showed considerably superior discount in scar depth after a single treatment with a mean of 29% reduction with the derma curler in comparison with forty two% common with the Dermapen.
Professor Tony Chu, FRCP
Division of Dermatology
London W12 0HS, UK
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