What it is

  • Dermapen uses electronically controlled micro-needles to stimulate new collagen and rejuvenation of skin
  • Needles are precisely controlled to move to a set depth and at a set speed
  • The skin heals quickly with a minimum of side effects to smooth acne scars, wrinkles and other skin texture problems
  • Can be used in all skin types and colors
  • FDA-approved
  • Dr. Alex Kaplan is proud to be one of the first doctors in the Los Angeles area to offer this treatment and is one of the most experienced Dermapen providers in the world.

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Benefits Of Dermapen Treatment

Clinical Effects:

  • skin tightening, lifting, rejuvenating
  • acne scar remodeling
  • fine wrinkle reduction
  • stretch mark flattening and smoothing
  • traumatic scar remodeling

Treatment Features:

  • topical numbing cream applied prior to treatment to minimize discomfort
  • anti-aging serum is applied during the treatment to enhance effects
  • aftercare regimen is prescribed, including recommended sun protection

Adjunctive Treatments for Scars

For keloids and hypertrophic scars, we also offer 5-FU/kenalog injections.  Very thick or keloid type scars require more than resurfacing.  Injection of the above medication into the scar causes it to shrink and flatten.  Dermapen resurfacing after this helps to blur the texture and color of the scar.  Please call for more information on this treatment.

Dermapen Pricing Information

Area 1 Treatment Package of 3 Treatments (15% savings)
Package of 5 Treatments (25% savings)
Face 499 1272 1870
Small Scars, Other Areas from 250 save 15% save 20%
Stem Cell Add-On 99 per treatment 75/tx as package 75/tx as package

Stem Cell Treatment After Dermapen and Fractional Laser

Stem cells carry powerful growth factors and are highly stimulating to regeneration and healing. In conjunction with the DNA Skin Institute, stem cell therapy is now available as an add-on to Fraxel, Fractional CO2 and Dermapen treatments. At the end of the dermapen procedure, the stem cell solution is applied.

Dermapen FAQ

How many treatments are necessary to achieve a good response?

Improvement is seen with each treatment but a series of 3-5 treatments is best to achieve optimal results.

How far apart are treatments done?

Dermapen treatments can be repeated every 4-6 weeks.

Is Dermapen safe for darker skin types?

Since no melanin-absorbing laser and no heat are involved, the Dermapen is relatively safer than lasers, such as IPL, for darker skin types..

Who performs the treatments?

One of our physician assistants will perform your treatment.

Is Dermapen painful?

Dermapen uses very fine needles and is relatively comfortable. A topical numbing cream is all that is needed.

How long is each treatment?

For a face, each treatment is 30 to 60 minutes.

How is Dermapen different than a needle roller?

Needle rollers also use needles for skin resurfacing but are often too large and unwieldy for tight areas. They are also dependent on hand pressure, so the depth of penetration varies depending on the the amount of pressure exerted and the softness of the skin, while the Dermapen depth of penetration is set precisely with an electronic dial. There is also lateral trauma to the skin when the needles on a roller pull out of the skin as the wheel turns. This does not happen with the Dermapen, which relies only on vertical needle action.

What are the immediate after-effects?

There is redness and very minimal bleeding.

Before and After Photo Gallery

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acne scar removal los angelesAcne Scars Before and After with Dermapen

Dermapen for Wrinkles

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dermapen stretch marks before and after