Dermapen treatment results not good. The importance of skin REST.

Please HELP!! I have had two Dermapen treatments on my face and around my mouth and chin. I now have more and deeper wrinkles on my cheeks and very deep lines around my mouth and chin. I had a negative reaction and it seems like the lines are getting deeper daily. This procedure has seemed to bring out more wrinkles. I am very upset and do not know what to do at this point. Thank you.

As many of you know, I’m not a fan of Dermapen treatments because often they are done in salons and not under the supervision of a board certified dermatologist.   Also, treatment results can vary greatly. 

You don’t tell me how long ago the treatment was but it’s very human to try to “fix” it by using tons of different products that end up just being irritating.  I’m assuming you’ve seen your doctor and are getting help from him/her. 

But generally an entire month of SKIN REST may be very helpful.    Skin rest is just a gentle cleanser, preferably organic, a good moisturizer with a zinc (5-10%) sunscreen over that in the morning and in the evening just the gentle cleanser and a ton of moisturizer.    Often this simple regimen allows the skin’s own repair mechanisms to work and repair the problem itself.

Also get lots of sleep and eat healthily.

Let me know how you do,

Dr. I


Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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