For those struggling with fine lines, acne scars, and other skin concerns, DP4 microneedling is one of the best solutions available today. This more entry-level, less uncomfortable microneedling service provides skin rejuvenation at its very best without health complications and minimal skin trauma.

The results of microneedling DP4 therapy are astounding. This new type of procedure uses a DP4 pen that can create millions of fine, vertical microchannels in the skin. This process is 100% faster than other devices like it. It is also far less uncomfortable and designed to be very efficient overall.

If you are not ready for more invasive treatment options like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or want results sooner, DP4 microneedling is the ideal solution.

ICLS Dermatology is a leader in providing the most advanced skin care treatment options, including DP4 microneedling. We serve Oakville, Mississauga, and the Greater Toronto area with today’s most advanced treatment options for skin rejuvenation.

What Is DP4 Microneedling?

DP4 microneedling is a fractional microneedling device that creates impressive results with a very simple procedure. In this skin care treatment, a DP4 pen is used to penetrate very tiny needles into the target area of the skin. This allows the body’s natural immune system to respond by sending blood circulation to the damaged skin tissues.

What makes that important is that the blood is rich in nutrients and oxygen. That helps to encourage blood flow through the skin to heal it. If you look at DP4 microneedling before and after, you may notice significant improvement in how the skin looks and feels.

The pen moves over the skin smoothly while creating very tiny puncture channels. These channels actually have two goals. The first is to trigger your body’s natural immune system to heal the “damaged” skin. This allows for the natural collagen and elastin production to ramp up. Your body’s immune system works to heal those very tiny injuries.

Additionally, the channels work to enable topical nutrients to be applied to the skin afterward to get deeper into the skin. With topical nutrients deeper in the skin, collagen and elastin production is amplified.

Which skin concerns does DP4 treat?

DP4 microneedling may help to treat many types of skin damage, including:

How Does DP4 Microneedling Compare to Traditional Microneedling?

DP4 microneedling is the only microneedling device to create micro-injuries in such a fast method. By gliding over the skin and creating millions of tiny channels, DP4 works to enable deeper and more effective stimulation of the healing process with minimal trauma. The DP4 pen works over 100% faster than traditional microneedling devices. It also creates far more of those tiny channels, resulting in as much as 80% more topical nutrients getting deeper into the layers of the skin.

Is DP4 Microneedling with PRP Better Than with Exosomes?

The DP4 microneedling pen helps make treatment more comprehensive and deeper. DP4 microneedling can be performed with PRP or Exosomes, which are nanoparticles in the skin that can drastically improve overall skin rejuvenation. Combining either of these two treatments with DP4 technology can help create longer-lasting and more advanced results.

Which is better depends on the patient’s needs. The Dermapen 4 or DP4 pen used with PRP requires extracting a person’s blood to create a high concentration of growth factors injected back into the skin. However, with Exosome treatment, there is no additional injection after the microneedling procedure. Instead, a topical treatment is applied to the skin.

Am I a Good Candidate for the DP4 Microneedling Treatment?

DP4 derma pen treatment is safe for many people with good overall health. The Dermapen treatment is best for those with:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Pigmentation concerns

It is a safe and versatile strategy for dealing with numerous conditions without discomfort or pain.

How Much Does DP4 Microneedling Treatment Cost?

Typical costs range from $100 to $700, but this depends on the clinic location, the number of sessions needed (the cost of a single session), and the expertise of the practitioner. Most people need several sessions to get the desired results.

How to Prepare for the DP4 Microneedling Treatment

The process is not overly invasive, but cleaning the skin to remove all makeup and debris will be necessary. You do not want to use any skincare product on the skin leading up to its use. Make sure to be hydrated heading into the procedure.

How Is Microneedling with DP4 Performed?

The DP4 microneedling pen creates a very small set of channels in the skin. To work, an ultra-fine sterile and stainless steel needle is inserted into the DP4 pen. The right-sizing is selected by the provider based on the client’s needs.

Prior to applying the DP4 microneedling pen in Canada, a numbing agent is applied to the skin. Then, the Dermapen treatment gets started. Unlike fractional laser treatments, the DP4 will create both direct and vertical penetration.

How Long Does it Take?

Most people will need 15 to 30 minutes per treatment of DP4 microneedling.

Recovery from DP4 Microneedling Treatment

Once you have the actual procedure, you will apply skin moisturizing lotion. Then, your practitioner will provide insight into any care you need. Avoid using any type of makeup for 24 to 48 hours.

How Many Sessions of DP4 Microneedling Do You Need?

Typically, people will need Dermapen microneedling over a few weeks to get optimal results. Most people need between 3 and 6 treatments to achieve the best results.

How Long Does the Effect Last?

The results of DP4 microneedling are outstanding and often last 1 to 2 years for most people.

What Are the Benefits?

The benefits of the DP4 microneedling include:

  • Improved skin tightening
  • Natural collagen induction
  • Reduction in stretch marks
  • Improvement in discoloration and sun damage
  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin lifting and rejuvenation

What Are the Side Effects?

The side effects are minimal. Some may include:

  • Minimal skin irritation
  • Swelling
  • Dryness
  • Redness of the treatment area

What Are Dermapen 4 Microneedling Alternatives?

There are a variety of other treatment options available, including fractional laser treatments, chemical peels, and alternative microneedling treatments. However, DP4 continues to be one of the best options for its natural process and ability to create highly improved results including that it rapidly treats body contours.

Why Choose ICLS Clinic?

ICLS patients come from Oakville and the Greater Toronto area, including Toronto and Mississauga. There are many reasons why this happens. Dr. Sheetal Sapra’s team offers compassionate care and an ethical approach to this type of skin treatment. Most importantly, the team brings extensive experience and specialization in DP4 microneedling and other techniques to support skin rejuvenation.

ICLS Clinic offers a focus on patient satisfaction. To achieve this, we provide a collaborative process that meets and exceeds your expectations. If you are ready to see results, set up a consultation for DP4 microneedling or other skin rejuvenation treatments with the team at ICLS now.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is DP4 Microneedling Painful?

    Many people experience only the sensation of vibration as the pen is moved over the skin. Because a slight numbing agent is added, there is no pain involved.

  • Is the DP4 Microneedling Device Approved by Health Canada?

    Yes, the DermaPen – Dp4 microneedling pen and treatment process has been approved by Health Canada.

Our Nurses & Specialist

At ICLS, you will be under the care of some of Canada’s most experienced registered nurses. ICLS is one of the only practices in the country (maybe even the world!) to employ only registered nurses to deliver treatments. Our all-female nursing staff consists of hard-working, internationally-trained medical professionals.

Our nurses perform your treatment under our medical director, Dr. Sheetal Sapra, who is a top dermatologist and pioneer of new technologies aimed at improving the lives and looks of his patients. Dr. Sapra has practiced medical dermatology for more than 35 years and has made significant contributions to the field.