Dermapen, also known as the "vampire facial' is an alternative to laser skin treatments. After applying a prescription-strength topical numbing solution to the face, tiny holes are gently poked into the epidermis and dermis of the skin. These micro-injuries encourage the body to naturally heal itself via new epidermal growth, fibroblast chemo-taxis, fibroblast proliferation, and matrix production.

Growth hormones from the body's tissue release to promote healing and the production of collagen and elastin. The end result: skin is younger, tighter, and free of scars and discoloration.

Studies have shown that Dermapen produces fewer side effects than laser treatments, including pain, postinflammatory hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation, persistent erythema (facial flushing), and infections. Unlike laser treatments, Dermapen is suitable for all skin types.

To learn more about Dermapen and to schedule a consultation at our St. Petersburg office, call 727-528-3808.