Dermapen Microneedling – Dermatologist Expert Review

NYC dermatologist Novick, Nelson

By Nelson Lee Novick, MD

New York, New York 10028

Physician (MD, DO), Dermatology


Dermapen® is an innovative skin care treatment that uses tiny needles to pierce the skin and generate areas of new skin growth. Dermapen® has  been used to treat melasma, dark spots (hyperpigmentation), enlarged pores, and for improving the appearance of fine and medium wrinkles.  Medical microneedling has been used for treating all types of scars, including acne scars, traumatic scars, and postsurgical scars.

New York Dermatologist Dr. Nelson Novick describes his clinical experience providing Dermapen® treatments to his patients.

“In contrast to many other common office treatments, such as lasers (which must be used very cautiously on areas off the face for fear of scarring and permanent pigment loss), medical microneedling may be performed safely on all skin sites, including the neck, decollete, hands, arms, legs and trunk”, said Dr. Novick.

Medical microneedling has several benefits. The microscopic skin perforations promote the creation of new, native collagen  that helps to smooth out the surface and even out pigmentation of the treatment area. The micro-channels created by the small needles allow the deeper entry of substances applied to the skin immediately before or after Dermapen® treatment.

Depending upon the size of the treatment area or location, medical microneedling may be performed with the use of topical or local anesthesia. In general, optimal results are achieved after a series of four medical microneedling treatments performed at four to six week intervals.