Dermapen patient Melinda Rosenthal, said, "I'm not very old. I'm 35. I can see the difference and the changes in my face."
Rosenthal's treatment starts with the application of platelet rich plasma, a concentrated concoction spun down from her own blood. The Dermapen uses fine needles on a piston that's connected to a driver that varies the speed and depth. It pushes the platelet rich plasma into the dermis, jump starting a healing process and harnessing the body's own power to rejuvenate.
Vascular surgeon Dr. David Mozerksy said, "These needles are going back and forth, in a minute maybe 150 times. And then they make microscopic little holes in the skin."
Some patients say it feels like a scratchy cat's tongue on their skin. Melinda says the pain is minimal.
"In some spots when you don't have too much muscle in that area you can feel it a little more. But it just feels like small little needles going across the skin. Not painful," said Rosenthal.
In just a few weeks, patients end up with a more youthful, rejuvenated complexion.
"There's no clinical downtime and the results have been amazing," said Mozersky.
He said, "It's a maintenance thing. So if you want to have nice skin, maybe a treatment like this every year or so would be in order."
Dr. Mozersky usually recommends two to three treatments. They cost 600 dollars. Results may last at least a year.