Dermapen vs PRP Therapy

| Oct 1, 2019

Superior Skin Treatments

Dermapen and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy are restorative treatments that deliver a good deal of sought-after Aesthetic Results. They both provide a host of anti-ageing benefits towards younger, rejuvenated skin. Additionally, they are excellent springtime treatments for the summer to come.

Dermapen & PRP Therapy can both

  • Tighten & Firm Skin
  • Restore Glow
  • Enhance Texture & Tone
  • Diminish Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Improve Moisture Retention
  • Lessen Appearance of Scars

Basic Overview:

Dermapen Treatment: Involves multiple micro-gauge needles that penetrate precisely to specific depths through layers of the dermis. Controlled micro-injury activates The Healing Cascade, thus Collagen and Elastin production are boosted naturally to create stronger skin structures.

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment: An individual’s own blood is first drawn and then placed in a centrifuge in order to isolate the Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP is then re-injected strategically for anti-ageing purposes. PRP works from within to repair skin damage, provide the building blocks for new growth and serves as a means to collagen induction. PRP Therapy is considered an all-natural and risk-free treatment. Click here for post- PRP Therapy Tips.

What Dermapen and PRP Therapy Share in Common

  • Simple procedures
  • Stimulate Collagen Production
  • Non-surgical
  • Can be completed in about an hour
  • Rely on internal Cellular Processes to rejuvenate skin
  • No recovery time required
  • Treat visible ageing
  • Work best with more than 1 treatment scheduled

Decision Influencers

Specific indications and your individual aesthetic objectives will influence Dr Clark’s personal recommendation for you. If you aren’t sure which treatment would be most beneficial to you – let’s take a closer look to understand better how they work and what they offer.

Distinguishing Differentiators


  • Visible results can be seen quicker
  • Uses multiple needles superficially on skin surface
  • Larger treatment area
  • Activates The Healing Cascade as a means to boost collagen (& elastin) production
  • Topical treatments follow Dermapen
  • Provides benefits to the entire treated area
  • May result in some inflammation or skin irritation in the 12-24hrs directly afterwards. i.e. may appear to have a sunburn

Dermapen may be first choice for:

  • Reducing hyper-pigmentation & Melasma
  • Decreasing pore size
  • Eliminating stretch marks & acne scarring
  • Diminishing broken capillaries & certain types of visible veins

PRP Therapy

  • Visible results take longer to see: Collagen remodelling from 4 weeks onward
  • Uses one needle to reach deeper skin layers
  • Smaller Treatment area / Can treat specific damaged area
  • Delivers powerful protein growth factors to aid regeneration
  • Works to repair cell damage and inflammation
  • Internal delivery with no topical applications
  • May result in some minor bruising or swelling at injection site

PRP Therapy may be first choice for treating:

  • Wounds & damaged skin
  • Inflammation
  • Under-eye troughs or dark circles
  • Muscle & Joint Injuries and Chronic Pain conditions

Options Abound

Achieving healthy skin and maintaining youthful vitality requires a professional plan that integrates all the components of the treatment matrix [Link to Latest News]. Allow the SAI family of clinicians and the esteemed Dr Clark assist in guiding your choices for personalized treatment plans that will deliver results.


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