Appointment Time
30 minutes (estimated)
To treat
scarring, fine lines, loose skin, stretch marks, large pore treatment,
Skin preparation required
Back to Work
12 hours
One off treatment or Course
not available as a one-off treatment. A course of 3 or 6 treatments recommended.
Suitable for
Face or body. All ethnicities. All skin types
Duration of Results
Rejuvenating results last 12 months* Scar and stretch mark improvement permanent*
Risks & Complications
Redness, pain, irritation, swelling, infection, scarring, may trigger cold sores*

What is Dermapen microneedling?

Dermapen is the industry-leading microneedling device, which works as a skin repair treatment to significantly improve the appearance of large pores, fine lines and is an effective acne scar treatment. It can also be an excellent tool to tighten loose skin after weight loss.It uses tiny needles attached to a pen device to gently puncture the skin, causing a series of traumatic punctures. The skin responds to this by naturally producing collagen and elastin to repair itself.The collagen and elastin created by micro-needling work to smooth and firm the skin, plumping out deep lines and improving the indented or red appearance of stretch marks or scars making it a popular acne scar treatment. As Dr Leah Clinics are a doctor-led clinic, the treatment can be enhanced by applying a chemical peel (ÜBER Pro peel) to your skin immediately after your micro needling facial, which allows the chemical peel to work deep into the skin as the channels are open after being punctured by the Dermapen.

Dermapen is suitable for use on the face and body, for both male and female clients. It is less invasive than many alternative solutions, and you can normally return to your daily activities straight away (although you may notice some redness/swelling).



Before and after course of 6 Dermapen


Before and after course of 6 Dermapen
Before and after course of 6 Dermapen


Before and after course of 6 Dermapen
Before and after course of 6 Dermapen


Before and after course of 6 Dermapen
Before and after course of 6 Dermapen


Before and after course of 6 Dermapen
Before and after course of 6 dermapen with Uber peel


Before and after course of 6 dermapen with Uber peel
Before and after course of 6 dermapen with Uber peel


Before and after course of 6 dermapen with Uber peel
Dermapen and Uber Pro Peel for Acne Scarring Before and After


Dermapen and Uber Pro Peel for Acne Scarring Before and After
Dermapen and Uber Pro Peel for Acne Scarring Before and After


Dermapen and Uber Pro Peel for Acne Scarring Before and After


  • Award-winning and trusted cosmetic clinic – Dr Leah Clinics have been established for 10 years. We have won numerous awards including ‘Best Clinic in London’ for two consecutive years and ‘UK’s Most Trusted clinic of 2023’.
  • 'Best in the Industry Specialists' for treatment - You will be treated by one of the UK’s leading aesthetic practitioners, who are highly regarded for their work. Each practitioner at Dr Leah Clinic is chosen personally by Dr Leah for their industry expertise and global reputation.
  • Aftercare - we offer excellent client care and follow-up. If you were to experience any complications related to your treatment, you would be in the safest hands we offer free follow-up and have a medical faculty to manage any adverse events.
  • Our results - the results our talented doctors can achieve are industry-leading which is why we have one of the highest client re-book rates in the entire industry, our results have been nominated for ‘Best non-surgical result’ at The Safety In Beauty Awards 2023.
  • Accessible locations – Our clinics are next to tube stations in Moorgate and Baker street while our Loughton clinic has parking immediately outside. 

To ensure the best results and avoid irritation, please refrain from using any active ingredients for 5 days before and after your treatments. Active ingredients include benzoyl peroxide, retinol, salicylic acid, glycolic acid and vitamin C serum. We recommend using only a gentle cleanser and a gentle moisturiser during this period. We highly recommend using a medical grade SPF 50 following your treatment.

A microneedling facial is an effective treatment for the following concerns on the face

  • Microneedling for acne scars
  • Facial scarring
  • Large pore treatment
  • Milia treatment
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dull, sallow skin
  • Can be used to treat delicate skin under the eye
  • Can be used to treat lines on lip-line
  • Stretch marks
  • Surgical scars
  • Loose skin - Dermapen can be used as a tool to tighten loose skin after weight loss. For example, it is an excellent device for helping to tighten mild cases of loose stomach skin


Dermapen FAQs

How does Dermapen work?

Dermapen is a pen-like device with multiple tiny needles at the tip is glided over the skin creating small, gentle punctures on the skin. This stimulates a wound healing response with intense renewal, repair, and rejuvenation.

What is the ÜBER Pro chemical peel?

This is a chemical peel which is suitable for application immediately after a microneedling facial procedure, ÜBER Pro chemical peel is a versatile formulation of actives that work together for an impressively showing result. Containing mandelic, lactic, pyruvic, ferulic, and kojic acids, the chemical peel is fortified with potent retinaldehyde, copper peptides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid. ÜBER PRO chemical peel is suitable for post-needling application that treats and targets:

• Aged complexions
• Hyperpigmentation
• Melasma
• Milia
• Acne scar treatment

How many Dermapen treatments will I need?

Results usually start to become visible within 6 weeks of your initial appointment, full results are 6 weeks after your final treatment session.

For optimum results, a course of 3 – 6 treatments are recommended depending on your skin concerns:

• General skin rejuvenation / large pore treatment – 3 treatments recommended
• Remove fine lines and wrinkles – 6 treatments recommended
• Acne scar treatment or surgical scars – 6 treatments recommended
• Loose skin – 6 to 9 treatments recommended

How long does one treatment take?

The Dermapen treatment session itself lasts for around 20 minutes – although this may vary depending on which part of your body we treat. For example, a stomach treatment will take more time than a facial rejuvenation treatment.

How long do the results last?

Rejuvenating results last for approximately 12 months*. If Dermapen is used to treat scars or stretch marks, the improvements are permanent*.

Is Dermapen safe for everyone?

This microneedling treatment is not suitable for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have keloid scarring or are immunocompromised with delayed wound healing.

Will I need any time off work?

The Dermapen treatment comes with a very minimal recovery period. You should be able to resume your daily routine almost immediately or within a few hours- although it depends on what depth of Dermapen treatment you have. You may notice some redness or mild swelling, but this should subside within the first 24 hours*.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects are rare, and when they do occur, they seldom last for more than 48 hours. Patients commonly notice some redness post-procedure (similar to sunburn), but this should subside in a short time. Dermapen may trigger herpes simplex in clients who suffer from cold sores; other adverse effects can include scarring and infection.

Is skin preparation required?

No, most clients are fine to go ahead with treatment on the day of their appointment without needing to prepare the skin in advance, we do request that clients stop using active products (e.g. those containing retinol, AHA’s or hydroquinone) 3 days before their appointment.

Are aftercare products required?

Yes, you should apply obagi hydrate medical moisturiser and a heliocare medical SPF to your face for at least 14 days following your treatment. You will be able to purchase them in our clinic on the day of your treatment or ahead of treatment via our online shop.

What precautions should I take after my Dermapen treatment?

• Use the aftercare products as recommended by your Dr Leah aesthetic therapist
• Avoid extreme temperatures (hot water, saunas, etc.) for 48 hours
• Avoid unnecessary contact with the treated area for 48 hours
• Avoid intense sunshine for 14 days after your procedure *must wear high factor (30+) SPF during this time

Skin can often feel very dry for the week after dermapen and medical mosituriser is recommended

Which clinics provide the treatment?

Dr Leah Clinic offers the Dermapen London treatment combined with the chemical peel London at our Moorgate and Baker street Clinics.

We also offer a Dermapen Essex and chemical peel Essex treatment at our Loughton clinic.

What is the best acne scar treatment?

Dermapen microneedling for acne scars is a well established treatment, it uses tiny needles to gently puncture the skin, causing a series of traumatic punctures. The skin responds to this by naturally producing collagen and elastin to repair itself. This collagen and elastin works to create new smooth skin, plumping out the pitted indentations caused by acne scars.

What is the best large pore treatment?

Large pores are a common and difficult to treat problem, a combination of medical skin care products such as Obagi Retinol 1% and in clinic treatments such as microneedling have been proven to reduce the appearance of large pores.

What is the best treatment for loose stomach skin?

Dermapen microneedling can improve the appearance of loose skin on stomach, usually 6 sessions are required for good results. At Dr Leah Clinic this treatment is combined with skin tightening in the mummy tummy makeover.

What is the treatment process for Dermapen treatment?

On the day of your Dermapen treatment, your aesthetic skin therapist will assess your skin and advise how many Dermapen treatment sessions will be necessary to achieve your skin goals (either 3 or 6 sessions).

Your treatment journey will begin by booking your Dermapen treatment at your nearest Dr Leah clinic. If you mention Dermapen London or Dermapen Essex on the booking form, we can schedule you at our relevant clinic. On the day of your appointment if you are a new client you should arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time to complete a medical questionnaire.

Your Dr Leah practitioner will then take you into the treatment room and perform a cleanse of your face, they will be able to assess your skin type and treatment goals and determine which depth of Dermapen treatment you need on each area of your face. The depth of the needle punctures can be manually changed by the practitioner so different depths of treatment can be applied to different areas of the face depending on your concern. For example, if you are looking for an acne scar treatment on your cheeks your practitioner will suggest doing a deeper treatment over that area of your face. Your practitioner will also be able to tell you how many Dermapen sessions you are going to require to achieve your goals (3,6,9 treatments) and if or not you will need an ÜBER Pro chemical peel with your micro needling facial.
If you are happy to go ahead with treatment, consent and photography will be taken (This photography is confidential and is for our records and medico-legal requirements only)

When you’re ready to begin treatment, the Dermapen will be applied over your skin, puncturing it with 1300 channels into the skin every second. It will feel uncomfortable (like a scratching feeling) but not painful. If you are concerned about pain then please take simple painkillers 30 minutes before your appointment. The actual needling itself takes between 10-15 minutes. The needling may take longer if being used for larger areas such as to treat loose stomach skin.
A cocktail of serums is then chosen to further enhance the results of your treatment (depending on your skincare needs)

If you wish to give a more dramatic result our chemical peel (ÜBER Pro peel) can be applied to your skin immediately after the micro-needling facial, when your skin channels are open, to give an enhanced skin result.

SPF will then be applied to protect your skin and aftercare advice will be discussed. Your aesthetic therapist will advise you how soon you should have your next Dermapen (between 3-6 weeks) and will schedule this for you.

Dermapen cost

Treatment price
Dermapen microneedling face
Course of 3 - £750 (£250 Per Treatment)
Course of 6 - £1320 (£220 Per Treatment)

Dermapen face and neck
Course of 3 - £810 (£270 Per Treatment)
Course of 6 - £1500 (£250 Per Treatment)

Dermapen & chemical peel (über pro peel) face only
Course of 3 - £880 (£293 Per Treatment)
Course of 6 - £1600 (£266 Per Treatment)

Dermapen stomach for stretch marks / loose skin
Course of 3 - £900 (£300 Per Treatment)
Course of 6 - £1800 (£300 Per Treatment)

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Meet the Dr Leah Clinics Team

Dr Leah Totton
Medical Director
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Dr Cian McLoughlin
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Dr Bassam Band
Senior Aesthetic Doctor
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Dr Andreas Naparus
Plastic Surgeon
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*Results may vary from person to person

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