Dermapen/Dr Pen


How it works:

The Dermapen tip has 11 needles and 32-48 needles with Dr Pen that move vertically in and out of the skin producing 150 to 1000 holes a second. The depth of needle penetration can be set  from 0.25 mm to 2.5mm. Each dermapen tip is sterile and is used only on one patient.

The skin is effectively traumatised by the needle punctures in a  similar way to fraxel laser. The areas of damage produce factors for repair and regrowth of the skin.

2-3 treatments are generally advised one month apart for optimal results. Deeper and more extensive scarring may require more treatments


Acne scaring, burns scarring, skin rejuvenation, stretch marks, wrinkle reduction and removal,  can all be treated with Dermapen or Dr Pen. The resultant effect of increased skin collagen will take some 3-4 months after the procedure to reach its maximal effect.

Side Effects

As there are multiple needle punctures, topical anaesthesia is used and can be combined with intravenous analgesia. There may be a small amount of bleeding from the puncture wounds and the area will look inflamed for 1-4 days.  Good skin hygiene post procedure is essential to prevent infection.

Costs :

Whole face – $400-600,  Half face $200-300  Scars – dependent on length and width.

Surgical WarningSurgical Warning

Surgical Warning

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Cosmetic PhilosophyCosmetic Philosophy

Cosmetic Philosophy

Our cosmetic philosophy is to create a natural looking younger version of yourself. We aim to enhance existing features, replace areas of loss and rewind the changes of time. If any cosmetic enhancement is immediately discernible or obviously unnatural then we regard the job as being poorly performed. The onlooker should always be wondering whether the look is natural or enhanced. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of all the cosmetic procedures and techniques available. This includes procedures I do not use but may be appropriate to your circumstances. These will be presented to you showing the expected benefit and a cost comparison with other procedures and treatments

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Future plans

We aim to bring the latest developments in Cosmetic and Rejuvenation Medicine for the benefit of my patients. Adipose/mesenchymal stem cell treatment is now available a first for Melbourne, as is the intra oral laser treatment for snoring and sleep apnoea .NOW available Thermi Smooth RF - the first in Australia with the worlds leading non invasive RF treatment for skin tightening, with Thermi Tight to follow.



Our practice currently trains students for the University of Melbourne and the University of Notre Dame. In addition we train cosmetic doctors and nurses in cosmetic medicine, and plastic surgeons in laser treatments. We are accredited site for registrar trainer for the VMA.