What is Micro-needling Therapy and What Does It Feel Like?

adult acneOur patients at Anne Hermann Wellness, MD, PA have been very pleased with their results of micro-needling treatments. The entire procedure is done in-office and takes approximately one hour. What does it feel like? Patients have likened the feeling to that of having an electric toothbrush rolled over their skin. We are now offering PRP treatment in conjunction with micro-needling for maximum neocollagenesis and wrinkle reduction. Come in for a FREE consultation, and we’ll discuss with you how micro-needling therapy, PRP therapy, and our full range of cosmetic, integrative medical, holistic and functional medical services can make you look, feel and live healthier! Here’s how it works:

Micro-needling therapy, or collagen induction therapy, is a minimally-invasive non-surgical procedure used effectively for reducing scars caused by acne, chicken pox, injury, surgery, burns, for reducing fine and deep wrinkles, tightening sagging skin, fading stretch marks, correcting dyspigmentation, and overall facial rejuvenation.  The procedure involves the use of an electronic, wand-like micro-needling device to create a minor and controlled skin injury which in turn encourages your skin to produce collagen to repair the treated area. Continue reading “What is Micro-needling Therapy and What Does It Feel Like?” »

Dermanpen Skin Therapy

The Dermapen is an automated fractional micro-needling device that is used for multiple skin conditions.  By puncturing the skin and creating a small dermal injury, the body responds with a physiological process that improves the skin.  This is a natural process, thus Dermapen is a holistic skin therapy approach.

Treatment applications include skin rejuvenation, tightening and lifting, reduction of wrinkles and fine lines, improvement of stretch marks, minimization of pore size, and improvement of surgical, keloid and acne scars.  It is as effective as laser therapy, but side effects as well as the recovery period are significantly reduced.

Dr. Anne Hermann, a holistic internal medicine physician, offers Dermapen to her patients.  Dr. Hermann maintains offices in Tampa and Saint Petersburg Beach, Florida.  Please contact the office at 813-902-9559 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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DermaPen for Stretch Marks in Tampa and St Petersburg

DermaPen treatments by Dr. Anne Hermann in Tampa and St. Petersburg impressively treat stretch marks.  In 2012, DermaPen won the award for the best skin rejuvenation device on the medical market.  DermaPen treatments for stretch marks effectively diminish stretch marks at a fraction of the price of other treatments and for a much shorter down-time.

How does the  DermaPen treat stretch marks?

Stretch marks are caused by the tearing of the dermis.  The DermaPen addresses stretch marks by stimulating new collagen growth through Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT).  The needles of the Dermapen are able to perfectly target the stretch marks which stimulates growth hormones.  This results in fading the stretch marks and creating smooth and healthy, pigmented skin.

How many Dermapen treatments are needed?

Most patients will see improvement in the skin in just one treatment.  In most cases, 5-6 treatments are needed to fully counteract the white and textured appearance of the stretch marks.  Four weeks between treatments is recommended in order for the skin to complete a full skin cycle.  Dr. Hermann will personalize your Dermapen treatments at your first consultation with her. To schedule your appointment 813-902-9559.

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Dermapen Treatment for Acne Scars Tampa St. Pete

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The Dermapen treatment offered in the offices of Dr. Anne Hermann minimizes acne scars.  Standard acne treatments need to be used for an extensive period of time and result in scarring. The Dermapen treatments for acne scars are short term and create excellent results in counteracting scarring.  Dr. Anne Hermann creates a tailored regimen for each patient dependent on the condition of the acne scars, with the typical number of Dermapen treatments needed for acne scars being 6-8.

How does the Dermapen treatment work to minimize acne scars?

Scars are often thickened, deformed tissue that replaces healthy skin after an injury. The Dermapen treatment uses micro needles to bring normal blood flow to the scarred tissue.  The old, fibrous tissue is broken up with the Dermapen and collagen and new, healthy skin is created.

To schedule your Dermapen treatment, call the offices of Anne Hermann, M.D., P.A. at  813-902-9559 FREE  .

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Dermapen Treatment for Fine Lines and Wrinkles Tampa St. Pete

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Dermapen treatments  for fine lines and wrinkles are now offered  in the offices of  Anne Hermann, MD, PA. Dermapen is the newest anti-aging treatment that minimizes lines and wrinkles from sun damage, age, smoking or other factors.

Through the use of an electronic pen-shaped device, tiny needles puncture precise holes in the skin that create new collagen and elastin.  The downtime is minimal and the results are some of the most impressive in anti-aging treatments.

How many Dermapen treatments will I need?

Dr. Anne Hermann and Dr. Dave Christianson will create a tailored regimen for you, but the typical number of Dermapen treatments needed for fine lines and wrinkles are 2-3 aggressive treatments, though 5-6 Dermapen treatments will show the most dramatic results.

Dr. Hermann and Dr. Christianson use a combination of hyaluronic acid and kojik acid so that the Dermapen is better embedded in the skin and the skin is plumped.

To schedule your Dermapen treatment, call the offices of Anne Hermann M.D., P.A. at  813-902-9559 FREE  .

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Dermapen vs Fraxel Laser Tampa St. Pete

Posted by Anne Hermann on Fri, Nov 09, 2012 @ 12:29 PM


Dermapen is the newest addition to anti-aging cosmetic treatments in the offices of Anne Hermann, MD. The closest technology to Dermapen is laser, such as Fraxel, which drills holes in the skin that create wounds in the  dermis and epidermis.  On the other hand, Dermapen uses an array of micro-needles which gently pierce the upper layers of the skin which stimulates the skin to repair itself.

Dermapen and Fraxel will have similar results, but the process and side effects are very different.  Side effects of the Fraxel laser can include charring of the skin, reddening and rough, bumpy skin texture.  With Fraxel laser, recovery time can be as long as 3-4 days! On the other hand, Dermapen does not create any of the side effects of Fraxel laser and downtime is as little as 24 hours.

Call now to schedule your Dermapen treatment by calling the offices of Anne Hermann, MD, PA at 813-902-9559.

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