31 May Dermapen vs Fraxel by DR Harold J Kaplan MD
We are not big believers in Dermapen. There is a lot of trauma, but not the right kind of trauma. The concept behind laser treatments for the skin (like Fraxel) is that there is a thermal injury created and the ablation (removal of tissue) causes the skin to generate a healing response. This, in turn, can remodel scar tissue and replace it new soft collagen. In our opinion, the same cannot be said for the Derma pen. This simply pokes holes in the skin. It does not destroy scar tissue, rather it can create more.