Dermapen Treatments in Cape Town & Somerset West


What can we treat with the Dermapen?

  • Acne and Acne Scarring
  • Pigmentation / Hyperpigmentation
  • Oily Skin
  • Dull or Aging Skin
  • Lose Skin (Skin Tightening)
  • Sun Damage

How does a Dermapen Treatment work?

Medical micro-needling (with the Dermapen) is a treatment where we pinprick the skin (face, neck, chest) over-and-over again until we have stimulated a controlled “injury” inside of the skin. Once the body thinks it has been “injured”, it starts sending nutrients to the skin in order to repair the skin.

There is a tiny bit if blood that will surface on the skin – this is good news. Your blood is filled with platelet-rich plasma that contains stem cells that will restore and rejuvenate your skin’s condition.

How can we treat so many different conditions? 

While Dermapen on its own is a wonderful treatment, the secret is in the high quality serums that we apply. While we perform a micro-needling treatment, the body’s own natural PRP is rushing to the treated area, we then also apply a serum or a combination serums. Each serum is specially designed to treat a specific condition. For example, for an acne treatment we would apply a Retinol serum and for a pigmentation treatment we would apply brightening Serums, like Vitamin C and Tranexamic Acid.

While we needle these serums into your skin, the combination of your own PRP and the prescribed serum(s) will penetrate deeply into the dermis, giving your skin the ultimate treatment inside and out.

What is the process? 

  1. The skin is cleansed and we apply a medical grade numbing cream for about 30 minutes.
  2. We then perform the Dermapen treatment for about 10-15 minutes.
  3. The treated area is cleaned and a medical-grade concealer (with healing properties) is applied. Now, no one would even know that you’ve had the treatment done.

What is the downtime? 

A couple of hours post treatment your skin will appear red and you will almost look sunburned. For two days following the treatment, you might still experience a slight redness. Patients may apply make-up, concealer or tinted moisturizer.

Please take note: 

  1. The numbing cream that we apply is a medical-grade numbing cream that can only be prescribed by a medical doctor. Should your skincare “clinic”, not have an overseeing doctor, chances are that you are not receiving the appropriate numbing cream, which can make this treatment uncomfortable. Luckily at Natural Aesthetics, we have our founder, the wonderful Dr Wade Merchant, on-board.

What does it cost?

Face – R1,250
Face, Neck – R1,450
Face, Neck, Chest -R1,750

Dermapen in Pictures: 

Dr Wade - Dermapen Cape Town

Dr Wade Merchant received a Dermapen Treatment. As you can see: before, during, directly after and after we have applied our medical-grade concealer.

Dermapen - Immediately After

What you could expect to look like immediately after a Dermapen Treatment.

Dermapen Treatments with us?

Our Skincare Therapists are well-trained and highly skilled with years of experience. We offer a professional treatment and both our practices are headed up by Dr Wade Merchant, we will ensure that you are receiving the very best Dermapen treatment possible, in Cape Town and in Somerset West.

Here is a video of a Dermapen Treatment taken at our Green Point branch in Cape Town:

After 4 Dermapen Treatments, 1 TCA Peel and 1 Skinbooster Treatment. Amazing Results!

After 4 Dermapen Treatments, 1 TCA Peel and 1 Skinbooster Treatment. Amazing Results by Dr Wade!

Our Dermapen Therapist in Somerset West, Marieka Slabber.

Our Dermapen Therapist in Somerset West, Marieka Slabber. Pictured here with Dr Wade, while receiving his Dermapen Treatment.

Our beautiful patient, Amanda (age 46), with our lovely Skincare Therapist (and Dermapen Specialist), Antoinette at our Green Point practice in Cape Town.Our Dermapen Therapist in Green Point, Antoinette Rudloph. Pictured here with our lovely patient, Amanda (age 46), right before receiving her Dermapen treatment.


To book an appointment please call 0871353017 or email us at

We have two medical skincare practices, one in Green Point (Cape Town) and one in Somerset West.


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