Equipmed has launched a ground-up redesign of their famous Dermapen, specifically to withstand the rigors of continuous daily use in a medical practice and provide medical practitioners with a viable alternative to fractional lasers.

The Dermapen 3 incorporates a series of new features that make it one of the most controllable and robust needling devices currently available.

The Dermapen device series has proven to deliver the same type of results as a fractional laser without the pain, downtime, expense and unnecessary thermal damage. Dermapen 3 is now the ‘Gold Standard’ for treating difficult acne and surgical scars, even keloids.

Doctors use the Dermapen 3 to induce natural collagen production and treat pigmentation, all types of scars, reduce wrinkles, improve stretch marks, minimize pore size and generally prevent the appearance of aging.

The device has a tremendously powerful motor and tough case. Its unique vertical needling technology, multi-speed motor and adjustable needle depths render it safer and more effective in piercing the skin than traditional skin needling rollers.

New features include 1300 Micro Holes per second, 12 Fine s/s Hi tensile needles, advanced needle depth control, heavy-duty cycle motor, adjustable speed control, Advanced Oscillating Vertical Needling, and integrated cable design.

Equipmed CEO Stene Marshall noted the company learned what the market was seeking through responses to its first two models and applied this knowledge in the development of its latest Dermapen.

"Unlike many pens that are off the shelf rebadges of existing products, our Dermapen 3™ was designed from scratch in Australia and represents a complete new and professional-grade solution for the medical market," Marshall added.

The Dermapen 3 can treat hard to reach places (around ear, nose, eyes and lips), penetrates scar tissue and yields a more comfortable procedure with faster healing times. It is an ideal improvement for any medical office seeking to offer patients fractional rejuvenation for a fraction of the cost.

The Dermapen 3 is being officially launched at the 2014 American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting.