Dermapen versus MDPen’s microneedling Device: What’s the Difference?

There’s no arguing the cosmetic procedure industry is growing and along with it the number of procedures available. Worldwide, this industry was valued at USD 26.3 billion in 2016 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.9% over the forecast period according to Grand View Research. They report that North America dominated the global market in 2016 and accounted for more than 40% of the total market. This growth in popularity is due to the increased awareness about cosmetic surgeries, their growing demand, and easy availability and accessibility of these cosmetic procedures and practitioners.


A growing trend is the popularity of non-invasive aesthetic procedures. Growth in this region has outpaced growth in invasive cosmetic procedures. Grand View Research reports these procedures now hold 42% of the market share and as the population ages, the attraction of non-surgical techniques is only expected to remain high.


We all love choices. Who doesn’t love the option between a vanilla shake or a chocolate shake or a carmel latte or a hazelnut latte? However, the plethora of options has its downside: which is better?


MDPen is a huge proponent of microneedling procedures. Using our microneedling device, the MDPen, we believe our practitioners are the best of the best performing this procedure. The results are amazing: decreased sagging of the skin, disappearance of wrinkles and fine lines, diminishing of acne scars, and the restoration of natural color to discolored skin are just some of the many benefits of a microneedling procedure.


That being said, many of our patients are confused between the Dermapen and the MDPen. Today, we’re here to set the record straight.




In essence, there’s not much difference between the Dermapen and the MDPen. Both are microneedling devices, designed to induce collagen production by causing thousands of micro-injuries to the skin and stimulating the skin’s natural healing processes. However, the Dermapen only utilizes a needle head consisting of 12 needles. MDPen offers a microneedling device with a 12 needle head and we offer a microneedling head with 160 microneedles. This allows for more precise treatment of an area as well as providing maximum coverage.


There are smaller differences as well in the pen, but the treatments are the same. Both microneedling devices will yield world-class results. However, MDPen’s microneedling device is superior in coverage, usage, durability, training, and support available for the practitioner.




MDPen is a leader in microneedling products and microneedling devices. We offer a superior support system to our MDPen practitioners and guide them every step of the way in their practice. We offer marketing materials and training, including online training videos and webinars. We create proprietary skin care treatments, creams, and serums specifically for the microneedling patient. We repair any MDPen microneedling device issues and answer any questions our practitioners may have for us.


From patient brochures to financing, MDPen’s difference is in customer support. We are here for you and your clinic’s success. Contact MDPen today for all of your microneedling questions and supplies!

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