The Dermapen 4, a microneedling device that was launched onto the market last month, has won a major Australian design award.

Created and manufactured in Australia, the device took home the internationally renowned ‘Good Design Award’ in the Medical and Scientific Category at the 60th annual Good Design Awards Ceremony.

Held at the Sydney Opera House, the awards ceremony celebrated the best new products and services on the Australian and international markets as well as excellence in architectural design, digital and communication design, engineering design and fashion design from this year’s record 536 entries.

DermapenWorld founder and CEO Stene Marshall, who commissioned the design, said it was an honour to receive such a prestigious award in a category that has seen recognition of iconic Australian brands such as Cochlear, ResMed and Facett which have had “a worldwide impact on our industry”.

DermapenWorld founder and CEO Stene Marshall

“Dermapen 4 has been a culmination of years of research and development,” he said.

“Awards such as this make all the hard work worthwhile.”

Thanking DermapenWorld’s design partners, Cobalt Design, Planet Innovations and CBO, for their help in creating the “revolutionary product”, he said the company was now “extremely excited” to deliver the new device to Dermapen treatment providers and distributors in over 50 countries.

Speaking after the win, DermapenWorld Australasia director Corri Matthews said the Dermapen 4 micro-needling device has set a “new global standard in dermatology” for the treatment of numerous skin conditions.

“As the first instrument to provide speed and depth adjustment via an advanced digital interface, Dermapen 4 delivers ergonomic control and digital precision in an affordable, accessible alternative to expensive IPL/laser equipment.”

She said the device offers numerous advantages over other skin needling devices on the market including:

•    Ergonomic design (lightweight and durable hand-piece with easy-grip mechanism)
•    New scar treatment setting
•    ‘Revolutionary’ 16-needle cartridge design
•    AOVN 4 Technology (advanced oscillating vertical needle technology for increased speed, precision safety)
•    Built-in RFID needle cartridge
•    ACM (Anti-Contamination Management system to ensure there is “no fluid back flow, no cross-contamination and no drag”)
•    Bluetooth enabled connectivity
•    Digital display with one-touch integrated procedural settings (to manage depth, speed and treatment settings at the press of a button).

Corri concluded the Design Award would generate interest around the world and drive more clients to salons and clinics offering Dermapen treatments.



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