dermaroller

Medical Skin Needling (Dermaroller) treatment for fine wrinkles and acne scars

Derma roller Treatments….the 21st century version of skin needling.

Used to treat:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet, lipstick lines
  • Neck
  • Hands
  • Décolletage
  • Stretch marks
  • Skin laxity
  • Acne scars, chicken pox scars

Medical Skin Needling (Dermaroller)

Also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy or Micro-Needling, it is aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, including the delicate areas around the eyes, mouth and neck. It can also be used to treat stretch marks, skin laxity and scarring such as that caused by acne or chicken pox.

MEDICAL dermarollers create a multitude of tiny puncture wounds to the dermis which induces the release of growth factors that stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin, thus the skin becomes smoother, plumper and more youthful.

COSMETIC rollers, used by beauty therapists, and home use personal dermarollers reach a much shallower level, where they mainly aid absorption of topical ingredients.

Dermarollers can be used in all skin types and are not affected by skin colour.

A treatment session typically takes about 30 minutes.

The skin will be red and flushed, similar in appearance to moderate sunburn. There will also be some skin tightness and mild sensitivity for about 48 hours.

How does it work?

It involves the use of a disposable, sterile Dermaroller to create a multitude of tiny puncture wounds to the dermis which induces the release of growth factors that stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. In the case of MEDICAL rollers this is within the papillary dermal layer of the skin where collagen and elastin fibres are located. COSMETIC rollers, used by beauty therapists, however reach a much shallower level ,where they mainly aid absorption of topical ingredients.

This “damage” to the dermis encourages the body to produce new collagen and elastin, to literally “repair” itself, thus the skin becomes smoother, plumper and more youthful.

What are the side effects?

After the procedure, the skin will be red and flushed, similar in appearance to moderate sunburn. There will also be some skin tightness and mild sensitivity. This will diminish greatly after a few hours and usually within the next 48 hours your skin will be completely healed. After 5 days there is barely any evidence that the procedure has taken place.

How many sessions will I need?

Visible signs of rejuvenation are seen after just 6-8 weeks following procedure and continue for up to a year. A course of 3 to 5 sessions at 6-8 week intervals is usually recommended to achieve optimum results; however most will notice skin improvement after just 1 session.

What does it cost?

Each session is from £360. Usually a course of 3 is advised.

Please note that if you are considering this treatment for scarring, a consultation with the doctor is needed first.

At the Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic we have a team of professional medical experts that are here to help, advise and guide you on the best treatments. Please call us on 01227 472288 for an appointment, or Book your appointment now using the online booking system