What is the Dermaroller?
The Dermaroller is a cylindrical shaped drum studded with very fine needles. It is a medical device used in micro needling to break down old scar tissue & to stimulate skin cells to grow. As a result new collagen and blood vessels grow, improving the overall quality of your skin.
What is the difference to other skin rejuvenation techniques?
Unlike other methods there is NO tissue destruction and so no wounds to heal. The Dermaroller significantly improves atrophic scars & improves skin texture.
What effects does the Dermaroller have on the skin?
It improves the thickness of the dermis as well as the epidermis. This in return improves skin texture and reduces wrinkles. It also improves hyper-pigmentation as well as hypo-pigmentation. Dermaroller reduces disfiguring scars & acne scars, stimulates new collagen fibres, improves blood supply and evens out pigmentation.
How is the procedure performed & does it hurt?
The skin is cleaned and afterwards numbed with an appropriate numbing cream so it should not hurt at all. Skin is thoroughly needled in such a way, that each skin part is needled about 15 to 20 times. An even flushing is the best indication for a perfect medical performance.
Can it be performed on any skin colour?
Since Dermaroller does not use thermal heat (unlike IPL & Lasers) it is safe to use on all skin types and all skin colours. There is hardly any risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
How often can the Dermaroller procedure be repeated?
For skin rejuevenation we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 6 to 8 weeks between treatments. For Scar Reduction Therapy an average of 3 to 5 treatments are recommended, with an improvement of 70-80%. Unlike ablative procedures for facial skin only, the Dermaroller can be used on all skin parts of the body (neck, décolleté, arms, legs, etc).
What are the side effects of a Dermaroller procedure?
There are virtually no negative side effects, and none have ever been reported in over 150,000 procedures performed worldwide.
Risks of post-op infections?
Since the tiny pricking channels close within one hour, and provided the procedure is done under clinical conditions, post-op infections are very unlikely.
What is the down time after a Dermaroller treatment?
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 12 to 24 hours on average. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend healing minerals, peptides or hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with zinc based sun screen. We also recommend the use of mineral makeup to help with the healing.
What should I avoid on my skin?
To ensure the right healing environment, for 2-3 days DO NOT use AHA’s (Glycolic Acid), Retinol, acidic or “active” ingredients.
What should I use on my skin after the treatment?
An Anti-Inflammatory Cleanser to soothe, Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate, Copper to help heal, Zinc to help heal but also to protect.
What are the differences in Dermaroller models?
Principally, there are none - both models (medical and home care) only differ in needle size. While the medical Dermaroller has longer needles - to induce collagen & reduce scars in deeper skin layers, the needles of the Home Care Dermaroller are very short, not more than 0.2 mm. The Home Care Dermaroller serves the following purposes:
a) To enhance active substance through the skin barrier(stratum corneum)
b) To improve and support results after and in between skin rejuvenation treatments by: stimulating epidermal cells for proliferation that results in a faster renewal cycle of the epidermis and thickens the epidermal cell layers.
The Home Care Dermaroller is NOT suitable for collagen treatments, but it helps to maintain a beautiful skin.
So what do I do now?
All you need to do is to make an appointment with our team and you'll be on the way to a smoother, brighter and clearer skin.
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