What exactly is Dermarollering?
What is Dermarollering?
Dermarollering is hand-held device which has the ability to naturally stimulate collagen and elastin in the skin to promote healthier skin cells in the body. Using 200 extremely fine medical-grade needles, the dermaroller creates microchannels (holes) in your skin which trigger the body's natural healing process to create new, healthier tissue to replace the imperfections of older skin.
By renewing your skin cells regularly, you will be able to treat common problems we experience as we age such as wrinkles, skin hyperpigmentation, scars (including acne scars), uneven skin, stretch marks (usually developed after pregnancy), hair loss or it can simply be used to create smoother skin.
What can the Dermaroller treat? Dermarollering can be used by both women and men and has numerous beneficial effects including: - Anti Ageing - Anti Wrinkle - Cellulite Treatment / Cellulite Reduction or Removal - Hair Loss Treatment / Hair Restoration - Hyper Pigmentation Treatment - Scar Removal - including acne scar removal - Skin Smoothing - Stretch Mark Removal
How does the Dermaroller Work? In order for our skin to have a smooth and healthy glow, it must continually be replenished with new cells. Dermarollering renews your skin cells from the inside out by using Collagen Induction Therapy (C.I.T.). This is a process where the 200 medical-grade needles are rolled over your skin to cause pores in your skin to open temporarily. While your pores are opened, it triggers your body's natural healing process to heal the pores thereby stimulating collagen and elastin production. The production of collagen and elastin helps to thicken the skin, smooth away fine lines and wrinkles and rid the skin of hyperpigmentations. When the dermaroller is used simultaneously with the application of nourishing creams, your skins absorption of vitamins, enzymes, lipids and other nourishing ingredients are greatly enhanced. In approximately one to two hours after treatment with the dermaroller these micro-channels fully close through the body's natural healing process, providing just enough time for new collagen structures to form within the skin's lower layers, but short enough recovery time to ensure the resumption of your normal schedule. By continuously triggering the body's natural healing process this way, your skin constantly stimulates collagen and elastin production needed to help restore and remodel your skin on a cosmetic level.
The speed at which you will see results depends on the condition you are treating, the needle length used and how extensively your body needs to remodel the affected area. Skin renews itself every 40 days, which is why your treatment should be carried out for at least a three-month period. Results are dramatic and fast. You will be able to notice smoother, clearer skin within the first 3-4 weeks, and your skin should heal completely after several months of your first dermarollering treatment. It is recommended to take before/after pictures to help you notice improvements in your skin from one week to another because it can be difficult to spot daily changes.
Common (harmless) side effects
The severity of side effects are determined by the length of needle used on the skin. The only side effects expected to be experienced are skin redding, some dryness and/or mild inflammation and temporary sun sensitivity. All of which are temporary.
Skin redness- A completely normal reaction to dermarollering and has often been described as feeling like mild sunburn. Depending on the length of needle used, this redness can last up to 24hours. Redness may be covered using a redness neutralizing cream or mineral make-up.
Dry, rough skin- This is very common and completely harmless. It is particularly common the longer the length needle used for your treatment. It will only last a few days at most and a sign of the skin renewing itself. A moisturiser (non glycolic) may be used.
Inflammation- this may occur in those with sensitive skin and those using a longer needle length. It should resolve itself after a few hours. Because dermarollering can aggravate skin inflammation, it is important not to use a dermaroller on inflammatory skin conditions such as rosacea.
Sun sensitivity- Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun for a few days after dermarollering. This is easily managed by avoiding direct sun exposure/sun beds for a few days follow
ing a dermaroller treatment and protecting the skin with sunscreen between treatments.
Other side effects may include pain, bleeding, bruising, scratched skin or visible pinpricks, skin irritation, acne/spots, temporary hyperpigmentation, scars looking worse before looking better.
**Please note that the pictures on this site are not my own clients. They have been used from other clinics to show the results achievable after the recommended course of dermarollering**