Derma roller is the safest most affordable treatment for acne scarring, atrophic scars, stretch marks, cellulite, pigmentation, rejuvenation, skin tone & softening of lines & wrinkles, with little or no downtime.
The tiny needles create micro-injuries in the dermis, tricking the skin into the natural process of skin healing. This naturally causes the production of collagen and elastin to stimulate creating a smoother, brighter, healthier , younger looking skin.
Treatment – The dermaroller treatment is a process of rolling a high quality titanium roller over the skins surface to kick start the skins natural healing process.
This process normally takes 15-20 mins on the face and 30-45 mins on the body (depending on surface area). The skin is left with a slight sunburnt appearance which subsides within 24hrs.
Derma Roller treatment is occasionally referred to as micro needling. Treatment involves running a device with tiny needles over your skin pricking the surface. This creates shallow injuries to your skin in the treated area. the benefits of this minor skin damage is it effectively tricks the skin into healing itself! These tiny needle puncture wounds encourages skin to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. In response to this your skin begins to renew itself which treats skin surface damage such as acne scars, sun damage, uneven complexion. Derma Rollers can also be used for skin tightening and to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and ageing skin.
What happens during treatment?
Your aesthetic therapist will apply topical anaesthetic to the area you are having treated (typically the face). You will then need to wait for another 40 minutes to ensure you are numb. Once the anaesthetic has had enough time to be effective we will begin your treatment. The Dermaroller itself is a hand held device covered with lots of small needles clustered together. This Derma Roller is then run over your skin and the tiny needles penetrate the dermis causing a shallow injury approximately 0.1mm in width. This treatment lasts around 20-30 minutes.
FAQ – Derma Rollers
Does it hurt?
The question on the tip of everyone’s tongue when it comes to Derma Rollers tends to be does it hurt. The answer – yes – honestly there will be a little discomfort with this procedure. The topical anaesthetic will minimise pain and our aesthetic therapist will make you as comfortable as possible but unfortunately it isn’t a pain free treatment. During the consultation process we can tell you exactly what happens so you know if it is for you. On the positive side treatment time is quick and the results are so good it is generally considered worth the pain.
How will I feel after treatment?
Your skin will experience some redness and there might be a little blood so we definitely do not recommend having this before an important meeting, hot date or formal occasion. You will experience no pain after treatment but your skin might be a little tender. The redness can last for around 24 hours but you can cover this up with mineral make up and go straight back to your daily activities without anyone knowing.
How many treatments will I need
This will really depend on your skin type and how well your skin responds. You will see some improvements but with any treatment people respond differently. We have some guidelines below as a rough estimate:
For rejuvenation: We usually recommend between 3-5 treatments with approximately 6 weeks in between them.
For scarring: We usually recommend between 5-7 treatments with approximately 6 weeks in between them.
Of course some clients will need less and we will discuss this with you during each treatment
Acne scarring is reduced and your skin will feel smoother with fewer fine lines and wrinkles. You skin will look fresh and rejuvenated. Most clients report seeing improvements within a week.
Use gentle cleansers and avoid getting the skin too hot. Avoid direct sunlight for a week and ensure you have adequate sun protection. We recommend not using make-up immediately following but appreciate most people prefer to cover up the redness so if you are using make-up ensure it is a mineral make-up so the skin can breathe. You skin may feel dryer than usual so a good quality moisturiser is recommended.