Dermal Rolling

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Do you suffer from acne scars, burn scars, hyper pigmentation?  

 

Dermaroller is a tried and tested procedure that is proven to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin which naturally diminishes as we age.  There has been little evidence marks and wrinkles, as Derma Rollers do not damage the skin or remove the epidermis layer.tMedical Skin Needling and Collagen Induction Therapy hat anything can reverse this process. Dermaroller is one treatment that has been proven to do so. It is the loss of collagen and elastin over time that produces lines and wrinkles as our skin becomes less elastic and starts to sag. Dermaroller provides advanced skin micro-surgical needling, a procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin. Dermaroller is unique amongst other skin care treatments as it is safe, a natural skin rejuvenation process. It is perfect as an alternative to other beauty treatments for acne scars, stretch

 

What is the Derma Roller

The Derma Roller is a single roller device which consists of a rotating wheel studded with tiny 1.5 mm long needles. These needles penetrate the skin, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which in turn cause the skin to mount an injury response. This procedure utilises the collagen and elastin to thicken the skin, repair scars and smooth out any fine lines and wrinkles. This stimulus also causes growth of new capillaries which improves blood supply to the skin. Dermaroller is a natural skin rejuvenation and scar repair therapy that can significantly improve the appearance of:

•Reduces Acne Scarring

•Improves the resolution of scar tissue

•Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

•Levels the tonal quality of the skin

•Improves the appearance of stretch marks

•Enhances skin rejuvenation

•Great for anti aging

 

The Derma Roller treatment

The process involves rolling a small barrel covered in very fine and small                                                                                                           needles (1.5mm) quickly over the area to be treated in six directions. The needles                                                                                             puncture the skin and part the pores of the top layer of skin without damaging it.                                                                                                 The process however is read as damage by the body and growth factors that stimulate the production of collagen and elastin are triggered. The skin renews itself every 40 days and therefore with 3-6 weekly treatments you see noticeable changes which grow with every treatment. Dermaroller is particularly good for acne scarring which is otherwise difficult to treat and is used in NHS acne clinics for that very need.  The skin will regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin Alongside this, atrophic (sunken) scars also respond very well. Dermaroller is safe for all skin types and colours.

The treatment usually takes around 20 minutes, depending on the area being treated and any specific problems that need concentrating on. As it produces some pain you will need to arrive 45 minutes before your treatment time to have a local anaesthetic cream applied.

 

Is the Derma Roller treatment painful?

 

No the treatment is not painful, but it can be mildly uncomfortable. The skin is numbed before treatment either with local anaesthetic cream or nerve block. After the treatment you may feel as if you have slight sunburn for the next 12-24 hours.

 

Is it safe?

Dermaroller utilises sterile single-use devices. It is a CE marked medical device. The therapy is only available from trained practitioners and authorised clinics. The Body Clinic is such an authorised clinic.

 

What results can I expect?

After a Dermaroller treatment your body will start to naturally regenerate and repair the skin, working below the surface in the dermis. This takes time as new collagen and elastin is formed, new skin cells are regenerated and blood supply is enhanced. It can take up to 6 weeks before visible signs of regeneration and repair are seen and this will continue over the following months, providing you with gradual and long lasting enhancement.

 

Are there any side effects?

Immediately after the treatment yours skin will look as though you have moderate sunburn and it may feel warm and tighter than usual. This will start to subside after 1 to 2 hours and will normally recover within the same day with only slight redness the following day. There are other minor possible side effects and these will be discussed at your consultation

 

How many treatments are recommended?

We normally recommend that your Dermaroller treatments consists of a series of three treatments with approximately 6 weeks between them. In the treatment of acne scars and other types of scarring it may be necessary that the client has up to 5 treatments.

 

How many treatment will I need in order to see beneficial results?

For some people a single treatment session is all that is needed to significantly improve the texture and appearance of their skin. Most people will require up to 4 treatment sessions, typically at six week intervals. For patients with severe acne scarring, up to five Derma Roller treatments will be needed. Improvement in skin texture and tone may appear one to three weeks after the initial treatment.

 

Straight after treatment

You can go back to your daily activities almost immediately. Your skin may be red for up to 24 hours.

 

Post Treatment Care

We will advise you of your post treatment regime at your consultation.

 

Should anyone avoid this treatment?

The treatment should be avoided by anyone with skin cancer,  who is allergic to local anaesthetic, on chemotherapy, radiotherapy or high doses of

corticosteroids or with a history of keloid scars, if your are a sufferer of herpes simplex (cold sores) as the treatment can bring them out but will only last a week.

 

 

 

 

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