Very popular in the world of aesthetics currently, the dermaroller (also known as medical micro-needling or collagen induction therapy) promises to improve the tone and texture of the complexion, improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, sun damage and can even be used on scars and stretch marks.
Dermaroller is an all-natural treatment; a sterile dermaroller which has hundreds of ultra-fine needles is rolled over the skin, causing thousands of tiny ‘injuries’, It is this process that stimulates the skin to produce collagen and elastin and generate new cells which repair the damage.
Dermaroller: Am I suitable?
It is an all-natural treatment that helps the skin to help itself so it is suitable for most men and women.
Dermaroller: What’s the treatment like?
Your practitioner should apply a topical anaesthetic cream in advance of the treatment to numb the area. Then the roller is worked quickly over the face – it should take just 20 to 30 minutes.
Dermaroller: What about after?
There will be some residual redness post treatment but it should fade quickly. This is not an instant fix – a number of treatments are usually advised and results can take up to six weeks to become noticeable but they will continue to improve over the next few months.
Dermaroller: Are there any risks or side effects?
There are virtually no negative side effects with dermaroller. As the device breaks the skin there is a risk of infection so ensure that you are happy with the standard of the clinic and the experience/qualifications of the practitioner carrying out the treatment.
Dermaroller: What will it cost me?
Approximately £250 per session.