What is Skin needling/Dermarollering/Micro needling?
It is a natural, safe and effective skin rejuvenation treatment for a wide range of skin concerns and is a controlled form of mechanical skin stimulation which induces collagen and elastin synthesis – the substances responsible for the supporting framework of the skin.
What can it be used for?
It is used to reduce skin wrinkling, improving open pores, stretch marks, red veins, lessening skin discoloration, improving skin texture on the decollete, improving acne and chicken pox scarring. It creates a smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin.
How does it work and what does it involve?
The procedure consists of thousands of tiny micro needles passing over the skin and making miniscule pin pricks to encourage the skin to regenerate. As a result, the skin is visibly improved, becoming more even and fresher looking. The micro-holes that are made in the skin also help the active products applied penetrate more deeply into the skin. Anaesthetic cream is applied prior to the treatment to ensure that it is as comfortable as possible.
How many treatments will I need?
A course of 3-5 treatments are recommended with a six week interval between each visit. This is because it takes 6 weeks for the newly formed collagen to mature to give you the desired results. For some conditions more treatments may be necessary for optimum results.
Is it safe?
It’s a very safe treatment. The results are comparable to laser or peels but as it is a non-ablative treatment there is very little downtime (up to 48 hours only) and no risk of hyperpigmentation (dark marks) or hypopigmentation (white marks) forming. We use a new, sterile dermaroller for every treatment. This avoids any risk of cross-contamination. Even if you have your own roller for treatment it is impossible to clean and sterilise the roller to prevent bacterial infection from occurring. Also, the needles can be fragile and there have been reported cases of needles imbedding in the skin with multi-use needles so for your safety and hygiene we use a new roller every treatment. We use Medik8 rollers which are the only ones which are CE approved.
“Last Friday I completed my course of three derma rolling treatments. Already, the results of the treatment are noticeable and my skin feels much better, and that has made me feel more confident in myself” Hilary H., Chester