The derma roller is a cylindrical shaped drum studded with very fine needles. It is a medical device used to stimulate skin cell proliferation.
How does the Dermaroller work as an anti-ageing treatment?
By stimulating new tissue formation, in turn improving the thickness of the skin’s dermis and epidermis. Dermaroller produces new collagen and elastin fibres. The improved circulation plumps and hydrates the treated area. Dermaroller can be used on all areas of the face and body.
What results can I expect?
You can expect an improvement of 70-80% for scar reduction therapy (SRT) with an average of 3 -5 treatments at 4 – 6 week intervals. The dermaroller will improve disfiguring scars and acne scars. For collagen induction therapy (CIT) you will see an improvement in the skin’s texture – softening of fine lines and wrinkles, minimising of pores, improved tone and elasticity and for pigmentation a clearer more even complexion.
Is Dermaroller safe?
With over 150,00 treatments performed worldwide, no negative effects have been recorded. As dermaroller does not use thermal heat like IPL or Lasers, it is safe to use on all skin types and colours with no risk of post- inflammatory pigmentation. And as the tiny pricking channels close after 1 hour, infection is unlikely. Dermaroller is the only device of it’s kind to be listed on the Therapeutic Goods Register (TGA).
What is involved in the treatment?
Prior to treament the area is cleaned and numbed with a topical anaesthetic cream. Skin is needled until the skin has a ‘flushed’ appearance.
Is the treatment painful?
Due to the use of a topical anaesthetic, there is minimal discomfort.
What can I expect post treatment?
Skin will appear ‘flushed’, similiar to having had a hard workout at the gym. You may have a mild throbbing similiar to that of a sunburn. This is due to stimulation of the tissue and will subside very quickly. Skin may be dry and some will flake for a few days. To alleviate this inflammatory response, you will be sent home with post care that includes a soothing anti-bacterial cleanser, an antioxidant calming balm, physical sunbloc and pure enzymes to gently exfoliate on day 5.
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