Microneedling is a non-invasive procedure that involves using a dermaroller that has many fine, very sharp medical quality needles. The rolling action over the skin causes fine holes punctured into the deep layers of the skin. This promotes your skins own healing mechanisms to stimulate new collagen growth, improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of scarring and fine lines.
The Derma Roller's benefits can be reaped for years to come as far as anti-aging is concerned. As well as increasing the absorption and efficacy of your anti-aging skin care products, with continued use the stimulation of cells will also result in a faster renewal cycle of the epidermis and stimulate new collagen production.
The derma micro needles penetrate the epidermis and dermis layer of skin. The needles will generate micro channels into the skin. This gives a pathway for skin products to penetrate more easily, boosting their effectiveness greatly. These channels should close up within an hour. The mechanism of Dermaroller’s action is based on Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), a treatment which aims to restore youth and smoothness to your skin by stimulating the natural production of a substance called collagen. The micro needle Rollers create small channels into the deep layers of the skin which break up the old collagen strands, and stimulate the creation of new ones.
1. Who is not suitable for microneedling?
Contraindications and precautions include:
Keloid or severely raised scars;
Eczema, Psoriasis, active Acne, Rosacea, or other chronic skin conditions;
Actinic (Solar) Keratosis;
Diabetes (delayed wound healing);
Presence of raised moles, warts, or lesions within treatment area;
Herpes Simplex or Zoster infections (treatment can trigger breakouts).
Absolute contraindications include:
Scleroderma; Blood clotting problems; Collagen vascular diseases; Cardiac abnormalities; Immunosuppression; Active bacterial or fungal infections; Scars less than 6 months old; Facial Botox or fillers injected within the last 6 weeks.
2. How often can you have a treatment?
It will normally take up to 30 minutes for the topical and aesthetic to work and 20 - 30 minutes for the Micro needle therapy procedure. For Collagen Induction Therapy, we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 6 to 8 weeks between treatments. For Scar Reduction Therapy, an average of 3 to 5 treatments are recommended, with an improvement of 70-80%. Unlike ablative procedures for facial skin only, the Derma roller can be used on all skin parts of the body.
3. How long does it take to see results with the dermaroller?
The rate at which you will get results depends on what condition you are treating and how extensively your skin needs to remodel. This process of skin remodeling can continue for literally months after each Derma Roller treatment, but visibly noticeable changes can be seen within a week! Your skin naturally renews itself every 40 days, so with a little stimulation, changes can be dramatic and fast.
4. What should you do after the treatment?
A professional moisturizing cream / lotion will be applied after the procedure to help soothe and calm the skin, continue to use until the redness has cleared.& You should also apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with a SPF 30+. Continue to apply on a daily basis for at least two weeks even during the winter or on cloudy days. Use tepid water to cleanse the face for the following 48 hours and dry gently, always make sure your hands are clean when touching the treated area. It is recommended that make up is not applied for 12 hours after the procedure. Following the treatment as the skin starts to regenerate and repair, it may well feel drier than normal.
5. Do you have to use a gel or cream?
The roller facilitates tiny channels/holes for it to literally go into the skin - painlessly. Needling stimulates blood flow and collagen re-growth. Skin care products used with rolling are extremely beneficial. You can use Vitamin A and C, copper peptides or a high quality, vitamin enriched active ingredient moisturizer.
Some people use the numbing cream for cellulite and face needling. Others feel it is not necessary and claim that the Derma roller is a little irritating or tickles, and then you get used to it, in other words not painful. So it is trial and varies from one person to the next.
6. Do you need to sterilize my roller after use?
Yes, it is essential to keep your roller in a clean and sterile condition. Wash in hot running water after every use. Then stand head first in half your plastic cylinder (that the roller comes in) of disinfectant for about half an hour. Shake off excess liquid and dry on clean towel or paper towel. Put cap on and store in clean sealed container - supplied. Also never share your dermaroller with another person due to probable cross contamination.
7. What type of disinfectant should you use?
Just buy a small bottle of disinfectant from the first-aid section of your supermarket or pharmacy. Fill your plastic cylinder 1/4 full with disinfectant, and 1/4 water, so the cylinder is half full. Put roller in head first for about 1/2 an hour. This sterilizes your roller as well as plastic cylinder you store it in.