Derma roller (Micro-needling) Skin Treatment
If you haven’t yet encountered micro-needling (also known as Dermal Roller treatment), you’re likely to be impressed by the way this increasingly popular skin renewal procedure makes clever use of the skin’s natural ability to repair itself.
Medik8® Dermaroller and Rejuvapen® are a safe micro-needling techniques that are suitable for treating all skin types, including ethnic skin and fragile skin around the eyes, mouth, neck and décolletage. It can restore a healthy, youthful appearance with virtually no waiting time for the treatment to take effect.
Making use of the skin’s ability to heal itself.
The concept of micro-needling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns or other abrasions.
Immediately after an injury occurs to skin, the body removes damaged collagen, elastin and other structures, replacing them with new cells. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin. Pore size is also reduced and fine lines and wrinkles are reduced.
Dermarollers are hand-held devices which use micro-needles to stimulate this desirable effect. They use a variety of needle sizes so our trained therapists can use them on the face as well as the body. Visible signs of skin rejuvenation are usually seen after just six weeks, with continued improvement for up to a year or more.
Micro-needling can make a huge difference to the appearance of your skin…
Typical reasons to use micro-needling:-
– Dramatically increase absorption of active ingredients
– Greatly increase the beneficial effects of topical skincare products
– Help restore firmness and tightness to flaccid skin
– Thicken the dermis and enhance dermal compactness
– Help to smooth away wrinkles, lines, folds and crow’s feet
– Promote better skin texture
– Improve the appearance of large pores
– Help to reduce the appearance of indented acne scars and pits
– Help to make chickenpox scars appear less unsightly
– Help to relax and old scars (including surgical scars)
– Contribute towards lightening of pigmentation marks
– Encourages re-pigmenting of white marks
– Improve the appearance of stretch marks
– Improve the appearance of cellulite
Rejuvapen® Treatment -Why?
Why would we recommend it over traditional Needling?
Rejuvapen® is the very latest technology in skin needling. Different to the traditional roller from factor. The Rejuvapen® is mechanical needling with only 9 tiny needles compared to the average of 180, this means that smaller areas can be treated at a much faster rate due to the adjustable speed dial which reduces sensation dramatically.
Advanced Targeting – perfect for Facial Areas
You will feel little or no discomfort with this treatment. The most advanced feature of the Rejuvapen® is its ability to adjust the depth of needling penetration to suit the area that is been treated. Needling depth of treatment can be adjusted between 0.2-2.0mm. We can treat close to the eye and lip area with pinpoint accuracy.
The Rejuvapen® is the only Micro-needling tool designed with a medical grade HEPA filter to block airborne pathogens which gives an exceptional safe sterile treatment.
Facial Micro-needling Treatment with Dermaroller
No product is needed to prepare your skin for this treatment and you can even arrive wearing make-up. At your first appointment we will carry out a consultation and skin scan, also taking photographs so we can monitor progress.
You will feel some discomfort but your therapist will work gently and quickly. We will cleanse your skin and apply a topical anaesthetic before we start your micro- needling treatment. After making sure you’re relaxed and comfortable, we will carefully roll the Dermaroller over the skin.
We work in sections adding either Retinol or a Growth Factor after each section is completed. Your therapist will choose the appropriate product for your skin.
Immediately after your treatment you will lay under our Omnilux® Light Therapy lamp which promotes healing and tightening of the skin. Each treatment session takes just an hour, including the time for the topical anaesthetic cream to work on the surface of your skin.
After your treatment
You’ll notice some pinkness following your treatment. This can last up to 24 hours, but you can apply make-up the next day. We would recommend mineral make-up as this is a pure, natural product which can help the healing process.
You can go back to your normal skincare routine the day after treatment, but if your creams and cleansers are in pots rather than tubes, we’d advice you to open a new pot to stop any cross infection. Your therapist can advise on skincare for home use to get optimum results from your treatment.
Your skin will feel tight and dry over the following few days; this is normal as it repairs itself. The treatment carries on working over the next six weeks, as the skin heals from the inside. Normal facials can be carried out during this time. An SPF must be worn at all times.
Micro-needling for Stretch Marks or Cellulite Reduction
This treatment works in the same way as micro-needling carried out on the face.
Unlike many treatments on the market, micro-needling is suitable to treat both pink and silver stretch marks. An initial consultation will be needed to establish how big an area can be treated. On larger areas you may need more than one roller and a double session.
The skin will knit itself back together from the inside, giving results which are certain to please you.
On cellulite, Dermarollers can even out and smooth the skin’s surface giving a silkier appearance.
How to achieve the best results from your Micro-needling Treatments
You will need multiple treatments to achieve the best results. We recommend a course of three Dermarollers, at six-week intervals. To treat scarring, pigmentation or stretch marks you may need more.
After your treatment the area will appear red and feel tight and dry for a few days.
Our therapist will be pleased to advise you on homecare products and aftercare.