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Micro-needling (Dermaroller)

I offer the most advanced medical grade micro-needling.

What will this treatment do for my skin?

It will depend on what concerns you about your skin but the Dermaroller has many benefits:

  • Increased firmness and tightness of flaccid skin
  • Diminished wrinkles lines and folds
  • Improved skin texture and reduced pore size
  • Lightened pigmentation marks and brighter skin tone
  • Reduce depth of indented acne or chicken pox scars
  • Visibly relaxed old scars
  • Improved appearance of stretch marks and cellulite

What is a Dermaroller?

A Medical Grade Dermaroller is a sterile, single use cylindrical barrel with precision engineered titanium microneedles.

How does it work?

The dermaroller penetrates through the epidermis and pin pricks the dermis, inducing the skin’s natural healing response, leading to new collagen formation and tissue remodelling.

What does the procedure involve?

Your skin is thoroughly cleansed, then topical anaesthetic is applied to the area you wish treated. This will take about 20 minutes to take effect. The dermaroller is then rolled over your skin to elicit pin prick bleeding. Depending on areas to be treated the whole procedure will take about 1 hour.

Are there side effects/risks?

The treated area will look bright red (a bit like moderate sunburn) directly after treatment. There may be some stinging, itching, tightness and minimal peeling. These side effects should subside within 24 – 48 hours. Less commonly; there is a potential risk of scarring if treatment area is over-aggressively needled. If scarring occurs you may need a revision of procedure. Inadequate sun protection in the healing period may result in hyperpigmentation, which normally resolves after about one month.

How do I care for my skin after the procedure?

Immediately after your procedure a layer of topical serum will be applied to your skin. It is advisable to leave this on overnight to maximise the absorption of the active ingredients. In the morning wash with water and pat dry with a clean towel. When your skin has completely healed you may use your normal skin care routine. Please be aware the use of make up on broken skin poses a certain risk of hyperpigmentation, as a result of infiltration of make-up into the open tissue, as well as the risk of bacterial infection and inflammation in the treatment area.

What about follow up?

I like to see you 6 weeks after your initial treatment to assess the outcome of your procedure. Depending on your initial skin condition and desired outcomes, skin needling procedures can be repeated without limit every 6-8 weeks, although a course of 3 skin needling sessions is usually sufficient. 6-8 week intervals allow for maximum new collagen deposition and assessment of your single treatment, however, collagen formation can continue for up to 12 months after one treatment.

Call Karen on 07595 697406 to discuss your requirements or to book a consultation.