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Derma roller for skin rejuvenation

What is Derma Roller?

Derma roller

The Derma Roller (also called skin rollers, microneedle rollers, and dermarollers) is a small hand-held rolling device which has micro surgical steel needles that are rolled over the skin to cause injury by reaching the inner surface of your skin to promote skin repair from the inside out. It stimulates elastin and collagen production in the skin.

 

Is Derma Roller a good treatment for hyperpigmentation?

While dermaroller is not well studied as a specific treatment for hyperpigmentation, evidence does point to its efficacy for this purpose. It causes it causes cell regeneration which is understood to effectively lighten dark spots in all skin types.

Very dark patches of skin will likely require more treatment sessions than less severe forms of hyperpigmentation, and may never be fully erased by dermarolling.

What skin conditions can be treated with dermaroller?

Dermaroller treatment is good for patients who need a large area treated, and is most commonly used to treat the following skin conditions:

Dull skin: Rejuvenate tired and dull skin and combat the initial signs of ageing.

Wrinkles: Fine lines and wrinkles on the face can be visibly reduced. Dermarolling triggers collagen production.

Scarring: Scars from acne and Chicken Pox can be improved and an uneven texture can be smoothed out.

Pigmentation: Can help to fade dark patches such as pigmentation due to sun damage or ageing.

Dermaroller microneedling is a great treatment for you if you have darker skin because it doesn’t involve peels or lasers, which can cause pigmentation issues.

Treatments can be performed on the body as well as the face.

What to expect on the day

You will need to arrive at the clinic 45 minutes prior to treatment to have a local anaesthetic cream applied all over the area to be treated. This will numb the area before treatment to make it more tolerable. You will wait 30-40 minutes for it to work and Dr. Renee will then clean your skin before beginning the treatment. Then the roller will be rolled over the area in 6 different directions causing micro-injury to the skin. It will bleed as she does this and she will of course clean as she moves across the area. When the whole area is complete it will be red and have the appearance of severe sun burn.

Will it hurt?

It is certainly not pain free but the local anaesthetic makes it tolerable.

Is there down time?

Yes. You will need 2-3days for the redness to fade.

How long does the procedure take?

20 minutes.

Are there any side effects?

Side effects and risks can include;

  • bleeding
  • bruising
  • infection
  • skin peeling
  • small petechiae under the eyes

How long do results last?

You need a course of treatments over 4-6 weeks apart, normally 3-4 treatments. Results will build with each treatment and should last a year.