Defining the Derma Roller!

Welcome to our blog where today we are going to dive in and investigate the process of derma rolling. We will look at exactly what it is, what the process involves, skin types that benefit and of course – results. Keen to find out more? Read on….

What is Derma Roller Treatment?

You may have heard this treatment referred to as ‘Micro Needling’ or even ‘Collagen Induction Therapy’. Using a professional skin roller equipped with specialist needles, thousands of micro-needle columns are penetrated into the skin.

So how does it actually work?

Those micro-needle columns we mentioned, they are actually tiny skin punctures. The derma roller treatment works by stimulating skin repair and skin regeneration. Through the stimulation of collagen production, the skin’s elasticity and suppleness improves. And this is all carried out naturally, without the use of any chemicals. Sound good?

What’s the process?

A professional will begin with an initial consultation. This is an imperative part of the process, allowing specialists to assess skin type and the area required for treatment. Once derma roller is deemed suitable, an appointment will be scheduled in. You should also be advised on how many sessions are required. At Elle Aesthetics, we generally recommend a course of three procedures, around six weeks apart. Should you have a specific skin complaint such as acne or scars (which we will discuss later), sessions are likely to differ.

Upon arrival for your session, a qualified nurse will administer you with a topical anaesthetic. This ensures a comfortable experience. You can sit back and relax for around 30 minutes whilst the anaesthetic takes effect and then the treatment will begin. This is a very straightforward, effective and timely procedure.

Will I be red afterwards?

Straight after you have received the derma roller treatment you will look moderately sunburned, Your skin may feel slightly warm and possibly tighter than usual. This will however start to subside over the next 24 hours.

What skin type is derma roller appropriate for?

Deep Wrinkles & Fine Lines: As previously mentioned, undergoing derma roller sessions encourages the production of fresh collagen. This goes on to act as a natural filler, helping to visibly reduce fine lines and deep wrinkles. Skin elasticity is increased and offers a notably permanent reduction.

Acne Scars: Micro needling is a great option for those living with scars as a result of acne. The production of increased levels of collagen is necessary in order to produce results. Additional sessions may be required to achieve the full effect. This should be discussed with you during initial consultation.

Stretch Marks: Yes, you read that correctly! The derma roller process can help reduce the appearance of stretch marks. Results depend upon the severity but on average, those undergoing treatment have noticed results after 4 to 6 sessions.

Hyperpigmentation: By increasing the absorption of skin lightening products, hyperpigmentation can be significantly reduced. It also helps to normalise melanocytes and whilst controlling abnormal pigment formations.

Skin Texture: Of course, if you are simply looking for a natural process that will refresh the skin, a single session could work very well. Encouragement of skin cell renewal often results in softer, smoother, more energised skin.

So there you have it. The journey attached with a derma roller treatment. This is a natural, cost effective way to achieving skin regeneration without undergoing surgery. Keen to find out more? Speak to our specialist team today.

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