What is Dermaroller?
Do have you sun-damaged or acne-scarred skin? Would you like to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or stretch marks? Then try aDermaroller treatment for smoother, brighter, and more youthful skin. The Dermaroller is specifically designed to improve the appearance of skin with wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars and sun damage.
Dermaroller (also known as micro-needling) can be used to treat face and body and provides an effective way to reduce the visibility of lines, wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, and sun damage. It is a well-known, hugely popular treatment that gives outstanding results within four to six weeks. Better still, your skin will continue to improve over the months that follow!
How many treatments will I need?
We generally recommend a course of four treatments (roughly one treatment every six weeks).
What is it used for?
The Dermaroller procedure can help improve the appearance of stretch marks (anywhere on the body), wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, and acne scars.
What does the Dermaroller
To begin with, your Dr Cantrell will use a topical anaesthetic cream to numb your skin before treatment commences. Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, the Dermaroller will be rolled over your skin, puncturing it with thousands of tiny micro-needles. By causing mild damage to your skin in this way, we trigger a healing process that rejuvenates the skin, encourages collagen production, and reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles and imperfections.
Does it hurt?
Not very much - the anaesthetic helps to minimise any discomfort caused by the micro-needles.
How long will it take?
One Dermaroller session lasts for around 40 minutes, although this may vary depending on which part of your body we treat. For example, a hand or neckline treatment will take less time than a facial treatment.
Who is this procedure suitable for?
Dermaroller is suitable for all skin types. However, it can cause sensitive skin to become irritated, so it may not be appropriate for people who suffer from allergies. Before any treatment, you will be given the opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have. The Dermaroller is unsuitable for pregnant/breastfeeding women.
Side effects are rare, and they seldom last for more than 48 hours. Patients commonly notice some redness post-procedure (not dissimilar to sunburn), but this should subside in a short time.
Avoid extreme temperatures (hot water, saunas, etc.) and unnecessary contact with the treated area for 48 hours after treatment. High factor SPF is essential post procedure and your practitioner may also recommend an optional soothing cream for your skin post-treatment.