Medically reviewed by The Harley Medical Group Clinical Governance Board, on 18th September 2018.
The Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy™ provides advanced micro-medical skin-needling, a procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin.
Dermaroller™ can significantly improve the appearance of:
- Facial and decolletage lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Aged and sun damages skin
- Scars (including acne)
- Rejuvenation of hands
Dermaroller treatment Explained
There are many reasons why people choose to have Dermaroller:
- To reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the face and decolletage
- Rejuvenate hands and minimise signs of ageing
- Revitalise aged and sun damaged skin
- Reduces acne scarring
- The removal of stretch marks
The Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy™ utilises sterile single-use medical devices. Your Nurse/ Aesthetic Practitioner will use a Dermaroller medical device to produce thousands of micro-medical needle-columns in the skin. Each column will penetrate into the dermis of the skin and will be approximately 0.1mm in width. The column will close rapidly enabling the skin to recover quickly - often in the same day.
After the procedure your body will start to naturally regenerate and repair the skin, working below the surface in the dermis. This takes time as new collagen is formed, new skin cells are generated and blood supply is enhanced. It can take up to 6 weeks before visible signs of regeneration and repair are seen and the process will continue over the following months, providing you with a natural and long lasting enhancement.
WHY CHOOSE THE HARLEY MEDICAL GROUP
- We offer the highest standard of care and will ensure you will receive the right treatment for you
- Our clients notice visibly reduced wrinkles, sun damage, stretch marks and scars
- We are medically led with consultations conducted by a fully trained registered nurse
- We treat clients in all clinics nationwide
BENEFITS OF DERMAROLLER TREATMENT
BENEFITS OF DERMAROLLER TREATMENT
- The Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy™ reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks and sun damage
- Tightens pores which become larger as we age
- The treatment requires no down time and recovery times are shorter than Laser treatments
- It naturally stimulates the skin to repair itself creating a thicker and healthier appearance
- It improves the appearance of acne scarring and chicken pox scars
- The Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy™ is carried out by our fully qualified Cosmetic Nurses and Aesthetic Practitioners who are specially trained and highly experienced in carrying out the treatment
- The Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy™ is suitable for all skin tones and types
before and after photos
DERMAROLLER - BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS:
Our patients see excellent results after their Dermaroller treatment course.
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What should I avoid Following Treatment
You may look and feel as though you have sunburn, to ensure your skin returns to normal as quickly as possible and to achieve the best results we advise:
- Always make sure that your hands are thoroughly clean when touching the treatment area post procedure.
- Aggressive Skin Care Products should be avoided until the redness has subsided and it is recommended that makeup is not applied for 24 hours after the procedure.
- Avoid sauna’s, exercise, hot baths/showers until the redness has gone (this is usually within 24 hours minimum)
- Avoid intensive sunlight exposure and artificial UV exposure for a period of atleast 2-3 weeks after the procedure.
- Fake tan should not be applied 10-14 days prior, and 7 days following a Dermaroller treatment
What steps should be taken to ensure optimum results?
Once the redness has resolved, the skin may exfoliate more and feel drier than normal. The Harley Medical Group would recommend the following Skin Care Range for patient’s receiving Dermaroller Therapy-
> The Harley Medical Group Gentle Cleanser am and pm
> The Harley Medical Group Anti-Ageing Youth Serum am and pm
> The Harley Medical Group Anti-Ageing Moisturising Complex am and pm
> The Harley Medical Group Aloe Vera Gel following the treatment until the redness has subsided
> Heliocare SPF 50 daily for a minimum of 2-3 weeks post treatment or throughout the course.
For patients with oily skin types/ or prone to occasional acne break outs may experience a break out following a Dermaroller treatment as the deeper impurities in the may need to surface due to increase of cell turnover. Please speak to your treatment specialist to discuss methods and suitable products to help reduce the acne symptoms.
Maintenance treatments are normally recommended to achieve optimum result.
If you have any concerns or further questions related to Dermaroller treatment, please feel free to contact your clinic.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does it hurt?
A topical anaesthetic cream will be applied prior to your treatment to numb the skin making the procedure comfortable; it will normally take up to 1 hour for the topical anaesthetic to work.
What areas can be treated?
The Dermaroller is used to treat the face and neck, the décolletage and the backs of hands.
While we can treat the décolletage for rejuvenation we are unable to treat for stretch marks if breast implants are in place.
How long does the treatment take?
Depending on the area chosen the treatment is relatively quick taking approximately 45 minutes.
How many treatments do I need?
The number of treatments required depends of the problem being treated:
- Rejuvenation – 3 treatment course
- Acne Scarring – 5 treatment course
- Stretch Marks – 5 treatment course
There will be approximately 6 weeks between treatments.
What will I look like immediately after the treatment?
Immediately after your Dermaroller treatment you will look as though you have moderate sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. This will start to subside after 1 to 2 hours and will normally recover within the same day with only slight redness the following day. Your Nurse/ Aesthetic Practitioner will advice you on what to do following treatment.
Can I wear makeup after the treatment?
We advise that make up is not applied for 24 hours after the procedure and a strong UVA/UVB sunscreen is recommended following the treatment.
What post care is advised?
Your Nurse/ Aesthetic Practitioner will advice you on what to do following treatment. Aloe Vera gel will be applied after the procedure to help soothe and calm the skin. Use tepid water to cleanse the face until the redness has gone, and dry gently, always make sure your hands are clean when touching the treated area. We advise that make up is not applied for 24 hours after the procedure and The Harley Medical Group UVA/UVB sunscreen is recommended following the treatment.
How long before I see any results?
It can take up to six weeks before visible signs of regeneration and repair are seen and the process will continue over the following months, providing you with a natural and long lasting enhancement.
How long will the results last?
The results from a dermaroller treatment are permanent. As it is a repair of the skin it does not revert after a given time period. Dermaroller for fine lines and wrinkles will improve the skin; however it will not stop skin ageing and new lines forming.
What type of results will I see?
Following treatment there should be a visibly regenerated skin to hide the signs of ageing and reduce scars. Your skin will appear more radiated and refreshed. It can take up to six weeks before visible signs of regeneration and repair are seen and the process will continue over the following months, providing you with a natural and long lasting enhancement.
Can I speak to someone about aftercare in the short/medium /long term?
It is important that the skin is cared for on an ongoing daily basis with The Harley Medical Group anti-ageing regime. This will help to Restore the essential skin vitamins and anti-oxidants that are lost as we age Moisturise and rejuvenate the skin provide protection from UV light Your Nurse/ Aesthetic Practitioner will discuss which products are most suitable for your skin.
Can you treat Asian / Afro Caribbean skin / Dark skin?
Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy™ is suitable for use on darker skins and for use during the summer months when other treatments are more risky due to the increased UV sensitivity they can induce.
What is a Stretch Mark?
Stretch marks are incredibly common among both men and women and their sudden appearance can be distressing, particularly as most people think these unsightly marks are impossible to get rid of. Stretch marks can appear anywhere on the body but tend to be most common on the stomach, bottom, thighs and breasts – those areas of the body that are more prone to changing shape and size.
They are caused by the breaking of the middle layers of the skin as a result of it stretching during pregnancy to accommodate the growing little one inside you. The redness is caused by your blood below the surface of your skin, but don’t worry, they may not appear attractive but they are perfectly safe.
Who gets Stretch Marks?
Based on figures from the United States, and it's believe that the United Kingdom has similar statistics 70% of adolescent females and 40% of adolescent males have some stretch marks on their body, which will fade but not disappear. Approximately 90% of pregnant women will have some stretch marks by the end of the pregnancy.
How is dermaroller treatment different on the body from the face?
The process is exactly the same whether you're having Dermaroller on your face or your body.
First a topical anaesthetic cream will be applied prior to your treatment to numb the skin making the procedure comfortable; it will normally take up to 1 hour for the topical anaesthetic to work.
Then your Nurse/ Aesthetic Practitioner will use a Dermaroller medical device to produce thousands of micro-medical needle-columns in the skin.
The only difference is that needles for the body are larger than for the face, enabling the practitioner to penetrate the thicker skin.