Medically reviewed by The Harley Medical Group Clinical Governance Board
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
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.