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Dermaroller

Dermaroller is a skin needling treatment to reduce the appearance of skin damage such as scarring, dark marks, sun damage and ageing.

Very small needles cause tiny punctures in the skin, these small wounds encourage the body's natural healing response and renew the skin cells. As the skin repairs itself the production of collagen and elastin is triggered to give a plumped and rejuvenated effect. This process continues for up to 12 months following treatment.

Image Aesthetics, Dermaroller

Medical Titanium Dermaroller

Professional Grade

Models: 0.5mm, 1.0mm, 1.5mm

The medical models (0.5mm, 1.0mm, 1.5mm) of the Skinrölla are convenient multipurpose devices, used in the Medical Skin Needling treatment of various skin conditions such as wrinkles, scars, acne scars, comedonal acne, and hyperpigmentation.

It is a cylindrical barrel with precision engineered titanium microneedles which penetrate through the epidermis and pin prick the dermis, inducing the skin’s natural healing response, leading to new collagen formation and tissue remodelling.

Price - 1 Treatment £225.00

Features
  • Titanium microneedle composition
  • Easy, safe and cost effective aesthetic treatment
  • Sterile single-use device
  • Suitable for all skin types (Fitzpatrick I-VI)
  • Can be used on the face (0.5mm / 1.0mm)
  • Can be used on thin skin treated with chemical peel or lasers
  • Course of 3 treatments recommended, with 6-8 week intervals between treatments
  • Needle sizes: 1.0mm, 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 3.0mm
Benefits
  • No skin damage (epidermis is left intact)
  • No skin sensitivity to UV light
  • No risk of permanent skin discolouration
  • Short healing time (maximum 48 hours of downtime)
  • Topical anaesthetics can be used for painless treatment
  • Treatment courses can be repeated without limit
  • Collagen deposition for up to 12 months even after a single treatment
Results
  • Increased firmness and tightness of flaccid skin
  • Thicker epidermis and enhanced dermal compactness
  • Diminished wrinkles, lines and folds
  • Improved skin texture and reduced pore size
  • Reduced depth of indented acne or chicken pox scars
  • Visibly relaxed old scars
  • Lightened pigmentation marks and brighter skin tone

FAQ's

What comprises a course of treatment and at what intervals?

Skin needling can be repeated every 6-8 weeks as long as the epidermis is healed; however, collagen formation can continue for up to 12 months after one treatment.

Can you receive skin needling treatment if pregnant?

Skin needling is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women due to a number of minor reasons. The needles produce micro-injuries which trigger the natural wound healing response. This wound healing and production of new collagen requires vitamins and nutrients which would otherwise be needed for the baby so is suggested to not be used during pregnancy.

Another minor reason is simply increasing the chances of infection which is never a good idea when pregnant. A third reason, particularly for the personal use roller is that it is designed for use with Retinol products which are also not recommended for use during pregnancy. We also recommend using Retinol to prime the skin before treatments which again wouldn’t be a good idea.

Can skin needling be carried out on Asian skin?

Skin needling can be safely performed on all skin colours and types. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation as the melanocytes remain intact, like the epidermis, during skin needling.

 

Other invasive procedures such as laser resurfacing are not recommended for Asian skin due to the potential risks of delayed wound healing, pigmentary changes and scarring. This is where skin needling has an advantage as these potential risks are very unlikely due to the epidermis remaining intact.

Use of skin needling is viewed as a suitable procedure as it does not affect the heightened wound healing response in Asian skin. This natural reaction is not induced by skin needling as it does not disrupt the melanocytes, the cells that produce melanin which is a pigment responsible for skin colour.

Why are the needles made from Titanium?

Most dermatological rollers designed for use on facial skin are made from stainless steel, which can blunt easily. The Medik8 Titanium needles are engineered in Sweden from pure Titanium giving a finer and much more durable edge, eliminating excess irritation caused by ordinary steel needles.

Furthermore, each individual Medik8 Titanium microneedle is gold plated to maintain sterility. This technology produces extremely accurate and pinpoint punctures in the skin, with the aim of improving the treatment results, while ensuring user health and safety. No other needling devices are made with Titanium needles.

How does skin needling work?

The concept of skin needling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns and other abrasions. Immediately after an injury occurs to the skin our body reuses the damaged collagen and elastin fibres as well as other damaged skin components to produce new ones. Skin needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin which triggers new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin.

How is the treatment administered?

Medik8 skin needling procedures are performed in a safe and precise manner with the use of the sterile Titanium Dermaroller/ Dermastamp. The procedure is normally completed within 30-45 minutes depending on the required treatment and anatomical site.

Before the procedure commences a topical anaesthetic or local block should be applied to the client’s skin to ensure their comfort and a painless experience. After the skin is numbed, the practitioner gently rolls or presses the Titanium Dermaroller/ Dermastamp over the client’s skin to puncture the outermost layers of the skin and create miniscule subcutaneous injuries. These microscopic wounds stimulate new collagen deposition which may last for up to a year, yet they close within less than an hour.

Treatments are carried out by a registered general nurse.

What is the skin appearance after the treatment?

After the procedure the clients skin will be red and flushed in appearance in a similar way to moderate sunburn. The client will also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on the area being treated. This will diminish greatly after a few hours following treatments and within the next 24 hours the skin will be completely healed. After 3 days there is barely any evidence that the procedure has taken place.

How quickly are results visible?
Is skin needling safe?

Medik8 skin needling does not involve injections and therefore allergic reactions and side-effects are unlikely. It is minimally invasive, involves minimal downtime (max. 24hrs), rapid healing and requires simple after-care. Clinical skin needling is minimally invasive and normally no blood is drawn, however small amounts of pin point bleeding in clients with thin skin may occur and should be considered as normal.

What are the indications for having a skin needling treatment?

Skin needling is especially effective for ageing concerns such as wrinkles, lines, folds and crows feet. Because collagen is produced, scars can also improve from treatments especially indented acne scars or chicken pox scars. Pigmentation issues can be helped including hyperpigmentation. General lack of skin radiance, skin firmness and compactness are also an indication for skin needling treatments and visible improvements can be seen.

What are the contraindications of skin needling treatments?

Relative contraindications include; keloid or raised scarring; history of eczema, psoriasis and other chronic conditions; history of actinic (solar) keratosis; history of Herpes Simplex infections; history of diabetes; presence of raised moles, warts or any raised lesions on targeted area. Absolute contraindications include; scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities; Rosacea and blood clotting problems; active bacterial or fungal infection; immunosuppression; scars less than 6 months old.

Are there any side effects or risks associated with skin needling?

Side effects experienced with skin needling are very minimal and usually subside within 24 hours. They include redness, stinging, itching, tightness and slight peeling

Why is pre-treatment skin care recommended?
What happens post-treatment?

Immediately after the treatment the skin may experience light to moderate redness, sensitivity to touch, itchiness and tightness. Discomfort rapidly reduces throughout the day and no discomfort is felt on day 2 following the treatment. On this day, skin redness subsides or is greatly diminished. On day 3 the treated skin area heals and there is barely any evidence that the procedure has taken place. Total downtime is 24 hours for clinical treatments and medical treatment is 48hours.

How can the depth be controlled of the needling?

The length of the needle ultimately defines the potential depth of the procedure. The titanium needles used in the Skinrölla Dermarollers are tapered and gold plated for optimum sharpness and sterility, this ensures minimal pressure is required for uniform needle penetration. This allows the clinician to have complete control at all times, resulting in an even depth of the needling.

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