Derma Roller therapy is unique amongst other skin care treatments as it is safe, a natural skin rejuvenation process, and above all a very effective. It is perfect as an alternative to other beauty treatments for acne scars, stretch marks and wrinkles, as Derma Rollers do not damage the skin or remove the epidermis layer. Derma Roller therapy is a skin rejuvenation treatment that has significant benefit for the following conditions:
- Reduces Acne Scarring
- Improves the resolution of scar tissue
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Levels the tonal quality of the skin
- Improves the appearance of stretch marks
- Enhances skin rejuvenation
- Great for anti aging
- Improves the appearance of large pores
- Improves hair regrowth and reduces hair loss
It can therefore be used to improve the thickness and tone of ageing skin, improving the appearance of fine wrinkles, areas of altered pigmentation and large pores. It is of particular value in the treatment of acne scarring, chicken pox scars and post-surgical scars. Derma Roller treatment can also be used to improve the appearance of stretch marks.
What is the Derma Roller
The Derma Roller is a single roller device which consists of a rotating wheel studded with tiny 1.5 mm long needles. These needles penetrate the skin, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, which in turn cause the skin to mount an injury response. This procedure utilises the collagen and elastin to thicken the skin, repair scars and smooth out any fine lines and wrinkles. This stimulus also causes growth of new capillaries which improves blood supply to the skin.
The Derma Roller treatment
The area to be treated is numbed with local anaesthetic and cleaned with antiseptic solution. The Derma Roller is lightly rolled over the treatment area until the end points of pin-point bleeding, redness and mild swelling are reached. Typically a treatment session will last 15 – 30 minutes. After treatment the area is cleansed and a soothing cream and sun block applied.
Is the Derma Roller treatment painful?
No the treatment is not painful, but it can be mildly uncomfortable. The skin is numbed before treatment either with local anaesthetic cream or nerve block. After the treatment you may feel as if you have slight sunburn for the next 12-24 hours.
How many treatment will I need in order to see beneficial results?
For some people a single treatment session is all that is needed to significantly improve the texture and appearance of their skin. Most people will require up to 4 treatment sessions, typically at six week intervals. For patients with severe acne scarring, up to five Derma Roller treatments will be needed. Improvement in skin texture and tone may appear one to three weeks after the initial treatment.
Are there any risks or side effects with the Derma Roller treatment?
The treatment is remarkably safe if you are treated by a trained beautician.
Derma Roller Treatment for Hair Loss
Derma Roller is frequently used for treating hair loss in both men and women. The simple hand held roller is rolled along the scalp to stimulate increased blood flow to the surface of the head. Thinning hair can be thickened, and the loss of hair from the scalp is reduced.
Derma Roller uses traditional oriental acupuncture techniques to stimulate hair growth just as it enhances the skins natural healing abilities. It promotes increased blood flow to carry nutrients to the hair follicles. In trials patients have experienced an increase in hair growth and an average 80% reduction in hair loss. The hair restoration and regrowth process can help have with thinning hair, balding, bald spots and receding hairlines.
If you require further information on our Derma Roller treatments, or wish to book a Consultation or an Appointment, please call the Salon on:
Tel: 0207 222 5902
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