The Genuine Dermaroller is an advanced micro-medical skin needling device which stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier, younger-looking skin. It is an ideal treatment for:
- Acne scars
- Aged and sun damaged skin
- Facial and décolleté lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
How does it work?
The Genuine Dermaroller is used in a specific manner to make thousands of tiny puncture marks in the skin. The tiny needles cause
an initial trauma which causes the body to produce new skin cells and collagen as it heals itself. Natural collagen is the Holy Grail
of younger looking skin. It is collagen which gives the skin greater structure and even tone, leaving the skin looking fresher and
This process can take up to 6 weeks to establish but can continue for many months afterwards. Results therefore, will not be immediate but can be long lasting. Dermaroller is normally offered as a course of treatment depending upon the clinical indications. Treatments are 6-8 weeks apart to allow new collagen to grow.
Firstly, the Doctor will apply an anaesthetic cream to the area to be treated; this will be left on for an hour for the anaesthetic to take effect. The cream is then removed and the Dermaroller is rolled across the skin in a specific manner. The whole procedure will take approximately half an hour, depending upon the areas to be treated.Dermaroller Treatment Price - £250 per session
Side effects and Downtime:
Immediately post procedure, the skin will look very red (see Dermaroller blog for actual photos) similar to a moderate sun burn, this will reduce dramatically within the first 2 hours of treatment. There may be some residual redness the following day and the skin may feel tight and be more sensitive than usual for a few more days. It is important that you apply a high factor sunscreen following the treatment. Don’t apply make-up immediately after the treatment and only wash using warm water for the first few days. A light mineral make up can be applied the day after the treatment.
What results might I expect?
In the first week the skin will normally look brighter and more vibrant and about 6 weeks later, the regeneration and repair process can tighten the skin and reduce pigmentation.
How does Genuine Dermaroller compare to laser resurfacing/Intracel ?
Both these treatments aim to increase collagen production. The advantage of the genuine Dermaroller is that there are fewer risks involved. The Dermaroller can be used on pigmented skin and skin that has been exposed to strong sunlight. Lasers can be used on these skin types but with greater caution as there is a risk they can cause pigmentary changes. After Dermaroller, there is no downtime involved compared to laser resurfacing. You will be able to go about your daily activities the day after treatment. Cost is also a significant factor in choosing one therapy over another, in this instance the Genuine Dermaroller is significantly cheaper than a course of laser treatments which can stretch into the thousands.
A step up from Dermaroller is INTRAcel
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