Dermaroller™ Skin Needling
Medical Skin Needling, also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy and Dermaroller, is a recognised and tested skin treatment aimed at stimulating collagen production to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, skin laxity and scarring. Scarring that is commonly produced by acne or chickenpox responds well to medical skin needling and the technique is used by consultant dermatologists in their clinics worldwide.
Collagen stimulation is achieved by introducing a series of fine, tiny needles into the skin following administration of a topical local anaesthetic to reduce discomfort. The needles are attached to a sterile roller which is used only once and moved over the surface of the skin to create microscopic pin-pricks. These pinpricks create columns of penetration within the papillary dermal layer of the skin where collagen and elastin fibres are located.
These minute punctures close over almost immediately as the skin heals. The “damage” to the dermis encourages the body to produce new collagen and elastin which generate new skin cells; the skin becomes thicker, plumper and more youthful.
Although primarily used on the face, this procedure can be carried out anywhere on the body, including troublesome acne areas such as the back, stretch marks on the thighs and abdomen, and on all skin types.