Derma Roller

Derma roller involves micro-puncture of the skin down to the dermis level to stimulate collagen production.  Derma roller is also known as micro-needling, and collagen induction therapy.  It is has been referred to as the natural alternative to botox and dermal fillers.

The concept of skin needling is based on the skin's ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage such as cuts, burns and othe abraisions. Immediately after an injury to the skin, our body re-uses the damaged collagen and elastin fibres, as well as other damaged skin components, to produce new skin structures. Skin needling allows for controlled induction of the skin's self-repair mechanism by creating micro-injuries which trigger the repair mechanism, and therefore new collagen synthesis. The result is smoother, firmer and younger-looking skin. Results are often spectacular, with a visible youthfulness to the face.

What results can I expect?

Visible signs of skin rejuvenation are seen just 6-8 weeks following the procedure, and continue to improve for up to a year. A course of three sessions, at 6-8 week intervals, tends to be recommended, in order to achieve optimum results; however you will notice great improvement after just one Derma Roller treatment.

How can Derma Roller help ageing skin?

  • Helps restore skin firmness and tightness to sagging, loose skin.
  • Thickens the dermis, and enhances dermal compactness.
  • Helps to smooth away wrinkles, lines, folds and crows feet.
  • Improves skin's texture.
  • Improves the appearance of large pores.

How can Derma Roller help with scars?

  • Helps to reduce the appearance of indented acne scars and pits .
  • Helps to improve scars caused by chicken pox.
  • Helps to relax old scars.
  • helps to fill old surgical scars.

How can Derma Roller help with stretch marks?

  • Improves the visible appearance of stretch marks.

What happens on the day?

  1. Arrive: The clinic will give you instructions on how to prepare for arrival at the treatment centre, including instructions on cleansing and make-up.
  2. Anaesthetise: Before the procedure commences, a topical anaesthetic will be applied to your skin to make it as pain-free an experience as possible. The anaesthetic will take about 20-30 minutes to fully numb the skin.
  3. Application: The practitioner will gently roll the Titanium Derma Roller  across the area to be treated, to create miniscule injuries within the skin. The procedure takes around 20 minutes in total.
  4. Depart: The clinic will gove you post-treatment instructions in order to realise the best results from  your treatment.

How will I look immediately after treatment?

After the procedure, your skin will appear red and flushed, in a similar way to mild sunburn. You will also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to the touch.  This will diminish a few hours following treatment, and within the next 48 hours your skin will be completely healed.  After 5 days, there is barely any evidence that the procedure has taken place.  The length of the down time and recovery depends on the microneedle size used for your treatment. You will be informed about your predicted post-treatment appearance during the consultation.

How should I prepare for the treatment?

  1. Skin priming is ideally started 4 weeks before your appointment, however 1 week is acceptable and common. Skin priming aids the healing process, and ensures the best results from skin needling. The use of stable forms of vitamin C and vitamin A serums in the weeks before skin needling 'jump starts' the process of collagen production, accelerating the benefits from treatment. Medik8 have developed a range of products specifically for skin priming before Derma Roller treatments, including highly stable vitamin C and vitamin A serums. Conveniently these products are also recommended for post treatment healing, making Medik8 primers an economical option
  2. Use vitamin C in the morning and vitamin A at night and continue with your usual cleansing, moisturising and sun protection routine. Follow the full product directions and any advice given to you by your practitioner.
  3. Clients prone to hyperpigmentation are advised to commence a lightening treatment with Medik8 White Balance Serum. Those who bruise easily should use Red Alert Body all over the treatment area for 1-2 days before each skin needling treatment, and continue for 2-3 days post treatment.

Is it safe?

Yes. Skin needling has been a safe cosmetic procedure in existence for more than 25 years. The skill is practiced by doctors and nurses all over the world. It is important that you select a reputable clinic, and speak to the trained practitioner who will carry out your treatment to ensure you understand the procedure.  The Medik8 skin needling treatment is performed by trained experts in a safe and precise manner, using single-use tools sterilised in the EU, and following peer-reviewed methodology.  Unlike some more aggressive treatments, (e.g. lasers), the epidermis stays intact with skin needling: this allows you to heal much faster and minimises any risk of scarring and hyperpigmentation.

Why choose the Medik8 Sysytem?

Nobody wants to experience pain if it can be avoided, and Medik8 have pioneered the use of ultra sharp, tapered titanium needles, which eliminate pain, which together with topical anaesthetics makes the whole procedure a comfortable experience. With the Medik8 system, clients benefit from a specially designed priming and post-treatment regimen, enhancing results. Importantly, every authorised practitioner has been trained using the recommended Medik8 method.

How should I care for my skin after treatment?

  1. It is important to properly care for your skin following a treatment to optimise procedure results. The personal use Titanium Dermaroller and/or Titanium Dermastamp can be used on a daily basis in between your Medik8 needling sessions to dramatically enhance product absorbtion and efficacy. Your practitioner will recommend 0.2, 0.3 and 0.5mm devices.
  2. Topical application of Medik8 C-Tetra (vitamin C) and Retinol products (vitamin A) will lead to a dramatic acceleration of regenerative processes and help with consolidation of procedure results. Medik8 Hydr8 B5 is a super-hydrator for daytime and Hydr8 Night is designed for mixing with Retinol 40. We will inform you of the best aftercare for you, but please feel free to ask.

Derma Roller Face

Face 1 hour 30 mins £175