Dermaroller® is a special medical device that produces thousands of micro-medical needle-columns in the skin.
- Each column will penetrate into the dermis of the skin and will be approximately 0.1mm in width. The column will close rapidly enabling the skin to recover quickly – often in the same day.
- The process of rollering over the skin with this tool stimulates the skin’s healing processes and production of collagen in a very gentle yet effective way, essentially forcing the skin’s own natural ability to heal itself.
- An additional benefit of micro-needling is that it allows carefully chosen skincare creams and/or serums to penetrate deeply into the skin to accentuate their benefit.
Cosmedics Skin Clinics use the genuine branded Dermaroller® which is completely sterile and has titanium pins. This is the brand name for a professional micro-needling tool – a barrel-like roller with many tiny pins which create pricks all over the surface of the skin. Dermaroller is a highly effective medical-grade professional tool and should not be compared to the cheaper home rollers.
Depending on the area being treated, a medical-grade Genuine Dermaroller® Therapy procedure normally takes around 20-30 minutes. This doesn’t include time for the consultation beforehand and also doesn’t include any ‘waiting time’ for the anaesthetic cream to work.
Your practitioner will use a topical anaesthetic to numb the skin making the procedure comfortable. It will normally take up to 30 minutes for the topical anaesthetic to work and the Doctor will check before starting the full microneedling.
Although acne is most commonly associated with the teens and early twenties, it can leave its tell-tale scars for a lifetime. The process of rolling over the skin with Dermaroller stimulates the skin’s natural healing processes and production of collagen. Dermaroller can even be effective at treating active acne and old or pitted scars. A course of treatment may be recommended for best results. This will be fully discussed at your consultation.