derma roller treatment

2011-11-10 08:18:44

According to major UK suppliers, stocks of dermarollers are flying out of the door almost as quickly as the orders arrive as increasing numbers of people are coming round to the idea of how effective this treatment is.  Also known as medical skin needling and collagen induction therapy, not only can this amazing treatment dramatically improve a wide range of common skin complaints, it is popular with would be Botox fans who prefer to use it to fight the anti ageing battle, without resorting to toxins or injections. 

Popular with celebrities, even Angelina Jolie is said to be a fan, dermaroller treatments are becoming increasingly popular for those who don't want or cannot have injectable treatments. 
An additional benefit is that in comparison to injectable treatments, the benefits of dermaroller treatments last years as opposed to a few months (in some cases the results are permanent), making it a much more cost effective alternative.  Another huge advantage is that because micro needling stimulates the body's own natural healing processes and collagen production, it is therefore a very safe treatment.
As well as treating lines and wrinkles, dermaroller treatments are ideal for enlarged pores, thick sun damaged skin, superb for stretch marks, in addition they are useful for improving cellulite, tightening the skin, treating acne scarring as well as surgical and burn scars while improving and revitalising the skin generally. 
Dermaroller treatments are one of the least invasive treatments available. Micro needling not only stimulates the natural production of the skin's own collagen and elastin production, but offers similar results to other far more invasive procedures.
The treatment process involves passing a roller consisting of lots of very short and very fine pins systematically across the skin.  The use of a specially prescribed anaesthetic cream ensures your comfort. The pins do not penetrate the skin deeply, treating only the superficial layer of the epidermis.  Your skin responds naturally by producing extra collagen and elastin to 'heal' the punctures, and that's what plumps up the skin again, the enhanced natural blood supply is what enables this treatment to give your skin a healthy glow afterwards. In time the skin not only looks more radiant but also younger and firmer.
Because this treatment works in harmony naturally with your skin, side effects are very minimal and temporary.  Immediately after the treatment your skin will be pink but this clears up within the next day or so.  Additional, but rare side effects include slight swelling and possibly a very small amount of bruising, but again such issues if they were to occur would heal naturally within days.
The derma roller treatment itself takes no more than 20-30 minutes although your appointment will take longer to allow sufficient time for the anaesthetic cream to take effect.  Afterwards a special post treatment cream will be prescribed for you and you will be given after care advice.  It is important to use this cream as it helps enable the skin to heal more quickly.
Although you should see an improvement in your skin, a course of treatments is recommended for best results, spaced around 6 weeks apart.  Noticeable effects are noted usually around the second treatment.  The number of treatments you will need will depend on the extent of the condition being treated and how well you respond to the treatment, but usually patients need around 3-4 treatments in total.
Is it possible to purchase dermarollers for personal use - these are intended for maintenance treatments in between visits and will not achieve results obtained by medical grade, clinical devices.  If you are looking to achieve noticeably and many cases dramatic results even it is best to have this treatment at a medical aesthetics clinic with practitioners who are specially trained to ensure your dermaroller treatment is safe and effective.