Dermaroller, or skin needling, actively promotes collagen formation. Collagen is a structural protein found in the skin. Its fibres form a supporting mesh that is responsible for the skin’s youthful characteristics, such as strength, texture and resilience.
As we age, the skin’s ability to replace damaged collagen with fresh collagen diminishes, with more gaps and irregularities developing in the collagen mesh. The first signs of this are believed to be seen in our late 20s. Collagen molecules are too large to be delivered directly as a topical product, so we use different ways to stimulate new collagen.
What Is Skin Needling?
Dermaroller skin needling is a medically reviewed process that uses “controlled injury” to stimulate the skin’s natural ability to heal. It uses microneedling to tighten the skin and even generates a little volume. Ultimately it induces collagen stimulating growth factors to replace ageing collagen with new collagen. It also generates elastin, another vital protein.
As such it’s great for:
Crepey or sun damaged skin on the face, hands and décolleté
Scarring – skin needling breaks up scar tissue, particularly light scarring such as acne, and encourages new skin growth in the area.
Ageing skin that needs “waking-up” and refreshing
Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Does MicroNeedling Hurt?
Admittedly, skin needling is not a treatment you’d choose for relaxation. We keep comfort levels at an optimum to make it entirely tolerable with use of a topical anaesthetic numbing cream.
Your clinician will cleanse, soothe and protect your skin with our serums and creams. Slight redness can be experienced, comparable to that caused by an intense workout or moderate sunburn.
Side effects are minimal, but skin may feel warm, tight and itchy, which should normally resolve in 12 – 48 hours. You may experience a minor flaky sensation for a few days following treatment.
Who Shouldn't Have Skin Needling?
Whilst this is a particularly un-complicated treatment there are few people who aren’t suitable:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Those prone to keloid scarring (overgrowth of tissue when healing)
- Uncontrolled diabetes (as wound healing is compromised)
- Any area with warts, skin cancers or infection
- If you are taking blood-thinning therapies, or high does corticosteroids or oral retinoids.
Skin Needling At PHI Clinic London
Post treatment you simply need to be kind to and protect your skin. This includes daily use of a good sun-block during the course of treatment. You must avoid direct sunlight for two weeks following treatment. Finally, steer clear of exfoliation products for at least one week.
Everybody recovers differently but essentially you need to be kind, gentle and protective to/of your skin throughout the course. Your clinician may recommend a skincare regimen to support treatment in helping to regenerate and repair your skin.
For a Dermaroller skin consultation at PHI Clinic with our experienced aesthetic practitioners call us on +44(0)207 034 5999. For information about PHI Clinic and our innovative treatments find us on Instagram.