What is Microneedling/Dermarolling and am I a good candidate?
The Dermaroller is an instrument covered in high quality titanium needles designed to penetrate the outermost layer of the epidermis. Hundreds of tiny micro-channels are created, which facilitate collagen regrowth and the passage and absorption of topical infusions like Hyaluronic Acid and Stem Cell topicals. This procedure is great for all skin types, except for anyone with active acne flares. Once the acne is under control, it is great for scarring and brightening post inflammatory pigmentation. Anyone additionally looking to reduce signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation can greatly benefit from Dermarolling in combination with Dermasweep.
What are the benefits of Dermarolling and how does it work?
- Step 1: Dermasweep – This uses a bristle technology with a collagen stimulating vacuum to remove the superfluous outer layer of dead skin cells.
- Step 2: Microneedling/Dermarolling –Our esthetician will choose between two different depth Dermarollers which will be rolled in four different directions over the skin. This creates a “wound-heal” response where the collagen will continue to rebuild over the next few weeks.
- Step 3: Stem Cell Therapy or Hyaluronic Infusion – Stem Cells, Growth Factors and Skin Hydrators are infused into the Skin to replenish and revitalize the skin and further reduce signs of aging.
How many treatments will I need?
Most patients will do a series of Microneedling treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart, for 4-6 treatments. Maintenance treatment can be done thereafter monthly or every other month.
What type of results will I see?
The Dermaroller needles are able to penetrate deeper into the epidermis after the stratum corneum (outer layer of dead skin cells) is removed by the Dermasweep. This allows for deeper correction for skin concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, textural issues, and large pores. The Stem Cells activate deeper into the skin on the cellular level and provide results after a couple of days and even further results after a couple weeks as the collagen remodeling continues to occur. Many patients will do this treatment a few days before an event as makeup sits beautiful on the fresh, exfoliated skin. Patients often will say their skin feels “tighter” after Microneedling.
Is there any downtime associated with this procedure?
Most patients will have no actual downtime, however patients may experience redness or flushing post treatment, particularly on the forehead where there is thinner tissue or if the deeper depth is used. Although patients should not work out or apply makeup the day of the procedure as the tiny micro channels remain open for some hours after the treatment, we recommend just relaxing at home since you do not want to be in the sun the day of treatment.
What other treatments/procedures can Dermarolling be combined with?
Depending on the patients concern or overall goals, this treatment is great combined with various anti-aging, scar reduction and hyperpigmentation therapies as well as tightening and injectable procedures. Combination therapy with laser resurfacing and chemical peels can help further correct damage and reveal healthier, more youthful skin.
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