Copyright Ingrid Raphael 2017
Dermaroller medical needling is a safe and increasingly popular skin renewal technique to restore the healthy youthful appearance of your skin, improving lines, refining pores and minimising scars and ‘helps the skin to help itself’.
Medical needling is not a single treatment, but has to be done in a course of three to six sessions at six to eight weekly intervals. The procedure is performed after application of an effective numbing cream as pain relief.
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This practically painless treatment involves a needle roller (‘dermaroller’), equipped with sterile, ultra-fine needles, which mechanically mimics the effects of fractionated laser technologies by creating microscopically small punctures in the dermis, where our collagen lives. This intentional injury induces thousands of tiny, controlled wound-healing responses in this deep layer of the skin. Consequently, growth factors and fibroblasts are stimulated into synthesising new skin matrix, including collagen. In time, this will lead to a firmer, more elastic skin with more refined skin surface. As we get older, our skin gets ‘lazy’ and collagen production slows down. With medical needling, we give the skin a gentle nudge to remind it to keep making fresh collagen.