Sometimes the best way of improving your skin is to encourage it to heal itself, which is what our chemical-free, surgery-free dermaroller treatments do. The dermaroller is a hand-held device with a barrel covered in tiny needles which is simply rolled across your skin in various directions and can help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as acne scars, stretch marks and general dullness in the skin. Also known as micro-needling, the needles of the dermaroller come in various lengths depending on what kind of skin complaint we are using them for and can be used over the body as well as the face.

Prior to the treatment, we apply a numbing cream to minimise discomfort which takes about half an hour to take effect. As the needles are rolled over your face, they make tiny column shaped punctures, about 1-2mm deep, which close very quickly. This slight damage to the skin kickstarts the skin’s natural healing process and stimulates collagen production so the skin starts to repair scar tissue and fine lines are plumped out. It may take up to 6 weeks to start seeing the improvement in your skin but the treatment also boosts blood circulation so your skin will look fresher and brighter.

Straight after treatment your skin may feel slightly tender, as if it has been sunburned so we advise that you only wash it with tepid water for 48 hours post-treatment. We recommend that you have 3 treatment sessions for skin rejuvenation and 5-6 for scar reduction, each spaced 6 weeks apart, but this will also be discussed during your free consultation.

To find out more about our dermaroller treatments or to book a free consultation, contact us today and speak to a member of our team.

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Using the Dermaroller for Skin Rejuvenation

It’s the treatment that’s used by seemingly ageless celebrities including Kylie Minogue and Jennifer Aniston and uses absolutely no chemicals or invasive surgery, but what exactly is a Dermaroller and how does it work?

The Dermaroller device looks slightly scary as it has hundreds of tiny, sharp needles spaced evenly apart around a small barrel; this device is rolled over your skin for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. The micro-needles pierce the skin leaving tiny columns which quickly heal and stimulate the skin to heal itself, generate new skin cells and produce more collagen whilst circulation is also boosted. Due to the nature of the treatment, it can feel quite uncomfortable so a numbing agent is applied to the skin about 30 minutes beforehand. Treatments are spaced 6 weeks apart to allow the skin to heal itself and the number of treatments will depend on the results you are after; typically 3 sessions for skin rejuvenation and 5-6 sessions for scar and stretch mark removal.

After the treatment your skin may be slightly red and more sensitive than usual but this will subside as your skin heals itself. It is important to just use tepid water to wash your face for 48 hours afterwards and dry your skin gently. Whilst there are some Dermaroller devices available to buy online, you cannot guarantee that these are a genuine or safe product, it can be hard to clean them at home, potentially leading to infections so it is best to visit an expert. You also do not get the consultation, numbing agent or correct technique and consultation that we provide if you try to go DIY.

Our Dermaroller treatments give visible improvements in the condition, texture and appearance of the skin without the use of harsh chemicals, risk of scarring or invasive surgery.

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Please visit our website to find more details about this treatment and feel free to contact us for further information and to book a free consultation on Tel: 02035813391 or email to info@thelondoncosmeticclinic.co.uk. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always happy to tell you more about our treatments.

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What is a Dermaroller?