Dermal Rolling and How it Can Help You
Dermal rolling uses a roller which is a needling device that contains several small surgical needles that come in lengths between 0.13 and 3 mm. Dermal rolling remolds the skin by creating thousands of microscopic channels through the skin, increasing the formation of new tissue by activating the body’s natural wound healing process. The micro-channeling causes the release of growth factors that promote scar-less healing and the deposition of normal woven collagen rather than scar collagen.
What can it do for me?
- Enhance the penetration of skin care or hair growth products
- Reduce or eliminate fine wrinkles
- Reduce or eliminate individual deep wrinkles
- Improve loose skin anywhere on the body including the neck, the décolleté, the back of the hands, arms, abdomen, thighs etc. In the early stages of skin laxity, it can postpone or even replace a facelift.
- Improve sun damaged or aging skin
- Reduce or eliminate uneven pigmentation or acne spots
- Reduce or eliminate scars or stretch marks
What about after care?
If you were rolled with 0.5 mm needles or shorter, no special after care is needed.
If you rolled with needles longer than 0.5 mm, the skin will turn red (like sunburn), sensitive and might get slightly swollen for several hours. Keep the area moist. For the first couple of days, the best choice is to cover the area with a very thin layer of an occlusive ointment that contains vit. A. and D. A a Physician Skin care line may be recommended. Do not expose the rolled areas to the sun for several days and thereafter, a Physicians grade sunscreen is recommended. Wait two or three days with applying makeup as well.
The rolled area might start “peeling” after some days. Don’t pick at the loose skin.
Collagen production is a very slow process and it can’t be rushed. Do not expect miracles too soon. It can take up to 10 months to get substantial results.