What is Micro needling and how can it benefit your skin?

Derma roller or Electronic Derma stamp (EDS).

This treatment creates vastly different effects to a home roller. The needle depths are greater, and this accounts for the increased effect on the skin and the changes that follow post treatment.

The rollering process creates micro channels of needling, causing a small trauma to the skin to then wake up the cell cycles that go on to stimulate collagen production. This process takes time and a protocol of three treatments – six to eight weeks apart is normally recommended.

If the person has scarring or pigmentation, more sessions may be beneficial. There are again varying levels of quality for clinic devices. Try not to be lured by the discounts – it is your skin, and you want it to look it’s best. Think sterility, quality of roller and the experience of the practitioner.

Micro needling can be performed on most areas; the most treated areas being the face, neck, décolleté and hands for rejuvenation of fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, and acne scarring.

I have used the Genuine Derma roller for the treatment of stretch marks and have seen dramatic improvements in them. I always point out at the consultation that there are no guarantees on treatment results and the time the results take may vary from person to person.

My clinical experience has been hugely positive in helping clients change their confidence levels by improving acne scarring, pigmentation, stretch marks and creating luminous and glowing skin. 

In the event of treating acne scarring, I have found the trauma caused by the needling process, encourages the production of collagen which can flatten out the ice pick scarring. This gives the skin a smoother appearance and it has been apparent in clinic that the red coloration left from where blemishes were in the past has improved and resulted in greater skin clarity. The treatment results can have a great effect on the patient’s confidence and self-esteem.

The EDS or Electronic Derma stamp is the next generation in micro needling and is a machine version of the Derma roller. It provides a more comfortable treatment and is one that can be adapted to the different areas of the skin or according to skin need and patient comfort levels.

You can expect post needling for your skin to feel warm, tight and appear red. This will normally resolve within 48 hours. Bespoke products are added to your skin post needling. There is increased absorption of the products due to the micro channels that have been created in the skin. 

In clinic you can have bespoke protocols to intensify your results, this may include chemical peel treatments, Neo elegance advanced LED light and skin boosters. There is great truth that great skin is created by appointment.

Patients often report people telling they people comment that they look well rested, glowing and refreshed. From patient feedback derma rollering is a treatment where no one knows but everyone notices.

Nurse Carly x

Posted on: October 25th, 2021

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