Dermaroller treatment – Hollywood’s secret skin weapon?
It’s a treatment said to be beloved by a galaxy of stars – apparently including every member of that
infamous love triangle – Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Now Jen looks criminally fresh-faced for her 46 years, and if we’re honest, Brad and Ang aren’t doing badly either.
So if Dermaroller is their secret weapon, it surely deserves a closer look…
What is Dermaroller treatment?
Dermaroller is a fairly simple non-surgical procedure designed to improve the texture of the skin.
Unlike many other aesthetic treatments, it doesn’t rely on chemical products or injections – just your skin’s own healing mechanism.
It uses a small sterile roller covered with micro-medical needles, which is passed back and forth over the areas of skin to be treated.
How does it work?
Micro-needling creates thousands of tiny pin holes or micro-wounds in the skin. This action of wounding the skin stimulates the skin’s repair mechanism – just as it does when you cut or graze yourself.
Increased production of the skin’s protein building block, collagen, together with an increased blood supply, helps to strengthen the internal structure of the skin.
Over time, this improves the skin’s texture, leaving it smoother, brighter and healthier. Some people find it makes their skin a little tighter around the jawline too.
Does it hurt?
A numbing cream is used all over the area to be treated, so while you’ll experience some discomfort, it won’t be anything more than you can handle.
You’ll be able to talk to your practitioner throughout for reassurance, so just close your eyes and think of the incredible benefits!
What will your skin be like after Dermaroller treatment?
It will be pink, almost like a sunburn for the first day or two. You’ll still be ok to go out and about, but you’ll want to avoid make up for a little while.
Is it safe?
Absolutely. Because it stimulates skin to repair itself without introducing substances into the body, Dermaroller has an excellent safety profile when used by qualified medical aesthetic practitioners.
Each roller is sterile and single-use only, and the treatment is far less aggressive than laser treatment and deep chemical peels.
Because it doesn’t induce UV sensitivity, it’s perfectly suitable for use during the summer months and on darker skins.
What’s Dermaroller treatment good for?
The treatment is fantastic for repairing mild acne scars, improving sun damage and fine lines on the face, neck, décolletage and back of the hands, and treating stretch marks on tummies and thighs.
How many treatments do you need?
It’s not an instant fix. For best results, you really need to have at least three sessions, around six weeks apart. You should start to notice results after the second session.
Aurora Skin Clinics are a part of Aurora Clinics, a nationwide group of cosmetic clinics led by Consultant Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards. For more information on Dermaroller treatment, or to book a free consultation with one of our expert medical aestheticians, please give us a call on 01844 318825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.