Dermaroller/dermapen, also referred to as microneedling or medical skin needling, employs a small drum-like or a pen device with titanium needles to create superficial skin injury. This treatment works by stimulating the body’s own collagen production, using these tiny needles to puncture the dermis. In turn, this results in regeneration of the skin and new collagen growth, making the skin smoother, plumper and more youthful.
This treatment is one of the safest procedures for superficial acne scarring and for skin rejuvenation. The treatment can also be used for fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, and chicken pox scars. Treatment is most commonly carried out on the face, neck, decolletage and hands.
How is the procedure carried out?
The procedure is carried out under topical anaesthetic, using a numbing cream that is applied on to the skin. Full face treatment takes 20-30 minutes and achieves a fresher look and feel. Skin will be red, mimicking a sunburn for a few hours to 1 day. Sun avoidance following this treatment is extremely important and the downtime is usually 2-4 days.
Visible signs of rejuvenation are seen after just 6-8 weeks following the procedure and continue for up to a year. A course of treatment, usually 3-5 sessions at 6-8 week intervals is recommended to achieve optimum results, however most patients will notice improvements to their skin after just one session.
Before and after treatment:
Why choose Everything Skin Clinic?
At Everything Skin Clinic™, we have a team of highly trained Consultant dermatologists, who have completed specialist training in Dermatology and are on the specialist register of the General Medical Council. All our consultants hold substantive contracts with the best Dermatology centres in leading NHS hospitals. Therefore, you can be certain of the highest quality private care.
We offer a range of treatments and can offer one, or a combination of treatments to achieve the best results. Unlike many other clinics, we can offer diagnosis and treatment all under one roof by expert consultant dermatologist, so you know you’ll be in safe hands.