FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What is a Derma, Skin or Micro-Needling Roller and how does it work?
A. The derma or skin roller is an instrument consisting of a heavy duty plastic roller head covered in high quality titanium needles. The needles are designed to penetrate the stratum corneum, conium the hard outer surface of the epidermal layer of the skin, body or scalp. Hundreds of tiny channels are created through the stratum corneum, which facilitate the passage and absorption of your skin care product, or minoxidil for hair restoration into the dermis, to maximize its absorption. It gently exfoliates excess skin cells which contribute to hair follicle malnutrition, scaring or premature aging, and ultimately hair follicle failure, wrinkles, stretch marks, cellulite and scars. The roller stimulates blood flow to the surface, gives a skin massage, cleans out the pores and stimulates collagen re-growth. It will not damage the skin.
Q. How should you roll?
A. With your free hand , hold the skin putting it under some slight tension. Roll the Derma Roller gently over the areas you wish to treat 4 times vertically, 4 times horizontally, 4 times diagonally to the left and 4 times diagonally to the right. The whole process should be 5 -8 minutes.
Q. Is it ok to use the derma roller if I have skin fillers injected already in my skin?
A.Yes it is ok to use the dermaroller over skin fillers.
Q. Can I use the skin roller on my face if I have active acne.
A. No it will make the acne spread.
Q. Do you have to use a cream or product with the roller?
A. After rolling use a good quality product (cream or serum), as after rolling the skin will absorb 84% of that product - compared to 4% without skin needling. The roller facilitates tiny channels/holes for it to literally go into the skin - painlessly. Needling stimulates blood flow and collagen re-growth. Skin care products used after rolling are extremely beneficial. You can use Vitamin C, Collagen or a high quality, vitamin enriched active ingredient moisturizer.
Q. How long to see results?
A. All skin is different so we cant give a definite time frame re results, but as you roll your skin will feel lighter, tighter and brighter almost immediately. If you are treating scars or wrinkles you will see results each week as they skin changes and collagen re-grows, then after 1-3 months deeper results.
Q. Can I use a skin roller when breast feeding or pregnant?
A. The reason it is said not to use a dermaroller when pregnant, lactating and feeding is that the body needs all of its vitamins to feed the baby. So as the production of new collagen uses some vitamins, it is best not to use the dermaroller at this time.