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Dermaroller / microneedling

The Dermaroller, or MicroNeedling, is a natural treatment that stimulates the skin to regenerate itself without the use of any chemicals or products.  Multiple tiny channels are created in the skin using the Dermaroller applicator.  This sets off a cascade of self-healing signals in the skin which in turn stimulates collagen production over several weeks.

 

The Dermaroller is often used to treat fine lines, with people reporting a reduction in pore size, and a fresher, younger looking complexion. A MicroNeedling treatment takes about 45 minutes, with minimal downtime afterwards.  Treatment is simple.  At Stafford Skincare - Lichfield, we always use an anaesthetic cream to numb the skin prior to treatment.  After that, the Dermaroller is applied across the forehead, cheeks, chin, nose and upper lip to treat the face, or across the decolletage.

 

For some people, one treatment is enough to boost the skin.  However, as the treatment relies on the skin producing more of its own collagen, the effects are usually slower, taking at least 6 weeks to show an improvement.  Most people find that the best results for skin rejuvenation are seen after 3 treatments, repeated at 6 weekly intervals.  Typically, the skin rejuvenation benefits last about 6 months, after which the treatment may be repeated.

 

The Dermaroller may also be helpful for acne scarring, but more treatments are necessary.  Most people need to repeat the Dermaroller treatment every 2 - 4 weeks for up to 3 months to achieve an improvement in the appearance of the acne scars.  Best results for acne scarring often require a combination of treatments, including the Dermaroller, Dermal Fillers, Profhilo and Subcision.

 

After care involves avoiding make-up, excessive alcohol and strenuous alcohol for 24 hours, and restricting sun exposure for several weeks to reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation. Possible side effects include small bruises, milia formation, redness & peeling of the skin for 24 hours after treatment.

MicroNeedling is safe for all skin colours. However, it should be avoided in inflamed or infected skin, active acne, or if there are multiple milia.  Cosmetic treatments are only available for people aged 18 years and over. 

Please click here to see the Cosmetic Treatment Price List.

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