A significant lack of collagen and elastin can easily result in facial wrinkles, sun damage, and thinning skin. A freshly-introduced method of micro-needling and dermarolling specialises in reversing exactly that.
From YouTube beauty gurus to celebrity glamour enthusiasts, the results obtained from the use of this medical breakthrough have been echoed loud and clear among the beauty community.
Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, dermarolling involves an instrument, referred to as a dermaroller, that resembles that of a miniature paint roller consisting of many tiny needles meant to be gently rolled horizontally over the forehead, cheeks and chin in a back-and-forth motion.
In return, the minuscule pinpricks created around the surface of the skin infuse blood flow to stimulate increased production of collagen and elastin, reduce the appearance of enlarged pores, and even aid individuals suffering from Rosacea, premature skin ageing, and hyperpigmentation.
Prior to the treatment, it is crucial to follow the necessary requirements in order to avoid inflecting a reaction or infection. “We advise patients not to take any products containing aspirin, retinoids, or Ibuprofen at least seven days prior,” says Dr Monica Dukkipati, dermatologist and cosmetologist at Century Hospitals. Moreover, having a proper skincare regimen post-dermarolling is advisable for the benefit of further protection.
Dermarollers also differ in needle size and thickness, ranging from 0.25mm all the way up to 2.0mm, depending on the severity of the particular individual’s skin. “We assess the patient’s skin and choose the dermaroller accordingly,” explains Dr Monica. She further adds that “size varies according nature of the skin, thickness of the individual and designated treatment area”.
To attain better results over a period of time, Dr Monica shares, “We do either three weeks or one month between each sitting,” and states that “sittings can vary from a minimum of three to five based on the size of the lesions”.
In addition, for visible results to be seen, she says, “For the erythema to subside, it might take 3-5 days, again depends on the individual.” Though recommended to be done by a dermatologist or skin specialist, dermarolling can be done at home as well.