Micro-needling and Dermarollers create a multitude of tiny puncture wounds to the skin, which induce the release of growth factors that stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin.
This accurate and minimally intrusive penetration allows much higher absorption of topical formulations, such as serums and creams.
What are the various needle lengths for?
- 0.2/0.3mm – for increased absorption of skin care products and overall improvement of skin tone and texture.(rejuventation)
- 0.5mm – for wrinkles, first signs of ageing, mild acne scarring and thinning hair.
- 1.0mm, 1.5mm – for stretch marks and deeper scars
- 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm – (not recommended for the face) for extensive scarring, deep wrinkles, badly damaged skin and cellulite.
If you're looking for effective results from wrinkles & scarring I recommend that you have a course of treatments at a clinic first then follow with HOME USE NEEDLE to enhance your results.
How should I prepare for treatment?
Skin priming should start 1-4 weeks before your treatment. Skin priming ensures the best results from skin needling. The use of stable vitamin C and vitamin A serums in the weeks before skin needling, ‘jump-starts’ the process of collagen production, accelerating the benefits from treatment. Use vitamin C in the morning and vitamin A at night. You should continue with your usual cleansing, moisturising and sun protection routine.
If you are prone to hyper-pigmentation then you are advised to add a lightening treatment.
Products used during treatment
Skin needling will induce collagen synthesis on its own (dry skin needling), but skin improvements are significantly enhanced by combining skin needling treatments with the topical application.
Usually the serums used during needling for anti-aging benefits and scarring are growth factors, antioxidants and peptide serums. Those who bruise easily may use Medik8 Calmwise serum and those with pigmentation may use Medik8's White Balance Original Serum.
Topical Growth Factors used during treatment will significantly add to the natural ‘pool’ of growth factors that are released in response to the microneedle injury significantly aiding the regenerative process.
Topical vitamin A used during the procedure, significantly enhances the collagen synthesis triggered by the microneedle injury to the skin.
After the application of serums it's vital to follow with a moisturiser and a daily sunscreen is also essential.
How should I care for my skin after the clinic treatment?
It's important to properly care for your skin following a treatment to optimise results. The personal use Microneedle Roller or Stamp can be used after or during the course of treatment to dramatically enhance product absorption and efficacy.
Topical application of vitamin C and Retinol products (vitamin A) will lead to a dramatic acceleration of regenerative processes and maximise the treatment results. Ideally growth factors would be used in the post healing phase of a clinic roller and also as part of a daily routine incorporating home dermaroller
Serums to use with home use needles
If you're using home use needles then I would also use serums & creams with the roller to enhance results.
Some of the best ingredients to use with a Dermaroller are Collagen stimulating ones like Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Peptides, and Growth Factors.
Product choice will be depend on your skin type or skin needs.
Fine lines & wrinkles or mild scarring:
I would apply vitamin C every morning followed by growth factor. At night apply growth factor then roller followed by vitamin A then Medik8's Hydr8 B5 serum (moisturiser).
I would apply vitamin C every morning followed by pigment lightening product. At night apply a depigmenting serum, then roller followed by vitamin A then Medik8's Hydr8 B5 serum (moisturiser).
Please note results from needling are not seen straight away. Visible results of skin rejuvenation may be seen after 6-8 weeks.