The principle behind Dermarolling, collagen channeling and the medical needling treatment, is simple. When it is applied to the skin, under local or topical anaesthetic, it creates channels deep into the dermis of the skin.
These deep channels cause keratinocytes and fibroblasts to produce numerous growth factors to induce collagen without any damage to the epidermis at all.
What sort of results can i expect?
- soften fine lines
- help tighten the skin and restore elasticity
- thicken the skin
- reduce the appearance of scarring
- help reduce pigmentation marks
Advantages of the medical dermal skin
- the process is entirely natural
- the process is not painful and is safe
- there is a very short healing period – as little as 5 days
- the treatment is cost effective
- it can be used on thin skin
- there is no permanent damage to the skin
- it can be safely be repeated for better results
- it can be used on laser resurfaced skin
- no sun sensitivity is induced
- it can be used on all areas of the face, neck and body.
The principle behind the dermal needling is that it helps to increase penetration of vitamins and other active ingredients in to the skin. When applied to the surface of the skin, it creates micro channels in the outer layer (surface) of the skin. Once this layer has been breached, the topical moisturiser can reach in to the depths of the skin more effectively than by simply applying the products to the surface.This process can be combined with other procedures such as IPL Photofacials and Custom Chemical Peels.
Regular use of the dermal and skin care products can:
- contribute towards skin thickening
- assist in softening fine lines
- help scarring to become less obvious
- assist in the disappearance of pigmentation marks
- the processes stimulates physiological responses
Dermaroller® Derma Rolling, Micro-Needling or also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is the safest, healthiest and most effective method to naturally rejuvenate skin. Derma rolling is by far the most cutting-edge anti-aging treatment. This is an amazing alternate to plastic surgery, botox, and other fillers. It not only replenishes the skin with collagen, but also promotes collagen production in the skin. It can repair all skin types. This is a perfect treatment for acne scaring, surgery scars, or uneven skin texture. Rather than just smoothing product over the skin, the needling makes sure all benefits of the product penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin.
Derma Rolling is a preferred solution for skin care and rejuvenation – awarded the “Top Facial Rejuvenation Procedure” by Consumer Choice at the prestigious European Aesthetics Show (2011-12)
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Using this method to treat the skin provides results similar to those achieved with Laser Resurfacing, Fraxel® and Chemical Peels but at a fraction of the cost while strengthening the skin rather than thinning the skin over the long-term. This new therapy based on ancient rejuvenation priciples offers several important advantages over these other types of skin therapy:
* Non-Ablative (Does Not Involve Destruction of the Epidermis)
* Minimal Discomfort during Treatment
* 100% Natural
* Suitable for All Skin Types
* Offers a Very Short Healing Time (2-4 days compared 5+ days)
* Minimal Discomfort Post-Treatment
* Very Minimal or No Side Effects
* Skin Will Not Be Sensitive to UV Light
* Does Not Damage the Skin
* Offers No Risk of Permanent Skin Discolouration
As a doctor of Oriental Medicine for nearly 10 years, I have used a similar tool to the genuine Dermaroller called the ‘Seven Star Needle’ – I am an expert in needling. I have always looked for safe and natural alternatives that are clinically tested and highly effective for our patients. With regards to optimum aging and beauty we have been proud to offer the Medical Dermaroller® to our Medicinal Beauty Skin Care Program which includes Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Face Lift featuring ancient beauty techniques such as Jade Rollers, Gua Sha, Suction Glass Cupping, nutritional counseling and other natural supplements to improve their skin from inside and out. Our clients do not want the side effects that are associated with Botox, Juvederm, Restalyne, etc or they have already had side effects from such treatments and are looking for an effective yet safe alternative.
With the Medical Dermaroller® we are able to help stimulate the individuals own collagen production through collagen induction therapy and enhance that with topical products from Guna and Epicuren. This micro-needling technique is simple yet highly effective. We provide a customized plan of using the MedicalDermaroller® in conjunction with our specialized facials and skincare products and lifestyle education for optimum results and lasting benefits. At Medicinal Beauty, we help facilitate each individual to reach their full potential of optimum health naturally. We focus on starting with improvement of the individual’s entire health versus just looking at their skin only as seen with dermatologist or medical spas. Through an Integrative and Holistic approach we can decrease the individuals inflammation, improve their immune system function and improve all their health conditions which leads to better looking skin as an overall benefit. With regards to skin care treatments, the Medical Dermaroller® is a valuable treatment for our clients who want natural options without the side effects.
Micro-Needle Collagen Induction Therapy mainly benefits a range of issues caused by lack of collagen:
* Acne/Chickenpox/Old Surgical Scars
* Other Types of Scarring
* Facial Lines and Wrinkles
* Skin Tightening and Pore Reduction
* Aged and Sun Damaged Skin
How it Works
Collagen is a fibrous protein which is found in our skin, bones, cartilage, tendons, and other connective tissues. There are several different types of collagen, but of these, there are two that are especially significant, as they control the majority of our skin’s mechanical properties. The first type, which is the most prevalent, is located in our tendons, bones, skin, and other tissues, particularly scars. The other type is found in quickly-growing tissue, such as that found in wounds in the early stages of repair, and is often replaced later on by the first type of collagen, which is stronger and tougher.
When we are children, our skin is rich with the second type of collagen, causing our skin to be soft and supple and enabling it to repair quickly upon injury. The growth of this type of collagen, however, slows with time. But as this type slows, the growth of the first type begins to increase, building up until around the age of thirty-five, when the skin reaches its peak of strength and health. Then after this point, the levels of the first type of collagen begin to decrease, and as time passes, this and all other types of collagen continue to diminish.
Through Micro-Needle Collagen Induction Therapy, the regeneration of these two types of collagen is stimulated. The skin is treated with a sterile single-use dermaroller, and to ensure minimal discomfort, a topical anaesthetic is applied. As the dermaroller is moved over the skin, the micro-needles penetrate the top layers of the skin and create pinpoint injuries in the deeper layers of the dermis. This triggers the body’s natural wound healing response. As a result, new collagen and elastin are formed to reduce wrinkle depth, increase skin elasticity and improve the appearance of scars and other skin flaws. During the final stage of the treatment, while the deeper layers of the skin are accessible, potent serums are rubbed into the skin, enhancing the serums’ degree of penetration and increasing their efficacy. With each treatment, new collagen builds, progressively filling in scars and wrinkles while at the same time improving the overall quality of the skin.
What Can Be Expected From Treatment?
Immediately following treatment, the skin will be a bit red, similar to what it might look like with a mild to moderate sunburn. This redness will diminish significantly within 24 hours, and there may be a little residual redness the following day, but by this time, the healing process will be complete. It is advised to avoid applying make up for 12 hours following treatment and to try to limit exposure to the sun for 48 hours.
Visible signs of improvement should occur within a week of treatment. The skin should look healthier and more vibrant. Collagen production will then continue for up to six weeks, and the process overall will carry on for months to come, providing a gradual and long lasting enhancement.
How many treatments will I need?
Although marked improvement will be observed after only one treatment, typically 70% improvement, it is advised for those who wish to make considerable improvement, or have severe problems to have between three and six treatments. The number of sessions needed will also depend on the nature of the problems that are being addressed.
To give the skin sufficient time to complete its regeneration process and to allow for maximum collagen production, additional treatments will be spaced four to 10 weeks apart depending on your individual condition.
Individual treatments cost up to $800, depending on the skill of the physician but on average cost $500 for face and neck areas and last approximately 90 minutes. During the procedure, a medical-grade Titanium Dermaroller (1.0mm-1.5mm) will be used to ensure optimum results. This is considered a medical procedure, and this grade of dermaroller can only be used by qualified medical professionals. The dermaroller itself is made by DermaRoller (US) and is of the highest quality, meeting medical specifications and requirements.
For an additional $175, a home-use kit can be provided with this treatment which offers the opportunity to promote exceptional skin health and to enhance the results achieved from the professional dermaroller treatment. The kit includes: Personal Use Dermaroller (0.2mm), Antioxidant Serum (30ml), Advanced Night Serum (15ml), Skin Rehydration Serum (30ml), Anti-Ageing Pro-Collagen Hydrator (50ml), Microneedle Roller Sanitising Spray (100ml).
The home regime (involving the Personal Use Dermarollers and all the serums and creams) acts to notably amplify the effects of the professional treatments. Results can be seen in as little as 2-3 days! However, this course of treatment will require approximately 6 months to complete, the length of time necessary to optimise the skin regeneration process. The skin will be assessed during the initial consultation and packages will be discussed to ensure the best possible treatment plan. Call today to find out how to qualify for payment plan options or discount packages.
Micro-needling is a non-ablative, all-natural cosmetic procedure. Used in Europe for years, it’s quickly gaining popularity in the U.S. because of the amazing results it provides. Dr. Diaz is honored to be the first certified practitioner in the Tampa Bay area.