Derma Rollers can be used to treat:
What is a Derma Roller?
A Derma Roller has the features of a precision engineered medical instrument, that is easy enough to use in the comfort and privacy of your own home. It is based upon a simple hand held roller which has 540 titanium micro-needles which are able to part the pores of the top layer of the skin without damaging it. The pores close again around an hour later, but during that time, your skin is significantly better able to absorb and benefit from skin creams and lotions (Dharma Health recommends Organic Rosehip oil).
Micro-needling of the skin is an increasingly common cosmetic procedure, which is simple enough that you can perform it yourself at home. In fact, it has similar results to Laser Treatment, Chemical Peels and Dermabrasion, but it is considerably less invasive and carries only a fraction of the cost.
How does a Derma Roller Work?
As you roll the skin roller over your skin, it creates pin point punctures into the dermis – the majority of which are simply pushing your pores open temporarily. This is perceived by the body as damage, which stimulates the release of growth factors that trigger the production of collagen and elastin. The human body reacts to any injury by initiating the healing process, but usually it will only heal as far as it must to keep you healthy – which is different to healing to a cosmetic level. By constantly triggering the healing process, you encourage your body to continue healing until the job is finished.
Your body normally assumes that scars, stretch marks and wrinkles are OK, but with the gentle daily reminder caused by a Derma Roller the body is tricked into continuing the healing process until the body has also healed itself on a cosmetic level. This process of skin remodelling can go on for months after each Derma Roller treatment, but noticeable results can be seen within a week! Your skin naturally renews itself every 28- 40 days, so with a little stimulation changes can be dramatic and fast.
Skin micro-needling with a Derma Roller may be carried out safely on all types of skin and all skin colours. Other treatments often have to avoid Sensitive areas – such as around the eyes, the neck and the backs of the hands, but the Derma Roller can be used on all of these areas.
0.5mm – This is our most popular roller for the face, as it encourages the absorption of products and induces collagen production.
1mm – Can be used for scars, cellulite, stretch marks and for hair restoration as slightly longer needles are needed to pass through the hair. Not normally recommended for the face.
1.5mm – This is only recommended for use on deep scars on the body and for use on cellulite and stretch marks. The longer needles of this roller can produce pain when used.
Please always check with your therapist when choosing the length of your roller as the information above is only a guide and individual needs may vary.
Derma Rollers: $69
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic servicing North Brisbane and surrounding suburbs including Chermside, Chermside West, Everton Park, Everton Hills, Aspley, Kedron, Mitchelton, Arana Hills, Albany Creek and Bridgman Downs. Treatments can include Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy, Dry Needling, Massage, Moxa ( Moxibustion ), Electro-Acupuncture, Ear Acupuncture, Cosmetic Acupuncture.