How does Medik8 DermaRoller Skin Needling work?
The procedure involved in treatment with the Medik8 Titanium DermaRoller is commonly known as DermaRoller Skin Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy and is designed to trigger new collagen synthesis in the skin, leading to younger, brighter and healthier-looking skin. As you roll or stamp the device over your skin, numerous, ultra-fine micro-needles designed to penetrate through the epidermis create microscopic punctures on the skin’s surface. By opening the skin in this way you not only dramatically increase the penetration of any topical product, increasing its efficacy, but you also create miniature perforations that stimulate the skin’s healing mechanisms, increasing production of many important factors for a healthy skin.
The concept of Skin Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage, such as cuts, burns and other abrasions. Immediately after an injury occurs to the skin, our body reuses the damaged collagen and elastin fibres as well as other damaged skin components to produce new ones. Skin Needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self repair mechanism by creating micro-“injuries” in the skin which trigger new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring.
What can Derma Roller Skin Needling do for me?
Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller dramatically enhance the penetration of active ingredients from your topical creams and serums, leading to a massive increase in their efficacy.
The Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller in conjunction with Medik8 cosmeceuticals stimulates new collagen production, thereby leading to a visible reduction of wrinkles and scars, as well as increase in skin firmness. Thickening of the skin caused by regular use of the Medik8 Titanium Skin Needling device significantly reduces the visibility of broken capillaries as well as uneven pigmentation.
Expect to see a visible improvement in skin appearance after just one month of regular use of the device.
What happens post treatment?
When used as directed, the Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller will cause no or only small marks, and the marks will fade in just a few hours. Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller treatment may cause a flush to your skin that will fade in a few hours, but will leave no long-lasting redness. The Medik8 Titanium DermaRoller is available in 0.3mm for home use, have sharp, durable titanium needles that do not cause appreciable pain or bleeding.
Is Derma Roller Skin Needling safe?
Derma Roller Skin Needling does not involve injections and therefore allergic reactions and side-effects are unlikely. It is minimally invasive, involves minimal or no downtime, rapid healing and requires simple aftercare.
What topicals should I use along with the Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller?
Skin Needling will induce collagen synthesis on its own (Dry Skin Needling), but skin improvement is significantly enhanced by combining Skin Needling treatments with the topical application of vitamin A (Medik8 Retinol 3TR) prior, during and post treatment. Vitamin C (Medik8 CE-Tetra and C-Tetra) is an essential co-factor to be used alongside vitamin A.
Both vitamin A and C work synergistically to induce collagen synthesis and help regenerate the skin. Because treatment with the Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller can also enhance the skin’s absorption of the active ingredients from topical serums and creams, it is also highly recommended to use the roller with problem-targeted serums and creams by Medik8, such as White Balance Click for hyperpigmentation.