There are many options available for the treatment of Acne Scars but with lot of limitations. Skin Polishing and Chemical peels are very common but they have very limited and temporary results whereas Laser resurfacing is good but very expensive and with some side effects.
DERMAROLLER is done for treating Acne Scars, Wrinkles and Pigmentation. This process induces collagen production which is responsible for more strength and elasticity and fills up the depth of pits and thereby reducing the scars, The DERMAROLLER has special medical graded stainless steel needles that perforate the scar tissue easily. The scars become softer, less elevated and in most cases give natural appearance.
The formation of new collagen fibres and a new tissue needs time. Ideally 4-5 treatments are required with a time a gap of 6-8 weeks between each treatment to see good results. However your doctor will diagnose and give you the clear picture of the number of treatments required.
Dermaroller is a medical microneedling device, which is used to naturally stimulate collagen production in the skin without damaging it. This device can be used in various conditions like acne scars, stretch mark removal, anti ageing and for hair loss management. The dermatologist analyses the skin or hair problem, and prescribes the length of treatment and supportive medicines required.
The treatment is done under topical anesthesia, and causes temporary redness of the skin which lasts for upto 4 hours after treatment.
Sunscreens and other adjuvant treatments are advised by the dermatologist.
The appearance of the face immediately after a derma roller session is pinkish to red.
Depending upon the skin type, the redness will disappear in 1-2 days. Follow up is required after 3 weeks.
Depending on the skin response to derma roller repeat treatments may be advised by the Dermatologist, taking into account the severity and depth of scarring.
WHAT EFFECTS DOES THE DERMAROLLER HAVE ON THE SKIN?
The Dermaroller improves the thickness of the dermis as well as the epidermis. This in return improves skin texture and reduces wrinkles. It also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation. Reduces disfiguring scars & acne scars, stimulates new collagen fibres, improves blood supply and harmonises pigmentation.
HOW IS THE DERMAROLLER PROCEDURE PERFORMED & DOES IT HURT?
The skin is cleaned and afterwards numbed with an appropriate numbing cream so it should not hurt at all. Skin is thoroughly needled in such a way, that each skin part is needled about 15 to 20 times. An even flushing is the best indication for a perfect medical performance.
CAN THE DERMAROLLER BE PERFORMED ON ANY SKIN COLOUR?
Since Dermaroller does not use thermal heat (unlike IPL & Lasers) it is safe to use on all skin types and all skin colours. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.