When it comes to our skin, no one wants to see signs of aging. We do everything we can to avoid lines, wrinkles, scars, cellulite, and dozens of other skin conditions.
There comes a point when we start looking for treatment options to reverse those issues. The problem is that many of them are just too expensive to afford. Very few people have thousands of dollars at their disposal to “try” a treatment and hope it works.
The Dermaroller Process
Microneedling is a process that uses a device with sterile, medical-grade needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. The needles create micro-sized injuries that can reach the dermis or middle layer of skin. These tiny channels remain open for only about an hour, after which the skin begins repairing itself. It stimulates collagen and elastin production to repair and improve the condition of the skin. This results in tighter, healthier looking skin. It gradually reduces the size of any wrinkles or lines, reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks, and smoothes out your skin.
Microneedling may be done using a manual device or one powered by hydraulics, depending on the clinic. The Dermaroller has a handle with a barrel attached to one end. The barrel is covered in tiny, sterilized needles that are rolled across the skin. The device also comes in a pen shape for applications of tiny areas or areas that need precision treatment such as around the eyes or nose.
We mentioned that most treatments are too expensive. When you look at the average costs of several clinical procedures, the Dermaroller treatment stands out:
Fraxel Laser $1,600
Candidates For Dermaroller Treatments
One issue with many different types of treatments is that they are not suitable for everyone. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) uses a type of laser machinery to target certain cells, but does not work well with all skin tones. Any treatment that heats the cells can result in burns, so anyone with oily skin has to avoid certain procedures.
Dermarollers can work on all skin tones and all skin types. There are skin conditions that must use extra precautions when treating, such as moles, warts, breakouts, and irritations.
Collagen Induction Therapy
The microneedling process is also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) because collagen is readily absorbed by the skin during the procedure. Where lotions and serums normally cannot penetrate deep into the skin where healing happens, microneedling makes it possible. By applying a collagen serum to the process, it enhances the results significantly. It doesn’t just work with collagen, either. Other lotions and products are also readily absorbed, such as vitamin C which acts as an anti-oxidant to make the skin healthier.
Scheduling An Appointment
Before making your first appointment to be treated, schedule a consult. Bring up any concerns or doubts you may have. Most importantly, discuss all skin issues you may have. The clinic will need to know all issues so they can tailor your treatment to your specific needs.
If you have blood clotting issues, diabetes, or other serious problems with your health, make sure you discuss directly with your primary care physician before seeking any kind of cosmetic treatment.