Dermal Roller

Why Dermal Roller?
By: Diana Augustoni

There has been a real buzz with the Dermal Roller for the past few years and just recently the buzz has absolutely exploded.  Is it just a fad? Or is it something that deserves all this attention?  Personally we here at Fern think it deserves every bit of buzz! 
So what is Dermal Roller?  According to the manufacturers brochure, it’s a hand held device that helps combat the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone.  Micro skin needling encourages collagen and elastin production within the skin and helps to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections making the skin smoother, brighter, healthier and younger looking.

So how does it work?  Pinpoint punctures are made as we roll over the skin, the body’s natural defence response initiates the healing process by releasing growth factors and triggering the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.  Does this hurt?  Truth be told, a little.  We will first apply a topical anaesthetic to numb the area for 30-40 minutes and then the microneedling begins.  After the treatment we will apply soothing ingredients and a cooling mask to calm your skin down.  Will you be able to go out afterwards?   Sure if you want to, but your skin will be tomato red.  We here at Fern are not going to tell you anything other than the truth and the truth is you are going to be red!  But don’t let that scare you, the next day your skin will be slightly red but you will just look like you’ve  caught some sun and you can apply a tinted moisturiser if you like.  The down time is very little, for the next few days you will experience some redness and possibly some flakiness as the skin begins to heal itself.  Will you look like you had a chemical peel?  No way!!  After the first day of your treatment, no one will know you have done anything at all.  But in the coming weeks we guarantee your friends and family will want to know what you have done differently.  Your skin will positively glow and the tone and firmness of your skin will improve.
How many treatments do I need to do?  It’s your choice really but we recommend doing the series of 3 sessions to start.  Each session is done 5 weeks apart.   From there you can only have a session done 6 months apart.  After two years, you can then begin the series again to maintain the results achieved.  It’s simple really.  And as always, the Fern therapists will be here to guide you along the way with what suits your skin and concerns the best!
So how do I get started?  Visit us at www.fernskinclinic.com.  You will need to book a consultation first and then we will guide you the rest of the way.