Skin Rejuvenation by Dermaroller is an advanced micro-needling technique to produce natural, long-lasting results in skin rejuvenation.
Dr Harker uses the best, the Genuine Dermaroller, a German engineered medical device.The tiny needles cause 750 microscopic punctures per square cm. This procedure avoids the use of any chemicals yet produces remarkable effects. It stimulates your skin, encouraging it to regenerate and repair itself naturally, producing smoother, brighter, younger and healthier looking skin.
At your consultation Dr Harker will assess which rejuvenation technique will suit your skin type best. This technique is very popular for improving acne scarring (and is used by celebrities) and also very useful for skins intolerant chemicals and the darker skin tones where post -inflammatory pigmentation (dark pigment after procedures) can be a problem.
The Genuine Dermaroller (GD) Skin Rejuvenation treatment * is clinically proven to be effective on:
GD Skin Rejuvenation is designed to produce thousands of micro-needle columns in the skin. Each column penetrates the dermis of your skin but these will rapidly close, enabling the skin to recover quickly – often within 24 hours.
Firstly, Dr Harker applies a topical anaesthetic to numb your skin so that the procedure remains comfortable. Thirty minutes is allowed make sure the anaesthetic takes full effect, followed by the Dermaroller Skin Rejuvenation procedure, which lasts around 20 minutes depending upon the area being treated.
After the procedure your body will start to naturally regenerate and repair the treated skin, working below the surface in the dermis. This takes time as new collagen is formed, new skin cells are generated and the dermis is enhanced.
It can take up to six weeks for visible signs of regeneration and repair to be obvious and the process will continue over the following month as the collagen bundles are stimulated to re- form, ensuring you get a natural, long-lasting enhancement.
We recommend that your GD Skin Rejuvenation consists of a series of three procedures, each approximately six weeks apart. Depending upon your particular skin complaint it may be necessary to increase the number of treatments required. Then usually patients are keen to maintain the improvement and a return visit in 6 months or annually is planned.
Immediately after your Genuine Dermaroller Skin Rejuvenation procedure you will look as though you have moderate sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. This will start to subside over the next 24 hours. After the treatment Dr Harker will prescribe a Hyaluronic acid based repair cream to hydrate and plump the skin and enhance the treatment response. Using broad spectrum, high-level UV protection, such as Heliocare, is also essential and it’s recommended that you just use tepid water to cleanse your face until the redness has gone.
* Results may vary from person to person.
All work is compliant with NICE guidelines.
It is our policy to refer any problems that can or should be treated on the NHS back to your GP.
Dr Harker offers all these treatments personally.