Scars are skin conditions caused by injuries to deeper layers of skin. The characteristic appearance of scars is due to the unusual formations of collagen that are different from the way that skin is normally created by the body. Long after acne has resolved itself, many people still have unpleasant reminders of this rite of passage in the form of acne scars. No matter what the cause, scars can lead to feelings of self-consciousness and embarrassment long into adulthood. Fortunately, dermal rolling offers a minimally-invasive scar reduction technique that is rising in popularity.
What is Dermal Rolling?
Dermal rolling is also known as microneedling. It involves the use of a device that somewhat resembles a tiny paint roller. The roller is coated in tiny, sterile needles that pierce the skin to a superficial degree. The thousands of tiny punctures created by this process will trigger the formation of a new collagen matrix that replaces damaged skin tissue.
What Conditions Can Be Treated?
The treatment is becoming very popular because of the fact that it treats multiple skin conditions simultaneously. It is safe and effective for the treatment of lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and scars caused by acne or injury.
Would I Make a Good Candidate?
Unless you have an active breakout or skin infection, you would likely make a good candidate for this procedure. You may be asked to refrain from taking certain medications prior to your procedure. Be sure to inform us of any medications, herbs, or dietary supplements that you are taking.
Does the Dermal Roller Work with Other Treatments?
Yes! In fact, rolling helps to amplify the effects of topical skin care products. The reason lies in the way that a dermal rolling session creates microscopic channels in your skin. The stratum corneum, or outer skin layer, tends to block certain topical products with larger molecular sizes. The punctures created by rolling serve as channels to allow deeper skin penetration and greater effectiveness for serums, ointments, gels, lotions, and creams.
When Will I Notice Results?
Since we are triggering a natural healing response from your body, some patience will be required to notice results. Initial results should be evident within a month or two, with additional scar reduction results appearing in the months that follow.
Scheduling Your Treatment
If you would like to receive more information about how dermal rolling can transform the appearance of your skin affected by scarring, please feel free to book an initial consultation at Silk MedSpa, located in Toronto, Mississauga, and Thornhill. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get started!