Derma needling instructions
Derma needling may prove effective as a means of speeding scar reduction and increasing the absorption of lipids into the stratum corneum.
How to use a Derma Roller:
Establish a sterile environment. Make sure you wash your hands and thoroughly clean the body area you are about to treat. If possible, wipe down the treatment area with a disinfectant such as rubbing alcohol.
If it is the first time you are using your Derma roller, sterilize before use with a disinfectant (rubbing alcohol). Although the product comes pre-sterilized, it is safest to eliminate any subsequent contamination.
Ensure that you have all the items necessary to begin your treatment including your derma roller, moisturizer, Topicaine gel (optional), antibacterial cream (optional) and any other third party products you may require.
This is the most common technique we recommend for derma needling. With slight pressure, roll the device back and forth four times in four directions as shown below. The treatment should not be painful and should not draw blood. You will become accustomed to how much pressure you can apply without causing any pain or discomfort.
Use the roller as part of your daily routine – you can roll every day if you wish, although we recommend allowing your skin at least a couple of days of rest each week. It is possible to use the roller far less often, and we suggest that fitting your sessions in with your daily and weekly routine will improve the overall experience. Note that it is not necessary to roll more than once a day.
This is a more intense, less-frequent technique similar to methods used in clinical treatments. Prepare the treatment area in the days before rolling to prepare the skin to begin the healing process by applying ReJuveness Hyper-Heal Scar Cream or Claudio Memory Serum.
Roll the Derma Roller in different directions, applying greater pressure and/or making additional rolls of the device. (Do not overdo your rolling.)
Treatments can be carried out whenever you have the opportunity. We recommend monthly treatments, although bi-weekly sessions are also fine.
Skin Care After Rolling
If you have followed method two, we recommend that after cleaning the area, you should apply an antibacterial cream to protect from any possible infection. (It is unlikely this will happen, but it is wise to take precautions.) Apply ReJuveness Hyper-Heal Scar Cream or Claudio Memory Serum after use.
Remember that part of the benefits of using your roller is the boost in absorption rates of topical products. Nourishing your skin at this point can reap major benefits.
You may experience a slight reddening of the area after treatment. This will fade quickly, but depending on your method, it may last for up to 24 hours. We strongly recommend either staying out of the sun for this period or using a sunscreen to protect yourself.
Do not share your Derma Roller with anyone else. Do not use on eyes or lips. Your skin is likely to redden after use. This should fade within a few hours. In extreme cases, this may last for 24 hours.
It is possible that you will experience dryness of skin after rolling. This can be accompanied with some flaking of the skin. If your skin reacts in this way, discontinue use until your skin returns to normal. Please use common sense in these cases – reduce the frequency with which you use the roller and use the mechanical treatment in combination with ReJuveness Hyper-Heal Scar Cream or Claudio Memory Serum after use. If still in doubt or the flaking continues, either stop using the roller or contact us for further support.
Do not use a Derma Roller if you have
- open cuts or wounds
- active herpes outbreaks
- pustule acne lesions
- acute infection or inflammation of the skin
- a history of poor wound healing
- collagen diseases
- blood problems
- pregnancy or lactation
- a tendency for keloid scarring
Aspirin, NSAIDS, Nurofen, Vitamin E and blood-thinning drugs all cause increased bruising and should not be taken in the two weeks leading up to treatment.
Care of your Derma Roller
Unless you are disposing of your roller after use, rinse it under hot running water. If you have used the roller with numbing cream, stand it head first in a half full glass of disinfectant (rubbing alcohol) for approximately one minute. If you only used the roller gently, you need only disinfect the device on a weekly basis. Shake off the excess liquid and stand on a clean towel to dry. Please do not seal the device away until it is completely dry. When it no longer shows signs of moisture, put the roller away where it will not get bent needles or other damage.