Dermaroller Frequently Asked Questions
A Skin Care Revolution: Dermaroller
The Scientia Derma Roller (Dermaroller) is a fantastic instrument which can naturally trigger elastin and collagen production in the top layers of the skin without damaging it. A Dermaroller can be used by both men and women and has several beneficial effects:
- Scar Removal – including acne scar reduction
- Stretchmarks Removal
- Anti Ageing Treatment
- Anti Wrinkle Treatment
- Cellulite Removal
- Hair Loss Therapy / Hair Regrowth
- Hyper Pigmentation Treatment
QUESTION? What do stretch marks, scars, wrinkles and uneven skin have in common?
ANSWER: Insufficient collagen! If your body would manufacture more collagen then you wouldn’t develop them. Frequent use of a Dermaroller givesnature a helping hand by stimulating collagen production in the skin, which helps prevent or reverse their formation.
Even the famous faces of Hollywood are using cosmetic micro needling to give them a smooth and youthful glow. Perhaps the most well known showbiz personalities said to have undergone Dermaroller treatment are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
What is the Scientia Derma Roller / Skin Roller?
The Scientia Derma Roller (or Skin Roller) is a precision engineered medical instrument, but with the ease of use necessary to use in the comfort of your home. It is based upon a simple hand-held roller which has 192 surgical steel micro needles that can open the pores of the uppermost layer of the skin without damaging it. Your skin pores return to a normal state around one hour later, but for that time window, your skin is significantly better able to absorb and benefit from skin creams and lotions.
The photo below shows a close-up view of the device. The needles are just 1 millimetre long so all you feel is a tickling feeling when the Scientia Derma Roller is used.
Micro-needling of the skin is becoming a far more routine cosmetic procedure, but the Scientia Derma Roller is an FDA approved device which is simple enough that you can operate it at home. Despite this, it has very similar results to Chemical Peels, Laser Therapy, and Dermabrasion, but it is a whole lot less invasive and carries just a small part of the cost.
Exactly how does the Dermaroller Work?
As you roll the Dermaroller over your skin, it creates microscopic punctures into the dermis – most of which are just pushing your pores open temporarily. as damage, which causes the release of growth factors that initiate the production of elastin and collagen. The human body has evolved to react to any injury or damage by initiating the healing process, but typically it will just repair as far as it must to keep you healthy – which is very different to healing to a cosmetic level. By routinely stimulating this repair process, you ask your body to carry on healing until the process is complete.
Your body typically accepts that stretchmarks, scars and wrinkles are acceptable, but with a gentle frequent reminder triggered by the Dermaroller your body is tricked into continuing the healing process until the skin has also mended itself on a cosmetic level. This mechanism of skin remodelling can keep working for months beyond each Derma Roller session, however, visible results can be seen within a week! Your skin naturally renews itself every 40 days, so if you persevere, changes can be fast and dramatic.
Cosmetic micro-needling with a Dermaroller can be carried out safely on all skin colours and all skin types. Other treatments often have to avoid delicate areas – like the backs of the hands, around the eyes and the neck, but with a lower microneedle length a Scientia Derma Roller can be used on each of these areas. The epidermis and melanocytes in the basal area of the skin are not harmed, so there’s no possibility of post inflammatory hyper pigmentation.
So How do you use a Scientia Derma Roller?
So how soon does the Scientia Derma Roller give results?
As you would imagine, the speed at which you will see results depends on what you are treating and how extensively your body needs to remodel the affected area. This process of skin remodelling can go on for many weeks after each Derma Roller session, but noticeable improvements can be observed within a week! Your skin naturally renews itself every 40 days, so with a little perseverance changes can be dramatic and fast.
Does the skin rolling process hurt? or can it make you bleed?
There are two ways to use your Dermaroller. The first method involves the use of numbing cream to numb the area, which allows more forceful use of the Dermaroller at most once per week. The second method, involves the use of the Dermaroller with only light force up to perhaps 5 times each week. Using the Dermaroller gently gives you a tickling feeling and is not painful – but your facial area is more sensitive to it than your body.
Neither type of rolling should draw blood. You may experience a brief reddening of the skin for around an hour after treatment and it may create a feeling similar to mild sunburn. We advocate the use of sunblock or sunscreen after microneedling. Visit our Derma Roller Instructions page for more information.
Dermaroller Before and After Photographs
Visit our Dermaroller Before and After Pictures page for truly incredible proof of how well a Dermaroller can work for you! Please also see our Dermaroller Diary Series for week by week progress photos.
Can the Scientia Derma Roller remove wrinkles?
A Scientia Derma Roller can be used to treat deep wrinkles, fine wrinkles, skin lines and creases such as crows feet, smile lines (or laughter lines), wrinkles on the forehead (scowl lines), around the mouth, on the jaw line and neck (including jowl lines), the decolletes (chest), the back of the hands and more. Look at our Dermaroller Before and After Pictures page for incredible proof of how well a Scientia Dermaroller can work for you!
Can a Scientia Derma Roller heal stretchmarks?
Stretchmark removal is just one of the many benefits associated with using a Scientia Derma Roller. Stretch marks come about when the skin is forced to stretch stretched rapidly. The surface layer of skin isn’t affected, but the dermis beneath becomes thinner and develops small tears. The blood vessels that lie beneath the surface of the skin show through, giving the stretch marks a reddish colour. Later on, when the capillaries contract, the purplish colour fades to a paler skin tone.
The most common triggers for stretchmarks are pregnancy (around 75 to 90% of women develop stretch marks as part of their pregnancy), growth spurts during teenage years, quick muscle growth in athletes and weightloss or weight gain.
The process of healing stretchmarks or treating stretch marks occurs as the Scientia Derma Roller triggers the production of additional elastin and collagen fibres in the skin. The stretch marks gradually fill in, the skin grows thicker, becomes tighter and the elasticity is restored. The speed at which stretch marks reduction can be achieved is dependent upon the severity of the stretchmarks, but visible changes can be seen in as little as a week with dramatic results in a month or less.
Will a Dermaroller eliminate cellulite?
It certainly will! Simply take a look at our Dermaroller Before and After Photographs page for some incredible proof demonstrating how well a Dermaroller can work for you! Cellulite reduction and even cellulite (removal can be accomplished by frequent treatment with a Dermaroller. Cellulite treatment can be carried out up to 5 times each week with the Scientia Derma Roller on the hips, thighs, legs, buttocks (bottom), arms and stomach (belly).
So can the Dermaroller help with hair loss / baldness?
Treating hair loss and baldness is an area which many people enquire about. The Scientia Derma Roller is a hair loss product that gets remarkable results. In recent trials, carried out over a 12 week period, men who used a Dermaroller benefited by an increase in hair growth alog with an average eighty percent decrease in hair loss. The hair regrowth and restoration process has been shown to help with alopecia, balding, bald spots, thinning hair, receding hairlines and many more conditions.
So can a Dermaroller heal acne scarring / surgery scarring?
Acne scar reduction and acne scar treatment are a common use for a Scientia Dermaroller, in addition to removing surgery scarring, pitting of the skin, enlarged skin pores, chicken pox scars,burn scars and much more. Take a look at our Dermarollers Before and After Photographs page for some remarkable proof of how well a Scientia Roller of alternative needle lengths, so you ought to choose the needle length that is most appropriate for the particular condition or part of the body you are trying to treat.
Derma Roller Needle sizes for home use include 0.5mm, 1mm (1.0mm), 1.5mm and for professional use, we also have 2mm (2.0mm) and 2.5mm rollers. We also have 3 line rollers (made to be narrower in order to treat more difficult to reach areas such as around the nose) in 1.0mm and 1.5mm need lengths.
Are these the same as other Skin Rollers?
No. Not all skin rollers are the same. Some rollers don’t carry the FDA approval that the Scientia Derma Roller does. Other cheaper rollers are frequently disposable and are not made to the same specification of surgical steel (as a result, they could blunt or break), and most concerning is if they have been gamma sterilized. The Dermaroller is manufactured to the highest specification so that it can be used repeatedly and intensively for 3-6 months. It is manufactured / quality controlled in accordance with ISO/CE/FDA standards and gamma sterilised according to ISO 11137.
So how much is a Dermaroller?
The Dermaroller starts at £55 RRP £79.99 including all taxes and shipping and is available to buy online to be shipped worldwide. If you are unsure how much that is in your own currency, visit www.xe.com (launches in a new window).
So How can I buy a Dermaroller?
So is my Dermaroller Guaranteed to Work?
Check out our guarantee video below to discover how you too can get remarkable results – or your money back!