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Dermarolling or Needling?

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 4:36 pm    Post subject: Dermarolling or Needling? Reply with quote

Have any of you had these procedures performed on you or done them yourself?

Thanks for any feedback.
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Skin needling, which is also referred to as dermarolling, micro-needling, or collagen induction therapy, is a treatment for reducing wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, acne and other skin issues. It works by using a roller containing needles and making slight penetrations to the outer layer of the skin. This activates the healing process in the body and creates collagen and melanin to help rejuvenate and repair the skin.

First the patient is counselled regarding the procedure. After this, local anesthetic creams are applied as a thick coat all over the face. Next the patient is asked to wait for 1 hour for proper anesthetic effect to take place.

After an hour the patient is put on the operating table. Consent is taken. Then the anesthetic is wiped off using a sterile cotton. The face is sterilised with povidone iodine solution. Absolute sterility is imperative in this procedure. Next the dermatologist takes a sterile microneedling device whose length varies from 1mm to 2 mm. He rolls the microneedling device in 4 directions all over the face. Care should be taken to be gentle as too much rolling would lead to pigmentary changes. After the rolling an icepack is applied to the face and washed off. Post procedure bactroban cream is applied for 5 days. Sunscreen use is compulsory after microneedling device.

Follow ups are repeated every month and the process is repeated at least 8 to 10 times. PRP can also be injected into the skin along with the microneedling procedure. Another device that can be used is the dermapen where the length of the needles can be varied from .2mm to 2 mm. There is an almost 1000 fold increase in collagen deposition using a microneedling device. Several studies have shown how microneedling can be a safe alternative treatment to laser resurfacing.
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