Derma roller/ microneedling - A dermaroller is a hand held device with microneedles. Medical Needling is a treatment to improve the skin texture and is minimally invasive. A topical numbing cream is applied before initiating the procedure. The purpose of applying the numbing cream is to make your skin comfortable. In this treatment, hundreds of micro needles that are present on the surface of the roller are used to stimulate the surface of the skin. The roller is on all parts of the skin on the face or the affected area. This results in the formation of many tiny injuries on the skin, which stimulate the release of growth factors and cytokines. The growth factors and cytokines in turn create a wound healing cascade by stimulating collagen, elastin, and neovascularization. The skin starts looking plump in the treated area because of the excess of the collagen in that particular area. In addition to which, this procedure is helpful in scar reduction by filling them as well as removing the fine lines or wrinkles. The treatment opens up the pores of the skin and makes it more receptive to any product that you apply on it. During the procedure, we at Dr. Nivedita Dadu's Dermatology Clinic apply serums to the treated area, specific to your skin concerns, (hyaluronic acid, growth factors and skin boosters for anti aging); ( vitamin C serums and skin enhancers for facial rejuvenation and glow); ( vitamin E and rosehip oils for stretch marks); ( collagen and elastin containing serums for acne scars),(Hair growth enhancers booster ). The skin may become reddened and inflamed for a short time after, creating a feeling similar to light sunburn. The last part of the treatment includes application of a Dermaroller mask which is a silk mask which contains Hydrolysed collagen, peptide or arbutin. After applying the Dermaroller mask, your skin absorbs the molecules contained in the matrixyl peptides and in the hyalugenronan. You’ll feel a fresh and clearer skin as the hyaluronan evaporates and the neo-collagenesis is stimulated. Needling sessions are typically spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
Collagen Induction Therapy - When Growth Factor Treatment is used with microneedling; the time taken for these sessions remains the same but the results are enhanced. Before starting the procedure a numbing cream is applied to maximise the patient comfort. As we wait for the numbing cream to be effective, meanwhile your blood is drawn (like for a routine blood test) and centrifuged to obtain the Growth Factors. The technique is based on harnessing the natural healing power of your own blood which contains many growth factors. These are proteins that promote the healing of damaged skin. Growth factors when applied to the skin after microneedling penetrate the skin through the tiny channels the microneedles create. These growth factors trigger surrounding cells to proliferate and repair damage.