Dermal Rolling & Dermapen

dermapen

We are proud to be the first to introduce dermal rolling to the Vernon area. These unique rollers are FDA-approved tools which are ideal for non-surgical and non-ablative treatment of various skin conditions such as aging (wrinkles, loose skin), scarring (acne, surgical), photodamage, and hyperpigmentation. Clinical studies have shown microneedle therapy to be very effective in stimulating collagen and elastin production to thicken the skin thereby reducing wrinkles and smoothing scars. This treatment will dramatically increase the effectiveness of skin care products, through improved penetration of nutrients and vitamins into the active layers of the skin. We offer cosmetic rollers which are for personal, home use and a medical treatment performed in the clinic to obtain quicker results.

Before & After


Cosmetic Rolling

The cosmetic roller is designed to overcome the natural barrier the skin provides and allow more active ingredients in topical creams to penetrate…up to 1000 times more. It can be used repeatedly several hundred times before replacement.

Regular use of the personal cosmetic roller, combined with recommended personal skin care products will:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tighten loose skin
  • Fade brown spots
  • Fade scars
  • Reduce pore size
  • Fade stretch marks
  • Decrease permanent diffused redness

The Advantages

  • The process stimulates your own collagen, which is natural and long-lasting.
  • It’s safe for all skin types.
  • There is no damage to the skin.
  • It can be used on thin skin.
  • The process is not painful.
  • It can be used on any area (face, neck and body).
  • It can be used by you at home or anywhere.

Medical Rolling

For those who would like faster results, the next step up from Cosmetic Rolling is Medical Rolling. This does not rely on increased nourishment alone to get results, but also on the natural healing process that occurs from micro-injuries to the skin.

How is Medical Rolling different from Cosmetic Rolling?

The medical roller has 200 fine bristles that penetrate 1 mm into the skin. This is deep enough to trigger the growth factor cascade, but shallow enough to minimize recovery time and discomfort. It results in natural collagen production and does not have the risk of pigment changes with sun exposure after treatment, thus making it ideal for those who have darker skins, where laser treatments are contra-indicated.

Medical Rolling, combined with the correct nutrients, will:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Tighten lax skin
  • Fade brown spots
  • Flatten and fade scars
  • Reduce pore size
  • Fade stretch marks
  • Decrease permanent diffused redness
  • Decrease the formation of broken blood vessels

The Advantages

  • The process is entirely natural and safe.
  • Your own collagen is long-lasting.
  • You will never be left looking artificial.
  • It’s safe for all skin types because there is no sun sensitivity afterwards, unlike laser, which can result in too much pigment or total loss of pigment after treatment in people with darker skin.
  • There is no permanent damage to the skin.
  • It can be used on thin skin.
  • It can be safely repeated for greater results.
  • It can be used on any area (face, neck and body).
  • The process is less painful than some technologies such as Thermage or Fraxel.
  • There is a very short healing period (back to work next day with make-up).
  • It is affordable.
  • Effective – it works!

Side Effects

  • Reddening of the skin which should subside in 3-5 days.
  • Mild swelling initially. This usually subsides in a day or two.

Dermapen

Prior to Treatment:

Prior to the Dermapen treatment, please observe the following:

  • No Retin-A products or applications 12 hours prior to your treatment.
  • No auto-immune therapies or products 12 hours prior to your treatment.
  • No prolonged sun exposure to the face 24 hours prior to your treatment. A Dermapen treatment will not be administered on sunburned skin.
  • On the day of the treatment, please keep your face clean and do not apply makeup.
  • If an active or extreme breakout occurs before treatment, please consult your practitioner.

What Can Be Expected:

After your Dermapen treatment, please be aware and observe the following:

  • Immediately after your Dermapen treatment, you will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. This is normal and will subside after 1 to 2 hours and will normally recover within the same day or 24 hours. You may see slight redness after 24 hours but only in minimal areas or spots.
  • Your practioner will prescribe post-procedure skincare after the procedure to help soothe, calm and protect the skin. Continue to use for 3 days. Active skincare can be resumed again after Day 3.

Instructions:

Be certain to adhere to the following post-treatment instructions:

  • CLEAN – Use a soothing cleanser or face wash with tepid water to cleanse the face for the following 48 hours and gently dry the treated skin. Always make sure that your hands are clean when touching the treated area.
  • HEAL – Copper-based skincare is recommended post-treatment as the mineral properties are ideal to help heal the skin, but will also create a sterile skin, too. Resveratrol-based products can help soothe the skin and lessen irritation.
  • HYDRATE – Following your Dermapen treatment, your skin may feel drier than normal. Hyaluronic Acid is an ideal ingredient to hydrate and restore the skin back to perfect balance.
  • STIMULATE – In the days following your Dermapen treatment, and as the skin starts to regenerate, collagen stimulating peptides are ideal to continue the stimulation.
  • MAKEUP – It is recommended that makeup should not be applied for 12 hours after the procedure. However, your practitioner may be able to supply you with specialized mineral makeup product that they feel would be suitable for use during this period. Do not apply any makeup with a makeup brush, especially if it is not clean.
  • PROTECT – Immediately after the procedure, apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen with a SPF30. A chemical-free sunscreen is highly recommended.

What to Avoid:

To ensure the proper healing environment, be certain to observe the following:

  • For at least 2 hours post treatment, do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) or anything perceived as ‘active’ skincare.
  • Avoid intentional and direct sunlight for 24 hours. No tanning beds.
  • Do not go swimming for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
  • No exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment. Sweating and gym environments are harmful, rife with bacteria, and may cause adverse reactions.