Wrinkle Treatment with the Brinea Derma Roller
A 0.5 mm needle is advisable to use around the eye going up to a maximum of 1 mm. You should not use a needle longer than 1 mm on the face.
The advantage of wrinkles being filled in by collagen production triggered by dema-rolling is that the results are long lasting compared to injected fillers such as Restylan and Perlane. These fillers are quickly metabolized by the body and have to be re-injected every few months making it a very costly exercise compared to derma-rolling. Although maintenance is necessary, dema-rolling will last for years and needs to be monitored because you can’t stop aging and the wrinkles that come with it.
A very useful serum to use in conjunction with the derma roller treatment are Hyaluronic acid (C14H12NO11)N based serums. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of skin and is present in connective tissue throughout the body. The magic of this ingredient lies in its ability to retain moisture. Its considered to have a greater capacity to hold water than any other natural or synthetic polymer.
Treating Stretch Marks with the Brinea Derma Roller
A 1 – 1.5 mm needle length can be used for the treatment of stretch marks.
Derma-rolling cannot fully remove stretch marks – neither can any laser-based device. Stretch marks are deep scars in the dermis and there is currently no method that can remove them. Derma-rolling can very significantly improve the appearance of stretch marks, improve the texture, the color blends much more with the surrounding skin, less indentation and width and areas of normal skin appear in the stretch mark.
A question often asked is whether needling can gradually replace scar tissue with normal tissue. Unfortunately this question cannot be answered because this practice has not been around for long enough to know the answer.
Treating Scar Tissue with a Brinea Derma Roller
A 1.5 mm needle is recommended. For very heavy scars a longer needle will be required which cannot be done via home treatment.
The results of derma roller treatment on scars are very similar to the treatment of stretch marks. Whether partial normalization of scar tissue is the terminal point of micro-needling or whether the scar tissue will gradually be replaced by normal skin until the scar is gone (as mentioned) is unknown. Any improvement of a scar is a victory.
Until very recently there was no method able to achieve even a noticeable improvement. Since scars are merely a cosmetic issue, our body does not bother to replace scar tissue with normal skin. You can greatly improve a tummy tuck scar or a “C” section scar by needling. The scar will become less visible and just about disappear. Scars will soften and very often the original skin color will return.
Hypertrophic burn scars (not keloids) will require a 1.5 mm derma roller. Treatment should be combined with a heavy pressure massage for a minimum of 30 seconds and a serum on a daily basis. The massage should also be performed immediately after derma-rolling
Treating Acne Scars with the Brinea Derma Roller
The area where derma roller is most effective is the face -namely acne and wrinkles. Derma rolling helps normalize acne prone skin and post-acne pigmentation. The amount of scarring that has occurred will determine the length of needle to use. Generally a 1 mm needle will penetrate deep enough. Most treatments will take some time to see the effect of micro needling but results are very fast for acne treatment.
Cellulite Treatment with the Brinea Derma Roller
Cellulite is caused by the unevenness of a layer of fat just beneath the skin. When globular fat (“fat droplets”) from the subcutaneous layer pushes upward against the dermis, it will cause bumpy, uneven skin.
Thicken your skin with a derma roller that reaches the dermis. The reason behind this is that a thicker dermis will make it harder for the fat to protrude, or at least the thickened skin will make the dimples less visible. Use a retinoids (vitamin A based) cream in conjunction with the derma roller. Vitamin A creams work by increasing collagen production, making the skin thicker, making dimpling less pronounced.
Loose Skin can also be Treated with the Brinea Derma Roller
You can improve loose skin anywhere on the body using 1.5 mm roller other than the neck area where a .5 mm roller is recommended. Areas most commonly repaired are the neck (jowls) , abdomen, arms, back of the hands, thighs, buttocks etc. In the early stages of skin laxity, it can postpone or replace a facelift.