Skin Needling provides results similar to Laser Resurfacing, Fraxel® and Chemical Peels but at a fraction of the cost and with minimal or zero downtime.
The 'Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller' creates a multitude of tiny puncture wounds to the dermis which induces the release of growth factors that stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin.
Creating dermal damage without removal of the healthy epidermis, as with other resurfacing techniques, means the healing time is rapid and does not cause any comparable pain. Results are quick and will last.
Unlike ordinary stainless steel dermarollers, Medik8 microneedles are made in the EU and are precision-engineered from titanium, which is an extremely hard metal that does not pit or become damaged like stainless steel after use. This means that there is no tearing of the skin which could cause scarring.
Best of all, Medik8's Titanium Dermaroller is no more expensive than ordinary dermarollers and you can select from an entire range of dedicated Medik8 serums to suit your skin type.
The Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller is designed to be used together with the entire Medik8 system of serums and creams as well as the Pretox range of peptides.
What is the Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller?
The Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller is a convenient multipurpose device used for the treatment of various skin conditions such as wrinkles, scars, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, cellulite and stretch marks.
It is a cylindrical barrel with precision engineered titanium microneedles which penetrate the top layers of skin without causing damage or bleeding. This accurate and minimally intrusive penetration allows much higher absorption of topical formulations, such as Medik8 serums and creams. It may also stimulate skin's self-repair and regeneration as it can stimulate the skin's healing response.
In contrast to many other skin renewal treatments, such as chemo- and dermabrasion or laser resurfacing; treatment with the Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller does not destroy the upper layers of the skin to induce collagen growth. Instead, the Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller induces collagen synthesis by creating micro-punctures in the epidermis without compromising its integrity, without a prolonged down time and without a high risk of complications. Finally, the Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller is also the most cost-effective way of effective skin regeneration when compared to other therapies. The Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller is a breakthrough tool, simple in design and yet yielding superb results. It has been hailed as "The magic wand of skin care".
How does it work?
The procedure involved in treatment with the Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller is commonly known as called Skin Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy and is designed to trigger new collagen synthesis in the skin, leading to younger, brighter and healthier-looking skin. As you roll the roller over your skin, numerous, ultra-fine micro-needles designed to penetrate through the epidermis create microscopic punctures on the skin's surface. By opening the skin in this way you not only dramatically increase the penetration of any topical product, increasing its efficacy, but you also create miniature perforations that stimulate the skin's healing mechanisms, increasing production of many important factors for a healthy skin.
The concept of Skin Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy is based on the skin's natural ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage, such as cuts, burns and other abrasions. Immediately after an injury occurs to the skin, our body reuses the damaged collagen and elastin fibres as well as other damaged skin components to produce new ones. Skin Needling allows for controlled induction of the skin's self repair mechanism by creating micro-"injuries" in the skin which trigger new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring.
What can it do for me?
Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller dramatically enhances the penetration of active ingredients from your topical creams and serums, leading to a massive increase in their efficacy.
The Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller in conjunction with Medik8 cosmeceuticals stimulates new collagen production, thereby leading to a visible reduction of wrinkles and scars, as well as increase in skin firmness. Thickening of the skin caused by regular use of the Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller significantly reduces the visibility of broken capillaries as well as uneven pigmentation.
Expect to see a visible improvement in skin appearance after just one month of regular use of the device.
What happens post treatment?
When used as directed, the Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller will cause no or only small marks, and the marks will fade in just a few hours. Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller treatment may cause a flush to your skin that will fade in a few hours, but will leave no long-lasting redness. The Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller 0.2mm and 0.3mm available for home use have sharp, durable titanium needles that do not cause appreciable pain or bleeding.
Is skin needling safe?
It does not involve injections and therefore allergic reactions and side-effects are unlikely. It is minimally invasive, involves minimal or no downtime, rapid healing and requires simple aftercare.
Titanium composition of the Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller needles
Most dermatological rollers designed for use on facial skin are made from stainless steel, which can blunt easily with daily use. The Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller needles are engineered in Sweden from pure titanium giving a finer and much more durable edge, eliminating excess irritation caused by ordinary steel needles.
Furthermore, each individual Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller microneedle is gold plated to maintain sterility. This technology produces extremely accurate and pinpoint punctures in the skin, with the aim of improving the treatment results, while ensuring user health and safety. No other dermaroller is made with titanium needles, so only the Medik8 Titanium Dermaroller can be reused intensively for 3-6 months.
- Dramatically increases absorption of active ingredients
- Dramatically increases the efficacy of topical skincare products
- Helps to restore firmness and tightness to flaccid skin
- Thickens the epidermis and enhances dermal compactness
- Helps to smooth away wrinkles, lines, folds and crow's feet
- Improves skin texture
- Improves large pores in facial skin
- Helps to reduce the appearance of indented acne scars
- Helps to improve scars caused by chicken pox
- Helps to relax old scars
- Helps to fill old surgical scars
- Helps to lighten pigmentation marks
Stretch Marks & Cellulite:
- Improves the appearance of stretch marks from pregnancy or weight loss
- Improves the appearance of cellulite
Advantages over other skin therapies:
- Suitable for all skin types
- Painless and can be used at home (only relevant to Personal Models)
- Does not cause skin damage (no ablation/removal of the epidermis)
- Does not induce skin sensitivity to UV light
- Does not pose a risk of permanent skin discolouration
- Can be used on thin skin formerly treated with chemical peels and laser
- Can be used on the face, neck, décolleté and any other parts of the body requiring treatment
- Cost effective treatment alternative
- Enhances Iontophoresis and Sonophoresis treatments
- Short or no healing time
- Easy and safe to use