Frequently Asked Questions

1-Why would I consider having Dermaroller treatments?

2-How do I find the right person to perform the Dermaroller?

3-Which areas of the body can be treated?

4-How safe is Dermaroller?

5-When will I see the results?

6-Are there any side effects?

7-Is there anyone who shouldn't have the Dermaroller?

8-Is it painful?

Why would I consider having Dermaroller treatment?

  • To improve the appearance of acne scars
  • To improve the appearance of photo-damaged and ageing skin
  • To improve the appearance of facial and decollete lines and wrinkles
  • To improve the appearance of stretch marks

How do I find the right person to perform the Dermaroller?

All of the staff at the Suffolk Medical Clinic, led by Dr Anthony O'Neill and RGN Jenny O'Neill, are fully trained by the manufacturer, so you can be assured that you will get the best treatment available

Which areas of the body can be treated?

The most common areas to be treated are face and neck, and other areas where stretch marks may be apparent, eg thighs and abdomen.

How safe is Dermaroller?

This is a very safe procedure, when it is performed correctly by a qualified therapist. The micro-needling does penetrate the skin, but with proper pre and post care, and careful clean technique during the procedure, there is very little chance of complications occurring.

When will I see the results?

The results should start to be noticeable from 3 months after tha last of the three treaments has been performed

Are there any side effects?

Immediately after treatment, the skin is red, like a sunburn, and slighlty uncomfortable. Occasionally areas of bruising may occur, but this is temporary and unusual. The next day or two, there may be some mild skin peeling, and the skin may be a bit sensitive, so it is improtant to protect against any sun or UV rays. After day 2 or 3, the skin has usually returned to normal, but sun protection must be continued (see after care notes).

There is a small risk of infection, but again, this is very unusual.

There is a small risk of hyperpigmentation, after the procedure, and this risk is increased if the skin is not protected from the sun or UV rays.

Is there anyone who shouln't have Dermaroller?

Patients with active acne, skin infection and cold sores in the area to be treated shouldn't have this treatment. Any other skin condition will have to be considered by the practitioner on an individual basis. It is not advisable during pregnancy or breast feeding.

Is it painful?

Topical anaesthetic cream is applied liberally to the treatment area for at least 30 minutes before the procedure. This makes the procedure usually quite comfortable, and some 'prickling' may be felt in more sensitive areas.