GD Skin Rejuvenation
How GD® Skin Rejuvation works?
GD® skin rejuvenation stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely:
· Improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
· Brightening skin for a more youthful complexion
· Creating firmer, plumper skin
· Reducing the appearance of acne scars
Your practitioner will use a Genuine Dermaroller™ medical device to carry out the procedure, so you can be confident that it’s sterile, safe and of the highest quality.
Before the procedure begins your practitioner will numb your skin using a topical anesthetic to make the procedure more comfortable. They will then use the Genuine Dermaroller™ to create thousands of micro-needle columns in your skin, which close rapidly. This action stimulates a natural healing response in the skin. The procedure will take around 20-30minutes, depending on the area being treated. Immediately after your GD® treatment you will look as though you have moderate sunburn, and your skin may feel warmer and tighter than usual. To assist your skin in its recovery your practitioner may apply a post-procedure product. You should then avoid intensive UV exposure and artificial exposure for at least 2 weeks after your procedure. It is important that you use a high level broad spectrum UVB|UVA sun protectant on a daily basis during this period, even in winter and on cloudy days. Your practitioner will suggest a course of GD® treatments depending on the condition being treated, but expect at least three treatments with approximately six weeks inbetween each.
What results can you expect?
After your procedure, you can expect an improvement in your skin’s texture and tone. The results may take a little time to show, this could be up to 3 months. Rest assured that the results you see over time will look natural, and be long lasting.
Frequently asked Questions
What is the difference to other skin rejuvenation techniques?
In contrast to all ablative techniques like Lasers and Fractional Laser treatments, the Dermaroller stimulates new tissue formation – it acts constructively and the skin remains intact. The skin does not get damaged (unlike other needling devices) and therefore will not go into a wound healing response. The Dermaroller significantly improves atrophic scars & improves skin texture.
What effects does the Dermaroller have on the skin?
It improves the thickness of the dermis as well as the epidermis. This in return improves skin texture and reduces wrinkles. It also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation. Reduces disfiguring scars & acne scars, stimulates new collagen formation, improves blood supply and pigmentation.
Does it hurt?
The treatment is relatively tolerable by most people and anaesthetic cream is applied beforehand to reduce the discomfort.
What areas can be treated?
Dermaroller can be used on any part of the body. The most common area to be treated is the face for fine lines and wrinkles, or to treat acne scars. The Dermaroller is also used to treat lines and wrinkles on the neck, décolletage and the backs of hands. It is also a great treatment for new stretch marks on the abdomen.
Can it be performed on any skin colour?
Since Dermaroller does not use thermal heat (unlike IPL & Lasers) it is safe to use on all skin types and all skin colours. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
How often can the Dermaroller procedure be repeated?
For Collagen Induction Therapy we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 6 to 8 weeks between treatments. For Scar Reduction Therapy an average of 3 to 5 treatments are recommended, with an improvement of 70-80%. Unlike ablative procedures for facial skin only, the Dermaroller can be used on all skin parts of the body (neck, décolleté, arms, legs, etc).
What are the side effects of a Dermaroller procedure?
There are virtually no negative side effects, and none have ever been reported in over 150,000 procedures performed worldwide.
What are risks of post-op infections?
Since the tiny pricking channels close within one hour, and provided the procedure is done under clinical conditions, post-op infections are very unlikely.
What is the down time after a Dermaroller treatment?
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 12 to 24 hours on average. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend healing minerals, peptides or hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with zinc based sun screen. We also recommend the use of mineral makeup to help with the healing.
What should I avoid on my skin?
To ensure the right healing environment, for 2-3 days DO NOT use AHA’s (Glycolic Acid), Retinol, acidic or “active” ingredients.
What should I use on my skin after the treatment?
We provide an anti-inflammatory and calming gel to soothe and it is part of the package. It is recommended to use it for at least three days after the procedure.
What is the difference between Home Care Dermaroller and Medical Genuine Dermaroller?
Principally, there are none - both models (medical and home care) only differ in needle size. While the medical Dermaroller has longer needles - to induce collagen & reduce scars in deeper skin layers, the needles of the Home Care Dermaroller are very short, not more than 0.2 mm. The Home Care Dermaroller serves the following purposes:
a) To enhance active substance through the skin barrier (stratum corneum)
b) To improve and support results after and in between CIT treatments by: stimulating epidermal cells for proliferation that results in a faster renewal cycle of the epidermis and thickens the epidermal cell layers.
The Home Care Dermaroller is NOT suitable for collagen treatments, but it helps to maintain a beautiful skin.