What is Dermal Rolling?
Dermal Rolling is a form of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), meaning it induces micro-injuries to the skin to stimulate self-repair through new collagen synthesis. Collagen synthesis results in younger, smoother, and firmer-looking skin.
There are 2 steps to the treatment:
- Apply a thin layer of topical gel to the skin. This decreases any discomfort from the procedure.
- Use the handheld device on the skin. The device has small needles on the head that are rolled over the skin multiple times to ensure the entire treatment area has been covered. Some treatment areas require more passes than other areas, and therefore require more treatment time.
What are the Treatment Areas?
Dermal Rolling is most commonly used on the outer thighs and the back of the thighs to treat cellulite.
What Does the Treatment Feel Like?
By using topical numbing gel, the procedure is very tolerable. Some describe the procedure as “tiny pricks” on the skin, while others describe the procedure as painless.
How Long Does One Treatment Take?
Typical treatments take between 20-30 minutes, but may take more time depending on the size and depth of skin that needs treating.
How Many Treatments are Recommended?
It is recommended for the majority of patients to have 2-3 treatments done over 1-2 months. A small group of patients may need additional treatments depending on the extent of the cellulite. Our MedSpa experts will create an individualized treatment plan for you.
What Should I Expect After the Treatment? How Long Will it Take to Recover?
After the procedure, the skin will appear red and flushed. There may be a small amount of pinpoint bleeding, but the redness will decrease significantly in a few hours after the treatment, and will almost be completely gone in 24 hours. Skin tightness and mild sensitivity to the touch may also occur. After 72 hours, the skin will return to normal or near normal appearance. Over the next 6 months, collagen production continues improving the appearance of the skin.
How Do I Get Started?
Contact us below to learn more about how we can help decrease cellulite on your thighs with Dermal Rolling, or submit an online consultation form to setup a free consultation. Our medical providers will work with you to develop a treatment plan to help you reach your beauty goals!