I have found tat people see quicker results with Dermapen than needling rollers. A lot depends on the length of needles used, products used during treatment, what the client does regarding home care, skin care, lifestyle factors etc. I would normally recommend a course of 6 for the best results. It takes about 6 weeks for the deeper cells to migrate to the surface, although some clients see skin texture improvement almost straight away. Collagenesis will be on going for up to two years after treatment during which time more "mature" collagen will be laid down.
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Hi there , you will need up to 5 treatments to treat scarring !! and then it still really depends on the scar, I do micro needling at Advanced Beauty Solutions and i have just taken a new treatment for skin rejuvenation ,scarring , non surgical face lifting...it is a combination of acupuncture, mesotherapy (injecting homeopathic solutions in the upper layers of the skin) lymphatic drainage and isometric exercise..im very excited about this treatment it is amazing !
If you have had a clinic treatment using a 1.5mm dermaroller I would suggest a minimum of 3 to 5 treatments at 6-8 week intervals would be needed to see a smoothing and softening of the scarring.
Infusion of mesotherapy solutions to "feed" the skin during its regeneration can be very helpful - this can be applied during the dermaroller treatment.
Nightly use of a Retinol product of at least 0.3% is helpful to soften, smooth and encourage collagen regeneration, makes the scar tissue more supple.
We also recommend pre conditioning the skin with RegimA Peel and Heal natural skin peels - these peels were developed by a British nurse to help regenerate scarred and damaged skins
if your treatment was to help reduce a scar then you would be advised to have a short series of treatments to gain noticeable results. It is true that you can see improvements in your skin up to 12 months after having one microneedling treatment, but certainly for scarring I would recommend more than one treatment. Also, were you/are you using products that would work alongside the clinic treatment for best results?
You can buy a home kit so that you can carry on working on your scar yourself, however, it will take longer to respond than a clinical treatment. Again, it's best to use products that contain high formulations of vitamin A and C to help with the healing process and conditioning of the skin.
Hope this helps!
For treatment of scarring and stretchmarks, 5 sessions of Dermaroller are required to see substantial improvement (provided that 1.5mm needles are used). For rejuvenation purposes, 3 sessions of Dermaroller are recommended (with 1.5mm needles): some results can be seen after 6 weeks - this the time needed for collagen to mature (in other words when collagen is generated in the dermis after the treatment and travels to the surface of epidermis). For rejuvenation, during our Dermal roller treatment we use a serum that contains a cocktail of 92 ingredients with different vitamins, antioxydants and peptides (it is included in the price). The effect from a Dermaroller session can be boosted if the skin is prepared by Obagi treatment for six weeks before your Dermaroller session. Patients find it very beneficial. For our Obagi patient, the Dermal roller treatments are half price. Dermaroller sessions should be spaced by the interval of six weeks between them. One cannot have more than 5 sessions of Dermal roller per year (1.5mm).
Can you tell us what depth roller was used if you were treated in clinic? You can see results occur up to a year after treatment, it may be that the results you see first are very subtle, some people start to see a difference after only 1 treatment and within the first few weeks but others require more treatment, collagen will take time to reproduce, the average would be around 6 to weeks if this helps at all for changes to occur. I would suggest making an appointment with the professional who carried out your treatment and ask them to discuss your concerns.
Difficult to answer as so many things can affect results Was this homecare or Salon? Middle you use any serums?