Dermal Rolling/Collagen Induction Therapy


Essence Of L Medi Spa, located in Beautiful White Rock offers the SKN Spin Roller System-

A unique certified supplemental tool for non-surgical and non-ablative techniques to assist with the appearance of various skin concerns:

  • Wrinkles on the neck region
  • Frown Wrinkles
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Forehead Wrinkles
  • Wrinkles around the mouth
  • Pigment discolourations
  • Acne scarring

The Roller has a barrel and handle made from a plastic resin with 200 bristles made of surgical stainless steel. Dermal Rolling is a great alternative for those clients who don’t want to undergo more aggressive and expensive treatments (ex. CO2 resurfacing or Fraxel Laser) or filler injections (Juvederm).

Dermal Rolling pierces the skin and creates small Micro Channels through the Dermis, which generates new collagen and elastin production. Epidermal Growth Factors are also released during this procedure, which non-ablative laser’s cannot do. The purpose of this treatment is to create a Wound Healing Cascade from the inside-out. This trauma forces the body to produce new skin cells.

Anti-aging Results from Rolling

  • Reduces Pore Size
  • Skin Looks & Feels Visibly Younger
  • Plump up wrinkles, Under Eye Repair
  • Rebuild Elasticity/Collagen
  • Reductions in discolourations

Do Dermal Rollers really work?

Dermal Rollers are supported by many clinical studies across the world to be effective in non-surgical and non-abltive treatments for a variety of skin types and conditions. Regular Dermal Rolling Treatments result in thicker skin and smoothing scars.

What does the procedure involve?

After a Glymed Clinical Cleanse, a topical fast-acting anesthetic numbing cream will be applied to make the procedure more comfortable. The fast acting numbing cream that we use at Essence Of L Medi Spa generally takes effect in 15 minutes and the treatment time ranges from 20-30 minutes depending on the areas treated. The Dermal Roller is then rolled over the skin to produce thousands of micro channels in the skin. Each channel will penetrate into the dermis and will close quickly allowing the skin a quick recovery time, usually 45 mins- 1 hour. The treated skin may show some Break Through bleeding.

What are the after effects?

After a Dermal Rolling Treatment your skin will begin to naturally repair itself from the inside out starting in the deepest layer called the Dermis. This process takes time as the new collagen begins to form and take structure. New skin cells and blood supply are enhanced to encourage this healing cascade. Sometimes it can take up to 6 weeks before visible signs of repair and regeneration can be seen and this process will continue over the next few months.

How many treatments should I have?

Each client is different, and this is why the initial consultation is so important. Depending on the results you are looking to achieve, Dermal Rolling is performed in a series with approximately 3-6 weeks in between.  Most series consist of 6 treatments, however the deeper the trauma and damage the more treatments will  be required.

How will I look right after the treatment?

Your skin will look slightly red or pink for approximately 1-2 days after the first treatment depending on the age of the client and length of needle used. You will not see any visible holes in the skin, and you will resemble someone who has been out in the sun or partaken in a physical activity. We do not recommend wearing ANY makeup after your treatment for the duration of the day, simply wear the Powerful serums and Anti-Oxidents that will be applied during your treatment. The skin will feel tight and tingly for the first day, but there are no other effects following your procedure.

What are the Advantages of Rolling?

  • Normally up to 7% of skincare products are absorbed when applied directly to the skin.
  • Up to 80% more product penetration with cosmetic rolling. A multitude of Micro Channels are created in the top layer of the skin (epidermis) and this allows for amazing cell nutrition.
  • The micro channels close up again within 45 minutes
  • No risk of burns
  • Suitable for ALL skin types
  • No risk of discoloration, even with sun exposure
  • No removal of the Epidermis, skin is left intact
  • Lighten pigmentary marks
  • Create thicker and tighter skin.