Skin health begins in the dermis, our skin’s living layer.
Whilst topical application of nutrients is a logical solution; our skin is pretty resilient.
And when you consider damaging UV, pollutants, medications, harsh treatments, and poor absorption of skin nutrients, it’s no wonder our skin gets a bad rap.
Supercharge your skincare routine with intelligent ingredients
We believe the future of skincare, needs to see a significant shift of focus towards delivery systems.
Why? Because to truly fight premature ageing, we need to target dermal and not epidermal activity.
We have started to introduce liposomal delivery into a number of our formulas, which is proven to boost penetration 10-fold over traditional creams.
Liposomes are very similar to the layers of our skin, which means active ingredients transported in liposomes merge easily with the barrier layers. They address the integrity of your dermis, known in the skincare industry as the living layer, which directly affects the health and appearance of our visible layer of skin.
Both Fortify Barrier Repair Cream and Bio Lipid Complex are intelligent anti-ageing formulas that contain liposomal delivery. They have been specifically formulated with skin-identical ingredients including ceramides and lipids, to restore the barrier function and reduce inflammation, which is at the heart of all premature ageing.
If you are new to dermaroller treatment, we really encourage you to read this article before you embark on a course.
This tool is said to be a delivery enhancer. Whilst it looks a little like a lawn aerator for the skin, don’t be alarmed – you’re not embarking on an adventure in narcissistic masochism.
The area is numbed with an anaesthetic, and then the device is moved across your skin in different directions for a period of about half an hour – this is what is said to trigger the natural collagen regeneration, or “wound-healing” process.
Dermarolling is said to stimulate the restorative processes within your body; it works by enlarging pathways through our skin with cosmetic needling, creating pinpricks or tiny micro-injuries which instigate collagen production and jump-starts natural rejuvenation of your skin and triggering your body’s own healing process by stimulating levels of elastin and collagen, which work together to repair damaged skin.
Some of the benefits this treatment is thought to induce are:
- diminishing fine lines
- fading stretch marks
- improving skin texture
- treating hyperpigmentation
- stimulating hair growth
- improving atrophic (rolling, pitting) acne scars
- breaking down scar tissue, allowing re-organisation of cells
Because the needles create microscopic tunnels, anything you apply afterwards is absorbed quickly; your skin is then said to go through different phases of wound healing:
- prolonging the inflammatory phase between day 1 to day 5 will result in more growth factors
- photo-modulation and lymph drainage are improved from day 2-14
- collagenase peaks at around day 14 to reorganize collagen fibrils, converting collagen 3 to collagen 1
Whilst the majority of modalities used for skin rejuvenation do incorporate the wound-healing process, the biggest challenge for skin specialists is finding the balance between the degrees of injury and the best outcome. Dermarolling is thought to bridge this gap by preserving the epidermis, maintaining environmental protection, and diminishing downtime.
There is a school of thought within the industry that you get extra mileage out of luxe anti-ageing ingredients.
The naked truth – update
When we first wrote this article in April 2017 not much was known about derma rolling, and we concluded that the jury is still out for us.
Things have moved on a lot since then, and on the back of the many referrals we get from clients who have undergone this treatment and experienced side effects, we wrote the article micro-needling beware it can seriously mess with your skin.
If you scroll down to the comments, we think you’ll appreciate that the jury is no longer still out for us, and we no longer offer this treatment in our clinic any more.
For further reading, here’s an article that issues warnings from dermatologists about using such a device at home.