A new contender has entered! Dermaroller, a form of microneedling, is a less extreme and less painful variation of stimulating collagen and elastin fibers to reduce fine lines, scars and improving skin texture. This small paint roller like a prickly device creates minute wounds in the outer layer of the skin. These wounds channel the active ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin and produce more collagen to compensate for the healing process. Before the treatment, the cleansed skin is numbed with a medicated get for at least 30 minutes. The derma roller is rolled back and forth over the treated area which may be slightly painful in boney regions while other parts will have no sensation. This treatment is quite quick and the results are like miracles for clearing acne scars, fading fine lines, and evening out skin tone. Post-treatment it is common to have redness on the area treated and the skin must be kept completely clean. This side effect usually subsides in a day. Collagen production takes about 2 months so within 6 weeks following the treatment, you will notice a difference in the skin’s texture, fine lines, large pores, and scarring. It is recommended to come in for 2 follow up treatments that are 6 weeks apart for optimum results.