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July 2011
Taking Those Years Off Your Face
Dr Sach Mohan
It’s a revolution! Treatment of skin conditions such as: ageing, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, fine age lines, crow’s feet, smile lines, frown lines on the forehead, creases on neck and jaw and backs of the hands and stretch marks, has been made easier.

Thanks to the non-surgical skin regeneration procedure using Derma Roller, a device with the amazing ability to naturally stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin without damaging it. Both men and women can use it for getting a smooth youthful glow.

How it works
The device penetrates and creates pinpoint holes (more like opening the pores) into the skin with thousands of microscopic needle-columns, which triggers the skin’s natural repair process, as in case of injury, by production of collagen and elastin. As the skin regenerates in the process of healing, new skin cells are formed and blood supply is enhanced. In the first weeks the skin will normally look brighter and more vibrant and about six weeks later the regeneration and repair process will tighten the skin and reduce pigmentation. The process will continue over the following months, providing natural and long lasting enhancement. Up to five sessions, six weeks apart, are usually recommended. These sessions gently remind our skin to continue the healing process not only to healthy levels but also to the cosmetic heights.

Will I experience pain or bleeding?
Neither of these will happen; all you will feel is a tickling sensation. In one process of Derma Rolling, a local anesthetic cream is used prior to the dynamic use of Derma Roller once a week. The second method involves using the device with slight pressure up to five times per week. There might be a temporary reddening of the skin for an hour or so after treatment and it can give a sensation similar to mild sunburn. Use of sunscreen or a sunblock after the session is recommended.

Stretch Marks
Stretch marks, a result of sudden stretching of the skin, occur in pregnancy (in 75% to 90% of women), adolescent growth spurts, rapid muscle growth, weight loss or gain. Derma Roller stimulates the production of new collagen fibres and elastin in the skin, to remove these stretch marks.

Acne Scars
Not only the acne scars, even the surgery, chicken pox, burn and other scars can be removed, and the duration of the treatment depends upon severity of scarring.

Genuine Derma roller

Dr. Sach Mohan, a London based Cosmetic Physician, one of the European pioneers of the Genuine Dermaroller, finds that it stands out from traditional Lasers and Peels due to its efficacy and safety. Most of the patients notice an improvement in the vitality of the skin within a week. “We can even use it on the delicate eye area and there is so little ‘downtime’ that clients are now coming to us to replace their regular facial with this treatment,” says Dr.Sach.

“I have had some young women who weren't getting married due to their acne scars. Post-Dermaroller, their skin has become much smoother, their scars have almost gone and they have finally found their life enhanced when finding the right partner for themselves. I’ve also had young men who were psychologically devastated and had lost confidence due to scars on their face. Now they are new, confident, smart people with good jobs after having had the Dermaroller treatment.It’s also nice when you have older women who can’t afford an ongoing combination of ‘Botox’ and fillers, but have managed to take years off their face with the Dermaroller treatment.” Adds Dr Jaishree Sharad of the Skinfiniti clinic in Mumbai.

Dr Sach Mohan is London-based Cosmetic Physician.
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