Frequently Asked Questions
Who Are dr.dermacare?
Dr.dermacare is a skincare brand founded by Emma Johnson, that specializes in the psychology of problem skin, hence the term ‘psychodermatology’ used in our logo. All our products are for the treatment of acne and acne scarring.
However our passion isn’t just skincare, it is also helping people of all ages fight the self esteem issues sometimes associated with acne and acne scarring. If you have any concerns about your acne and if it is affecting how you feel about yourself then please contact us and we will do our very best to help. For more information on our acne treatments and the psychology of acne please visit www.dr.dermacare.co.nz
Will skin needling damage my skin?
No, unlike laser or other skin treatments the roller will not damage your skin. This is what makes it an ideal treatment for anti- ageing. The needles do not destroy the epidermis and the channels are closed within an hour. Never use or let any professional use needles longer than 1.5mm.
Will skin needling improve product penetration?
Yes, numerous studies have proven the penetrating effects of skin needling. The dr. dermacare roller is a tool designed purely for enhancing the benefits of skincare products. If you do not see any improvement after using a dr. dermacare roller for 3 months then you need to carefully examine the skincare products you currently use as they might not contain any or adequate amounts of active ingredients. This is why for best results we recommend you use our dr. dermacare skin care products as we can guarantee they contain a high percentage of active ingredients.
The dr.dermacare home roller will not help fill in scars but medical treatments by a trained professional will show an improvement. In between CIT treatments we recommend you use a dr. dermacare home roller (.25mm)
How often can the roller be used?
You can use the roller as often as you like but as soon as it starts to lose its sharpness ( like a razor blade) you will need to replace it. Dr. dermacare recommends 100-120 applications for each roller, depending on how long you roll for each time.
How long should I roll for?
All rollers come with instructions, but on average it shouldn’t take longer than 5 minutes to roll your entire face.
Do I need to apply any pressure when I roll?
No, just let the needles do their job, there is no need to push them into your skin.
Warning regarding dermarollers
Please do not be fooled into thinking that longer needles are superior and will give better results! At dr.dermacare your safety comes first. This is why we refuse to sell rollers with longer needles to our retail customers. We have been selling rollers for over 10 years, long before the influx of websites that clearly put ‘profit before principles’ came along. Our knowledge experience and research clearly tells us that you can cause permanent damage to the nerves and muscles beneath your skin if you roll regularly with longer needle