The Roll-Cit technique involves using a sterile roller pin like object with small and very sharp needles strategically positioned along the rolling pin. The device is “rolled” over the surface of an anesthetized face ( and typically an anesthetized patient too) creating hundreds and thousands of small puncture wounds.
The idea is that the small puncture wounds create micro trauma and micro inflammation in the deep dermis and actually very little damage in the epidermis ( or superficial skin). Consequently, the epidermis ( superficial skin) is not injured and can return to normal appearance in as little as 5 days.meanwhile, the deeper dermis ( where the collagen sits anyway) is injured and recovers with stronger and more powerful collagen then pre treatment. Also, the tiny micro holes allows topical medicines applied for the 5 days after the procedure to get deep down into the dermis where it would otherwise be unable to get to due to the intact epidermis. So, the mechanical micro wound coupled with the application of topical creams and ointments allows the skin to get a tremendous result, particularly in ACNE SKIN!!!
ACNE Skin is one of the most difficult to treat and typically doesn’t improve more than 50% with lasers. The patient I just treated was impressed after just 7 days and said his skin looks 80% better!
The principle of the Cosmetic Roll-Cit is that the “micro-needles” puncture the horny layer of the epidermis, which is the main obstruction to penetration of active ingredients. Once this layer has been breached, the active ingredients in the skin care products can reach into the depths of the skin about 10,000 times more effectively than by simply applying the products topically. The higher the levels of vitamin A and vitamin C that can penetrate into the lower layers of the epidermis, the more collagen can be made. Therefore allowing natural collagenes is to occur.
Use of the Cosmetic ROLL-CIT will help restore skin tightness in the early stages of ageing, speed up the reduction of pigmented marks, thicken thin skin, smooth fine lines, soften scars and reduce dilated blood vessels. The advantages of skin needling is that is not painful, it does not damage the skin and it can be used on all areas of the skin or body, including very thin skin. It is however, not suitable for use on the following skin conditions: Active acne, Eczema, Rosacea, Psoriasis, severe solar keratosis and raised moles or warts.
The treatment time can range from 5-20 minutes depending on the speed, accuracy and density. It should be repeated at home between two to seven times a week. The more frequent the treatment, the better the result. It is a cost-effective instrument can last you several years.