Micro-Needle Collagen Induction Therapy/Derma Roller Therapy

Ray also offers Micro-Needle Collagen Induction Therapy/Derma Roller Therapy for men and women as a safe and cost effective alternative to Botox, surgery and fillers. When carried out by a fully qualified practitioner, this procedure is one of the safest and most effective methods available for all of those wishing to have brighter, healthier, and a more lustrous younger looking skin. Ray only uses White Lotus Derma rollers and other various products from the White Lotus Organic Anti Ageing range of special serums and sprays.

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The following conditions can benefit from Micro-Needle Collagen Induction Therapy/Derma Roller Therapy:

  • Wrinkles
  • Scarring
  • Cellulite
  • Stretch Marks
  • Hair Loss
  • Sagging Skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Thin Skin
  • Inactive Acne and Redness
  • Dull Complexion

Micro needle rollers are designed to increase collagen induction in the skin and increase the absorption of products through the skin. Micro needling is the technology that makes the derma roller possible. The derma rollers create micro trauma in the skin encouraging the body to induct more of its own natural collagen creating natural younger looking skin.

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The Lotus Roller™ Derma Roller - CE Medical Device

The Lotus roller™ is a premium quality derma roller specifically designed to assist anti ageing, stretch marks, cellulite scars and hair loss. Unlike many other rollers the Lotus roller™ is:

  1. Machine sterilised
  2. Machine assembled
  3. Packaged in tamper evident packaging
  4. Produced to CE standards
  5. Made of high grade stainless steel allowing them to last a year, unlike many other rollers.

White Lotus is one of only two companies in the world to have their skin needling device approved as an EU Medical Device Class II a - this is a guaranteed sign of quality and sterility.

What to expect during Dermal Roller Treatment

Also known as "skin needling", "medical needling", "derma rolling" and "micro needling", Collagen Induction Therapy uses a derma roller to stimulate the body's own production of collagen, making it an ideal anti ageing treatment.

During treatment, the derma roller - containing 192 high quality surgically rated stainless steel micro needles, 0.5mm in length with a 0.3 gauge - is gently rolled over the face or body in order to create multiple tiny punctures in the layers of the skin. Simply put, these micro traumas activate the skin's natural healing process and collagen and elastin are deposited as a result of the complex biochemical events of skin regeneration. As we get older, the levels of collagen and elastin in our skin naturally decreases and skin loses firmness and elasticity. By restoring collagen and elastin, which are vital skin proteins, skin becomes both smoother and firmer. Studies have shown that a single treatment can increase the levels of collagen in the skin by up to 1000%.

After treatment there may be some slight redness in the area; this is normal and is a result of the inflammation that causes collagen induction. Over the next few days your skin may feel itchy and dry out slightly; again, this is completely normal and part of the process. To assist you during this time, each patient is given literature containing thorough aftercare advice and information, as well as a free 25ml bottle from the White Lotus product range relevant to your particular treatment, which you should apply twice a day for the following week.

Transdermal Absorption

A second benefit of Collagen Induction Therapy is improved transdermal absorption. This means the skin's natural absorbency level is enhanced and therefore product applied to the skin will be more easily absorbed. This is possible because the micro punctures that have been created in the skin act as micro channels to transport fluid through the surface of the skin and into the deeper skin layers. Once penetrated, the active ingredients of the product can get to work and aid recovery. Studies have shown a single treatment can increase the absorption levels of products by up to 10,000 times. The beauty of this anti ageing treatment is, it is non invasive, painless and there is very little recovery time (skin will regenerate in a matter of hours). Additionally, because Ray only uses White Lotus's natural serums and sprays - which are Soil Association Organic and also Vegan Society approved - not a single synthetic ingredient need pass through your skin. This creates a completely holistic treatment, reflecting a philosophy of maintaining a natural and organic approach, minimising reactions and enhancing results.

The White Lotus Organic serum range

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This organic serum range was originally developed in Australia in the thriving natural and organic industry. The serums, now produced in the UK, are Soil Association Organic approved and also Vegan Society certified as 100% natural organic products. This is the highest certification available in Europe and reflects the White Lotus commitment to safe natural products.

The key ingredients in the White Lotus's Anti Ageing serum, Scar serum, and Stretch Mark & Cellulite spray is Organic Green Tea Oil. Green Tea used topically is scientifically proven to regenerate skin cells, repair UV damage, prevent radiation damage, help prevent sunburn, increase wound repair and reduce acne. It has also been demonstrated that it is the strongest of the major herbal products at preventing the breakdown of collagen.

The use of the derma roller can dramatically increase the absorption of products through the skin. As noted before this increase can be up to 10,000 times. This is highly advantageous for many anti ageing and cosmetic products as they can now more effectively reach the target tissues and improve results. 

Five Element Ampoules

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The White Lotus Five Elements range is based on the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Based on this system, each individual is considered unique and can be treated likewise with an exclusive combination of natural herbal ingredients.
Each single use ampoule contains a high dose of a traditional Chinese herb for a specific purpose. All of the tinctures are produced using raw materials of consistent high quality herbs, which are macerated for a minimum of two weeks in naturally fermented ethanol and water. No additives, preservatives or colourings are used in the process. The concentrations of these tinctures generally exceed British Herbal Pharmacopoeia (BHP) specification by 30%.

Organic tinctures are produced from organically grown herbs and the fluid extracts are produced without the use of concentrates. There is no heat* used in any part of the process and consequently the heat sensitive components of the plant such as glycosides, saponins, and essential oils remain intact, maintaining the natural constituents and aroma of the plant. Random HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography - with diode array detection and peak purity analysis) tests are performed on finished products to test for purity and marker compounds.

*This may exclude British Pharmacopoeia (BP)/ British Pharmacopoeia Commission (BPC) standards which can require heat during manufacture to comply with the relevant pharmacopoeia.

How many treatments will I need?

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To experience the full benefit of Micro-Needle Collagen Induction Therapy/Derma Roller Therapy, a course usually consisting of 6 - 12 treatments is recommended.  Due to the fact that collagenase production peaks after two weeks, it is better to spread out these treatment sessions on a fortnightly basis. Each treatment session - lasting for 90 minutes, will display noticeable improvement, but by the sixth or seventh treatment the effects become more lasting and especially apparent. The collagen produced will last between 5 and 7 years.

Results

Your skin will feel tighter and look fresher after the very first treatment. The increase in collagen induction begins within 48 hours of treatment but it will usually take at least 6 treatments for the best results to be seen. The increased collagen induction usually results in a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and an increase in the firmness of the skin. Using high quality products on the skin during and after the treatment period is advised, and Ray can recommend products within the White Lotus Organic Anti Ageing range of special serums and sprays, for you to use at home.

Each individual is different, but generally, within 6 treatment sessions you will see improvements in aged or scarred skin, or in areas of hair loss. Improvements in stretch marks and cellulite can take up to 12 treatment sessions.

Included in each treatment

In addition, Ray also integrates other protocols into each Micro-Needle Collagen Induction Therapy/Derma Roller Therapy treatment session:

Tui Na
Calming and comforting facial massage incorporating Tui Na techniques with gentle stroking motions.  These techniques are renowned for their regenerative qualities, as they help to deeply relax the facial muscles and gently stimulate the skin.

Jade Roller
Jade holds a significant and even mystical place in Chinese culture - it has always been considered a symbol of beauty, grace and longevity. Jade artefacts dating back to 5000BC have been found in China, and jade rollers have also been found in tombs dating back to the 12th century. Jade is an interesting semiprecious stone in that it remains cold while in contact with the skin and this allows it to help close the pores and tighten the skin. Traditionally they were used to flatten wrinkles on the face and clear fluid congestion. The basic principle of light pressured rolling around all areas on the face is believed to increase lymphatic drainage.

Gua Sha
Gua Sha - which means scraping in Chinese - is gently carried out with a small flat or rounded tool made of jade, which has smooth and curved edges.

Are there any contraindications?

Micro-Needle Collagen Induction Therapy/Derma Roller Therapy is contraindicated for those with some medical disorders, heart disorders, diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, individuals who have a pacemaker or who have a problem with bleeding or bruising. Micro-Needle Collagen Induction Therapy/Derma Roller Therapy should not be carried out on anyone during pregnancy, during a bout of cold or flu, during an allergic attack or during an acute herpes (cold sores) outbreak.