Home rolling essentials – What you need to know

by | 27 October 2021

Collagen Induction Therapy has, for many years, been considered the gold standard in treating common skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, acne scarring and for rejuvenating a tired and lacklustre skin. Professional collagen induction therapy devices provide immediate and long lasting results, but what if you are unable to get into the clinic to experience this service? What can you do at home to continue to see the benefits that CIT can provide?  We have the solution for you! Let us introduce you to the MTS-Roller…

What is home rolling?
Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT,  home rolling is a superficial needling treatment that you can perform in the privacy of your own home in between your clinical treatments (or when you are unable to see your skin care professional). Home rolling works within the upper layers of the epidermis and stimulates the natural wound healing response. The natural wound healing response initiates the release of substances called ‘Growth Factors’ – think of these as cellular messengers. These messengers can signal the body to stimulate the production collagen, elastin – leading to a more plump and smooth skin. These messengers can stimulate new cell growth will allow for the turnover of old cells – leading to a smooth texture and feel. We also see improvements with pigmentation as these messengers directly target the cell that is responsible for pigment production – leading to a breakdown and slow down in brown pigment production!

How does it work?
Working with the MTS-Roller, a small micro-injury is created by precise, fine, stainless steel needles which rapidly penetrate the skin. This in turn creates a healing cascade in which key cells in the skin are activated to perform at their peak. It is the only treatment proven to maximise penetration of essential cell nutrients, and the release of growth factors associated with the positive aspects of wound healing, simultaneously. All in all, this is a natural treatment whereby new collagen is created in a safe and non-invasive way.
This may sound a little scary for some, but rest assured, home rolling is actually pain free and has very minimal downtime. It is a natural, effective and affordable investment for the future of your skin.
The MTS-Roller is available in either a 0.2mm, 0.3mm or 0.5mm depth and after consultation by your practicing corneotherapist, you will be prescribed the best option to target your individual concerns. The MTS-Roller can be used up to several times a week based on your unique skin needs.

What to expect 1 – 24hrs after use
The skin may feel warm to touch
The skin may appear pink in colour
Tingling sensation and some tightness is common
Remember – these are all NORMAL experiences as your skin and its cells are busy releasing growth factors to signal new collagen and elastin as well as fresh new tissue!

What to expect 24 – 48 hours after use
You may still have some redness in sensitive areas
Old skin cells are being shed off to make way for the new
After your very first home roll, your skin may feel slightly dry and flaky
Application of corneotheraputic formulations to promote further healing are recommended

TIP– use dermaviduals peeling cream a night or 2 after your home roll

Things to avoid following –
Direct sun exposure
Makeup for 12 hours
Intense  or sweaty exercise
Hot showers or pools for 24 hours
Active serums and tonics until the following day
Epi Nouvelle mask CAN be applied for up to 4 hours

Post treatment products and recommendations
As CIT treatments enhance the penetration of active ingredients in your skin care, post treatment products should be considered very carefully. Look for corneotherapeutic skincare with no fragrances, preservatives, colours or emulsifiers. These substances are not suitable to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. High quality, pure and active ingredients, such as those composed in dermaviduals, provide perfect associations for skin repair and rejuvenation.
To optimise your results home roll regularly and stay up to date and renew your skin care prescription as you notice improvements with your skin. Remember to protect the skin on a daily basis with SPF and try to avoid  UV exposure if possible. Maintain a healthy diet low in sugars and rich in fresh leafy greens and EFA’s.
To find out more about MTS-Roller and what you can achieve with your home care, connect with your local dermaviduals stockist and practicing corneotherapist today!