15th February 2021

What is Medical Rollering and How Does it Work?

Do you have open pores, scarring or loss of elasticity in your skin? Or do you want to maintain or improve your skins health and get that lovely skin glow? Then you will probably want to know about our Medical Rollering treatment.

Medical Rollering is a term you may have heard before but in-fact this method has many different names that it goes by. Collagen Stimulation Treatment, the Vampire Facial and Dermal Rollering are just a few of the names this technique is also known as. Despite the multiple names, the treatment is the same whether it is called the Vampire Facial or Medical Rollering. At Tessa Stevens Health and Beauty Clinics we tend to refer to it as Dermal Rollering, Cosmetic Needling or Medical Rollering.

So, what is Medical Rollering? The treatment effectively grows new skin cells by rejuvenating the skin, stimulating type 1 collagen so that the skin looks radiant, young and healthy. It is ideal for large pores, scarring, lines, wrinkles, loose skin or simply tired dull complexions.

From these benefits, Medical Rollering may sound too good to be true but there is a science behind the method. It works by rolling over the skin with micro needles that prick the skin. Through doing this they stimulate and wake up the collagen cells, encouraging the skin to make new collagen cells too.


Other treatments do this too such as laser and radio frequency skin treatments. However, Medical Rollering is the only method that also stimulates type 1 collagen. Type 1 collagen is the collagen found in our skin and tissue and is one of the five types of collagen that we are born with and which is usually never made again. Type 1 collagen is a key component to our skin so a treatment that addresses this and creates more of it will scientifically improve the structure of your skin as well as making it radiant, dewy and soft. Thus returning it to that fresh glowing look, only usually seen in the very young. With this in mind, a treatment that gets our body producing the type 1 collagen is impressive indeed!

As you can see from the images taken during treatment itself above, there can be some blood produced as a result of the process, hence the other name of the method – the Vampire Facial. However, this bleeding is only short-term and you can expect no visible signs of the needle pricks within 24-48 hours – just a little red or flushed looking.

Take a look at the picture below of our therapist, Emily, this was after a treatment with no visible blood.

Though this is no doubt an amazing transformative treatment that gets great results, you should be aware that you won’t get instant results overnight. You need Medical Rollering over 3-6 months as a minimum in order for the cells to start to grow and renew.

This treatment is for anyone who cares about his or her skin health and wants healthy, better-looking youthful skin. However, we do advise that Medical Rollering is not suitable for those with acne and breakouts. But if you are a sufferer of problematic skin we offer plenty of other treatments that can help.

For more information on our other treatments, be sure to visit our treatments page. Also be sure to read our other blogs as well.