Coming from someone who has suffered with acne since high school, I have had an interest in them but was fearful of trying. I figured I wasn't alone so I wanted to find out more about them and share the what I found. Here are a few facts about Dermarollers and the Dermarolling process that will give you all the information you need to determine if at-home Dermarolling is for you.
A dermaroller is a small needling device that was designed to correct common skin care problems like acne, acne scars, fine wrinkles and even loose skin. These hand-held devices come equipped with a series of small surgical needles, ranging in lengths of .13 mm to 3 mm.
WHAT IS DERMAROLLING?Dermarolling is the process of using a Dermaroller to penetrate the skin in order to correct skin problems. The Dermarolling process helps to remold the skin by creating hundreds of tiny, microscopic channels on the surface of the skin. This activates the body’s natural ability to heal itself and regenerate healthy skin cells. During this natural healing process the body produces new collagen and elastin, resulting in new and improved skin.
DO YOU NEED A DERMAROLLER?Depending on the length of the needle, dermarollers can be used to repair a number of skin concerns. The following are a few of the most common uses for dermarollers.
Enhance Absorption of Products – Many of the products we apply are unable to fully permeate the skin. Using a dermaroller of up to .3 mm on the face temporarily allows products to be absorbed into the skin, thus increasing the effects of usage.
Decrease Fine Lines & Wrinkles – Fine lines and deep wrinkles, especially around the eyes and on the forehead are significantly decreased when a dermaroller with a needle length of at least 1.5mm is used regularly.
Improve Stretchmarks – The appearance of stretchmarks are greatly reduced by dermarolling with a 3mm needle.
Repair Scar Tissue – Scar tissue from acne, surgery and burns are reduced with a dermaroller with a needle length of at least 1mm.
Along with the issues above, dermarolling has also been proven to repair sun damage, skin discoloration, large pores and even loose, sagging skin.
IS DERMAROLLING DANGEROUS OR DAMAGING TO YOUR SKIN?
There are some drawbacks as there is with anything and one of the worse side effects is possible infection. It is imperative you properly clean and disinfect the dermaroller immediately after using it to avoid bacterial growth. The treatments shouldn't be used more than once a day and you shouldn't use products with toxic or irritating ingredients when using the Dermaroller.
Also, at-home use, especially for beginners, should use the smaller needles (0.25mm to 1.0mm) as the larger ones can be quite painful and it is better to start small until you feel comfortable using it.
Here is a helpful tutorial on dermarolling and its many benefits. I'm thinking I will be investing in one and if so I most certainly will be sharing.