If you frequently watch beauty videos and tutorials, then you may have come across a few detailing how to use an at-home Derma Roller. Derma Rollers are increasing in popularity, but many people are unaware of these devices or are hesitant about using them. Are you curious about Derma Rollers? Do you have skin issues and think Dermarolling may be able to solve them?
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 Derma rollers and the Derma Rolling process that will give you all the information you need to determine if at-home Dermarolling is for you.
What Is A Derma Roller?
A derma Roller 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 Derma Rolling?
Dermarolling is the process of using a Derma roller 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 Derma Roller?
Depending on the length of the needle, derma rollers can be used to repair a number of skin concerns. The following are a few of the most common uses for derma rollers.
- 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 derma roller with a needle length of at least 1mm.
Check out this chart that guides you to the correct needle size for your skin affliction. Many ailments can be helped with this practice and along with the issues above, derma rolling has also been proven to repair sun damage, skin discoloration, large pores and even loose, sagging skin.
Is Using A Derma Roller 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 derma roller 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 Derma roller.
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 derma rolling and its many benefits. I’m thinking I will be investing in one and if so I most certainly will be sharing.
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