I started using dermarollers about two years ago after looking at some before and after photos online of people who had claimed amazing results from using one on a regular basis. I bought one from an online professional skincare site as I was wary of getting one from just any retailer, being that this type of treatment uses needles I wanted to be safe. In this article you'll learn hoe incorporating dermarolling in your skin care routine can improve the penetration of your skin care products as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, improve circulation and even help support the stimulation of hair growth for both men and women.
What are Derma rollers and Skin rollers?
Skin rolling enables for skincare products to better penetrate your skin by creating thousands of micro-channels using micro sized needles that act as access points for the penetration of skin care treatments such as serums. There are professional methods of this that use needles that go deeper into the skin. This is to only be done by certified professionals. The second method of skin needling is the use of a home roller that uses needles that do not penetrate as deep but still aid in the production of healthy collagen cells and aids in the penetration of skin treatments such as serums.
How Does Skin Needling Work?
Skin needling creates these micro channels in the skin and as a result, creates a cascade of benefits because of the micro trauma it causes in the epidermis. As a result of the micro trauma it creates in the skin, your body responds by ramping up collagen fibro blasts to the area to heal the area. This process results in the visible improvement in the appearance of your skin. As it is a smaller device it can be used on both the face and body.
Here are some noted benefits of skin rolling:
- Improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
-Can reduce the appearance of post acne scarring and stretch marks
-Diminishes the look of puffiness and dark circles under the eyes
-Reduces congestion and diminishes acne breakouts
-diminishes the appearance of large pores
-Increases product efficacy and penetration of skin care products
-Diminishes the appearance of pigmentation
-Improves the function and health of skin
-Can be used on scalp, face and body
-Can help to stimulate the growth of hair
Are all skin roller made equally?
Not all skin rollers are created equally and that is a very important note to make. Although they are sold in many places now both online and in stores, I strongly advise to use and purchase ones that are made with surgical grade metal and from a professional source. The main difference between very high quality skin rollers is in the shape of the tiny micro needles. The ones that are optimal are cone shaped and create perfect micro channels in the skin, whereas low quality ones are shaped jaggedly and cause big micro tears and damage the skin causing risk of further scarring and even infection. I have been using the skin roller recommended to me by Touch Of Joy called SKINVACIOUS. It uses the highest grade of metal and has the right depth and needle shape to give a good treatment when used properly.
The benefit of purchasing one from a professional is that they can determine if it's the right treatment for you and will give you proper instructions on how to use it for your specific needs. Do not go the cheapest way because it can cost you in the long run!
How does it feel?
When used properly it feels like a light tingling and prickling sensation. It is meant to be applied very lightly and rolled over the skin in vertical lines and horizontal lines. It is best used on clean skin and immediately after rolling, to apply your skincare treatments and serums. Depending on how frequent your treatments are, you will get used to the feeling and it doesn't hurt.
Skin Roller Tips:
-Always keep your skin roller disinfected prior to use by using rubbing alcohol.
-Do not use the same roller for longer that 3 months, discard and get a new one.
-Do not press too hard
-Use a separate roller for hair and face use to prevent contamination
-Use your high quality skin care post rolling for optimal penetration
-Always consult with a professional prior to purchasing to ensure the quality of rolling device and to obtain proper instructions for usage
-Never share skin rollers
Skin rolling has become a regular skin care treatment for me and I can notice a difference when I am using it on a regular basis and I would highly recommend this device to anyone seeking better product performance and improved skin texture.