To get the most out of any derma roller, you need to know how to use it in a way the helps your skin, rather than damaging it. Try to purchase your roller off a reputable salon, and get your first treatment completed by a professional. You will learn invaluable knowledge to ensure you understand and know how to use this amazing little tool at-home.
Derma rollers have a number of uses, but the main ones are for improving pigmentation issues, wrinkles, fine lines, crow's feet, laugh lines, ageing skin, acne scars, large pores, stretch marks and surgical scars.
A study from 2008, found that after four derma rolling sessions, the skin resulted in up to 400 percent rise in collagen, a protein that makes skin firmer - incredible results!!
How do they work?
Derma rolling causes a low level of trauma to the outer layer of the skin. The roller creates microscopic pin pricks through the skins surface. This prompts the skin's healing process, leading to skin regeneration and to the production of anti-ageing substances such as collagen and elastin.
Does it hurt?
Rolling hundreds of needles over your face probably won't be the most relaxing experience, but it shouldn't hurt. Of course, the level of discomfort depends on your pain tolerance.
Are there any side effects or risks to consider?
Derma rolling is a minimally invasive procedure, so as long as you know how to use the correct technique in conjunction with the right serum, you are unlikely to experience side effects. Note, if you are using retinol, taking Accutane or have sunburn it is advised to have a stand down period before using a roller.
How often should you repeat the process?
Start once a week initially. Then you can increase the frequency to two or three times a week. Just ensure you are following the process instructions you get from the professional.
When will you see results?
Initial skin tightening and pore reduction can be seen immediately, however you won't see your final results until 4-6 weeks after your treatment. Both collagen and cellular turner are accelerated, but it still takes your body time to product new, strong, healthy collagen. The longer you carry on rolling, the more likely you are to see a difference.
We hear you. It seems like a big promise, leaving many to wonder, "Can a self-applied skin technique really be that effective?" Thanks to modern day technology, yes, it certainly can be. It's no secret that the world is changing faster than it ever has before due to a continuously expanding body of knowledge in the fields of science and technology. The application of such research are vast, and skincare applications are no exception.