Dermarolling (also known as micro needling) involves a hand held tool with a wheel full of tiny needles. Now piercing your skin with micro needles may not sound very alluring, until you here about the cosmetic benefits of the dermalrollers. It has become one of the most pioneering approaches to skincare treatment in years. They are an effective treatment against wrinkles, scarring and many more. The fine needles create small holes in the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production, aiding the skin to repair and ‘plump’ itself. Use it alongside skin care regimes to penetrate the skin at a deeper level. Instead of resting on the surface of the skin, the products can be fully absorbed into the multiple layers, rather than just one.
Dermalrollers leave the epidermis intact, as the tiny holes close within a few hours. However, within those few hours, the layers underneath have started to produce new collagen, resulting in a fresher, younger and rejuvenated appearance.
How it works on:
Fine lines and wrinkles: – Microneedling can significantly improve the production of natural collagen and elastin, reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles, thin skin and sun damage.
Scars: – proven to fade out most forms of scarring. Scars are produced from abnormal formation of colla
ge. Micro needling can break up old scar tissues, stimulating collagen production that is similar to healthy skin. Suitable to use on acne scars, surgical scars and even stretch marks. However, derma rolling will not be effective on keloid scars as the scar tissues spreads beyond the top layer of skin.
Stretch Marks: – People report seeing excellent results with derma-rolling on stretch marks, which are caused by rapid stretching of the skin.
Rosacea and Acne: – Facial redness known as rosacea can improve with micro needling by producing a significant amount of collagen. It can also benefit acne by boosting the absorption and efficacy of topical acne products. However, be careful using the derma roller on active acne, as this only cause the bacteria to be spread around the face.It is best to dermaroll around active blemishes until the acne subsides.
Hyperpigmentation: – caused by an unusual production of melanin, and commonly occurs in people with darker complexions. Micro-needling can help by shedding the top layer producing normal melanocyte. It also will not lead to the loss of skin pigment, like microdermabrasion or chemical peels.
They are not just a tool for the face, they can be used on any part of the body. For example, on the legs to help combat cellulite.
How to guide:
- cleanse the skin, rinse thoroughly and dry.
- apply the Dermaroller with the same amount of pressure on the skin throughout.
- apply suitable lotion or cream on the skin.
- mildly roll areas back and forth 4-5 times.
- Once, you have completed rolling, apply regular skin care product.
- should the skin feel sensitive after a rolling; it is advisable not to use the roller again until your skin feels comfortable.
- Sterilise roller after use.
NB: do NOT share your derma-roller with another person, and make sure to sterilise it thoroughly after each use.