A derma roller is a skincare device that is used to rejuvenate the skin, reduce the signs of aging, and treat acne scarring. Also known as micro-needling, Dermarolling was originally done by a dermatologist in a clinical setup but nowadays with little training, it can be done at home as well. Even though it is a common skincare treatment, still many people don’t know about it in detail.
Therefore, we will discuss dermarolling technique today along with some common questions that people ask regarding the treatment.
So, let’s find out!
A derma roller has small fine needles and when it is rolled over the skin the needles puncture the skin. This creates tiny holes on the skin which are superficial. That is why the treatment is considered a non-invasive procedure.
A controlled skin injury is created once the skin is punctured but this does not cause damage to the outer layer of the skin. Scar tissue is broken down with the help of needles. The skin’s controlled injury leads to superficial bleeding which triggers the body’s wound healing response.
During this process, the following occurs;
During the next five days, collagen, which is produced by the body is deposited in the treated skin area. This makes the skin more firm and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Since the derma roller does not use any thermal heat (like lasers), it can be used on any skin color. You do not have to worry about the after-treatment inflammation or hyperpigmentation because the derma roller does not cause such effects on the skin.
Results vary depending on the condition being treated, type of roller is used, your skin sensitivity, how many times the roller is being used, and your general health.
For example, if you are using a 1.5mm roller, the results would start appearing after several months, if you are using it every two to three weeks. In case you are using a 0.5mm roller, the results would appear after two to three months if used every two to three days.
This will depend on the pressure that you apply when you are using the roller, the size of the needles, and pain tolerance. The larger the needle the more painful it is but the pain is mostly tolerable. A 0.2mm needle is completely painless to use. If you feel like you cannot tolerate the pain then you can always apply a numbing cream.
No, you are not necessarily required to use any after-care products as the roller already aids in absorbing skincare products. But you can apply something like virgin coconut oil to lessen the pain and irritation.
No, because the body needs all of its nutrients to nourish the baby when you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Since the derma roller triggers collagen production, the process needs nutrients to occur. Therefore, it is not advisable to use derm rolling during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Derma rollers are quite effective in skin rejuvenation. However, they are suitable for you or not? This question can only be answered by an expert. You should consult with a skin specialist at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery® before making any decision. Our experts will examine your skin thoroughly before recommending any treatment. So, if you want to take their advice regarding derma rollers, fill in the form below and we will book your appointment.
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