If you're anything like us, the pursuit of perfect skin never ends. With that comes the fun of trying out new devices, techniques, and skincare products. And then, of course, waiting to see results and get compliments on how great your skin looks! Of late, we've seen a lot of people moving towards dermarolling, but what is it, and is dermarolling good for skin? We were just as interested to find out as you, so we did our homework. Read on to find out what we know.
What is Dermarolling??
Dermarolling, microneedling or Collagen Induction Therapy, as it's sometimes known, is not a new concept. In fact, it's been around for years! However, it was primarily done in dermatologist offices and was much more expensive. Dermarolling at home is now becoming popular as it's less invasive than other treatments, and the results can be pretty impressive.
So, what is derma rolling? It's a skincare device that has hundreds of tiny needles on its surface. These needles pierce the skin and create tiny punctures or 'micro-wounds'. This may sound a bit scary, but don't worry, it's not as bad as it sounds! The needles are very fine and cause minimal discomfort.
The idea behind dermarolling is that by creating these micro-wounds, you're stimulating the skin's natural healing response. This then leads to the production of collagen and elastin, which are two essential proteins that keep skin looking plump and youthful.
How does a Dermaroller work, and what does it do for your skin?
Dermarolling is a simple and effective way to treat many common skin problems. The needles on these devices create micro-wounds in your epidermis. These micro-injuries to the skin lead to superficial bleeding. In turn, the body's wound healing response is triggered, leading not only to an increase in collagen production but also elastin! If all goes to plan, this treatment can result in plumper, firmer and more youthful-looking skin.
So, is dermarolling good for skin?
There's no denying that using a dermaroller can be beneficial for your skin. However, it's extremely important to remember that it is a form of trauma to the skin, so it's important to be gentle and take special care of your skin afterwards. It's also important to follow instructions, not roll too hard or too often, and ensure the needles are sterilised before use.
If you're thinking of trying a dermaroller on your skin (especially on your face), we recommend doing some research first and finding a good quality device.
How to use a dermaroller
Using a dermaroller is pretty simple. First, you must cleanse your skin and ensure it's free of any oils or makeup. Not doing so can cause infection or breakouts. Next, you need to disinfect the dermaroller by spraying it with an alcohol-based solution and then washing it with warm soapy water.
Once your skin is clean, and the dermaroller is sterile, you can get rolling! Start with gentle pressure, increase if needed, and roll horizontally, vertically and diagonally over the area you wish to treat. Be sure to avoid sensitive areas like the eyes and lips.
After you're done, we recommend using a hyaluronic acid serum or collagen serum afterwards, as this will help to hydrate the skin, promote healing and enhance the effects. And that's it! Depending on your skin's needs, you can dermaroll once or twice a week.
How to select the right dermaroller for your needs
Like most products out there, not all dermarollers are created equal, and it's important to select the right one for your skin type and needs. While there are medical dermarollers with varying needle lengths available for different uses by dermatologists, these devices are not accessible to the general public and may be hazardous if used at home. Home care dermarollers typically have a needle length of 0.15 millimetres or less, and are safe for use at home; again, just remember to follow the instructions and do your research as it is still a device that pierces the skin.
Other products that are very similar to a dermaroller are dermapens and dermastamps. These products effectively do the same thing so if you come across them, most of the information we have provided still applies.
So, after our comprehensive research, the answer to the lingering question is dermarolling good for skin is a resounding yes! Just remember, while dermarolling seems pretty simple, it is still a form of trauma to the skin, so it needs to be treated with care. Be sure to do your research before you start, and make sure you're using a good-quality device. Used correctly, dermarolling can be beneficial for your skin!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, we love all things skincare and would love to help. Until then, happy rolling!