SKIN CARE

Why Dermaroller Really Works

September 4, 2015
Why Dermaroller Really Works

Do you feel like you have tried dozens of laser procedures and treatments for your skin problems? Well, maybe you have. After all, there are certainly dozens of treatment options and aesthetic lasers out there. But they aren’t all the same, and many of them are not very effective. One that can be quite effective, however, is Dermaroller.

Dermaroller is also called Micro-Needling. It is a process by which a technician rolls a hand-held device over the skin. The device itself is also known as a Dermaroller. As the device rolls over the skin, it can work to smooth out wrinkles and agitate the skin cells a bit. That agitation can cause the cells to kick into high gear and start producing more healthy components, such as collagen.

What is Collagen and How Does it Help?

To put it simply, collagen is a natural substance that is made in your body’s cells. It helps to keep the cells healthy and keep them clinging tightly to each other. It’s almost like the super glue of skin cells. Unfortunately, collagen production tends to naturally slow down as we get a bit older. One of the best ways to make it pick up again is to convince the skin cells that they are being attacked or hurt in some way and need to repair themselves. That’s where the Dermaroller device can be quite handy.

How the Micro-Needling Process Works

Of course, Micro-Needling is a little more complicated than just rolling a device over the skin. The Dermaroller device actually includes a bunch of tiny needles. As they are rolled across the skin, they puncture it just deep enough to cause the skin cells to react to the invasion. That reaction leads to the cells producing more helpful materials, such as elastin, collagen, and proteins. Eventually, those materials should work together to tighten up the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

How Much Pain is Associated with the Procedure?

Part of the procedure similar to a cosmetic laser treatment, includes preparing the area to be treated ahead of time. The technician will clean the skin carefully and then apply a local anesthetic to it. The goal is to numb the skin so that you won’t feel anything, but the realistic answer is that you could have some slight discomfort while the procedure is being performed. If you have too much discomfort, you should immediately inform your technician.

Why Dermaroller Really Works

What Happens When the Treatment is Over?

When the treatment is over, you will be able to go home almost immediately. Although, you may experience some bleeding in the area that was treated. You should use sterile gauze to control the bleeding and prevent a bacterial infection from setting in. You may also find that the area is swollen or red for a day or two after the procedure, but that is perfectly normal.

If you’re wondering if you are a good candidate for Dermaroller, the answer is probably yes. Almost anyone can have it done, regardless of their skin tone. Although, you should always talk to your doctor or dermatologist before undergoing any major skin treatments or the use of any aesthetic laser equipment. If you have a bleeding disorder or any other risk factors, they will be able to tell you what your best course of action is.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Erin September 12, 2015 at 3:47 am

    OK, that looks like a torture device! I’ve never heard of a Dermaroller before in my life, and I try to stay up-to-date with skincare trends. Thanks for introducing me to something new. 🙂 Did you actually try it? I wonder how often you’re supposed to have it done? XOXO, Erin (PS: Keep up the good work! I found you on Reddit.)

  • Reply Kashmi Kamal September 12, 2015 at 4:49 am

    Haha, I know it is a torture device…things we do in the name of beauty lol. I have tried it and it seems to work…I have an at home one that I use once or twice a week and it has improved my skin’s texture and gets rid of my occasional acne scars faster. 🙂

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