Risky and expensive procedures, such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels, come with negative consequences. They can permanetly damage the skin’s top layer and require lengthy recoveries. Other side effects of these procedures include hyper and hypopigmentation, oozing of the skin, redness and painful irritaion. They only exfoliate the top layer of the skin and provoke very mild collagen growth.
Skin needling provides a more natural alternative option without the expenses and risks. Derma rolling rebuilds collagen fibers beneath the skin using a device composed of a cylindrical drum studded with micro-needles. It creates tiny punctures into the skin, stimulating skin repair and cell regeneration. When the body sustains an injury or wound, it heals itself by forming new collagen leading to better looking skin. Dermarolling treatment uses this natural healing mechanism to improve the skin.
There are thousands of positive customer testimonials relating to the dermaroller, but unbiased facts are often more reassuring when it comes to deciding on a treatment option with peace of mind.
Consider these 8 facts:
- It stimulates collagen and elastin prodction. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and suppleness at varying rates depending on certain genetic and lifestyle factors. The dermaroller can turn back the clock by naturally stimulating the production of new collagen and elastin, which soften and improve the skin’s appearance.
- It reduces wrinkles and fine lines. Collagen acts as a filler for facial lines and wrinkles by increasing skin elasticity.
- It helps reduce acne scars. Acne can cause noticeable scarring if severe enough, and requires extra collagen to fully heal. Average Dermaroller users report seeing improvements with four to six treatments.
- It can reduce stretch marks. These unwanted cosmetic effects related to changes in weight distribution also require collagen in order to correct themselves. Again, four to six treatments are required to see noticeable improvements.
- It can reduce hair loss. The Dermaroller stimulates growth factors and circulation, both required for healthy hair follicles and hair growth.
- It improves skin teture. Healthy looking skin requires nutrients which are supplied by the blood. Increased circulation provokes noticeable improvements on skin texture.
- It is inexpensive. Unnatural procedures involving chemical peels and microdermabrasion cost in upwards of $100 per treatment. Microneedling is significantly less expensive at a price of fill in the blank for a dermaroller.
- It can work for hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation is caused by excessive melanin production, usually triggered by sun exposure, inflammation, drugs, chemical peels, microdermbrasion or hormonal imbalance. Dermarolling can normalize melanin production while increasing the absorption of skin-lightening products.
Important Points to be Aware Of :
- Do not share your Dermaroller. This can lead to infection.
- It can cause mild bleeding.
- It is not meant for raised scars (keloid)
- It takes several treatments to see results. Your result is based on the degree to which collagen and elastin have accumulated. Usually, a minimum of 4 to 6 treatments are required to see improvements for severe skin conditions.
- The Dermaroller must be disinfected after each treatment. Hydrogen Peroxide and Isopropyl Alcohol can be used to prevent infection.
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Chloe Glynne is a skin care consultant with 12 years of personal experience in the industry. She is recognized for her skin care advice in the treatment of skin disorders such as acne and rosacea, unwanted wrinkles, fine lines, puffy eyes, damaged skin, with emphasis on anti-aging.