The derma roller, also known as a skin roller or microneedle roller, has been around for a while now but I feel that a lot of us still have questions about how it works, how to use it and whether it is effective.
As a derma roller user myself, I decided to answer some of the most common questions and share my experience. I have been testing several face massaging tools (more about that in another blog post) but feel that the derma roller is the tool that has the biggest impact when it comes to stimulating my skin to encourage cell renewal.
The derma roller is a hand-held device that features small needles attached to the rolling part that touches your face. The impact of the needles triggers the body’s natural healing process, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in healthier skin cells.
By stimulating skin renewal regularly, issuers like wrinkles, skin hyperpigmentation, scars (including acne scars), uneven skin and stretch marks may diminish or even disappear, according to the company that developed the derma roller featured in this post, Derma Roller System. The derma roller could even help with hair loss or it can simply be used for smoother skin, the company says.
I haven’t used mine long enough to be able to report drastic differences, but I definitely feel that the day after I’ve had a derma roller session, my skin looks and feels firmer, plumper and more youthful.
With my busy schedule, I usually apply it 2-3 times per week, but I’m trying to incorporate a few more derma rolling sessions and start using it every other day for optimal results. The company is advising not to use it more than 5 times per week.
My favorite time to use the derma roller is after I come back from work and remove my makeup. I apply a blend of organic oils and slowly start rolling the derma roller upwards for 5-10 minutes – from my chin towards my cheekbones, and from my eyebrows up towards the edges of my forehead. I try to apply as much pressure as I can while making sure I am not hurting my skin.
Here’s exactly how it works:
The derma roller renews your skin cells from the inside out by using Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), a process where the derma rollers’ 200 fine medical-grade needles are rolled over the skin to cause pores in the skin to open up temporarily. While the pores are open, it triggers the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthier tissue to replace the imperfections of older skin. These micro-channels fully close through the body’s natural healing process in approximately 1-2 hours after the application of the derma roller.
How soon will I see results?
The speed at which you will see results depends on the condition you are treating, the needle length used and how extensively your body needs to remodel the affected area, Derma Roller System explains. The skin renews itself approximately every 40 days, which is why your treatment should continue for at least three months, they say, but you should notice smoother, clearer skin within the first 3-4 weeks of usage.
For more information about the derma roller, visit: www.dermarollersystem.com.
Let me know if you found this helpful. Please, share any additional questions or tips in the comments below. I would love to hear about your experiences. Plus, they will be very helpful for many other Girl Bosses.
**Disclaimer: Derma Roller System sent us the derma roller featured in this blog post to try. I had been using a similar tool for a few weeks before that. I am very happy with the results, love the way my skin feels afterwards and plan to continue using it.
Lara from GlamWorkout