My Thoughts On The Derma Roller
What is a Derma Roller?
The derma roller is a fairly new micro-needling treatment used to increase collagen production, cell regeneration and skincare product absorption. Every one is so eager to give the derma roller a try because studies have shown that it can help diminish scars, wrinkles hyper-pigmentation and stretch marks. In fact, the derma roller is also claimed to be even more effective in preventing wrinkles and scars. This particular device is designed to pierce microscopic holes in the skin to tell the body to repair and produce collagen and new cells. A derma roller can be down at the doctor’s office or conveniently at home. Thankfully, at-home derma roller systems can save you a big chunk of money — choose wisely since they are all not treated the same since some are made of poor quality and can cause skin damage.
My Thoughts on the Derma Roller
I honestly never have too much faith in any skin product/devices but I always want to give them all a fair try. I did a first impression post on the derma roller 5 months ago. Now, here are my thoughts on the derma roller 5 months later:
I have been using a 1.0 mm derma roller for the past 5 months and have been seeing noticeable results with my hyper-pigmentation. Like I said, it isn’t a miracle tool but it does work for hyper-pigmenation (at least it has for me). I noticed that the derma roller does speed up the recovery for my dark spots when I use it with my collagen and retinol creams since it helps increase absorption. I particular like how the derma roller’s recovery time is less than a week as oppose to chemical peels that can take weeks to heal. I can’t personally say that it works for deep scars and wrinkles because I haven’t used it for those reasons. However, there are a lot of positive results out there from several people on those specific skin issues.
Does Derma Rollers Work?
With consistency and time, you will eventually see a notice — it is a not a quick fix by no means but you will get results with hyper-pigmentation. You can expect to see a difference after 4-6 treatments.
Tips I have learned from Derma Rolling:
Do not I repeat do not over use the derma roller — this will just do more harm than good. You may say to yourself, “the more, the better” but the key secret to see improvement is to use it once a month. Please be patient and wait at least 24 hours before you apply makeup, sunscreen or simply any lotion to the area you treated since this will highly increase chance of infection. Read more tips on using a derma roller here.