If after reading these instructions you are unsure of any aspect, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and our trained beauty therapist (also a registered nurse) will assist you. We will email you a copy of these instructions after you have placed your order.
You may also wish to post questions or concerns below – We will answer all of these promptly although please feel free to add your own comments to others questions. We understand that initially, users can feel uncertain of many aspect of dermarolling – this is quite natural. Once you have used the device however, you should feel very much at ease and it is likely you will develop you own regime of use.
The dermaroller can be used as part of a successful treatment regime for all of the following.
- Stretch Mark Removal
- Anti Aging
- Scar Removal including pitted scarring and Acne Scarring
- Wrinkle Reduction
- Hair Loss Treatments
- Boosting topically applied skincare products
There are two recommended methods of using your Dermaroller and if you are unsure of how to use them, follow these carefully. We update these recommendations based on the experiences of our customers – whenever the changes occur, we inform all of our customers to ensure that they remain up to date on best practice. Once you have undergone a skin needling session, improvements may continue to develop for several months.
To Start: Establish a sterile environment
To begin, make sure you wash your hands as well as making sure that the body area you are about to treat is also clean. We also recommend that you ensure that the treatment area is clean and free from germs. You may wish to wipe down the area with a disinfectant or similar.
If it is the first time you are using your Dermaroller, some models may require sterilizing before use. Although most products do come pre-sterilized you should check before use.
Ensure that you have all the items necessary to begin your treatment including your dermaroller, moisturizer, topicaine gel (if used), antibacterial cream (if used) and any other third party products you may require. (Such as anti cellulite cream, hair loss remedy etc)
Method One – The Simple Approach
This is usually the most common way of using the roller as it requires less set up time, fewer products and fits in far better with most peoples daily routine.
Using the roller with slight pressure; roll the device back and forth four times in four directions as shown below. The treatment should not be painful and should not draw blood. You will become accustomed to how much pressure you can apply without causing any pain or discomfort.
Use the roller as part of your daily routine – you can roll every day if you wish although we recommend allowing your skin at least a couple of days of rest each week. Other users only use their roller a couple of times a week – whilst you should not overuse your dermaroller, the more sessions you have each week, the quicker you will see improvements. Note that it is not necessary to roll more than once a day.
Method Two: The Professional Approach
This method is involves greater preparation but only requires less frequent use of the device. It is a similar method to that which professional treatments adhere to. Treatments can be carried out whenever you have the opportunity – we recommend monthly treatments although fortnightly sessions are also fine.
When using this method, it is suggested that preparing the treatment area before hand does achieve optimum results. This means applying a vitamin rich cream to the area in the days before treatment will ensure your skin is best prepared to begin the healing process once treatment has finished.
Once ready to roll, apply a numbing agent such as Topicaine Gel to the area. This usually takes 15 minutes to activate: Wipe of the excess once ready to roll. Follow the instructions above, rolling the Dermaroller in different directions, applying greater pressure and/or make additional rolls of the device. (Do not overdo your rolling)
Skin Care After Rolling
If you have followed method two, we recommend that after cleaning the area, you should apply an antibacterial cream to protect from any possible infection. (It is unlikely this will happen but it is wise to take precautions.)
Although many people do achieve success without, we strongly recommend applying a vitamin rich moisturizer after use. (Ensure it includes Vitamin C and E as these assist in collagen production) Remember that part of the benefits of using your roller is the boost in absorption rates of topical products. Nourishing your skin at this point can reap major benefits.
You may experience a slight reddening of the area after treatment. This will fade quickly but dependant on your method, it may last for up to 24 hours. We strongly recommend either staying out of the sun for this period or using a sunscreen to protect yourself.
For Hair Loss and Thinning Hair
Unlike other treatments, use on thinning hair will not be of benefit without the application of additional products. Use these products as directed, ensuring that you use a short needled dermaroller before application(0.5mm or below)
For example – Each morning / night, after showering and washing your scalp, dry well with a clean towel. Roll the Derma Roller over the scalp in one direction (and not back and forth). Apply 1ml of 5% Minoxidil (which should be available from your local Pharmacy) to balding areas and massage into the scalp thoroughly. If you notice the scalp flaking after a few days, simply rub the dead skin away whilst shampooing your hair. Treat no more than once per day, 5 times per week.
Please take care when using the Dermaroller on your face. Do not use excessively long needles and never use the Dermaroller on your eyes or lips.
Care of your Derma Roller
Unless you are disposing your roller after use, when you have finished using the device, rinse it under hot running water. If you have used the roller with numbing cream, stand head first in the half full glass of disinfectant for approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour (but no longer). If you only used the roller gently, you need only disinfect the device on a weekly basis. Shake off the excess liquid and stand on a clean towel to dry. Please do not put the device away while it is still wet. When it is completely dry, put the roller away where it will avoid damage.
Never share your Dermaroller with other people.
Do not use a dermaroller on areas of sunburn, open cuts or other sore and tender areas.
Do not us your dermaroller if you are suffering from active herpes outbreaks or any other inflamations of the skin.
We recommend that you consult a trained medical professional if you are in any doubts about the suitability or safety of using a Dermaroller.
You can contact us at any time if you have any questions.
We are not responsible for any unfavourable results which may be derived from improper use of this product.