Dermarollers are used for a treatment process called micro needling or skin needling. It is a form of collagen induction therapy, quickly gaining popularity in the USA, UK and Europe. Dermarollers are already hugely popular in parts of Asia where skin needling has been practised for some time. Unlike other treatments for acne scars, stretch marks and wrinkles, Dermarollers do not damage the skin or remove the epidermis layer.
How Skin Needling And Dermarollers Work
Although there are no outward signs of damage, one single micro needle causes a tiny wound in the skin. You cannot see it or feel it as the damage is on a minute scale. Despite the minuscule nature of the wound, the body still acts to heal itself in its own natural way.
The post traumatic response of the skin is to produce collagen and elastin – two of the key building blocks of skin. As there has been no removal or “real” damage to existing collagen, the new formations of it simply add to existing levels.
Imagine now that on a typical roller, there are 192 needles. If when using the Dermaroller the skin is rolled six times (back and forth in three directions), this is over a thousand needle entries, all of which will act to stimulate new collagen fibres. It is not difficult to see that over time, this will act to massively increase the thickness, suppleness and general condition of the skin in these areas.
Step One – The Microneedles of the dermaroller penetrate the epidermis and dermis layer of skin. The process should not be painful and no blood should be drawn.
Other Microneedling Benefits
In addition to stimulating collagen growth, micro needling also create channels through which any substance applied to the skins surface (know as topical application) can be absorbed far more easily. It is, after all, the skins job to keep things out and piercing this shield works well in breaking down that barrier for a limited time.
What this means is any topical application used actually reaches the areas it is intended for. Studies suggest that using a dermaroller in this way can boost the effectiveness of topical treatment by several hundred percent.
Step 2 - The derma roller needles will leave micro channels into the skin. This gives a pathway for skin products to penetrate far more easily, boosting their effectiveness massively. These channels should close up within an hour.
So if you are also applying moisturizing cream or any other type of product, the nutrients or active ingredients are allowed to reach the lower levels of the skins layers. This vastly improves the effectiveness of skin care products by several hundred percent. It also means that the the best conditions possible are achievable for collagen production.
Similarly, if the derma roller is used in conjunction with a hair loss treatment (of topically applied lotion) the effectiveness of the gel, cream or liquid is massively boosted. Considering the cost of hair loss reduction treatments, the Dermaroller represents a superb way to reduce these costs whilst still enhancing results.
Dermarollers For Cellulite
With the thickening of skin, the top epidermis layer lies tighter and firmer. Its outward appearance is improved as it looks younger and healthier. This is the reason why Dermaroller treatments are also suggested for reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Step 3 – The skin naturally begins it’s response to the “trauma” of the skin needles. Collagen and elastin is generated and added to the existing stock of the skin. These bulk up the thickness, creating great looking, firmer and healthier looking skin.
As with Hair Loss treatments, treating cellulite with a dermaroller will require the use of third party products. Dermarollers in these cases, will only enhance and improve results and without other products, their results will be limited.
Advantages of Skin Needling
- There are many advantages to using a Dermaroller at home or professionally.
- Dermaroller treatments do not take a lot of time
- Skin Needling does not visibly damage the skin
- Any part of the body can be treated with the Dermaroller
- All skin types can undergo micro needling without fear of hyper pigmentation
- Buying a Dermaroller is far cheaper than alternative treatment techniques
- Skin becomes naturally thicker and tighter with the increase of collagen
- Microneedling dramatically increases the effectiveness of skin care products
Skin Needling Treatments
The Dermaroller can be used to treat all of the following
- Wrinkles / Face Wrinkles
- Stretch Marks
- Acne Scars
- Hair Loss (in conjunction with topical applications)
No two people are the same. What works for one may have no effect on another. However, Dermarollers do work and work very well in the vast majority of cases. Taking scar treatment as an example, although you may not achieve total scar removal you will certainly see a significant improvement in the appearance of the scar.
The effectiveness of skin care products is certainly boosted (we hold no responsibility for the effectiveness of skin care products) as the micro channels act in a similar manner on everyone who uses a Dermaroller.
Collagen formation will differ on a case by case basis. Factors such as age, needle length, diet and general well-being may all affect results. However, we are confident that when using a Dermaroller you will see a visible improvement whatever you use it for. In fact, we are so confident it will work for you that we offer a money back guarantee.
Skin Needling – Dermaroller Safety
Using a derma roller is not recommended for those with the following:
- Those with active infections
- Chronic skin disorders
- Blood clotting problems
- Poor healing
- Skin malignancies
- Active acne
- Severe solar keratosis
- Raised moles or warts
Always follow the Dermaroller instructions. Do not share your Dermaroller with other people. We recommend consulting a doctor before using a Dermaroller.