DISCLAIMER: This is an editorial.
You may or may not have heard about Dermarollers and the micro-needling process. You may be curious if it works or not and if so, what it can do for your skin.
Well, the short answer is "Yes", it works on certain skincare issues and can make your skin look younger and healthier over time. Microneedling is used for several types of skin conditions. It isn't an overnight change, however, it may just be the right treatment to benefit your skin.
How do Dermarollers Work?
The process of microneedling uses medical grade, micro-sized needles to penetrate the skin, reaching down to the dermis which is the deeper layer of skin. The needles create micro injuries which the skin reacts to by producing collagen and elastins to heal the tiny wounds.
Dermarollers are the devices used to deliver the micro-needling process. The Dermaroller has a handle with a cylinder shape on one end covered in needles. The standard roller for large areas has about 200 needles where other rollers have far less. The rounded end is rolled across the surface of the skin. Dermapens and Dermastamps are shaped like a pen with a small or large cluster of needles and are used when precision is required or a very small area is being treated.
Using Dermarollers at Home
Anyone may purchase a Dermaroller, meaning you don't have to seek treatments in a clinic. However, you need to take certain precautions and follow instructions for use very carefully, Only the shorter needle lengths should be used at home as the longer lengths do come with some risks. The micro-needling device needs to be thoroughly cleaned and sterilized before and after every use. Taking shortcuts or skipping steps leads to infections. However, if you follow the instructions to the letter and maintain your device, home applications can certainly improve your skin with regular use.
Professional Dermaroller Treatments
The first thing that comes to mind when people talk about skin rejuvenation is probably treatments involving cosmetic equipment such as lasers. If the Dermaroller is safe for use at home, why would anyone go to a clinic?
One reason is that clinics have the option of using microneedling devices that operate with hydraulics for quicker treatments. They maintain strict standards of cleanliness and sterile environments, reducing the chance of infections. The technician can also reach areas where you can't, like the back or buttocks.
In a reputable clinic, the practitioner is trained in how to safely perform a microneedling procedure. For any skincare issues that need deeper applications of the process, a clinic effectively treat you.
What Conditions do Dermarollers Treat?
Microneedling therapy is not an overnight process. It takes several sessions to start seeing the subtle changes in your skin. Fine lines and mild wrinkles begin to disappear over time. Scars and stretchmarks slowly fade and may even vanish altogether. Many people use a Dermaroller at home several times a week and find their pores become smaller and the skin gets stronger.
Enhancing Microneedling Procedures
Because micro-needling opens a temporary channel down to the deeper layer of skin, it allows product to be easily absorbed into that layer. Collagen formulas, for instance, help jump-start healing and the rejuvenation process. No matter what, always make sure you do all your research before using any new procedures or products on your body.
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