Hello, it's me again! So you have heard about dermaplaning, but have you heard about derma-rolling? Anyone? Anyone? If you haven't, then this post is for you. Trust me, you won't want to miss out on this amazing anti-aging technique for your skin. Derma-rolling is just the method of micro needling that you can do at home. A derma-roller is a device that contains hundreds of needles that you roll over your skin. You may be asking yourself, "why would anyone do that?" In short, rolling the needles over your skin causes micro-injuries. This is basically telling your skin that there is a cut and a surge of collagen and elastin rushes to the area to "heal" itself. It helps with tightening and plumping.
This treatment is amazing for those with fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, and discoloration. It also really helps to do this in conjunction with a serum because your skin will be able to absorb the product a little better. If you have heard of the Skin Pen, this is kind of like that, but a gentler method. While it is not the same, it is meant to mimic the same results you get from the Skin Pen without being as invasive and as expensive.
When it comes to choosing the needle size you should purchase, from my research, I would suggest picking one with a needle length no longer than 0.30 mm. Anything longer and you could potentially damage your skin and you're better off having a professional do the work. We got ours from Amazon and they are intended for a one time use only [according to the FDA standards]. We started out with a 0.25 mm and I will link that here.
This is what it looks like!
To use your roller, you will want to start with a serum. Ones with hyaluronic acid, peptides, growth factors, or stem cells are best! To begin, you will want to throughly cleanse and exfoliate the skin. A great way to exfoliate is dermaplaning! [Shameless plug, it is one of our newest services for $65, read all about that here.] After you have prepped the skin, apply a layer of serum and begin rolling! Use firm pressure, but not to where you are hurting yourself. And roll horizontally, vertically, and diagonally across cheeks, forehead and chin. Pay special attention to the under-eye area and lip area, as those are the most sensitive. And never roll on your eyelids! After you have finished, apply another layer of serum.
I'm sure a lot of you want to know how often you can do this, you can derma-roll multiple times a week, once a month, it is really up to your discretion. A lot of things factor in to how much you want to derma-roll, but ultimately it depends on what your skin concerns are! What do you think? Will you try derma-rolling? Until next time!