11 Questions You Always Want to Ask About Dermarolling
What is a dermarolling?
Dermarolling or micro-needling is the process to penetrate skin’s upper layer with a roller covered in titanium needles. It is done to reduce pimples, scars and ageing signs by boosting collagen and elastin production.
How does it work?
The needles penetrate the epidermal layer of the skin to create the hundreds of tiny channels. The roller stimulates blood flow to the surface, gives a skin massage, clean pores and activates collagen production.
I have used dermaroller for the first time. After 2 days, I have red bumpy patches on cheeks and forehead? Is that normal?
Yes, it is obvious to have red bumpy patches after undergoing dermarolling. This is because your skin releases toxins and old collagen fibers from the deeper levels of the skin. It is sign of the dermarolling efficiency. All you need to keep your skin clean and avoid the roller for 6 weeks.
It is painful?
Though dermarolling needles won’t damage your skin or scalp, they may hurt when it causes bleeding and deep penetration, especially when you use large needles. This is why you must apply Dr. Numb numbing cream one hour before the process on the areas to be treated.
Can I use dermaroller on veins and broken blood vessels or spider veins?
Yes, you can use the dermaroller on veins and broken blood vessels or spider veins. The process will crisscross the dilated blood vessels.
Should I use dermaroller on my active acne?
No. You should avoid doing dermarolling on your active acne as it can worsen the problem.
Can I use cream or lotion after dermarolling?
Yes, you can. It is beneficial to use skin care products after micro needling as it stimulates blood flow and collagen re-growth. It will make your skin to absorb easily the skin creams. It is better if you apply moisturizer or creams rich in Vitamin A, C and copper peptides.
How Long I Have to Wait to See Result?
There is no definite time frame to see the results as all skins are different. But after using roller on your face, you will feel tighter, brighter and lighter. If you are using a roller for treating scars and wrinkles, you can see results each week due to the collagen regrowth and changes in skin.
Should pregnant or breast feeding women use dermaroller?
No. It is the time when your body needs all of vitamins to feed the baby. And the collagen production heavily uses those vitamins. So, you must avoid dermarolling at this time to save your essential vitamins.
Which Needle Size is Right for Me?
Not all dermarolling needles are same so are the purpose to use them. You must use .2 to 0.3 mm needles to improve the absorption of the skincare while 0.5 mm size is used to boost your collagen production. 3 mm needles are used for treating deep scars and should be used by professionals only.
How Long the Dermarolling Process Is?
An ideal dermarolling process takes no more than 3-5 minutes. But make sure that the roller has covered certain skin areas.
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