A derma roller is a device that has microneedles at its top end. It is handheld. The needles may be as small as 0.25mm. The device is rolled over the skin area to create very minute punctures, which encourage the skin to heal better and improve its overall appearance. The National Center for Biotechnology Information notes that these punctures cause very minimal damage to the skin’s epidermis, so there is really nothing to worry about.
This might sound a bit scary but let me assure you that it is not. Derma rollers are technical marvels and the treatment has minimal discomfort.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons notes that micro needling can lead to minor redness and burning, which is normal and resolves itself quickly. Personally, I always let my patients know what to expect before heading in for treatment.
There are many different derma rollers available in the market that you can purchase. However, I do recommend that you head over to a dermatologist to get the treatment ideal for your skin.
I will now enumerate the many advantages of derma roller treatments that you should be aware of.
- Treats premature ageing – One of the main benefits of derma roller treatments can be seen in the excellent results delivered when treating the signs of premature aging. Derma rollers help to increase elastin and collagen and give the skin a youthful appearance. Harvard Health notes that collagen and elastin are what give your skin its youthful vitality.
- Reduces the size of pores – One major side-effect of acne is the development of large pores. Microneedling with a derma roller can help reduce the size of these pores.
- Suited to a wide range of skin problems – The derma roller can be used on a wide range of skin issues including hyperpigmented and dehydrated skin. Even acne-prone skin can be treated. New techniques see derma rollers being used for stretch marks too post-pregnancy.
- Comes at an affordable cost – As any dermatologist will tell you, derma roller treatments are among the most cost-effective skin treatments you can opt for. For instance, they are definitely cheaper than laser surgery.
The derma roller is a fabulous device that can be used to treat any part of your skin that requires healing. This means that it can be used on the face and neck, as well as the arms, legs, and even the abdomen. The needles that are used to tackle issues on various parts of the body differ from each other.
Dermaroller treatments are used to tackle a wide range of skin and hair problems including hair loss, acne scars, stretch marks, signs of ageing, deep pores, fine lines, wrinkles, cellulite, and hyperpigmentation, and more. Derma roller treatments are suited to anyone of any age who has a skin problem that needs treatment.
The number of sessions needed can vary between patients depending on many factors such as the severity of their skin problems. On an average, patients need around two sessions. However, some patients may need as many as four or even six sessions to get the desired results. These sessions are spaced apart, so that your skin gets time to heal and is not taxed too severely. The time between two sessions can vary between four to six weeks. Your dermatologist will let you know what is the ideal time frame and the number of sessions for your skin condition.
After the derma roller treatment, you might see a bit of redness that can last for five days. There might be a slight burning in the treated area. Yet, you can wear minimal make-up and head out normally.
There are newer cover recover creams or post-treatment creams, which are available; your doctor will recommend them for use after the treatment, as they work well to recover the skin post the treatment and also act as a BB cream.
According to Harvard Health Publishing, patients see improvements in their skin condition in around six to 12 weeks from the day of a derma roller treatment. Do keep in mind that the results can vary between patients. Your dermatologist will let you know what you can expect. Also, I want you to note that using derma rollers for micro needling is a process by which your body heals itself and this healing does take time.