Derma rolling is a long term solution, and you should not expect immediate results. Your skin as it is now didn't become that way overnight. It was the result of many years of wear and tear to form wrinkles, acne scars, cellulite, and more.
To "reverse" the aging process, you need to give it consistent use over time.
Some people might experience temporary plumping of the skin in just 1 treatment, but this does not apply to everyone because each person has unique skin that reacts differently to microneedling. Your results will depend largely on the following factors:
To achieve significant results, multiple treatments are necessary. Also, to maintain your results, continued use may be necessary.
Again, while everyone is different, usually you will see results each week as the skin undergoes collagen re-growth. At least two to six months of single monthly treatment are required for deep scars and wrinkles.
Derma Rolling can treat most areas of your skin, including many of the more sensitive areas, such as below the eyes, around and beneath the nose, along the back of the arms, and more.
While it goes without saying, take extra care when using the derma roller near your eyes, your mouth, or other sensitive areas. These needles are sharp, after all.
If you are a beginner, AVOID using 1.5 mm or longer needles on your face. They are for body treatment or for use by professionals.
Reference the following sizes and see their uses:
NOTE: If you are unsure of which to use for your conditions, then use our facial derma roller kit sized at 1.0 mm as it will help in all areas shown above.
With correct technique, handling, and storage, each roller head should last 3 to 4 months with weekly use. You may still use it up to six months, but the needles will be quite a bit more dull at the 3 to 4 month mark.
The life span of your roller head also depends on the following factors:
NOTE: If you are treating areas of your body with thicker skin (body, legs, bum, etc.) then you may need to replace your roller sooner because your body has thicker skin than your face.
Make sure you thoroughly wash your skin. The best thing to use is a quality Vitamin C Cleanser to give your skin added Vitamin C prior to rolling while getting rid of harmful free radicals and bacteria.
Use Vitamin C Serum immediately after rolling for most skin conditions you wish to treat. Then follow up with a quality retinol moisturizer. Finally, lock it in with Argan Oil.
You may also use products like copper peptide serum, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid serum, or collagen cream. The basic idea is that you must choose a product that will help you heal and boost your skin's collagen production.
IMPORTANT: All products you use MUST NOT contain irritating, toxic or comedogenic ingredients. For example, glycolic acid, slicylic acid, kojic acid, hydroquinone, TCA acid, parabens, PABA, etc.
There are studies that show dermarolling is efficient at triggering the production of growth hormones and other chemicals that contribute to hair regrowth.
but the key to its success is that it creates those micro-channels to boost the absorption of topical treatment products. To be most effective for hair regrowth, you must combine derma roller use with hair regrowth products such as minoxidil, Rogaine, or Copper Peptide Serum.
Most customers report a mild pricking, sensation, and have ZERO problem with the pain. If you have very sensitive skin, you can apply a numbing cream immediately before using your derma roller. Just make sure that you wash your skin thoroughly of numbing cream before using your derma roller device.
Dermarolling will not remove the bags under your eyes on its own. A quality eye serum and plenty of rest will help with that. But you may use a skin roller around your eyes for fine lines, crows feet, and wrinkles. Never use 0.75 mm or 1.0 mm. Instead, only use very small needles because your skin is very thin around your eye.
Also, we recommend you use an actual eye roller so that you can see what you're doing while your rolling.
DO NOT wear makeup or sunscreen immediately after treatment because they will absorb deep into your skin through those newly created micro-channels.
Because they contain ingredients that can cause irritation, you must avoid use right after treatment at all costs for at least 12 hours. This is why we recommend you roll at night so that you give your skin ample time to heal.
Yes, it does work on Cellulite, but only a very little. Cellulite is not so much a problem with collagen but with fatty tissues. Definitely use the derma roller for cellulite in conjunction with a quality cellulite cream and exercise.
Yes, it can work with acne or milia by increasing the absorption of your topical treatment products. However, remember that when used over active acne areas your roller may trigger a breakout because the needles can pick up bacteria from active pimples or milia. Basically, it will pick them up on the needles and spread them to other parts of your face.
So this should only be done with great care. Don't roll directly ON blemishes. Instead, roll AROUND them.
Yes you can! While the larger 0.5 mm to 1.0mm needles are pretty long and require more time to heal, the smaller roller heads may be used every other day to increase the absorption rate of topical creams and serums that you use in your daily regimen.
However, even though you're penetrating very lightly, be sure to not put on makeup or sunscreen immediately after use.
Not at all! In fact, a lot of our customers found they can save quite a bit of time by spot treating their problematic areas. For example, acne scars don't often cover the entire face, but are usually found on the cheeks.
Or if you wish to treat wrinkles on your forehead, you can simply focus your rolling efforts there and you're done! There' no need to roll the entire face unless you want to.