Derma roller, derma rolling, micro needling are all common names for a procedure that punctures your skin in an attempt to make it better! The world of beauty sure can be painful. But how does inserting hundreds of little needles into your face help, you wonder? Why would anyone do that? It looks, sounds and definitely makes me cringe. The derma roller itself looks like some kind of torture device, why would you want it on your face right? Contrary to what you'd think looking at this device, derma rolling is not painful at all when used properly. There are a plethora of benefits which is what makes it one of the hottest skin procedures. So let's jump into some information about this procedure, shall we?
Micro-needling or derma rolling is a procedure in which hundreds of tiny little needles are rolled onto the surface of the skin using a roller known as a derma roller. It is a handheld roller-device covered in microneedles in varying lengths. You can get them from 0.25mm to 1.5m. It creates microscopic wounds on your skin which induce stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. The short-term wounds trigger the production of the protein that will leave your complexion tighter and plumper than it was beforehand.
Collagen and elastin are the stuff responsible for holding all your connective tissues together. Think muscles, cartilage, tendons, bones etc. It is a bodily protein made up of amino acids that help in firmness, strength, suppleness, and elasticity of the skin. After your twenties, your body starts producing collagen at a lower and lower rate as you get older. This often leads to lines, wrinkles, blemishes, acne and other skin troubles.
Contrary to what you'd think derma rolling not painful at all when used properly. Despite its overwhelming look and feel, derma rolling is one of the minimally invasive beauty procedures that you can get. The recovery process will entirely depend on the length of the needles used. The longer the needles, the deeper the wound, the longer the recovery time.
Due to the surface wounds created by the derma rolling, it helps all your skincare products seep into the deeper layers of your skin making them far more effective. It will enhance the efficacy of every single skincare product you'll end up using. Over time, derma rolling helps with deal with premature lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, stretch marks, acne scars and large pores. It even works wonders for people who suffer from hair fall. It's an overall procedure that will leave your skin looking firmer, plumper and better than it has ever looked before.
Yes, you can, but you need to be careful. We would advise you to go to a dermatologist and get a few sessions to see if the procedure suits you or not. You could also get a better idea of what are the do's and don'ts of the process. There's a lot to keep in mind while using a derma roller at home... things like disinfection, technique, storage etc. Check out this video for a better understanding.
This is really up to you, but to begin with, twice a month seems good enough. If you have a lot of discolouration or fine lines, you may want to use yours more often. Definitely check with your dermatologist first.
There are a lot of derma rollers available online that are safe to use (once you watch a tutorial or speak to your dermatologist just to be safe). We would recommend investing in a good quality roller like this 0.5mm derma roller (Rs 1,260) or this 0.5mm one (Rs 649). A 0.5mm roller is great for beginners, it won't hurt you much and it's pretty safe for use at home. Sterilize it before and after you use it and store it in a clea,n dust-free place. A 1mm derma roller has longer needles and can be used once you've mastered using the 0.5mm one.
A 1.00 mm roller is more effective in getting rid of skin issues, but it will definitely hurt you more. We recommend getting this done at your dermatologist initially to be sure you can take the pain and your technique is right. Check out this 1.00mm Derma roller (Rs 760) and this 1.00mm DRSS roller which is on discount for Rs 255.
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