Are you looking for a convenient solution to keep your skin young and perky? I suggest putting some needles into your skin, for real. Well, no needles like in sewing machine, but a device called derma roller. Read on to find out more how this device can be the real deal.
A derma roller is basically a simplified roller device consisted of super tiny needles set on wheels of the device. You can use derma roller for various areas on your skin that needs healing and repairing. Different derma roller have their own specific widths, number of needles, as well as how deep it can go into your skin, for specific ailments.
For example, a derma roller made for the face will be lighter, more mobile, with tiny needles compared to derma roller created specifically for on rough and thick skin such as legs and elbows.
Basically, the main idea to use a derma roller is to created super tiny ‘injuries’ to the skin, so your body will trigger a healing mechanism for a collagen production on the injured area (for example, acne scars, sagging skin, and even large, opened pores). These collagen produced will in turn helps to repair affected area and make major improvement for a youthful-looking skin.
Plus, not just for using them solely and directly onto your skin, you can also use them to aid your beauty serums and moisturizers – for example, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and peptide serums – to help them penetrate deeply into the deeper layers of your skin. Definitely a bonus point for being a beauty booster here.
On the technical side, as mentioned before, there are different lengths of needle for specific purposes, ranging from 0.2/0.3 mm to 2.5mm. 0.2/0.3 mm is the smallest needle length you can get with the mildest effect. Most of users reviewed that this kind of length is not that effective enough if you’re looking for some serious makeover for your skin; just a mild injuries and/or to help beauty creams to absorb faster is what it can do.
For a serious makeover, I recommend needle length ranging from 0.55mm to 1 mm (with 0.75 mm is the best) for a significant anti-aging benefits that you can do at home. Improving skin texture, tighten skin up, treating wrinkles, sagging skin, or even pigmentations is what you can get from a derma roller with these lengths.
Any length longer than that is for severe cases and these derma roller are housed in clinical environment to be used by specialists, for deeper scars, burn scars, stretch marks, and cellulite as they work in rather aggressive manner to penetrate deeply in buildup fiber surrounding the affected area to break them so new collagen can get inside to repair.
While it’s fine and dandy to use it for your skin, keep in mind with these precautions: avoid using retinol – based cream and instead, use organic creams or oil (olive oil is the simplest yet a perfect choice) to nourish your skin after treatment. Come on, we’re talking about injured skin here.
So there you have it, the basic guidelines and pointers in using a derma roller. Trust me, I’ve had my hand on these beauties and I must say, this tool is handy.