‘Micro-needling,’ or ‘derma-rolling’ involves the use of a mini wheel containing several needles that would prick the face. Not essentially done to torture the facial skin, this technique is effective to get rid of the scars. It also treats blemishes left over by acne, fine lines, and wrinkles. For those who have severe skin issues like acne, hyper-pigmentation, suntan, and dark spots. This is one cosmetic procedure that they would find hard to resist. If you have never heard of it, you should know a list of things before getting started.
What Exactly Is a Dermaroller?
This instrument comprises multiple tiny needles (0.1 to 0.2mm needle size) that make certain pathways inside the skin to allow the product to penetrate better. Experts say that the needles are not meant for synthesizing collagen. But helping products to absorb better and thereby get to the interiors of the skin.
In some instances, the needle size is 0.5mm. This is when tiny pricks are made around the skin for ‘wound healing stimulation’ purposes. In other words, it makes considerable space when you use using such needles. This helps the wounds heal faster. As a result, the new skin grows, and that’s far even, smoother, and a radiant complexion.
Who Should Go for Derma-Rolling?
Simply put, this works fine for anyone. The best results would reflect on those who have been dealing with enlarged pores, acne scarring, dark spots, suntan, and such. The renewal of plump and radiant skin via this corrective instrument works great for aging and sagging skin. The skin-tightening properties aid in the process.
For example, the needle length is something that you should be wary of. Patients opting for it to cure scarring will have to choose thicker and much deeper needles. On the other hand, to obtain refined pores, thin and short needles work best.
However, people who suffer from eczema psoriasis or even warts should not opt for derma-rolling. This is because of the risk of infection. This is because these tend to spread and to roll would worsen the situation. Much the same way, cystic acne or any open wound from a zit on the face means not resorting to derma rollers, as bacterial invasion would occur rather quickly.
What Preparation Must You Take Beforehand?
The major point of concern here is cleanliness. This is because you cannot rule out the likelihood of bleeding totally. The skin needs to be squeaky clean, off dirt or oils. Experts suggest that users should clean the face with a proper foaming cleaner (antiseptic preferably) and then a toner.
The derma roller needs to be put on a clean surface, like a paper towel. In case the instrument is not meant for one-time use, it’s safe to clean it using Barbicide or maybe CaviCide.
How to Work With Dermarollers?
Once you dip the roller inside an alcohol-based soak, the process begins. Using it once or twice a week is enough to get timely results. But it’s of paramount importance to invest in a good quality roller with plastic handles that would prove to be a true value for money.
To begin, you must move the roller horizontally over the cheeks, chin, forehead, and back and forth. Then you can move vertically on the forehead twice or thrice, depending upon the need. Diagonally also it would work manifold. Going by suggestions, the technique reaps the best results when moving from the center outward through the face. And for the nose, it must be in a downward manner.
Once the process comes to an end, you should follow it up with a good vitamin C serum or anti-aging products. These skin brighteners and collagen-stimulating items should help. This is precisely the reason why it’s better to work with derma rollers during the night time routine. Instant exposure to the sun after the process can create irreparable damage.
When Will, the Results, Start to Appear?
The results should appear quick once derma-rolling begins. While no doubt consulting an expert before the use would prove beneficial, it is always best to start once a week. And then move up to two times or three times.
Since collagen takes about a couple of months to grow, it will take you at least a month to see the results. So, be patient and use the treatment regularly.