What Exactly is a Dermaroller?

Surprisingly, I saw the Dermaroller feature in so many peoples favourites of 2015, but I realized I didn’t really know anything about it, what is did or it’s benefits in someones skincare routine. So, queue this post, a more ‘research’ type post that looks into the reasons Dermarollers are used both at home and professionally and why they can help treat many problems with the skin that other treatments would fail to overcome.

What is a Dermaroller?


When you think about treating signs of aging, laser therapy might be the first thing that enters your thoughts. But there are other treatment methods out there, and Dermaroller is one of them. Although, there are several things you should know about how Dermaroller works before you try it.

It’s a Treatment That Goes by Many Names
Dermaroller is a treatment that goes by several different names. One is micro-needling. Another is Collagen Induction Therapy. Depending on where you have the treatment done, it might be called by any of those names or variations of them. It’s important to understand that those treatments are all done in the same way.

How The Treatments Are Done in Clinics Versus at Home
When you go to a clinic to have a Dermaroller procedure performed, you should know what to expect. First, the area you want to have treated will be numbed. It could take a little while for the topical numbing agent to start working. Then the trained technician will begin treating your skin by rolling a device covered in small needles across it. The needles will break through the surface of your skin, which should trigger your body to start repairing your skin cells.

You can actually get Dermaroller devices on your own to use at home. However, the home use varieties are rarely as accurate or effective as those used in clinics. Also, there is usually less chance of pain or infection when you have the procedure done by professionals in a clinical setting.

How They Compare to Other Anti-Aging Choices
Just about all skincare treatments, including both medical lasers and Dermaroller treatments, do some damage to your skin to begin with, but that damage is done for a good reason. The process is meant to get your body’s natural defenses to kick in more. For example, your body should make more proteins and send them to your skin cells, repairing both new and old damage.

The unfortunate fact is that your natural levels of collagen, elastin, and other proteins will get lower with age. However, many of the skincare procedures you see in clinics can sort of jump start your body’s natural restorative powers again. Dermaroller is one of those procedures.

Why Dermaroller Works Better Than Lasers for Some People
If you’re wondering why you may want to choose micro-needling over laser treatment methods, one reason is heat. Lasers give off a lot of heat. That heat can aggravate any other existing skin problems you may have besides just fine lines and wrinkles. For example, it can heat up extra oily skin, causing burns and blisters. So, if your skin is oily, you can avoid that risk by using a non-heat-based method, like micro-needling.

Micro-needling can also be more beneficial than certain other procedures because it can be done to almost any skin color or type. Lasers, on the other hand, are often best for use on people with specific skin tones. So, that’s another reason why they are definitely worth using to reverse signs of aging that show up on your skin.

What do you think of Dermarollers? Would you give them a go? Let me know!

Amy x

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