Choosing The Right Derma Roller
What if we told you that we have the secret to perfect skin?
Yes, that’s right! If you have acne scars that just doesn’t seem to go away or struggling with fine lines and wrinkles, then we just might have the solution for you.
With that, allow us to introduce derma rolling – a form of micro-needling, involving hundreds of “micro” needles on a rotating wheel. Although many have the misconception that derma rolling can be harmful to the skin and don’t recommend it, we are here to tell you that with the right technique, you can unlock amazing results for your skin!
What is derma rolling?
A derma roller is a simple rotating device that consists of micro needles that range from 0.5mm to 1.0mm. Rolling this instrument onto the skin creates “micro” injuries on the skin which triggers the production of new collagen, ultimately repairing the skin. Collagen is a bodily protein made up of amino acids that helps with firmness, skin elasticity and even hydration.
Furthermore, the tiny wounds on the skin encourages better absorption of your products. Therefore, we highly recommend using a hydrating serum after derma rolling, It is no wonder that most people who incorporate derma rolling into their skincare routine has such transformative skin!
Benefits of Derma Rolling
Although we have expressed our love for derma rolling, the truth is that its benefits are plentiful. In particular, you can the best derma rolling benefits when treating these issues:
- Acne scars – derma rolling stimulates collagen and elastin production, repairing post acne scars faster & more effectively.
- Mature skin – the production of collagen and elastin strengthens and improves the elasticity of the skin. This treats fine lines and wrinkles, allowing the skin to have a more youthful appearance.
- Hair loss – the micro injuries on the scalp stimulates blood flow and produces more hormones required to promote hair growth.
- Large pores – reduces the size of enlarged pores by producing collagen as well as thickening the epidermis layer.
0.5mm vs 1.0mm
Now, before you go running off to purchase your very own derma roller, it’s important to take note on the fact that not all derma rollers are exactly the same. The key difference in choosing a derma roller is the length of the needles.
Each length has its individual benefits, but generally, the longer the length of the needle, the more severe the impact. This doesn’t mean you should just go off and purchase the ones with the longest needles. Let us see how each length affect our skin:
- 5mm derma roller
Derma rollers of this length are usually used to treat enlarged pores and hyperpigmentation marks on the skin. The 0.5mm is able to puncture the topmost layer of the skin and produce minor collagen growth. Only minimal pain or bleeding is experienced. We highly encourage starting out with this derma roller.
- 1.0mm derma roller
A derma roller of 1.0mm is typically used to treat wrinkles, deep scars or stretch marks. As the length of the needle is slightly longer, you can see a much greater effect on the skin. However, yow would also need a slightly longer recovery time. Therefore, those who are new to derma rolling and wish to purchase this derma roller, we suggest starting out only once a week.
All in all, the derma roller is a quick, inexpensive, and easy way to revive and restore the skin. You can definitely enjoy plenty of benefits if you incorporate micro-needling into your routine!