When it comes to achieving in beautiful, natural-looking skin, there are a wide range of skincare options out there. From cosmetic creams and oils to innovative technology, the quest for clearer, blemish-free skin is never-ending. Derma rolling is an emerging method for fighting the aging process to achieve clear, healthy skin. With the ability to improve hyper pigmentation, clogged, and enlarged pores, and other skin problems, derma rolling is the process of utilizing a derma roller to create better pathways for skincare products to penetrate the skin and fight off a wide range of issues including acne scars, stretch marks, and other imperfections.
What is a Derma Roller?
Before you run for the hills, rest assured that a derma roller is not as scary as it sounds! You can think of a derma roller as a lint roller for your skin. A derma roller is a skincare device utilizing micro needles — ranging from 0.25 mm to 3 mm in size — which are rolled over the skin’s surface. This effectively generates punctures in the skin. With these punctures, the body is sent a message to begin the skin repair process and generate new collagen; the protein present in all the body’s organs and tissues, which determines your skin’s overall look. The creation of new collagen cells leads to a comprehensive range of skincare benefits, including a more youthful appearance, smooth skin, improved pigmentation, and more. What is more, the production of new collagen cells from the derma rolling process can drastically improve the elasticity, strength, and firmness of facial skin for better overall tone and structure.
The added benefit of derma rolling comes in the performance of your regular skincare routine. Because the derma rolling process opens up a deeper layer of your skin, the effectiveness of the skincare products you might use on a daily basis is improved ten-fold.
Sounds Painful! Does Derma Rolling Hurt?
The pain experienced when using a derma roller is dependent on both the size of the device’s needles and the areas being treated. When it comes the needle size of derma rollers, there are a plethora of options out there, with each needle size offering different benefits. The smallest needle size of 0.25 mm for example, is intended to enhance the absorption of skincare products. These smaller needled devices are painless and result in little irritation. On the other end of the spectrum, the larger 1.5 mm to 3.0 mm needled devices, which promote the production of new collagen cells, can be a bit painful to use. These devices often result in red, irritated skin, and in some cases bleeding. Remember: the longer the roller’s needle length, the more intense the pain and impact.
Pain for Beauty
While the use of a derma roller in the treatment of more serious skin conditions such as stretch marks can be somewhat painful, many users agree that the result are worth it. Users of derma rollers often boast the device’s ability to promote the production of collagen, resulting in the clearing acne scars, fading fine lines, and evening out skin tone. However, like any procedure, it is recommended you consult with a certified cosmetic professional to determine if it’s right for your needs.