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All about Derma Rollers: Should You Opt for One?

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If you think derma rolling is a new concept, no, it’s not. Derma rolling process has been around for hundreds of years. At that time, the concept had been proven to help people with healing concerns such as birthmarks, scar tissue, and many other skin concerns.

In the past few years, we can see the trend towards using derma rollers and especially now, we can easily purchase our own derma roller and use it in the comfort of our own homes.

What is a Derma Roller?

Derma roller is a skin-needling tool; it has hundreds of tiny needles on the surface of the metal roll and usually comes with a small handle. Despite involving a lot of needles, it’s not as painful as it sounds. Due to the nature of the tiny and proper gap of these needles, you’ll barely even feel it.

The derma rolling process allows microscopic incisions in the skin, which stimulates elastin and collagen production to ‘heal’ the skin. As a result, the skin regenerates and makes the skin's overall appearance better.

The benefit of using a Derma Roller

Using a Derma roller will help to rejuvenate the skin and help to improve skin appearance with concerns such as:

  • Acne scarring
  • Dullness
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch marks
  • Reduce signs of ageing (fine lines)

The other proven benefit, which is quite popular, is to help with hair loss treatment.

Who needs a Derma Roller?

If you want to reduce dull skin appearance or treat mild acne scars, and hyperpigmentation, this is something you could try. Even trying to stimulate hair regrowth, this is a value-for-money option. Derma rolling gets major interest from people who are curious about trying skin needling.

However, someone is not advised to use a derma roller if they have sunburn, cuts, or any inflammation (including an acne breakout) or infection in the skin.

What results can you expect from Derma Rolling? 

This is the important part, you’ve heard about how derma roller works wonder to improve skin appearance - now you want to know more about how long you can expect the result, and if you can do this every day, every week to get the results, and so on.

The result may vary based on the nature of each different skin condition, the area you are targeting and even the length of needles you use. After treatment, you might experience some or all of the sensations, such as skin redness or sensitivity, sunburn-like feeling, mild swelling or increased blood circulation.

While you might be able to see an improvement from the first session after the skin heals, many studies have shown that with derma rolling, the more you use it, the more visible the result. Most people can see major improvements after three sessions. But we must also be mindful that different needle lengths may have different effects and advisable usage time.

There are several lengths of needles that can be found in the market for derma rollers. A single derma roller is good if you know you need to target a specific area, Hydra roller helps with product absorption and even a derma roller kit with a few different attachments and lengths of needles. These different needles serve different targeted areas.

Below are how often you should derma roll depending on the length of the needles:

  • 0.3mm (increase penetration of products and stimulates hair growth) - 2-3 times per week
  • 0.5mm (for uneven skin tone and texture) - once every 3 weeks
  • 1.0mm (for shallow acne scars) - once every 4 - 6 weeks
  • 1.5mm (for deep acne scars, surgical scars, and sagging skin) - once every 4 - 6 weeks
  • 2.0mm (for cellulite and stretch marks)  - once every 6 - 8 weeks

Derma Rolling Best Practices

It is important to keep the derma roller clean and sanitise it before and after every use. The all-in-one derma roller kit usually comes in handy with a sanitation box.

Your derma roller is a tool only for you, and can not be shared with your anyone, including your partner, mum, or friend. This is to avoid cross-contamination, which could be harmful to your skin.

To enhance the result of derma rolling, it’s common practice to infuse with a suitable serum – but avoid serum with ingredients. Many users love pairing their derma rolling session with Femvy Hyaluronic Acid serum. The results and reviews are in, and our customers report having radiant, healthier-looking skin. 

Also, regularly check your derma roller needle - ideally, replace one after 10 uses. After this uses, the needles will start to lose their original sharpness, making them ineffective.

Have any more questions about Derma Rollers?

While thinking about having one now, head to our FAQs Page to help answer any questions you have or chat with our knowledgeable customer service team. Browse Dr. Pen’s Derma rollers collection to see which derma roller suits your routine.

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