Derma rolling is the fastest growing skin care treatment today. Dermatologists support micro needling, naming it an effective replacement for expensive Fraxel laser treatments (NYMag, 2013). Celebrities such as Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian use micro needling regularly. Even internet sensation Michelle Phan uses a derma roller to plump her lips!
So when I first heard about at-home microneedling—an affordable way of giving yourself what's normally a $250 to $350 in-office dermatologist treatment—I jumped at the chance to try it. If I could use one of these "derma rollers" for facial-like results without letting anyone touch my face, I was in.
Renews your skin cells from the inside out by using Collagen Induction Therapy (C.I.T.). This is a process where the skin roller fine medical-grade needles are rolled over your skin to cause pores in your skin to open temporarily. While your pores are opened, it triggers your body's natural healing process to heal the pores thereby stimulating collagen and elastin production. The production of collagen and elastin helps to thicken the skin, smooth away fine lines and wrinkles and rid the skin of hyperpigmentations
Collagen production is known to rejuvenate damaged skin and has been scientifically linked to:
Doctors state that derma rollers can create nearly the same results as expensive Fraxel laser treatments. (NYMag, 2013).
The speed at which you will see results depends on the condition you are treating, the needle length used and how extensively your body needs to remodel the affected area. Skin renews itself every 40 days, which is why your treatment should be carried out for at least a three-month period. Results are dramatic and fast. You will be able to notice smoother, clearer skin within the first 3-4 weeks, and your skin should heal completely after several months of using the Skin roller.
By the way there is no better time to apply your favorite treatments. After your derma rolling session, your skin is more permeable. Studies confirm that derma rolling helps increase topical treatments penetrate more efficiently. Average absorption rates of topical treatments is 4-8%, the typical derma roller user will see exponentially higher rates as high as 97% - meaning your treatments will be much more effective!
Do you want to use your derma roller on your crow's feet, under-eye bags or eye wrinkles? Before answering this question, let me stress that it's important to listen to your body. 0.5mm derma rollers are generally recommended for treating areas around the eyes, but of course, anytime you are mixing needles and eyes you want to exercise caution. Place your finger under your eye - you'll feel the orbital socket. Do not roll at the end of the orbital bone. To treat skin that naturally sits higher than this, pulls your skin downwards by pulling on your upper cheek. Make sure to ease into treatment, use light pressure and avoid contacting your eye.
We love using the High Tech Copper Peptide Serum with the skin roller. Amazing results on wrinkles and scars too.