How to Perform a Dermaroller Treatment

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If you are interested in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, or even cellulite dimples on your skin, a Dermaroller (or Derma Roller) treatment might be a good option for you, but what exactly is it? More importantly, how does it work and how effective is it?

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Understanding Where Skin Problems Come From

You can’t really understand what Dermaroller treatment is or how it works until you understand where skin problems come from. There are several environmental factors, such as too much sun, that can lead to skin problems. However, sometimes it’s just about getting that little bit older. As we get older, our skin cells stop producing elastin and collagen, proteins that help the skin cells stick together and create the smooth appearance of youthful skin. As there is less elastin and collagen to go around, skin gets saggier and wrinkles develop.

Defining Dermaroller Treatments

Dermaroller treatments are done with a small hand-held device called a Dermaroller, or Derma Roller. The device is covered in tiny little needles. As the device is rolled over a section of skin, the needles puncture the skin, causing the cells to react as if they are under attack.

How Cells Respond to the Attack

Having an ‘attack’ on your skin might sound like a bad idea, but it’s the way in which your skin responds to this ‘attack’ that is the clever part – your cells will try to repair and stengthen themselves. That means that they will produce more elastin and collagen and your cells will bind together in a tighter way. Another benefit is that the procedure helps to improve the supply of blood to skin cells.

Problems Dermaroller Treatments Can Help With

Not only can Dermaroller treatments be anti-aging, but they can also help to reduce the appearance of old acne scars.
Of course, the biggest issues most people tend to want to treat with Dermaroller procedures are wrinkles, stretch marks, and general skin tone. So, if you have any of those issues, you should definitely talk to a skincare professional about which option is more appropriate for you – Aesthetic Lasers or  the Dermaroller needle, in any case you should be aware of the Pros and Cons of each method and do own research.

How Long Does It Take

Each treatment tends to take under half an hour, which is one reason why many people like them. However, the actual treatment times do vary a bit from one person to another. It all depends on how much skin you want to treat.
You should also keep in mind that a single Dermaroller treatment isn’t usually enough to give you the results that you want. Typically it may take around three treatments before you start to see your skin looking noticeably better. So, you should factor in the time and expense of multiple treatments before making your final decision about whether or not to undergo the procedure. It’s definitely something I’m looking into, I’ve had a look at a lot of before and after pictures online and the results look great.

How to Perform a Dermaroller Treatment

There are many common skin ailments that can be treated using a Dermaroller device. Among them are wrinkles, skin sags, getting rid of unwanted hair, reducing the appearance of scars, and reducing stretchmarks.
Regardless of which one you’re trying to treat, there is a certain method to follow.
That goes for you or your technician, depending on whether you go to a clinic or use a home kit yourself.

Dermaroller Treatments Have to be Done in Sterile Places

Since Dermaroller procedures pierce the skin with tiny needles, infections are a risk.
That’s why it’s important to only have them done in sterile places.
Yours or your clinicians hands should be washed, and so should the part of your body that you plan to treat.
You should also sterilize the tools you plan to use and anything else that will be touching your body during the procedure.

Be Sure to Prepare if You’re Doing Dermaroller Treatment at Home

Keep in mind that being treated with <a href=”
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It’s up to the clinician to prepare the tools, lotions, numbing agents, and other required items ahead of time.
If you are performing the procedure on yourself at home, it’s your responsibility to have all the products you need ready before you start.

 Performing Simple Dermaroller Treatments at Home

It’s fairly easy to perform simple Dermaroller treatments at home, as long as you maintain a sterile environment.
All you have to do is roll the device across your skin one way and then repeat the process going the other three directions in an almost star-like rotational pattern.
Be sure to apply just enough pressure, but not so much that you have pain.
You should perform the at-home treatment no more than once a day. You can perform it less than that, if you prefer.
In fact, taking a day or two a week off is probably a good thing. That way your skin can repair itself between sessions

More Thorough At-Home Dermaroller Treatments

More thorough at-home Dermaroller treatments involve treating your skin with special
creams or lotions ahead of time.
You may have to apply those creams for a few days in a row before you use the stronger Dermaroller device with harder pressure applied.
But the good news is that those treatments tend to only be needed once a month,
or at most once every two weeks.

Caring for your skin post-Dermaroller Treatment

Aftercare is very important, whether you have treatment done in a clinic or do it yourself.
In fact, one reason to do Dermaroller in the first place is that the tiny temporary holes it creates in your skin allows medicated creams to penetrate the skin faster.
That’s why you should have a routine where you apply those creams and lotions soon after treatment.
In general, Dermaroller is less invasive than lasers or microdermabrasion, especially when done at home.
However, there are certain parts of your body that aren’t suited to Dermaroller,
like the area around your eyes or mouth.
There are also certain things you have to remember to do, like clean your roller after each use and never share it with others.
But as long as you follow the instructions that come with the home kit or the instructions given for aftercare at your clinic, you should start to see results after several sessions.

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