Initially I was skeptical and hesitant to try out dermarollers. I thought these must be silly, they don’t work and they likely cause more harm than good. Then I tried one. And I used it for at least a month. I quickly changed my tune about dermarollers.
Dermarollers are used by Estheticians, Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists to help aging skin. The dermaroller is a small device with needles on the end of it. Essentially you roll the device on the skin multiple times each session to create extremely tiny channels that help promote collagen production in the skin and can also help to improve the skin’s tone, texture, elasticity, lines and wrinkles, scarring and skin tightness. Another great thing about using a dermaroller or “skin needling” as it is called, is that it improves the penetration of skin care products so that peptides, Vitamin C and anything else used works better. An interesting thing about the use of dermarollers vs. the use of injectable collagen is that the collagen produced via “skin needling” stays for up to a year or more as opposed to that injected into the skin, which stays for only a few months. Dermarolling also has an advantage over using chemical peels. When you use a dermaroller vs. a chemical peel, the epidermis (top layer of skin), remains intact rather than sloughs off as when you use a peel. The channels that are produced in the skin close within a few hours and need to be reintroduced again, which is why a dermaroller needs to be used over and over again. Doing this helps create the repeated collagen production that is so important on the effect of the skin.
It is said that dermarolling at home is pain-free. I will say that is a lie. I must be extremely sensitive to pain, but I found it painful. I use pretty strong chemical peels and found dermarolling much more painful than using a chemical peel. To me the easiest place to use it was around the cheeks and forehead. I really had trouble on my nose.
The Derma Roller System has been featured with highest recommendations on The Rachel Ray Show and The Doctor's Show and also featured on many prominent websites. The Derma Roller is a hand-held device which has the ability to naturally stimulate collagen and elastin in the skin to promote healthier skin cells. Using the Derma Roller to renew your skin cells regularly, you will be able to treat common problems such as wrinkles, skin hyperpigmentation, scars (including acne scars), uneven skin, stretch marks and even hair loss.
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