Skincare treatments seem to be everywhere these days. Picking one over another might seem like an insurmountable conundrum, but let’s face it there really are some skincare treatments that tend to universally work better than others. One treatment that is quite popular because of its ability to treat most patients is Dermaroller. This is the practise of rolling a needle-studded device over skin. I’ve been trialling it out for a few months now and I’m loving the results so far! I’ve put together some general facts on the dermaroller which might be handy if you’re considering the treatment for yourself.
Why Skincare Treatments Are Not Always Suitable for All People
There are several reasons why some people have to be careful about the types of skincare treatments they choose. Skin colour is one major issue which is often overlooked. The melanocytes that cause skin pigmentation can be impacted by certain skincare treatments. Another issue is that skin can be too thin, too dry, or too oily for skincare treatments. Try to speak to as many skin care specialists as you can before embarking on treatments, consultations generally won’t cost much and are very beneficial.
Dermaroller Can be Used on Most People
Procedures that utilize medical laser equipment for skincare can be excellent for some people and not so great for others. However they can also cause problems for certain patients due to the reasons above. Luckily Dermaroller appointments don’t have those same risks.
A Dermaroller treatment does not disrupt skin pigmentation in the same way that some laser treatments can. Dermarollers also don’t cause burn on oily skin. It’s very easily adaptable to your skin too because the needle length of the needles on a Dermaroller device can be adjusted to exact lengths to accommodate people with different skin thicknesses.
Dermaroller-Like Skincare Treatment Options Also Exist
Another thing that makes Dermaroller-like treatments versatile and suitable for most people is the fact that there isn’t just one type of device. If you don’t fancy rolling needles across your entire face then Derma-stamps and Derma-pens are also available. All three tool types belong in the micro-needling family and perform the same treatment. So in theory, they all puncture the skin in order to cause it to heal itself whilst simultaneously helping the skin to absorb medicated lotions faster.
Derma-pen and Derma-stamp devices work in a similar way to Dermarollers, but they are smaller and can be simply “stamped” on small sections of skin. Perfect if you have scarring on just your temples or your chin. Dermarollers are more often used on patients’ bodies, not their faces because it’s easier to cover larger surface areas, although, using a Dermaroller on some parts of the face and neck is still perfectly fine.
Why Dermaroller Treatments Should Not Hurt
Dermaroller treatments are not the most comfortable procedures in the skincare world, but they should never be unbearably painful. Instead, if you have a Dermaroller procedure done, you should only feel a little uncomfortable during the procedure at most. The actual pain should be minimal because a serum will be used to numb your skin before the technician even begins the actual procedure. If no numbing cream is applied, don’t hesitate to stop them and ask.
You Can Do Dermaroller Treatments Yourself
Dermaroller treatments are not just performed in clinical settings. You also have the option of doing your own Dermaroller treatments, but you should only buy Dermarollers from reputable sellers. This is very very important! The needles need to be sharp and not blunt and most importantly sterilised. You also need to make sure you purchase the right kind to treat your skin. When using your own, it’s vital that you keep the Dermaroller clean using rubbing alcohol and replace it when the needles start to get dull.
Performing a Dermaroller treatment by yourself at home can also be difficult if you have a fear of needles or can’t manage your own discomfort well. You may also have difficulty if you want to treat an area that you can’t reach well, such as your back. For those reasons and more, many people prefer to have Dermaroller done in clinics by professionals, especially since discomfort during the procedure can be better managed in a clinical setting.
Whichever you decide to do, remember to stay safe and feel free to get in touch to ask any questions you may have about my experiences with it.
Have you tried or considered dermarolling?