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Derma Rolling, Pain and Numbing Cream

Posted by Ann V. On 2016 Jan 29th

Derma Rolling, Pain and Numbing Cream

Derma rolling is painful procedure because of the needles which penetrate your skin from deep.

Derma rolling is useful to improve your skin appearance by making it free from acne, wrinkles, saggy skin and other common skin conditions. It creates tiny punctures on the skin for stimulating skin repair and cell generation. But derma rolling is painful process as it involves a roll over of needling drum over your skin.

The pain is determined by the length of needle and your pain threshold. The average thickness of human skin is 1.5 mm and you can imagine the pain level if needle length is more than that.

Dermarolling Needle Length and Pain Level:

0.2 MM:

With 0.2 mm needle size, you experience little pain to tingling like sensation. It is used to speed up the absorption of the skin care products. You may end up with the redness which is healed within 24 hours.

0.5 MM:

If you are using 0.5 mm needle size, you will experience a mild pain. 0.5 mm needle length is used to treat wrinkles, scars, UV damage and hyperpigmentation. You can use it once in a week or in a month. Using 0.5 mm roller is not painful as you feel only cat scratch. However, if you are not comfortable with that, you can use Dr.Numb® numbing cream one hour prior to dermarolling.

0.75 MM:

0.75 mm needle is painful and cause bleeding, although it is effective than .5 mm. These rollers are great to treat sun damage, deep wrinkles, scars and hyperpigmentation. Because of their deep penetration, your skin may develop redness, dryness and peeling, which take 3-4 days to be healed.

You must use Dr.Numb® numbing cream to ease your pain while using .75 mm needle or greater.

1.0 MM:

1.00 mm needles are slightly taller than the .75 mm and don’t cause much pain. They are used for sun damage, deep wrinkles, scars and hyperpigmentation. The extra deep penetration will make your skin red, dry and peeled, which can be healed within a week. Well, you can give Dr.Numb® numbing cream a try to minimize your pain.

1.5 MM to 3.0 MM:

Any derma rolling needle size falling between 1.5 mm and 3.0 mm is quite painful and make your skin bleeding. You should avoid doing that type of deep penetrating derma rolling at home. Instead, seek professional services for that. Don’t forget to use Dr.Numb® numbing cream before taking this painful needle therapy.

Should I Use Dr.Numb® Numbing Cream for Derma Rolling?

If you are using 0.2 MM and 0.5 MM needle sizes, you may not need Dr.Numb® numbing cream. However, anything greater than .5 MM will test your pain threshold, so you must use Dr.Numb® numbing cream.

Dr.Numb® numbing cream will numb your nerving ends which send pain signal to the brain. In this way, you can have a painless dermarolling session.

Dr.Numb® numbing cream for dermarolling is very easy to use. Wash your skin and pat it dry. Apply Dr.Numb® numbing cream and wait for one hour. You are ready for a painless dermarolling session!

To make your dermarolling safe and effective, keep these tips in mind:

  • Know your purpose and choose proper needle size accordingly
  • Roll normally and don’t press it so hard.
  • Avoid over rolling
  • Use a non-comedogenic moisturizer to prevent clogging of your pores
  • Never share your dermaroller with anyone
  • Disinfect your needles after treatment.
  • Apply good skin products after your dermarolling session
  • Use Dr.Numb® numbing cream to ease your dermarolling pain