Skincare market bags the first position with its 34.1% share when the cosmetic market of US is considered. Annual revenue of cosmetic industry is increasing year by year. Non- Surgical treatments are gaining edge over the surgical treatments as the technology is improving. Microneedling aka dermarolling is one such treatment gaining applause around the globe. 2018 will see a drastic rise in sale of dermarollers, but with it comes the technicalities that one should be aware of before using it.
What is dermaroller?
Dermaroller is a device accompanied with little friends in form of pins, rolled down to your skin and pins attached to it puncture your skin. When skin gets punctured, lava of protein called collagen oozes out which repairs your skin.
So, the process is basically knocking down the skin to call their protective agent (collagen) which fights for skin and rejuvenate it.
Microneedling comes with wealth of benefits. But if used inefficiently, it will bring along side effects. So, it is important to use it in a correct way for the fruitful results.
Size of Needle
The most distinguished feature of derma roller is that it comes with different variety of needles size. Variety of derma roller needles are available in market ranging from 0.2mm to 3.0mm and each size is suited for different application depending on your skin.
- 25mm derma roller: Intended to increase the absorption of your cosmetic products because you need to reach just your epidermis. It won’t cause any pain.
- 50mm derma roller: Will help to treat the peripheral damage and can cause some minimum pain.
- 75 to 1.00mm derma roller: To get rid of wrinkles, scars and stretch marks, this size is ideal for you. It can cause redness and bleeding.
- 50 to 3.00mm derma roller: It is a painful and bloody treatment used to treat severe scars and stretch marks.
Sharing is not always caring
Sharing a dermaroller with another person is a sin in case of Microneedling. You will always be at risk of sharing diseases on sharing your dermaroller. A Derma roller should never be shared with any person. The virus can find its way to your body, defeating your immune system and causing you infection. Restrict the use of dermaroller with one person.
Also, disinfect your roller before and after the treatment. You can use isopropyl alcohol or hydrogen peroxide and dip the roller for about 20 minutes before its use. This will prevent entry of any infection into your skin.
Painful or Painless
The initial expression after looking dermaroller is, it will definitely hurt. Seeing so many tiny needles and imagining them puncturing your skin, feels scary. But reality is that, the intensity of pain entirely depends on your threshold. It might cause little discomfort but the pain is dependent on the size of needle you will be using.
The human skin has an average thickness of 1.5mm. It is well understandable that if you will use the needle of more than 1.5mm, it will cause pain. . The sensitive skins are advised to use numbing cream before starting the treatment as it will make the process painless.
Products to be used after rolling
One of the important questions that arise considering Microneedling is what to use after the treatment?
One of the best applications of Microneedling is the absorption of skincare ingredients and nutrients. The punctured skin creates perforated channels, which stay open for an hour after rolling. So, this is the perfect time to apply the product.
The best product to be used after dermarolling is Vitamin C serum and hyaluronic acid serum which will prevent infection and promote faster healing because of production of collagen.
Make sure to wait for at least 24 hours before you go ahead with any makeup or sunscreen application.
Usage of Dermarolling- No forcing
The harder you roll, the better will be result. Isn’t it? It’s a wrong approach. One should never roll hard on skin, instead roll it moderately. Rolling hard might cause pain and more redness to your skin. It will also delay the healing time.
Once the needles penetrated your skin, it will start the production of collagen and hence there is no need to use the dermaroller with force.
Dermaroller comes with myriad benefits. Among them most important is saving of your time and money. One time investment and lifetime of effective results. Say good bye to appointments and waiting time of salon. Bring home a dermaroller and make your home a salon.
But is dermarolling worth the discomfort you face? The answer entirely depends on the way you use the device. The proper use of dermaroller will open the gate for younger, better looking skin. So, follow these tips to turn your dreams into reality.