Dermarolling, What is it?

You've seen them and thought why would a device that looks like a tool for punishment be any good for my skin? Here is a run down on how Dermarollers are effective in skin treatments and can increase collagen production in the skin. 

Dermaroller is a popular device used in skin needling treatment. It is cylindrical in shape, fitted with micro needles.  Dermarollers can be found in different micro needle sizes.

The concept of micro-needling is quite simple.

When the dermaroller is rolled over the skin, the small, fine needles on the roller puncture the skin. The holes that the needles create in the skin are tiny and considered to be superficial.When the skin is punctured, this creates a controlled skin injury. 

This is where the skins wound recovery system steps into gear. As the skin heals from the micro tears , it stimulates collagen production, aids in skin rejuvenation. 

In addition, it has gained popularity as a home treatment to improve the appearance of the skin.

Many people use it to try to combat the signs of ageing, such as:

  • loss of skin firmness
  • appearance of fine lines
  • start of wrinkles

Some people also use it to try to reduce pore size or reduce the production of an oil called sebum if their skin is oily. Others try Dermarollers to try to improve the appearance of stretch marks.

It is VITAL that best practise is considered when using a Dermaroller tool at home. We discuss safety in your home treatment in our next editorial.

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