Do Derma Rollers work? Trust us we’ve done our research, and numerous studies show that active derma roller users do see changes in their skin with consistent use. Acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines are all said to have been diminished with an at home derma roller.
What is a Derma Roller?
First things first - you might be wondering what is a derma roller and the science behind derma-rolling. A derma roller is a skincare tool that has hundreds of tiny needles. When they come into contact with your skin, they create micro injuries on the skin and help produce collagen and elastin for your skin. In doing so, your skin feels tighter and looks more plump. This allows for your skincare products to absorb better in your skin since your pores open up.
How does Derma Rolling Feel?
We love our Blair Derma Roller to help us up our skin regime and provide a comfortable glide, as well as the perfect amount of pinch, where you can feel your pores being worked. When investing in a derma roller, it is said to look for a roller with microneedles less than 0.5 mm, otherwise it could be extremely risky. At a comfortable .25 mm, Blair works just enough to help you gain all the benefits of a derma roller without any potentially harmful side effects that could come from professional microneedling.
Derma Rolling is minimally invasive, and can easily be done at home without any potentially harmful side effects. However, it's important to do your research and understand correct DIY techniques to avoid any scarring or darkening of the skin. People with other more serious skin conditions or on medication should be wary.
How can I Derma Roll at Home?
When derma rolling at home, here's what you need to know:
- It's important to choose an all-natural serum to apply on your face, since it will be directly seeping into your skin through your newly opened pores.
- Dermatologists recommend using serums higher in hyaluronic acid, which will seal in moisture and help with the skin regeneration process.
- Make sure the products you are using are high quality, avoiding any retinoids or Vitamin C, to prevent any adverse effects on the skin as these don't suit every skin type.
- A commonly asked question is if you should wait between dermarolling and applying serum. The answer is no. In many cases, applying the serum right after actually helps soothe your skin and provides the most benefits on newly dermarolled skin.
How to Use A Derma Roller?
Step 1: Just dot your serum all over your clean and freshly washed face, and then roll in a downwards motion.
Step 2: After about 1-2 minutes, clean the tool and let dry.
Step 3: Wash your face and feel free to re-apply the same serum or apply another anti-aging product.
We recommend using the Blair Derma Roller about once a week for no more than 2 minutes each time. Depending on how your skin is taking to the procedure, feel free to up usage to anywhere from 2-3 times a week. With consistency, results will begin to show within a month to two months of usage. Any at home treatments however, will show a more mild effect compared to professional treatments, but hey, it's a great start.