Throughout the years, dermarolling slowly became a staple treatment in the field of cosmetics. As non-invasive procedures became popular, dermarolling gained a lot of traction as well. If we were to visit the nearby cosmetic clinic in our area now, we’d see that almost all of them have it.
Dermarolling became so popular because it provides patients with genuine results. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most people can’t even go out to get a simple skin treatment, let alone a dermarolling treatment. Fortunately, there’s a way for you to have your own dermarolling session at home and we’re here to show you how.
Dermarolling: Getting the Basics Out
You may not know it, but dermarolling is also known as microneedling or, if you prefer the medical term, a Collagen Induction Therapy. The process is quite simple, using a handheld rolling tool dotted with very small stainless steel needles, all you have to do is roll it all over your face. By doing so, you’re creating micro-injuries via the needles that penetrate the skin. If you’re wondering whether microneedling is effective or not, Simone Vescio, Co-founder of Dermaviduals, has an answer.
According to Vescio, the idea behind dermarolling is that healing stimulates collagen production. She explains “Anyone who has cut or grazed themselves would have seen this process, it’s a result of the skin regenerating collagen and elastin cells. The wrinkles plump up from the bottom without any artificial interference. Repeated skin needling gradually and continually builds new collagen to fill in the areas being treated”.
People who have tried dermarolling can testify to the many benefits it has to offer. Compared to other more expensive and invasive skin care treatments, dermarolling is quick, easy, and doesn’t require a down time. It also provides varying results like reduced acne scarring, reduced pore size, reduced appearance of scars and stretch marks, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, tighter skin, improved skin texture, lightened pigmentation, and of course, increased natural collagen formation. It can even be used to help a topical dry skin treatment to work better.
Let’s Get the Party Started: How to Dermaroll in Your Home
To perform a dermaroll session inside your homes, you must first have a roller that has good quality and sterilise it. Then, you take the roller and use it to gently apply pressure on the skin, holding it like you would a pen. Now that you’re all set, it’s time for the actual process to begin.
First, you choose an area on your skin and roll on its surface repeatedly. Use short strokes that go back and forth, instead of long and steady ones. Second, frequently lift the roller and change direction, so the needles wouldn’t reenter the skin at the same location. Once you’ve completed a couple of short bursts, it’s time to proceed to the next targeted area.
Now that you’ve primed your skin to thoroughly absorb skincare via dermarolling, the last step is to have you apply some skincare products without harsh ingredients. Follow the rule of thinnest to thickest, so serums would go first and lotions last. Avoid chemical exfoliants or acids so irritation wouldn’t occur, and you’re good to go!
While safety is always the number one priority, having a pandemic shouldn’t be an excuse to neglect your beauty needs. Take dermarolling and the steps we just gave you for example. It proves that even in your home, you can still find a skin treatment or a facial treatment that works!
MTS Roller ($140 at Cosmetic Injectables Victoria)