The derma roller – a small, handheld device consisting of a roller head with hundreds of microneedles – has gained a huge popularity and become a hot seller at several beauty and cosmetic centers in the country.
The derma roller may be a simple device, but it has proven a lot of times to be effective in reducing and eliminating a variety of skin imperfections – acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, stretch marks, discoloration, cellulite, and a lot more.
The microneedles in the derma roller are used for the micro-penetration of the skin. The function of microneedling (also known as dermarolling) is to encourage the skin’s natural healing process and regeneration. When the microneedles create micro-injuries on the skin’s epidermis, it triggers the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to increase, and this helps the skin to heal and repair itself. In the end, the skin will feel renewed, rejuvenated and younger-looking.
Of course, using with a derma roller in reducing skin imperfections should also come with other treatments to expedite the skin renewal process, such as application of serums. Serums typically contain active ingredients such as pure hyaluronic acid, pure collagen, vitamin C, algae, coenzyme Q10, vitamin E, allantoin, wheat proteins, pantheol. Serums can have a variety of other properties such as caffeine and L-carnatine.
Dermarolling helps the serum to absorb faster into the skin, and more efficiently too. While the derma roller is used mainly on the face, it can also be used for other problem areas of the body such as the scalp for treating baldness, or thighs for getting rid of cellulite.
Using a derma roller regularly will enable you to see the best and the most desired results, such as:
- Reduced and less visible pores;
- Reduced and less visible acne scars and other cavities of the skin;
- Reduced discoloration (caused by sunburn, etc.) or hyperpigmentation;
- Reduced wrinkles and fine lines;
- Unified skin structure and color;
- Increased and improved firmness, elasticity and thickness of the skin;
- Brightened skin;
- Firm skin;
- Reduced cellulite;
- Stimulation of hair growth.
Difference between “dermarolling” and “mesotherapy”
The terms “dermarolling” and “mesotherapy” are often used interchangeably, but they have distinct differences to each other.
“Mesotherapy” refers to the technique which aims to reduce cellulite and fat in the skin, for the purposes of reducing body weight and giving certain parts of a body a better contouring. It involves injection of various substances into body’s fat layer, which melt the excess fat away by breaking them into smaller pieces that can be discharged from the body through excretion.
“Dermarolling,” though it can also be used to remove cellulite, doesn’t involve the injection of substances into the skin’s inner layer. This technique employs the skin’s natural healing process by making perforations in the skin’s top layer, triggering the production of collagen and elastin which will help the skin in healing and rejuvenating itself. This procedure is ideal for reducing or eliminating skin imperfections rather than eliminating fat from the body.
If you are feeling discouraged, insecure and losing self-confidence because of the unsightly marks on your face and certain parts of your body, you should consider dermarolling or microneedling at home. It is a cost-effective solution to treat your skin imperfections, as opposed to going to a skin care center which may cost you a grand.