Have you ever heard of microneedling? This is where you take a roller with a bunch of tiny needles and roll it over your skin, creating tiny punctures called “microchannels”. Why would anybody do this? Well, in doing this, it triggers your body’s healing process which will replace your old skin with healthy, new tissue. In other words, it stimulates collagen and elastin production and renews skin cells.
Derma Roller System sent me a 1.0 mm dermaroller to try, and even though I have been wanting one for a while, I was pretty scared to actually use it. I mean it definitely looks intimidating!
Finally, I did get over my fear and tried it out. First you need to make sure your face is clean, wash your hands, and disinfect the roller with alcohol. Then, you roll 4 times vertically, 4 times horizontally, and then 4 times diagonally, working in sections. To me, it definitely isn’t a pleasant feeling, but it really isn’t as terrible as I thought it would be and it doesn’t take much time to do. Just make sure you use a light hand. Afterwards, my skin was definitely red, as expected. It was back to normal, though, within a couple of hours. It sort of felt like I had a sunburn for a little while, but it wasn’t too bad. I did my chest as well because I do have a lot of acne scarring there. You can see a video of this in use on my Instagram post.
There are different sized needles on the Derma Roller System website for different needs. The 1.0mm can be used once every 3-4 weeks and is supposed to help with cell regeneration, anti aging, anti wrinkles, light and deep scars, pimples and blemishes, pore refinement, to enhance nutrient absorption, and cellulite and stretch marks.
- Do not use any chemical products or apply makeup within 24 hours after using
- Do not use the 1.0mm more than once in 3-4 weeks
- Disinfect roller before and after according to manufacturers instructions
- Do not share your dermaroller with anybody
- Do not use on active pimples because it could spread the bacteria
I look forward to seeing if this improves my skin at all with continued use. Have any of you ever had any microneedling done whether it be professionally or at home? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!