Dermaroller - What Is It

Before we explain how and what dermarolling really is, lets explain what a dermaroller is and what it for.  A dermaroller is a handheld needling roller device which is rolled on  the surface of  skin. This creates tiny punctures on the skin which triggers skin repair. This leads to the body making new collagen. By doing this, proteins called  amino-acids, build up in the collagen. This is the part of the connective tissue that helps in tightening , firmness, suppleness, and elasticity in skin.

A short-term controlled injury to the skin is the purpose of applying a dermaroller to your skin. The reason why is to trigger the protein in our skin for the production of healthier younger looking complexion. Consider dermarolling your skin to a body workout at the gym. You create a micro injury to your muscles while working out in the gym resulting in muscle repair strengthening and tightening. This is not a direct comparison but I hope you see the picture I am paining.

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What Are The Benefits Of Using A Dermaroller?

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Dermaroller vs Dermapen

Dermaroller vs dermapen has been a debatable topic over the last 12 months with some people preferring one over the other. Before we get into which one is better lets first differentiate what a dermaroller & a dermapen is. Once you understand the difference you will be able to make the a decision that is best for your skin and budget.

Dermaroller
  • A dermaroller is a handheld needling roller device which is rolled on the surface of skin.
  • Creates tiny punctures on the skin which triggers skin repair.
  • Leads to the body making new collagen.
  • Doing this, proteins called  amino-acids, build up in the collagen. This is the part of the connective tissue that helps in tightening , firmness, suppleness, and elasticity in skin.
  • A short-term controlled injury to the skin is the purpose of applying a dermaroller to your skin.
  • The reason why is to trigger the protein in our skin for the production of healthier younger looking complexion.
  • Cost effective treatment that can be done at home
Dermapen
  • A Dermapen is a hand operated stamp machine that contains tiny needles.
  • Creates tiny punctures on the skin which triggers skin repair.
  • This is a powered machine that allows you to change the depth of the needle in the middle of treatment.
  • Meaning you can go deeper on areas that need it such as Acne scars on the face.
  • The more precise tip means that you can also perform spot treatments.
  • Easier to treat areas that dermaroller might be difficult to reach
  • Carried out by a professional and costs more than the home roller.

For a full in-depth video review by our skin specialist on which one is better,you can view the video & article here dermaroller vs dermapen

How to Use Derma Roller on Face

While trying to improve our over all skin health, the last thing you want to do is inflict damage. After taking the time to carry out the treatment and endure the discomfort, knowing how to keep your skin on the right track (being a one way ticket to Glow Town) you should educate yourself on how to look after your skin and only use the safest/best products. Dermaroller usage doesn’t just stop at the 15-30 minutes you set aside to carry out treatment.
Yasmin Holden is the manager of our Dundrum clinic and started her career as a laser and skincare specialist over 5 years ago. To say she’s an expert in everything laser and skin is an understatement. We managed to grab her to get her top tips and advice on looking after your skin following dermaroller usage.

While trying to improve our over all skin health, the last thing you want to do is inflict damage. After taking the time to carry out the treatment and endure the discomfort, knowing how to keep your skin on the right track (being a one way ticket to Glow Town) you should educate yourself on how to look after your skin and only use the safest/best products. Dermaroller usage doesn’t just stop at the 15-30 minutes you set aside to carry out treatment.
Yasmin Holden is the manager of our Dundrum clinic and started her career as a laser and skincare specialist over 5 years ago. To say she’s an expert in everything laser and skin is an understatement. We managed to grab her to get her top tips and advice on looking after your skin following dermaroller usage.

Step 1:

Rub your serum onto the surface of your skin Not too much though as you still want it to sit on the surface.

Step 2:

Please note* Ensure that while rolling, you do not turn the roller while it’s in your skin. You must lift it and then turn it. This will aviod breaking the skin.

Step 3:

Roll in a criss-cross pattern.
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What to Use After Dermaroller

Micro Needling Depth Chart

In this blog we’re exploring all things, Micro Needling Depth Chart. You might think that micro needling is all the same but it can differ dramatically depending on the client and their needs. In Havana Skin Clinic, we use a pen that varies in depth from 0.5mm to 2.5mm so we can always control how deep we’re needling. Don’t just take micro needling to be micro needling. Some clinics will only offer a roller with a depth of 1.5mm making treatment with them a lot different to treatment with us. It is extremely rare that we would go as deep as 2.5mm. This needle depth would mainly be used for deep stretch marks and scarring on the body.

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While trying to improve our over all skin health, the last thing you want to do is inflict damage. After taking the time to carry out the treatment and endure the discomfort, knowing how to keep your skin on the right track (being a one way ticket to Glow Town) you should educate yourself on how to look after your skin and only use the safest/best products. Dermaroller usage doesn’t just stop at the 15-30 minutes you set aside to carry out treatment.

Yasmin Holden is the manager of our Dundrum clinic and started her career as a laser and skincare specialist over 5 years ago. To say she’s an expert in everything laser and skin is an understatement. We managed to grab her to get her top tips and advice on looking after your skin following dermaroller usage.

How to Clean Your Dermaroller

To ensure the deepest clean of your dermaroller, follow the steps below. These steps also apply if you believe you have rolled over anything active. Active being acne, rosacea, eczema, area with a cold sore or where a cold sore has been in the past 2 weeks. We will also note that you should under no circumstance be rolling when you have anything active on your skin. If you suffer with cold sores, you have to wait 2 weeks after your last one has fully disappeared to micro needle the skin.

Rinse your derma roller under warm water for 2-3 seconds.
Pour isopropyl alcohol or hydrogen peroxide in a small dish, preferably a plastic cup. Using a glass could potentially damage the needles. The plastic cup will have some give if needed and the needles will not bend. Ensure the cup has been thoroughly cleaned and free of any washing up liquid before using.
Soak your derma roller for 60 minutes to thoroughly sanitize it.
Rinse your derma roller with warm running water for 30-60 seconds.
Lay your roller upside down on a paper towel and let it air dry. Ensure the roller is completely dry before using it.

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Make Sure To Protect Your Skin After Dermarolling
However please do not think this is your chance to pile in all the actives. Stop...remember your skin is now more exposed and vulnerable to certain harmful products and elements. Post treatment your skin will be mildly tender. So it is really important to never ever introduce a new product to your skin as it is more vulnerable to these ingredients. If your skin decide against any new products applying them after needling will only exacerbate the reaction.
Dermaroller Results
Although your skin will be tender after treatment please do not let this alarm you as this is the expected outcome for the treatment with all over even redness being an immediate positive endpoint to treatment. Dermarolling is all about it getting worse before better so do not panic. The level of redness you may experience can not be determined as each persons skin will respond differently to the treatment and the redness you experience will also diminish as you frequently treat, so the more you roll the less downtime you experience.
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