Dermaroller - What Is It

Before we explain how and what dermarolling really is, we should 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 is in order to create 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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The Job of a Dermaroller

A dermarollers job is not only to instruct our skin to produce this protein and natural growth factors in the deeper layers of our skin, as it repairs from the controlled injury that is caused during treatment. Dermarolling also allows us to induce all the essential minerals, vitamins and antioxidant to feed our skin cells at deeper level than before. This is very beneficial and cost effect for you  when you consider the price we can pay for some of the products we use on a daily basis.  Because our skin has a natural barrier who's job is to protect us from outside environmental damage. Our skin dose this job extremely well to the point that it can even protect itself against the products we apply,  therefore most of our expensive products just merely sit on the surface of our skin. After the dermaroller create tiny micro channels, we can benefit from more efficacious delivery of those all important ingredients in our skincare products to feed our skin at deeper levels when applied post treatment.

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.

It Gets Worse Before It Gets Better

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.

What Are The Benefits Of Using A Dermaroller?

Dermarollers are one of today's most popular skin tool that can be beneficial to almost all skin concerns from :
  • dry sensitive skin
  • acne scarring,
  • uneven skin tone,
  • lax skin,
  • weak skin
  • aged looking skin.

It really is a one fits all treatment that almost sounds to good to be true. The truth is its difficult to pick out a skin concern that micro needling cannot improve.

Although with that being said if your current skin concern is active acne or if your skin has any existing open wounds,blemishes or active infections like herpes simplex, then dermarolling must not be used, as this can be counterproductive to further inflame already inflamed skin. Once your active acne is controlled you can of course follow with a dermaroller for the treatment of acne scaring or uneven skin tone.
To learn more on the dermaroller and how it works on the skin you cant read an article here. Dermaroller skin

Premature Aging

Dermarolling is one of the main go to treatment for age management to help slow down the process of aging as well as its capability to undo premature aging of the skin.  It dose this through the stimulation of collagen and elastin, along with one or two main ingredients that helps in assisting & instructing one of our most important skin cells, "Our Fiberblasts". Dermarolling instructs our fiberblast to do the job they used to do, in order to continue to produce new collagen and strengthen the elasticity of our skin that weakens year by year .


Dermarolling can be effective in minimizing any visible pigmentation or uneven skin tones. Those who suffer from pigmentation can become very self conscious and insecure where the pigmentation is highly noticeable. Luckily for those dermarolling, it can help shed surface pigmentation reducing the appearance of uneven skin tone. In addition to dermarolling promoting cell turn over to shed away surface pigment, you can also assist in both reducing and eliminate the production of pigmentation by using a tyrosine inhibitor as you roller your skin. This product works on suppressing and balancing your melanocytes preventing over activation which causes pigmentation in the first place. Its also hugely beneficial to continue using this product post treatment once you have created the micro channels needed to induce it deeper into the skin for better results.

Take home Message for Dermarolling

Dermarolling is also known as microneedling. Home dermarollers are very similar to the ones that dermatologists use but have slightly smaller needles.

Using a dermaroller at home may be a safe, simple, and cheap treatment for:

  • acne scarring
  • stretch marks
  • large pores
  • oily skin
  • fine lines
  • wrinkles
  • loss of skin firmness

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