Cleaning your dermaroller. One of the most important parts of owning and using the dermaroller is ensuring that you maintain its cleanliness. Why? It’s the same principle that applies when we strongly recommend a double cleanse. While carrying out the treatment you need to ensure that you are only injecting good ingredients into the skin and not dirt. By pushing dirt beneath the epidermis, you are doing the opposite of what you set out to do. You will be potentially decreasing your skins health instead of increasing it. Your micro channels are now open, it’s a fantastic opportunity to get the right ingredients in there which we spoke out in a previous blog. If you’re not sure of what product you should be using while at home micro needling, you need to read this.For now, you’re very welcome to our latest blog, “How to Clean Dermaroller.”
Yasmin, Expert in results driven treatments and Products
Another thing that you need to be aware of is when it’s appropriate to change the dermaroller. Yasmin discusses this in the video below. We’re going to elaborate on her points made through the blog so keep reading!
In order to clean the roller properly, boil the kettle and and angle to roller until the pouring water so that the head spins and you can be sure that all of the needles have been successfully cleaned. Yasmin recommends to change the dermaroller once every 6 weeks. The reason for this is in case there us any bacteria left on the needle from over time and also the needles become blunt over time making them less effective and dangerous to use.
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.