What is dermaroller?

Dermaroller or ‘micro needling’is the name given to a device which is used to repair or revitalize damaged skin. It does this by stimulating growth in two essential proteins in the skin – collagen and elastin.

Many skin problems are caused by decreased levels of these two proteins but dermaroller reverses this by helping to boost levels of these without damaging your skin.

Dermaroller also enables skincare products to be absorbed easily into the body via the skin. This is vital for treatments such as hair loss therapy and cellulite reduction.

Other names for dermaroller include ‘collagen induction therapy’and ‘skin rolling’.

The dermaroller device

A dermaroller is a hand held device which has a rolling action when applied to the skin. It contains 192 micro-needles which penetrate the outer layer of skin but in a painless manner.

The aim is to access the epidermis without causing any damage to that layer of skin.

The length of these micro-needles varies. There are 0.5 millimetre sized needles through to 1.5 millimetres, 2.0 millimetres and 2.5 millimetres sizes.

The size of micro-needles depends upon your skin condition and area of the body you will use the dermaroller on.

As an example: if you suffer from mild stretch marks then consider using a dermaroller with 1.0 millimetre needles. But deep stretch marks will require 1.5 or 2.0 millimetre sized needles.

Use smaller rather than larger micro-needles for facial treatments. Larger needles are better suited to the body as this is less sensitive than the face but it all depends upon your needs and condition.

Once the pores of the skin have been penetrated, they are fully able to absorb creams, gels or lotions as part of a post treatment skincare routine.

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