It is vital to understand how to use our derma roller correctly. Without proper instructions, derma rolling can damage your skin or trigger an infection. Follow our simple derma roller instructions, and you will transform your skin in less than 4 months. If you want to experience the following benefits, then you must read this post.
- Reduction in fine lines.
- Reduction in deep wrinkles.
- Reduction in crow's feet.
- Acne Scar Removal.
- Stretch Mark Removal.
- Reduction in hyper pigmentation marks.
- Smoother Skin Tone.
- Boosts Collagen Production.
- Boosts Absorption Of Skin Care Products Tremendously.
- Increases Concentration Of Topical Products in Your Skin.
- Glowing Skin.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, often referred to as dermarolling or collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic procedure in which thousands of tiny little needles are inserted into the surface of the skin via a derma roller or face roller device. Dermarolling works by creating microscopic wounds which induce collagen and elastin production. If you didn't know, collagen is the most abundant protein found in the human body and is responsible for holding together connective tissue like skin, muscles, tendons, cartilage, and bones.
This lovely protein is also what keeps us looking young and gorgeous. Unfortunately, it's believed that collagen production slows down by about 1 percent per year after the age of 20, which translates to the big A word — aging. Despite how terrifying dermarolling may seem, it's actually considered a minimally invasive procedure with little to no downtime.
However, the recovery process does depend largely on the length of the needles used. Obviously, the longer the needles, the deeper the wound — and that means the longer the recovery time.
What Derma Roller size should I get?
Many of you ask us what needle size they should get when purchasing our Derma Roller!
When choosing derma roller needle length, first think about the body area you are about to treat. Skin thickness in different body areas is not the same – it is thinner in facial and thicker on other body parts. If you are planning to use the derma roller on your stomach, back or thighs, go for longer needles. In these cases pick needle size 1.0 for best results. On the other hand, if planning to treat your face, neck or other body area with thinner skin, choosing our 0.5mm derma roller will serve your purpose well! Needles below 0.5mm are not long enough to simulate collagen synthesis in skin. If you are looking for a derma roller to reduce wrinkles or scars, you need at least 0.5 mm needle length (for face) or even 1.0 mm derma roller (for body areas). Consequently, if at this point you are still not sure about choosing the correct needle length to target your skin concern, it’s highly advisable to start with the 0.5mm roller, because they are long enough to stimulate collagen synthesis in the skin. Not to mention they are very good to be used on any body part. Once you feel more confident about DIY skin needling, you may always get a longer needle derma roller. 0.5 mm derma roller is also best pick if you are a beginner to skin needling.
HOW TO USE OUR DERMA ROLLER?
Follow these steps precisely to avoid any hazards and unwanted infections.
Step 1: Disinfect your roller
Disinfect your derma roller by letting it soak in rubbing alcohol or 70 percent isopropyl alcohol for approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
Step 2: Wash your face
Thoroughly cleanse your face using a gentle pH-balanced cleanser. If you’re using a derma roller with needles longer than 0.5 mm, you’ll also need to wipe down your face with rubbing alcohol or 70 percent isopropyl alcohol before the rolling process.
Step 3: Begin derma rolling
The technique is very important, so listen closely! Splitting up your face into sections makes the whole process easier. Here's a visual of what that looks like:
Avoid rolling in the shaded area, which represents the orbital (eye sockets) area.
- Roll in one direction 6 to 8 times, depending on your skin tolerance and sensitivity, and make sure to lift the roller after each pass. So, roll in one direction. Lift up. Repeat.
Lifting the derma roller after each pass prevents the dreaded “track marks” that make you look like a cat clawed your face.
- After you roll in the same place 6 to 8 times, adjust the derma roller slightly, and repeat. Do this until you've covered the entire section of skin you're treating.
- After rolling in one direction, it's time to go back over the area you just rolled and repeat the process in the perpendicular direction. For example, say you finished rolling across your forehead vertically, now would be the time to go back and repeat that entire process horizontally.
- By the end of this entire procedure, you should have rolled over each area 12 to 16 times — 6 to 8 horizontally, 6 to 8 vertically.
Contrary to popular belief, we do not need to roll diagonally. Doing so creates an uneven pattern distribution with more stress on the center. If you decide to do this, please be careful and take extra precautionary measures.
Step 4: Post Derma Roller Skin Care
Follow up derma rolling with a an adequate skin care routine.
To take results to the next level, use products that focus on hydrating, healing, and most importantly increasing collagen production. The single best thing you can do post-rolling is to use a Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
The Bliss Hyalyronic Acid Collagen Booster Serum is packed with amazing ingredients for collagen induction, anti-aging, even skin tone, and barrier function.
Not into Serums? Try the Bliss 24K Gold Collagen Mask.
Step 5: Clean your derma roller
Clean your derma roller with dishwasher soap. Create a soapy water mix in a plastic container, then swish around the roller vigorously, making sure the roller doesn't hit the sides. The reason we use detergents like dish soap directly after rolling is because alcohol doesn’t dissolve the proteins found in skin and blood.
Step 6: Disinfect your face roller
Disinfect your derma roller again by letting it soak in the Rubbing Alcohol or 70 percent isopropyl alcohol for 10 minutes. Put it back in its case, give it a kiss, and store it somewhere safe.
How often should you derma roll?
How often you derma roll also depends on the length of needles you’ll be using. Below is the maximum amount of times you can use a derma roller within a given time frame.
What can I expect after microneedling?
After rolling, the skin may:
- be red for a couple hours, sometimes less
- feel like a sunburn
- swell initially (very minor)
- feel like your face is pulsing and the blood is circulating
People often mistake the minor swelling they experience for overnight success, but the plumping effect you see initially will subside within a few days. But like mentioned earlier, repeated rolling does have permanent results!
There will be some minor erythema (redness) for about two or three days, and the skin might start peeling. If this does occur, do not pick at it! The peeling will fall off naturally as time passes.
When will you see results?
There’s well documented research showing that people can achieve major improvement in acne scarring or wrinkling in as little as five sessions. Of course, continued use delivers better results.