Derma Rolling 101: Is It Right for You?

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Derma rolling is not a new concept. Do you know that it has been around for hundreds of years?

For many years, the derma rolling process has been proven to aid the healing of skin concerns such as birthmarks, scar tissue and other related issues.

In recent years, there has been a growing trend towards using derma rollers, which are now readily available for purchase, allowing individuals to use them in the comfort of their own homes.

What is a Derma Roller?

A derma roller is a unique skin-care tool with a metal cylinder with hundreds of tiny needles and an ergonomic handle. Despite its needle-laden appearance, users typically experience minimal discomfort when using this tool due to the needles' fine size and strategic spacing.

When used, the derma roller creates tiny punctures in the skin. This deliberate micro-injury stimulates the skin's natural production of collagen and elastin, essential proteins for skin health and rejuvenation.

As a result, the skin undergoes a regenerative process, enhancing its overall appearance and texture.

The Benefit of Using a Derma Roller

Using a Derma roller will help to rejuvenate the skin and help to improve skin appearance with concerns such as:

  • Acne scarring
  • Dullness
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch marks
  • Reduce signs of ageing (fine lines)

The other proven benefit, which is quite popular, is to help with hair loss treatment.

Who Needs a Derma Roller?

If you want to reduce dull skin appearance or treat mild acne scars, and hyperpigmentation, this is something you could try. Even trying to stimulate hair regrowth, this is a value-for-money option. Derma rolling gets major interest from people who are curious about trying skin needling.

However, someone is not advised to use a derma roller if they have sunburn, cuts, or any inflammation (including an acne breakout) or infection in the skin.

What Results Can You Expect From Derma Rolling? 

This is the important part, you’ve heard about how derma roller works wonder to improve skin appearance - now you want to know more about how long you can expect the result, and if you can do this every day, every week to get the results, and so on.

The result may vary based on the nature of each different skin condition, the area you are targeting and even the length of needles you use. After treatment, you might experience some or all of the sensations, such as skin redness or sensitivity, sunburn-like feeling, mild swelling or increased blood circulation.

While you might be able to see an improvement from the first session after the skin heals, many studies have shown that with derma rolling, the more you use it, the more visible the result. Most people can see major improvements after three sessions. But we must also be mindful that different needle lengths may have different effects and advisable usage time.

There are several lengths of needles that can be found in the market for derma rollers. A single derma roller is good if you know you need to target a specific area, Hydra roller helps with product absorption and even a derma roller kit with a few different attachments and lengths of needles. These different needles serve different targeted areas.

Below are how often you should derma roll depending on the length of the needles:

  • 0.3mm (increase penetration of products and stimulates hair growth) - 2-3 times per week
  • 0.5mm (for uneven skin tone and texture) - once every 3 weeks
  • 1.0mm (for shallow acne scars) - once every 4 - 6 weeks
  • 1.5mm (for deep acne scars, surgical scars, and sagging skin) - once every 4 - 6 weeks
  • 2.0mm (for cellulite and stretch marks)  - once every 6 - 8 weeks

Derma Rolling Best Practices

It is important to keep the derma roller clean and sanitise it before and after every use. The all-in-one derma roller kit usually comes in handy with a sanitation box.

Your derma roller is a tool only for you, and can not be shared with your anyone, including your partner, mum, or friend. This is to avoid cross-contamination, which could be harmful to your skin.

To enhance the result of derma rolling, it’s common practice to infuse with a suitable serum – but avoid serum with ingredients. Many users love pairing their derma rolling session with Femvy Hyaluronic Acid serum. The results and reviews are in, and our customers report having radiant, healthier-looking skin. 

Also, regularly check your derma roller needle - ideally, replace one after 10 uses. After this uses, the needles will start to lose their original sharpness, making them ineffective.

Have any more questions about Derma Rollers?

While thinking about having one now, you may want to have a chat with our knowledgeable customer support team. Browse Dr. Pen’s Derma rollers collection to see which derma roller suits your routine.

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