If you have heard of the process of micro-needling before then you already have a rough idea of what a Dermaroller is. Micro-needling devices are hand-held apparatuses that are covered with small needles used for skincare treatments. Dermarollers are micro-needling devices that are specifically designed in the shape of rollers, as opposed to stamp-like micro-needlers or micro-needling pens.
Why There Are Different Types of Micro-Needling Tools
The reason that micro-needling devices vary is that the stamp and pen versions are meant more for treating small patches of skin. They can help to redistribute collagen and smooth out single wrinkles or lighten individual scars. A Dermaroller is a bit different because it is a larger device that can cover a bigger section of skin. That means that it’s helpful for revitalizing your skin, in general. It’s not really meant to do small spot treatments.
What Makes the Dermaroller Work?
Dermarollers work because the tiny needles on them poke holes in your skin. Those holes are microscopic and won’t do any major damage to you as a person. However, they do enough damage to your skin cells for your body’s healing processes to view the holes as a threat. As a result, substances like collagen and elastin are sent to those areas to patch the holes. Certain other skincare machines, like lasers for instance, do the same thing but using different methods.
While Dermarollers are not better or worse than lasers in general, they can be better for you specifically. That’s because you may have a skin type that doesn’t react well to laser treatment. If so, you might benefit from Dermaroller treatment, whereas laser treatment could cause some side effects that you don’t want, such as blisters.
Dermaroller Technicians and Clinical Treatment Appointments
Technically you aren’t required to have a Dermaroller procedure done in a clinic. There are kits you can buy to perform the procedure on yourself in the comfort of your own home. However, there are a few potential issues with that.
First of all, there can be a lot of discomfort associated with home Dermaroller kits. Second, there may be sections of skin you want to treat that you can’t reach. Third, if you aren’t a train skincare technician then you might have trouble accurately carrying out the process in the best possible way. Whereas, if you go to a local clinic, you can be treated by a trained technician and get the best results.
Another issue is one of potential contamination. When you’re at home there may be a lot more chances for bacterial infections to set in because the device pokes holes in the protective outer layer of your skin, which serves as a barrier between the outside world and the inside of your body. In aclinical setting technicians can use numbing creams for your comfort, and they can also use medicated salves to prevent any potential infections.
Letting Your Skin Heal After a Dermaroller Treatment
Dermaroller treatments don’t produce instant results. In fact, your skin might ooze, bleed, or become red right after your clinic appointment. All of that is normal. The results will come gradually, as your body heals itself after your appointment. Your clinician should also give you a medicated cream to apply at home, which should speed the healing process along and give you healthier looking skin that much faster.