This is the most commonly asked question by our dermaroller fans! I know, when using a tricky device like dermaroller you need to know everything about it. I think you might have known by now what a dermaroller is. It’s pretty much on the news. Skincare lovelies adore this strange-looking beauty tool. If you still don’t know let me increase your knowledge by introducing you to this amazing tool.
Dermaroller is a device with a wheel and needles on it, and a handle on the bottom. The needles on the dermaroller come in different sizes ranging from 0.5mm to 3mm. The working of dermaroller is really simple, you just need to roll the dermaroller onto the skin. The rolling will create pinpricks on the surface of the skin.
Now you probably might be wondering what is all the fuss about inserting hundreds of little needles into your face? I know it does sound like much fun, but it is actually the secret weapon to eliminating skin imperfections and attaining flawless, timeless skin. And unlike many other crazy skincare trends, this one actually has a ton of long-lasting benefits. Let us find out how we can use it and how often.
The science behind dermarolling:
The real secret to dermarolling is to promote collagen production and increasing blood flow by causing mild injuries to the skin. The skin stimulates the healing of mild injuries by activating healing factors like IGF-1 which promotes healing and cell regeneration. This process results in the production of new cells. The new skin produced is radiant, plump and rejuvenated.
How to use a derma roller:
The procedure is very simple. It does not require much preparation. You can either get it done by a salon or can do it in home, either ways the procedure of doing it is the same which is washing your face, cleansing your face and then applying any serum of your choice and then gently rolling the derma roller ( the device used to do microneedling ) vertically, horizontally and diagonally on your face targeting the areas where most issues are. You don’t need to build a lot of pressure while using derma roller, just apply as much pressure as you can comfortably bear.
How often should I change my dermaroller?
Everything has an expiration date. So have a dermaroller. A good quality dermaroller can last for approximately three to four months. After that, you must replace it with a new one. Cheap rollers use poor quality needles that are made of cheap surgical steel. And it can bend and become worn out easily.
Our dermarollers are made with high-quality medical-grade steel and pure titanium, if used with the proper care, it will last approximately three to four months. But they are needles which will become blunt with continual use, just as an expensive razor would.
Why do you need to change your dermaroller?
A dermaroller is composed of needles that are made up of steel or titanium. These needles easily get rust and bend with a few uses. Using rusty and bent needles on your skin can potentially harm your skin than do any good. It can cause an infection or cause tears and scratches on your skin. That is why you need to throw away that rusty dermaroller and buy a new one.
What if we don’t change the dermaroller and keep using the first one:
Oh, that is what dangers sounds to me. Its like throwing yourself in it by your very own hands. And possibilities are endless here. Dermarolling can be dangerous if you do it carelessly. If you don’t follow the guidelines and instructions, it can turn pretty bad. We are talking about a tool covered with 200 sharp needles, what do you expect? There are many adverse effects that can happen if the dermaroller is used more than it should be.
The first thing that can happen if you don’t abide by the rules. It can be caused by an infection. Infection can be caused by infected needles that are not sterilized well. Dermarolling is usually accompanied by minor inflammation but if it doesn’t subside after a few hours, then you need to see a doctor definitely.
- Pain And Bleeding:
Pain is very normal in microneedling therapy. But when needles are bend and worn out after too much use, it can cause increased pain and bleeding. So it is better to change your dermaroller than damaging your skin.
- Skin Bruising:
Bend and worn out needles can cause skin bruising and damage. Long needles are more prone to bend easily. So people using long needles should definitely consider changing their dermaroller quite frequently.
- Infection :
There were reports of people who said they were experiencing minor boils and inflammation on the skin after dermarolling. It turned out to be staph infection which was caused by using the same dermaroller for more than instructed. So, changing your dermaroller must be a priority, because neglecting it can be really bad.
Hyperpigmentation can also occur if the needles are worn out. It can damage the skin and cause the overproduction of melanocytes or the release of melanin. This eventually leads to hyperpigmentation.