Have you ever heard of or seen the Derma Roller? When I first saw it, I thought it was something straight out of a torture chamber – and then to think this is something that touches your face… it looks terrifying! However, that didn’t stop me from being curious on how it works.
The Derma Roller is a handheld device that has tiny medical-grade needles sticking out of it, which when rolled across your skin, has the ability to naturally stimulate collagen and elastin. It creates microchannels in your skin, which triggers the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthier tissue.
I received the Derma Roller for free to share my review on it. I chose to try out the 1.0mm sized needles mainly for the benefits it provides. Here’s a chart of the different sized needles and what they are best for:
To start, I washed my face and sprayed the Derma Roller with rubbing alcohol. I rolled the Derma Roller across my face in sections – 4 times vertically, 4 times horizontally, and then 4 times diagonally. At first it felt like little stings, but then the more I went over my face, the more it began to hurt. Some spots were more sensitive than others (I couldn’t do my chin or upper lip!), but I could easily do my forehead.
|Before using the Derma Roller|
|After using the Derma Roller|
After using the Derma Roller, my face got red and blotchy. My acne and previous scars were definitely more noticeable as well.
I used a collagen mask as well after using the Derma Roller to promote faster skin healing. I left it on for about 20 minutes, and when I removed it, my face felt so soft. It was still a bit red, but the next day my skin looked noticeably smoother.
Overall, I feel with continual use of this, I will definitely see a difference in my skin. I do have a lot of acne scars, so I am hoping this will help with further healing!
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