Beauty enthusiasts in today’s day and age are not dependant on skincare products alone. They also use skincare tools that promise to make the skin look healthier, younger and glowing. Jade rollers may have been around for some time and they’ve quickly gained popularity worldwide due to the ease of use and amazing benefits it offers. The recent skincare tool to have emerged as a winner is the dermaroller.
What is dermarolling?
Usually referred to as the vampire facial, micro-needling or dermarolling may sound quite scary. The procedure uses a dermaroller to insert tiny stainless steel needles into the surface of the skin. Your body sends healing agents such as collagen to repair the micro-injuries caused due to the dermaroller. Some prefer to get it done in the clinic while others prefer to do it at home. No matter where you decide to get your dermarolling procedure done, here are a few things you should know before you start.
- The needle size depends on your skin concern
- It’s best to avoid the sun
- Disinfect the roller
- Less is more
- Your skin might breakout
The needle size depends on your skin concern
If you are planning to buy your own dermaroller, you should know that the needles are available in different sizes depending on your skin concern. For example, the 0.25mm-0.5mm is used for anti-ageing, enlarged pores and fine lines whereas the 1 mm one works better for mild acne scars, light stretch marks, surgical scars and wrinkles. Anything higher than that is used for very deep scars and should always be performed by a professional as an in-office treatment.
It’s best to avoid the sun
Avoiding the sun post-treatment is obvious, but make sure you avoid it before dermarolling as well. Allow the traces of suntan to fade from your skin before you start, in order to reduce chances of hyperpigmentation post-treatment.
Disinfect the roller
Any beauty tool should be properly disinfected before use to avoid unnecessary infections. Clinics will always disinfect the tools before using it on your face, however, if you’re doing it at home let it soak in 70 % isopropyl alcohol for ten minutes after every use.
Less is more
Remember that your skin is sensitive and over-exfoliation can cause serious problems. That’s why it’s necessary to know when to stop if you’re doing it at home. Start with the smallest sized needle and use it once every 15 days. You can gradually increase the frequency to once a week after your skin starts responding to the treatment well.
Your skin might breakout
If you have active acne on your face, avoid dermarollers at all costs. The needles will pick bacteria from the acne and spread it around causing more breakouts.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Dec 09, 2019
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.