Wouldn’t you think such a simple device would be easy to use? Unfortunately, a lot of derma rollers ether don’t come with instructions or some people just ignore them all together. Before you purchase your own derma roller make sure you understand how to use a derma roller so you won’t make common derma rolling mistakes.
Derma-rolling triggers your body’s wound healing mechanism, thus stimulating collagen and elastin production without the use of topical products. As a result, you experience many anti-aging benefits, including the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.
Since dermal needling is a non-invasive treatment, it will not damage your skin like chemical and laser treatments and has very little downtime (only 2 to 7 days).
Derma rolling also creates thousands of microchannels into your skin. This allows all topical products to bypass the epidermis and directly enter your skin, thereby increasing their concentration and boosting their efficacies.
The most common derma rolling mistakes
Do NOT base your results off how much you bleed
When rolling some blood is common, but more blood doesn’t mean better treatment.
Do NOT roll your upper eyelids
Your upper eyelids are extremely fragile and sensitive and don’t forget what sits underneath your eyelids. The last thing you want is needles piercing through your lids to damage your eye. You need those to see so stay away from that area!
Do NOT use your derma roller every day
Unless you are using a 0.25 or 0.3mm roller. Using anything above that daily is a big NO NO. The longer needles can induce microtrauma and inflammation of the skin if used every day which can trigger the production of collagenase, which is an enzyme that breaks down collagen!
Do NOT perform more than one treatment per day
Despite what most people may think more is not always better. More that one treatment a day is counterproductive and will irritate your skin and you risk getting an infection.
Do NOT Derma roll with dirty needles
This should be self-explanatory but believe it or not, I get people emailing me all the time asking how often they should be cleaning there roller. It’s important to be health conscious and understand that you have something foreign penetrating the skin of your body and whatever is on the needles is gonna be in your skin. Avoid getting infections and clean your derma roller before and after EVERY use!