Derma Rolling has been a popular treatment for skin concerns like hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and acne scars. It is usually performed using a handheld device that has rows of needles. These needles penetrate the skin and allow the production of collagen for firmer and plumper skin. It is usually a home procedure that is a counterpart of micro-needling performed in the dermatologists’ centers.
Everybody can try this procedure, given that you have the right tool and knowledge about the process. On the plus side, the preparation for this process is not as tedious as other skincare regimens. To start your preparations for this procedure, below are the things you need to prepare for the home derma rolling process:
- A derma roller
- Lukewarm water
- Cleanser and Exfoliator
- Facial serum
How to start the process?
You will need a Derma Roller!
Now, first things first. In doing this process, of course, you will need a derma roller. But, how do you choose a derma roller? Well, in choosing the right tool, you need to find a quality retailer. The next thing you should be considering is the needle size of your roller. According to the dermatologists, the needle should be at least 0.3 mm or lower in size. Thicker needles that were used in this process tend to damage the skin, especially if applied around the sensitive skins near the lips and eyes.
Wash, Cleanse, and Exfoliate
After obtaining your own quality derma roller and needles, you must now prepare your skin for the process. Of course, don’t forget to wash your face with a cleanser and lukewarm water before eventually using an exfoliator that has a gentle chemical. This step helps your face to absorb the ingredients more as the needles penetrate your skin.
After washing your face, you can now apply one or two layers of the serum on your face. Dermatologists stated that the main point of using a derma roller at home is to maximize the serum’s efficacy. With that, it is essential to take note of the importance of buying the right serum for your face. It should also have the right active ingredients to get the desired result. Experts suggest that one should choose a formula that contains ingredients like hyaluronic acid. Ingredients like this usually maximize the effect of derma rolling in order to stimulate collagen and smoothen out fine lines, making your skin hydrated and firmer.
You can now use your Derma Roller!
Afterward, gently roll your derma roller over your face in a vertical, horizontal, and diagonal manner. Roll the device twice on your cheeks, chin, neck, and forehead. You don’t need to apply a lot of pressure in rolling the device. You just need to apply a comfortable pressure that you can tolerate. If your roller has a longer needle, you may only need to do this process once a month. On the other hand, if they are much shorter, you can repeat the derma rolling process every other day. You should also consider how frequently you will do the process if you have sensitive skin.
Apply Another Layer of Serum
After rolling the derma roller in your face, you can add another layer of serum to your face. Facial serums must have Vitamin E and a considerable amount of Vitamin C to brighten the skin and correct the pigmentary issues. Also, cover your skin with sunscreen if there will be sun exposure. Note that the skin is much vulnerable after the needling procedure, so be sure to take good care of it.
Clean your Derma Roller!
After the procedure, do not forget to wash your roller! If possible, use water and soap, along with isopropyl alcohol, with a 70% solution. You can also dip it in hot water to further cleanse it. Replace your roller often if it is used frequently or after ten uses. A dirty roller most likely causes skin irritation, bleeding, and infection, so take good care of your derma roller, too. Additionally, don’t let others use your roller.
The collagen production will continue for about several months, although the glow might fade within the third or fourth week after the procedure. This is why it is advised to continue the treatment to preserve the results and achieved a continuous effect.