Microneedling: The New Celebrity Favorite
IN THIS ARTICLE:
- 01 What Can Derma Rolling Do To Your Skin?
- 02 Microneedling vs Derma Rolling
- 03 Is Microneedling Safe To Do At Home?
- 04 Microneedling Tips For Best Results
The true fountain of youth is found within the human body, and the elixir? A substance called collagen. This important protein not only helps maintain youthfulness on the outside but also promotes overall well-being. Unfortunately, as we age, collagen production declines. Is it possible to boost the body's production of this rejuvenating protein?
Here comes microneedling, a minimally invasive skin treatment that utilizes the body's innate healing abilities to provide anti-aging benefits, specifically targeting aging skin. Ever wondered how Hollywood A-listers maintain their perpetually youthful looks? Well, guess what? Many of them absolutely swear by microneedling. The Kardashian sisters, Jennifer Aniston, and Demi Moore—just to name a few.
While it can’t promise to transform you into a celebrity overnight, microneedling can help you achieve your best skin ever. Continue reading and discover what makes this skin treatment a favorite among the trendsetters.
1. What Can Derma Rolling Do To Your Skin?
Microneedling is a celebrity-preferred skin rejuvenation treatment that effectively addresses common skin issues and improves overall complexion. It's quickly becoming the go-to option for individuals seeking noticeable improvements in their skin.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, uses hundreds of microneedles to create miniscule wounds on the first layer of skin to trigger the wound healing process.
By using a derma roller on your skin, you create small wounds that signal the body to initiate a crucial repair process, akin to the natural healing process.For repair, the body uses structural proteins like collagen and elastin, which are responsible for the anti-aging effects of microneedling.
Here are some of its benefits
- Improves scars and stretch marks - With consistent treatments, the healing process helps reduce and fade scars that may be caused by acne and even injury.
- Smooths wrinkles and fine lines - No more wrinkly, crepey skin! Collagen fills in shallow lines and wrinkling to give you a smoother and tighter complexion.
- Improves skin tone - The micro-exfoliating action of microneedling promotes skin cell turnover that helps reduce skin darkening or discoloration.
- Better hair growth - The healing properties of microneedling, combined with medication, have shown promising results in stimulating hair growth among alopecia patients.
2. Microneedling Vs Derma Rolling
Microneedling and derma rolling are similar procedures. They both use a roller equipped with tiny needles to create miniscule injuries on the skin. The main difference between the two is all about the technique and tools they use.
In-clinic microneedling uses a device called an electrical derma pen, which creates tiny punctures on the skin. This electric derma pen is capable of penetrating deeper into the skin compared to a derma roller. This pen can also be used to deliver topical treatments deeper into the skin.
At-home derma rolling solely relies on the derma roller tool to create small wounds on the skin. While it may not penetrate as deeply as microneedling, derma rolling can still provide significant benefits for the skin when used consistently.
The choice between the two procedures may depend on personal preference and the desired level of skin penetration.
3. Is Microneedling Safe To Do At Home?
Taking the right precautions is essential when attempting to do skin treatments at home. Be sure to diligently follow the instructions provided with your derma roller purchase to ensure safe and effective usage. Seek guidance from a skincare professional to ensure you're on the right track with your at-home treatments.
For optimal results, it's suggested to have a treatment period of five consecutive days, followed by a five-day break to give your skin time to rest. Once your skin has fully recovered, you can start a new cycle. This pattern of five days on and five days off should be maintained for two months. Remember to replace your derma roller every three months.
Potential post-treatment side effects may include minor redness and irritation. Don’t be alarmed as these usually go away in a few days. To prevent adverse effects, make sure to clean and disinfect your roller after each use.
4. Microneedling Tips For Best Results
Derma rolling at home is so easy to do. Here are a few tips on how to make your treatments more effective.
- To ensure better skin penetration, don’t forget to start with a clean face.
- Apply a layer of serum before and after the treatment. Hyaluronic acid is a good choice.
- Strong active ingredients like retinol and vitamin C may increase sensitivity. Save these for your off days.
- When rolling, only apply pressure that you can comfortably tolerate.
- Do not use the derma roller over your eyelids. Take extra care when rolling on the lip and under eye areas.
- Before storing the roller, spray it with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol to disinfect it.
Taking derma roller before and after photos can be a great way to see the progress you're making. Its full effects on skin should be noticeable around 30 to 40 days - which is the time it takes for a complete skin cell turnover. Some may notice immediate improvements in as little as two weeks, like softer and smoother skin that responds better to products.
For your first foray into at-home derma rolling, try the Project E Beauty Derma Roller. This cosmetic needling instrument is perfectly set for micro exfoliation: equipped with 540 0.25mm-long microneedles made of high quality grade A titanium.
If you're new to at-home derma rolling, consider trying the Project E Beauty Derma Roller. This cosmetic needling instrument is ideal for microexfoliation and features 540 high-quality grade A titanium microneedles, each measuring 0.25 mm in length. Your next favorite skincare tool has a compact design plus a comfortable handle for treatment sessions you’ll always look forward to.
written by Charlotte Rycroft