A dermaroller is a small device that has a handle and a roller that’s covered in microneedles of various sizes.
When roll over your skin, it creates very small skin punctures. The depth of punctures created by the needles depends on the sizes of the microneedles you use, but they’re sufficient to trigger your skin’s healing response that can stimulate collagen production.
Dermarollers come in different sizes and perform different functions and your choice must depend on your particular goals. The smaller sizes of 0.10mm to 0.30mm are generally used to create tiny pathways in the skin so skincare products can penetrate more easily. They’re great to help skincare products absorb deeper into the skin to work more efficiently. Beyond this simple purpose, they don’t provide any other notable benefits.
Larger dermarollers of 0.5 mm to 1.0 mm provide more significant functions as they stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and encourage collagen synthesis. This can help with large pores, acne scarring, wrinkles, loose and sagging skin, hair loss & hyperpigmentation. Some claim improvement in skin texture and minimises stretch marks.
It’s important to note dermarollers larger than 1mm should only be used by trained professionals since they can damage the skin and potentially interfere with the body’s ability to produce new collagen fibers.
When used properly and in combination with effective serums, a dermaroller may help you achieve more radiant, youthful and elastic skin. Keep in mind while you can use your skincare products daily, you should not dermaroller your skin more than once every three weeks.
It’s always wise to do your own research and start with the smallest sized dermaroller and allow your skin a full month to completely recover after 1st use. Sanitize your roller regularly and before & after each use is a must to keep it clean to minimise chances of infection. With proper use, this tool can help minimise blemishes and give your skin a healthy, youthful appearance.