BEAUTY
The Ultimate Guide To Dermarolling
By MARICA LAING
Differences
Microneedling and dermarolling are different because the first refers to a procedure done by a medical professional which causes minor trauma to the skin while the second can be done by yourself. The professional device is like a pen; the at-home devices are rollers and easy to use.
Benefits
Dermatologist Shereene Idriss states that “It helps with skin rejuvenation, acne [scarring] and other scarring, enlarged pores, wrinkles, and even stretch marks.” The small tears created in the skin encourage the body to produce collagen and send more blood to the face.
Risks
Risks for dermarolling include causing more scars to develop on your skin and the needles can lead to infection or damage. After the procedure, your skin may be very sensitive to the sun and be red for a couple of days, and you should space out your sessions accordingly or you can start bleeding, swelling, and breaking out.
It’s Affordable
A dermaroller might be the most attractive option because you can get one between $20-$50 compared to other treatments like Botox, laser, and microneedling. The device can last up to 8 months if you take care of it properly, so you’ll be saving a ton of cash in the process.
The Right Choice
The magic of dermarolling lies in the needles and what issue you want to clear up on your skin. If your main concern is wrinkles and fine lines or large pores, you can opt for 0.25mm – 0.5mm needles, but a 1mm needle will help with light scars or stretch marks; anything above 1mm should be used by a medical professional.