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What is a derma roller and why should I use one?

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

Derma Roller displayed on a table top with Amulet beard products

A derma roller, also known as a microneedle roller or skin roller, is a handheld device that consists of a handle and a roller head covered in tiny, fine needles. These needles vary in length, typically ranging from 0.25 to 3 millimeters. Derma rollers are used in a skincare technique called microneedling.

The purpose of a derma roller is to create controlled micro-injuries or microtrauma to the skin's surface. When you roll the device over your skin, the fine needles puncture the top layer of the skin, which stimulates the body's natural wound healing process. Here's why you might consider using a derma roller:

Collagen and elastin production:

The micro-injuries from the derma roller stimulate the skin's production of collagen and elastin, two essential proteins responsible for maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. This can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines over time.

Improvement of skin texture and tone:

Microneedling with a derma roller can lead to smoother, more even skin. It can help reduce the appearance of acne scars, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation.

Enhanced skincare product absorption:

The microchannels created by the derma roller allow skincare products like serums and creams to penetrate deeper into the skin, increasing their effectiveness.

Reduction in the size of pores:

Regular use of a derma roller may help reduce the size of enlarged pores by promoting collagen production and improving skin texture.

Hair growth stimulation:

Derma rollers can also be used on the face and scalp to stimulate hair growth by increasing blood flow and promoting the absorption of hair growth products.

It's important to note that derma rolling should be done with care and consideration of your skin type and specific concerns. It's advisable to start with shorter needle lengths if you're new to microneedling and to consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional before beginning a derma roller regimen. Additionally, proper hygiene is crucial when using a derma roller to prevent infection, and the device should be cleaned before and after each use. In addition, depending on the quality of the derma roller, you may need to replace it between a few weeks or a couple months when the needles have been bent or damaged.

Overall, while derma rollers can be beneficial for improving skin texture and addressing various skin concerns, they should be used with caution and as part of a broader skincare routine.

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