How Dermaroller Procedures Can Treat Skin and Reverse Damage
I don’t know about y’all but I’ve definitely noticed a change in my skin as I’ve aged. I’ve tried everything I can to take good care of my skin but being educated about what options you have are the most important! Skin can become damaged over time because of circumstances, such as poor diet or smoking. It can also become damaged because of the environment, such as over exposure to the sun. But a lot of skin damage simply occurs because our bodies don’t make as much collagen, elastin, Human Growth Hormone, and other hormones and proteins as we age. The skincare industry has found several ways to reverse that damage, regardless of cause, and one of those ways is with a treatment called Dermaroller.
Check out how Dermaroller can improve your skin and reverse damage!
How Dermaroller Helps to Improve Skin Cell Cohesion
When skin cells lose their cohesiveness (loosen up) it is often due to either reduced collagen levels or uneven collagen distribution. Without even distribution of collagen the skin has no elasticity so it can’t stay tight and stretchy. Instead, it sags, much like a rubber band that loses its elasticity over time. Dermaroller treatments produce small holes in the skin using needles. Those holes are points of minor skin cell damage. The body will try to repair that damage and, in so doing, will make more collagen. As the new collagen is sent to the cells where it is needed, cohesion can be reestablished.
What Makes Laser Treatments and Dermaroller Procedures Different?
If you are wondering why Dermaroller procedures are any different from the laser procedures that you may have heard about more frequently the answer is the technique used. Any type of cosmetic laser equipment is going to heat the skin up to encourage collagen and water molecules to tighten up. Dermaroller doesn’t use heat. Instead, the skin is encouraged to regenerate through the use of needles.
This difference might seem irrelevant to you, but how important it is depends on your skin type and the condition of it. For example, if you happen to have skin that is oily then the heat from lasers could easily burn you. Dermaroller treatments would cause you no such problem because no serious amount of heat is produced by the hand-held Dermaroller tool. Neither procedure is better or worse than the other under some circumstances, but under other circumstances the choice you make can make all the difference in the world.
Having a Dermaroller Procedure and Caring for Your Skin Afterwards
If you plan to go to a clinic for a Dermaroller treatment then you should prepare yourself for some discomfort, but not as much as you might think. The treatment area will be completely numbed before the needle-studded roller is used on your skin. You may feel some pressure, and possibly mild pain, but your clinician can stop if you ask them to address that for you.
Although your discomfort can be well managed by your clinician, you also need to understand that any time you puncture your skin with needles the end result will be bleeding. So, part of your appointment will involve applying pressure to your skin to stop the blood flow. Your technician should also give you a slave to put on your skin at home to soothe and protect it while it heals.
Treating Various Skin Areas with a Dermaroller or Similar Tool
A final thing to keep in mind about Dermarollers is that they are part of a family of “Derma” tools that includes Derma-stamps and Derma-pens. All three tool types are micro-needling devices. Between them, they can be used to treat almost any part of your body where you feel the skin needs help to heal. But Dermarollers themselves are typically used on larger areas, while the pen and stamp versions can be used on your face or other small or difficult areas.