Most anti-aging enthusiasts among us have probably heard of the Hollywood trend, microneedling or dermarolling! Whether done professionally in the cosmetic studio with electric dermapens or at home with the so-called dermaroller. This new type of skin rejuvenation offers an affordable alternative to expensive chemical peels or invasive procedures. Treatment with the dermaroller is intended to improve the structure of the skin. The body's own regeneration of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid is stimulated and thus contributes to a younger appearance.
COSMETICS STUDIOS VS. DIY
If the treatment is carried out in the cosmetic studio, longer, fine needles (up to 2mm) are often used, and the skin can remain reddened for a few days. For DIY treatment at home, a needle length of max. 0.5 mm is recommended so that there are no serious irritations and complications.
For the treatment of deep acne scars, there is also medical needling (up to 3mm), but this should only be carried out by a dermatologist.
Needling is not the same as needling!
THE DERMAROLLER FOR THE HOME
A dermaroller is a small, handy roller, usually made of plastic or metal, the roller of which is studded with numerous tiny titanium or steel needles. The length of the needles can vary, but the most common lengths for home use are 0.25-0.5mm. The number of needles can range between 250-800 that penetrate the skin. With regular use of the Dermaroller, this leads to a renewal of the upper skin layer in the long term. Scars, wrinkles and small imperfections can be visibly reduced.
HOW MICRONEEDLING WORKS
Our skin renews itself every 28 days. The micro-injuries caused by the needles stimulate skin regeneration and fresher skin appears. The collagen production is stimulated, wrinkles are reduced and the skin appears plumper and rosier overall. During the treatment, a pure, effective serum should always be applied in order to smuggle the active ingredients into the skin. Vitamin C, retinol and hyaluronic serums are particularly suitable for this.
A TREATMENT THAT GETS UNDER THE SKIN
Everyone has to judge for themselves how painful a microneedling / dermarolling treatment is. That depends heavily on the individual sensitivity to pain. At the dermatologist and also often at the beautician, an anesthetic cream is applied before the treatment to make it a little more pleasant for the customer. With DIY treatments at home, you can regulate the pressure on the needled roller that rolls over the skin yourself. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work without a spade. But if you want to be beautiful, you have to suffer a bit ... unfortunately!
MICRONEEDLING AT HOME - WHAT TO CONSIDER
When using the Dermaroller on your own, one must above all pay attention to hygiene. The scooter must be properly disinfected! The face should also be cleaned thoroughly before use.
Apply the effective serum and run the dermaroller vertically, horizontally and diagonally over the skin with light pressure.
You can see results after the first application. The skin feels tighter and firmer. If you want to achieve a long-term improvement in the surface of the skin, you should roll the Dermaroller regularly over the skin for several months. You can incorporate this into your evening routine in the bathroom two to three times a week.
The packaging of the dermaroller should indicate how many applications it can be used for. (usually between 20-30 treatments). Then please dispose of it, as the needles become blunt and can seriously injure the skin.
If you have sensitive skin, active acne, herpes or open wounds, you should definitely refrain from microneedling treatment and talk to a dermatologist about alternative treatment options.
THE QUALITY OF CHOICE WITH THE SERUM
Many beginners wonder which care product is best.
Vitamin C, retinol and hyaluronic acid are all very good products for a microneedling treatment. Important: a retinol serum should not be used on sensitive skin as it can become even more irritated.
The right choice of care products is also important after the treatment. Unscented, gentle moisturizers and serums are recommended.
POPULAR APPLICATION AREAS
If acne scars from puberty just don't want to go away, microneedling can significantly improve the skin structure in just a few months. Pores are refined and the skin becomes smoother and firmer.
Dark circles / crow's feet:
Microneedling can also be performed on the sensitive area around the eyes to reduce dark circles and crow's feet. The micro-injury to the skin stimulates the blood circulation and affects the overtired, swollen bags under the eyes (Puffy eyes) opposite. But caution is advised: The eye area is a very sensitive region and when working with a dermaroller, you have to be very careful and concentrated when using it. If in doubt, it is better to have the eye area treated by a dermatologist - or simply prevent the dark shadows under the eyes with enough sleep and a healthy diet.
The popular anti-aging effect (lifting effect) of dermarolling must of course also be addressed. The perforation of the skin stimulates the collagen and elastin production and thus the skin is plumped from the inside. Wrinkles are reduced and the skin looks rosier and firmer overall.
If the sun is too strong for a long period of time, the activity of the melanocytes increases and an excessive amount of melanin is formed in the skin. This leads to pigment spots appearing. In particular, the use of a vitamin C serum in combination with the Dermaroller can help to reduce the existing hyperpigmentation or, through regular use, to completely remove it.
Do not apply makeup for 6 hours after needling. The skin is irritated and could be very sensitive to ingredients in the foundation. You should also avoid sunbathing and in any case apply UV protection in order to protect the skin from harmful rays. 1-2 days after a dermarolling treatment you shouldn't visit a sauna or steam bath.
It is best to carry out the treatment in the late afternoon / evening.
Peelings and facial brushes should also be avoided for at least a week so that the skin can regenerate in peace. Care should be taken to use gentle ingredients in cleaning gels and washing lotions. Ingredients in creams and serums are now better absorbed by up to 90%. Therefore, high quality, pure products should be applied in the following days.
CONCLUSION: Many beauty enthusiasts no longer want to do without a dermaroller and make it an integral part of skin care to tackle wrinkles, scars and pigmentation disorders.
And another interesting addition for our male readers:
ATTRACTIVE BEARD DUE TO DERMAROLLING
The body reacts to the small micro-injuries with a healing process. During this process, the body creates new collagen, which is responsible for the elasticity and suppleness of the skin. In addition to the anti-aging effect on our skin, this protein also has a positive effect on the revitalization and growth of our hair! The reason for this is the improvement in blood flow and blood circulation.
Basically, you need three things to stimulate beard growth with the Dermaroller: a Dermaroller, a serum for the skin and a disinfectant for the Dermaroller. The application should be increased slowly: starting with once a week and ending with 3 times a week.
Over a period of 2-3 months, the hair roots are stimulated to grow, and the result can then be a fuller, more attractive beard!
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