- ❤Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles: Microneedling helps stimulate collagen and elastin production, which can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- ❤Improves the appearance of scars: A microneedle derma roller can help break up scar tissue and boost collagen production to promote healthy skin growth, so it can work well to diminish surgical, injury, and acne scarring.
- ❤Fades sun damage and hyperpigmentation: Dark spots from sun damage and other forms of hyperpigmentation are caused by increased amounts of melanin in the skin. Microneedling can remove the top layers of the skin through exfoliation, so dark spots are less noticeable.
- ❤Reduces the appearance of pores: If you have enlarged pores on your nose, cheeks, or chin, a microneedle derma roller can help reduce their appearance by stimulating collagen production to help thicken and plump the skin. Your pores look smaller as a result, so your skin has a smoother appearance.
- ❤Works all over the body: While most people use a microneedle derma roller on their faces, it can actually work anywhere on your body. You can use it to diminish the appearance of acne scarring, stretch marks, or cellulite on your chest, back, legs, and backside.
What is a microneedle derma roller?
A microneedle derma roller is a tool used to perform microneedling treatments on the skin. It’s a small handheld device that features a roller of tiny needles. As you roll it over your skin, the needles create microscopic wounds in the skin, which stimulates the body’s healing process. This helps promote cell turnover and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, making microneedling an ideal treatment for mature, aging, or scarred skin.
Microneedle derma rollers meant for home use usually have such small needles that they don’t hurt when you move them over the skin.
Using a microneedle derma roller too often can irritate your skin.
Always begin with a freshly washed face when using your microneedle derma roller.
Move a microneedle derma roller in a crosshatch pattern over your face.
Q. Is it safe to use a microneedle derma roller?
A. Because they feature needles, some people are hesitant to use a microneedle derma roller at home. But derma rollers designed for home use usually have small enough needles that it’s perfectly safe to use them.
Q. How long does it take to see results with a microneedle derma roller?
A. Patience is key when you’re using a microneedle derma roller. While you may notice that your skin tone appears brighter and more even within just a few weeks of use, it can take at least three to four months to see significant results for fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.
Q. How should I disinfect a microneedle derma roller?
A. To kill any germs on the roller’s surface, soak it in isopropyl alcohol for five to 10 minutes after washing it, and then store it in a protective case to prevent it from coming into contact with any new bacteria.