Dermaroller devices are forms of micro-needling tools which are capable of helping your skin in many different ways. They are solid alternatives to other forms of clinical skincare techniques and tools, which may be beneficial in some situations, but not in others. In order to understand how Dermaroller works when some of those other options won’t you must first understand the processes itself.
Regenerating Cells with Clinical Dermaroller Procedures
As the name suggests, a Dermaroller is a rolling device used on the skin. It acts in much the same way as a paint roller would when painting walls. However, instead of distributing paint easily, a Dermaroller is designed with small needles embedded in it. It is meant to distribute tiny holes evenly across a section of skin using those needles. When those holes are made, it will trigger reactions inside the body, causing more collagen and elastin to be produced in order to regenerate and repair skin cells. The better the repairs, the tighter the skin will be, which is why Dermaroller treatment is often used to reduce mild or moderate wrinkles.
Are Dermarollers Better Than Laser Treatments?
In the world of skincare there is really no such thing as a universally “better” or “worse” procedure. All procedures are recommended by skincare professionals based on the exact needs of every individual client. The use of clinical laser equipment, for example, can produce very similar results to Dermaroller. However, lasers are often considered bad choices for people with oily or dark skin. Dermaroller procedures can be performed on such people with ease because they are not light or heat-based procedures. Only slight adjustments to needle size must be made according to skin thickness and desired treatment level.
The Versatility of Dermaroller Procedures for the Skin
Another issue with laser treatments versus Dermaroller procedures is that lasers are sometimes not recommended for use on certain parts of the body due to concerns about extra sensitive skin in some areas or changes in skin thickness. For example, laser treatments on the face can be quite tricky at times because damage to the eyes or the skin surrounding them must be avoided.
While Dermarollers themselves may not be used on such areas either, Derma-stamps or Derma-pens may be suitable. They are all micro-needling tools, they just vary in size and shape. Actual Dermaroller devices are also quite versatile because they can be used nearly anywhere on the body, though they are often used on larger skin sections, such as stomachs.
The Immediate and Long-Term Aftereffects of Dermaroller Procedures
Dermaroller is a clinical skincare technique that produces immediate results, though those results may not be what you want or expect initially. All of the minute holes in the skin, which would otherwise be nearly invisible, may start to bleed for a short time after the treatment is complete. Your technician can treat them with medicated salve as needed and will not let you leave until the bleeding subsides. However, your skin may still be red and sensitive for a time after you leave the clinic.
The long-term goal of Dermaroller is to get your body to heal itself, which takes time. You should slowly start to see healthier skin cells appear as the body’s natural defenses are activated. As the cells are strengthened they will not only look better, but they will also be better able to stay strong for longer periods of time. Although, you may find yourself needing to go back for more treatment at some later date.