Microneedling is the process of tiny needles taken over the skin to create micro damages in the skin. These damages activate the body’s wound healing system which triggers the growth of new healthy cells. There are in office microneedle treatments that are performed with a machine. There is also an at home microneedling apparatus called a derma roller. This device consists of micro-fine needles from 0.25 to 2.5 millimeters in diameter, which is rolled across the skin. The needles puncture the skin, like multiple simultaneous miniature pinpricks. If you are looking at getting an in office microneedling treatment or starting an at home derma roller regimen, here are 5 things you should know first:

How Does It Work?

A derma-roller has hundreds of needles that create tiny skin injuries which makes the production of collagen and elastin go into overdrive.

What it does is causes your skin to compensate as it heals and leaves your skin tighter than it was before.
Microneedling is a great way to fill in fine lines and making wrinkles appear less prominent. It will also thicken the skin under the eyes to remove black circles and bags, and even works well on plumping lips.

Microneedling is effective for treating acne scars and skin discoloration. When the process is used with proper serums, it increases the absorption of the serum ingredients by up to 80%.

Should I Do It At Home?

Although there are many derma-rollers available for use at home, the results will be less substance than in office treatments. An in office and home regimen can be started with the direction of your technician. At-home derma-rollers do offer a cost-effective way to add to the benefits you will see in total. Your technician can supply you with a new, pre-sterilized, high quality derma roller.

Which Serums Should I Use

It’s vital to use the serum with the best active ingredients. The serum you use can be the difference between a great job on completion and a disaster. You should use serums that contain ingredients like peptides, hyaluronic acid, stem cells, and that increase the effects collagen stimulation, cell turnover, smooth out your fine lines, as well as hydrating and plumping.

You should avoid products that have ingredients like Vitamin C and retinol, as they can cause sensitivity and irritations. Speak to your beauty therapist to find out what serums are preferred for derma rolling.

How Often Should I Do It?

You can safely do at home derma rolling a couple of times a week; however, professional jobs should only need to be done once a month at the most.

What results should I expect?

Skin treated with monthly micro needling sessions have been known to produce up to 400% more collagen and elastin. Your skin will look plump and luminous while lines and wrinkles become filled and skin tone becomes more even.