What is demarolling and how can it improve my skin?

One of the hottest high-tech skincare trends this year is dermarolling! This skincare treatment has been all over the cosmetic magazines and Instagram feeds of popular celebrities this summer.

A dermaroller goes by many names both here and across the pond, including skin roller, skin needling, microneedling and collagen induction therapy.

People of many ages are drawn to this type of skincare treatment because it can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne marks, and even scarring.

But, given the recent hype, does this treatment preform as well as people say? And could it help your skin?

What is dermarolling?

First, it’s important to mention dermarolling may go by many names, but the treatment, process, and healing times are overall similar.

A dermaroller is a wheel, roller, stamp, or extruder with tiny metal needles that are used to create controlled micro-injury on the skins surface by poking small holes in your skin.

The purpose of creating small and controlled micro-injury is that this will then trigger your skin to repair itself. During the skin repair process collagen and elastin are activated and work a bit of overtime to help the skin heal properly.

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How can dermarolling improve my skin?

You will notice a reduction in the appearance of scarring, pigmentation, and skin unevenness after the first completing our first three course therapy session.

Dermarolling works in two ways to improve the appearance and health of your skin. In the first case, it can improve your skin overtime through the healing process. By creating the micro-injuries it stimulates the production and regeneration of skin cells, when the skin cells repair the injuries it helps to even out the surface of the skin.

The second way dermarolling can improve your skin, is because skincare products can be absorbed into deeper layers of the skin. Products with Vitamin C and E can be effective in helping your skin retain its glow and youthfulness.
At APSkincare, we believe aftercare can be as important as the treatment its self which is why we o include a complete aftercare package to help your skin heal properly following treatment.

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Will the treatment hurt?

In some cases the treatment it may hurt, but only a little! The needles are very, very small and chances are you won’t feel a thing — some people do say it feels a little weird or odd during the first session.

There may be some discomfort after, and you may encounter some bleeding and redness directly after treatment. The redness on your skin with this treatment may last anywhere from 2 to 10 days.

Can I do this treatment at home?

You could. But, it you are looking for treatment for scarring and to help even out your skin, we recommend you consult with a professional! As the at home needles are shorter and smaller which may reduce the effectiveness of this treatment.

At AP Skincare we have a range of skincare services to help our clients to love their skin. Our three session EDermaroller Collagen Therapy is designed to help brighten, re-hydrate, and stimulate collagen production to improve the look and feel of your skin. Book a FREE consultation to see how we can help your skin.