It seems like everyone is talking about Dermarolling! If you haven’t heard of dermarolling, you are probably wondering what the heck it is and if you should immediately go buy yourself one? 

We are going to answer all of your questions about dermarolling and if you should use one for your at-home skin care routine.

 

What is Dermarolling?

Dermarolling is basically the at-home version of microneedling treatment you get done at a dermatologist or a licensed esthetician clinic. The small hand-held dermaroller has tiny little needles that penetrate the skin when you roll the dermaroller on your face. You usually start at the center of your face, and roll the dermaroller outward toward the edges of your face. Dermarolling is suggested for people who have acne scars, large pores, or wrinkles. 

 

What are the Benefits?

IF DONE BY A PROFESSIONAL microneedling/dermarolling is known to stimulate collagen to tighten up your skin. With tighter skin you can expect your wrinkles and fine lines to improve. Also, with collagen stimulated, you will see improvements in your acne scars. With these little microneedles penetrating your skin, essentially exfoliating your skin, it is believed that serums and active products will be more effective since it will be able to reach deeper into your skin, leaving your complexion even-toned and glowing!

 

Any Cautions with Dermarolling?

YES! If you decide to do dermarolling at home, although NOT ADVISED, take caution when rolling the device on your face. You want to LIGHTLY press the roller on your skin, be sure not to press too hard. You don’t want to damage your skin or skin barrier. Some skincare experts suggest using your non-dominant hand with the dermaroller to keep you from applying too much pressure. Remember – LESS is MORE! 

Finally, you don’t want to spread more bacteria from your dermaroller onto your skin triggering a breakout. Be sure to wash your dermaroller before you use it and after you use it with rubbing alcohol or your face wash. ALWAYS cleanse your face before using the dermaroller. Again, you don’t want to spread dirt, grime, sweat, and bacteria from the day all over your face. 

 

BOTTOM LINE

We HIGHLY suggest NOT doing dermarolling at home. If done by a professional, it can be effective and can improve your complexion. But, if done at home there is a chance you could damage your skin if you don’t use it properly, apply too much pressure, overuse the roller, and not clean it thoroughly. At the end of the day, your skin coach will give you all the necessary products and treatments to clear your acne, improve your acne scars, and just improve your overall complexion. So, trust your Skin Coach, and listen to what they tell you about how to have acne-free, healthy, glowing skin!

Carly @ Austin Skin Plus