Micro-needling is a relatively new treatment that uses tiny needles to create a controlled injury in the skin. This process produces new collagen and stimulates the production of elastin—two proteins that help keep skin smooth, firm, and supple. Micro-needling has become so popular that there are even at-home skin needling rollers for sale online!
Derma rolling is a procedure that involves using a handheld device to create micro-injuries in your skin. This process is called “micro needling” and has been used for years in Chinese traditional medicine (TCM) to promote healing and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
While many people use derma rollers at home as part of their daily skincare routine, they are also used by dermatologists and other medical professionals alike; some even use them on patients with severe burns or other wounds that require serious treatment!
What is skin needling?
The procedure involves the use of a handheld device known as a derma-roller. This device has tiny needles on its surface that are rolled over the skin, creating micro-injuries in the process. These injuries stimulate the growth of new collagen and elastin, which can help improve the appearance of scarring and stretch marks.
While famous for its low cost compared to other treatments like laser resurfacing or chemical peels, there are some risks involved with this procedure: some patients report experiencing redness and swelling immediately after treatment, while others experience an increase in acne breakouts near their treated areas.
Micro-needling may be as effective as other treatments for wrinkles and acne scars.
Micro-needling is a procedure that involves using skin needling rollers, which has multiple tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. The micro-needling roller has rows of needles on a circular shaft, which are rolled across the face. The needles create minor wounds that stimulate the body’s natural healing process to repair them and produce new collagen and elastin. The result is smoother, firmer skin with better texture and fewer fine lines (wrinkles).
When not to use.
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Don’t use a skin needling roller when pregnant or breast-feeding.
- Active acne, eczema, psoriasis: If you have any of these conditions, don’t use a derma roller until the skin situation has been cleared up.
- Sunburned/damaged skin: If the skin is sunburned or damaged from excessive exfoliation (i.e., peeling), do not use a derma roller as this may introduce bacteria into open wounds and increase the chances of infection.
Ask a dermatologist first.
If unsure about the derma roller, don’t use it. Get medical advice before using a derma roller if there are any active skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis or acne. Even if the skin is healthy and clear, a dermatologist can tell whether rolling needles over the face could cause problems in the future.
Micro-needling may help improve acne scars and fine lines.
Make sure to consult a doctor before using a derma roller if you have active acne, eczema, psoriasis or any other skin condition. While trying to treat an existing skin condition with micro-needling, there’s a risk that the injury caused by rolling needles over it will worsen the condition or generate new ones.
Avoid derma rolling on the face while undergoing laser treatment because it may increase the risk of scarring or discolouration.
Remember that no matter how tempting it is to try at home, one should consult a medical professional before doing any micro-needling. They can help to decide whether this treatment is suitable for your skin and if so, teach you how to do it saf