What is a Derma roller, and what does micro-needling mean?
Derma Rollers are small, handheld cosmetic devices that consist of hundreds of microneedles meant to acupuncture the outer surface of your skin. They may look scary because of the microneedles, but they’re highly beneficial. They induce natural collagen and elastin production, which are very important for maintaining a healthy skin texture. While increasing collagen production, the derma roller also induces better product penetration as it helps the product get into the deep layers of your skin. The best derma roller available online is Lely’s 0.5 mm Derma Roller, which comes with 540 titanium alloy needles meant to simulate thousands of pores present on the skin. It is used for micro-needling at home.
The Derma roller isn’t just used for your facial skin; it can also do wonders for your scalp.
Is micro-needling at home safe?
Micro-needling at home is completely safe as the home rollers have a maximum of 0.5 mm of needle length, unlike the ones used in professional clinics, which have a length of up to 3 mm. It can become unsafe if you overdo the pressure and don’t keep the roller clean, which could cause infection. The Derma roller gives a painless treatment, with the sensation as easy on your skin as an exfoliating scrub.
Why use a derma roller?
Derma roller is the true magic wand for your skin. There are various ways it can benefit you, such as it can help fill in wrinkles and plump up the skin. It helps remove acne marks, freckles, stretch marks, surgical or burn scars, etc. The Derma Roller can help lighten darkened areas on your face, such as sun spots and even breakouts. Derma rollers show better results when paired up with serums and creams relating to specific skin concerns. For example, if you have a wrinkle problem, you should pair up the derma roller treatment with Lely’s anti-aging serum. Check out the wide range of serums and creams Lely’s offers for all your skin-related concerns. Other than facial skin, derma rollers are also very efficient for hair regrowth! It induces stem cells in the hair follicles, which promotes hair growth. As derma rollers are famous for inducing product penetration, combined with products like Lely’s hair growth lotion, they can do wonders for your hair.
How to safely use a derma roller?
Steps to follow when using a derma roller on the face:
Step 1: Disinfect your roller by immersing it in 70% isopropyl alcohol for 5 to 10 minutes.
Step 2: Cleanse your face with Lely’s acne squash wash
Step 3: Apply a serum or cream appropriate for your skin concern.
Step 4: It’s time to roll!
Roll in one direction 6 to 8 times with pressure, depending on your sensitivity. Lift the roller after each pass. Continue this process until you’ve covered the entire area of the skin. Repeat the whole process in a different direction. For example, if you horizontally rolled on a particular area, now you should switch and do it in a vertical direction and keep it moderate. The pressure and the number of repetitions should depend on your comfort level.
Step 5: Wash your face with water and if desired, apply a follow-up product. Lastly, sterilize your derma roller by soaking it in alcohol and then storing it away safely.
Steps to follow when using a derma roller for hair:
Step 1: Sanitize it by soaking it in 70% isopropyl alcohol.
Step 2: Apply Lely’s hair growth lotion on a clean scalp and then roll the derma roller horizontally, vertically, and diagonally in the same area about 4-5 times. For better results, use it three times a week.
Step 3: Sanitize the derma roller in the same way and store it in a clean place.