What is Derma roller or Micro-needling?
Needle length depends on skin concerns one is addressing like acne scars,stretchmarks etc.Normally 0.5mm to 1.5mm derma roller is used for acne scars.
What are the Advantages of Derma roller or Micro-needling?
- Cell/Tissue Regeneration.
- Collagen and Elastin production.
- Tighter and Firmer Skin.
- Even and Healthier Skin.
- Better absorption of skin care/beauty products.
- Smoothens scars,acne scars etc.
Which Skin concerns can be treated with Derma roller?
- Pitted Acne Scars-Atrophic/Hypertrophic acne scars.
- Stretchmarks/Cellulite/Loose skin.
- Surgical scars.
- Chicken pox scars.
- Burnt scars.
How is Derma roller procedure done?
Step 4: The Derma roller is rolled on skin with even pressure in three directions:right to left,top to down and diagonally on the whole area,avoiding eye area.It usually only takes a couple of minutes for the procedure.
Step 5: Moisturiser is applied to soothe the area and derma roller is disinfected using alcohol solution and warm water.
What are the side effects of Derma roller ?
There are no major side effects to Derma roller or Micro-needling except for redness & dryness of skin which can be fixed by applying moisturiser and sunscreen.There is no recovery period as such,one can resume their normal routine after the procedure.
Is Derma roller or Micro-needling a painful procedure?
As per my friend Ashu, it is not very painful procedure. You can barely feel the pricking sensation of the needles and the pain levels aren’t that high.It is pretty similar to undergoing laser and it is bearable.For those can’t tolerate it,can ask their doctors for a numbing cream prior to the procedure.
Is Derma roller a safe procedure?
Yes,Derma roller or Micro-needling is a safe and effective procedure.
How much time does Derma roller take to show results?
Though it gives good results at a faster rate when compared to other skin treatments,the duration completely depends on your skin condition.Once you start derma roller,you can gradually start to see very good improvement in a couple of weeks.
This is one such case study where the patient underwent derma rolling over couple of weeks to treat Hypertrophic acne scars.
How much does Derma roller or Micro-needling procedure cost?
Who should avoid undergoing Micro-needling?
Micro-needling is done on relatively clear/calm skin meaning no active breakouts,lesions,inflamed skin.People with skin conditions like eczema,psoriasis,sun burn should avoid this procedure.
Can one do Derma roller or Micro-needling at home?Where you can buy derma roller?
Yes,one can do micro-needling on themselves provided they choose right kind of derma roller and follow good care disinfecting derma roller and skin care regime.
If you plan doing derma roller on self,then this video will give you a clearer idea of the procedure.