Do derma-rollers work?

Yes. Derma-rolling involves the use of micro-needles which makes microscopic incisions in the skin as ‘trauma’ which then causes the skin to go into ‘repair mode’ by stimulating collagen production.

The derma rollers create tiny pathways in the skin with shorter needles. Serums can use these pathways to travel deeper, absorbing more efficiently and hopefully producing more visible effects. 

They have a number of uses, but the main ones are for improving pigmentation issues and improving the surface of the skin. Derma rollers help remove dull, dead skin cells through exfoliation, leaving the skin’s surface smoother and more refined. It maximizes the effectiveness of the products used with it for visibly refined tone, texture, and firmness. Fine lines, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation are all said to be diminished with regular derma rolling.

A study done in 2008 found that four micro-needling sessions resulted in up to a 400 per cent rise in collagen and made the skin more firm.

Remember, proper storage of your derma-roller is critical to ensure hygiene and prevent bacteria from developing as it can lead to breakouts on the skin. It is not recommended to use the roller on highly sensitive skin or breakouts as it could potentially cause more irritation on an already irritated area.

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