By: Koi Beauty
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Derma Rolling is the process of using a small roller with many tiny needles and rolling it on your skin, it is a great needling treatment of Acne scars. It was originally used for wrinkles and smoothing the skin by basically using the needles to create small trauma on your skin creating collagen remodeling of the surface skin. If you read the Scars page we want this to happen to make the skin more flat and the scars less noticeable.
The rollers come in different needle sizes that will have different results on your skin. Because you are poking your skin you will feel some mild stinging and perhaps a little bit of bleeding, but nothing too painful.
Derma rolling also helps with wrinkles, stretch marks and it even hair loss making a great product with many benefits that can be used in other parts of your body, as long as you are persistent and careful Derma rolling will show you great results in the long run.
So Why This Product?
This particular product by Koi Beauty is made out of titanium making it more hygienic, the needle size that will help scarring and even chicken pox scars are the 1.0 mm and 1.5 mm. Using the 1.0 mm needles would be enough to get the job done, but the 1.5 mm will work as well although it really depends if your skin can handle the picking. This brand has shown to work fine for me and many others and the 1.0 mm needle is very effective, the roller is very sturdy and the manual showing you how to properly use the roller will help you greatly.
Tips and Tricks?
Sure, Please be very careful when Derma rolling, putting too much pressure on the skin when rolling could cause some bleeding, just a bit of pressure is enough where it feels a bit uncomfortable, but it is not painful.
When it comes on how often you should use it you will hear different opinions on the matter, I’ve done some research and testing because of the size of the needles (1.0 mm) you can do once a week, some recommend doing it every two weeks and I’ve seen people doing it twice a week. While I’ve tried all these it really depends on how your skin responds to the Derma rolling, just do once a week to give your face plenty of time to heal before the next rolling session.
Moisturizing after Derma rolling is very crucial, your skin will feel a bit uncomfortable and will need to start healing right away, use the wonderful moisturizer recommended on the Red/Dry Skin page it will make your skin feel great without having any concerns for breaking out.
Sleep! I did a major test when it came to sleeping after rolling, when you have less than 7 hours of sleep after Derma rolling I noticed my skin still looked red and puffy, but on the times I had plenty of sleep after rolling it looked as if my skin was normal, like nothing happened. For this reason every time I Derma roll I always try to get plenty of sleep, trust me the difference is clear, get some rest your skin needs to heal.
Cleaning your Derma roller is very important, you don’t want bacteria getting stuck in the needles and then rolling a dirty needle on your face. Always clean your needle with alcohol after use, rinse with hot water and let it air dry. Do not share your Derma roller with anybody, good hygiene is important you are puncturing your skin and do not want to risk an infection.
Time and patience, this type of treatments take months to show some noticeable results, so you must stick to your treatment and not lose hope or get discouraged just because you see no immediate results, patience and perseverance is very important when treating scars.
The Koi Beauty Derma Roller is a great tool for the treatment of Acne scars. People with deeper scars like icepicks and chicken pox have seen great benefits from Derma rolling, it is also great for wrinkles, stretch marks and hair loss making a great beauty product with many benefits.
If you have any questions or comments don’t hesitate to write. While it might take a while to see some results getting them makes it worth it and you will be one step closer to a Beautiful Clear Skin.