We have been chatting a lot recently about methods to keep our skin looking grand underneath the makeup we wear! Serums, creams and strict regimens are some of the options we’ve explored! So, when I was approached with the opportunity to provide you with this sponsored post, and it was interesting to me (and I hope to you as well)–I thought it was great timing!
Do you have skin problems that you would like to clear up? The options are truly endless nowadays. There are IPL treatments, laser procedures, chemical peels, Botox injections, and more. One treatment that is often overlooked is called Dermaroller, or micro-needling. Using Dermaroller for clearer, healthier skin is actually quite common, yet not everyone has heard of it–I know I hadn’t!
Let’s start with talking about skin damage! The simple process of aging can cause skin problems to develop because the hormones, proteins and other things that contribute to healthy cells naturally reduce with age. Among those is a protein, collagen, which helps to give skin its stretchy, tight appearance and consistency. When collagen levels drop, wrinkles, fine lines and sags may develop. And, dry skin, sun spots, cellulite dimples, and acne scars are just some of the additional problems that plague our skin.
Some people are genetically predisposed to issues such as acne or dry skin. Lack of exercise, poor diet, smoking, drinking too much alcohol can also contribute to bad skin as well as too much sun exposure, tanning, and chemical exposure.
How can Dermaroller and other treatments improve skin health you ask?
Many skin treatments, including both cosmetic lasers and Dermaroller treatments are designed to reverse some of those problems by encouraging the body to make more of the healthy substances it used to make in higher quantities at a younger age. In other words, a Dermaroller treatment might trick your body into making more collagen, elastin, and other useful substances. Then it will send those substances to your cells to repair them.
A Dermaroller treatment involves a technician rolling a hand-held device over your skin. That device will be covered in needles, which will leave small holes in your skin. The needles are always fairly small, but they do vary in size, depending on the type of treatment you choose. The larger the needles, the deeper they can penetrate. The idea is that the minor damaged caused by the needles will make your body want to repair itself. Scary, yet intriguing!
It is normal that your skin will bleed for a little while after the procedure. You shouldn’t experience a lot of pain during or after the appointment because the technician will carefully numb the area before they start the treatment. I’m not a huge fan of needles except in the instances of piercings or tattoos, but it’s an interesting concept for sure! And, there are a ton of befores and afters online supporting great results!
So what do you think? Have you used a Dermaroller and if so, what were your results? Will you give this a try?