Derma Rolling

An Economic and Effective Solution to Get Rid of Scars and Stretch Marks.

We’re willing to do just anything in the interests of younger-looking skin when it comes to skincare. It sounds insane to choose a cosmetic technique, wherein many tiny needles are inserted into your face to rejuvenate your skin. Many of us are still pondering what this technique’s name is and how rolling miniature needles into your skin can provide benefit and make you relaxed, too?

“Derma rolling, also called micro-needling or collagen induction therapy, is an aesthetic technique in which hundreds of tiny needles are inserted to puncture the top layer of the skin, causing your body to produce fresh collagen and elastin for rejuvenating the skin”, says Dr Jagdish Sakhiya, board-certified dermatologist at Sakhiya Skin Clinic. 

Do you know that collagen and elastin are two proteins that work as the building blocks for the skin’s overall structure? You will get amazed when you become older, these two proteins develop slowly resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Unfortunately, these two proteins production slows down after the age of 20 around 1% per year, which leads to AGEING.

Despite derma rolling seems much frightening; it is a minimally invasive technique in which the recovery process largely depends on the length of the needles used.  If long needles are used during the therapy, the wound will be deeper, and consequently, it takes longer times to heal.

Following are the benefits of the miraculous technique -Derma rolling:

  1. Reduces stretch marks and wrinkles
  2. Reduces skin discoloration and acne scarring
  3. Increases skin thickness
  4. Rejuvenates facial skin
  5. Increases absorption of facial products

A brief overview of sizes of the needle used in derma rolling therapy:

According to types of skin disorder, the sizes of the needle are usually used invariably in dermatological practice are as follows: 

  1. 1.0 mm for hallow acne scars
  2. 1.5 mm for deep acne scars
  3. 0.25 to 0.5 mm for enlarged pores
  4. 0.25 to 0.5 mm for post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation
  5. 0.2 to 1.0 mm (start with the smallest) for skin discoloration
  6. 0.5 to 1.5 mm (a combination of both is ideal) for sun-damaged or sagging skin
  7. 1.5 to 2.0 mm for stretch marks
  8. 1.5 mm for surgical scars
  9. 0.5 mm for uneven skin tone or texture
  10. 0.5 to 1.5 mm for wrinkles

How often derma roller can be used?

The frequency of using derma roller depends on the lengths of the needle. Based upon different sizes of the needle, the frequency of using a derma roller is as follows:

  1. 0.25 mm needle length for every other day
  2. 0.5 mm needle length for 1 to 3 times a week (starting with less)
  3. 1.0 mm needle length for every 10 to 14 days
  4. 1.5 mm needle length for once every 3 to 4 weeks
  5. 2.0 mm needle length for every 6 weeks

Let’s take a closer look at what happens during derma rolling procedure: 

The step-by-step procedures that are performed during derma rolling treatment are outlined here. This procedure must be performed under the guidance of expert dermatologists.

Step 1: Disinfect the derma roller by soaking it in 70 percent isopropyl alcohol for approximately 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 2:  Cleanse your face with a gentle pH-balanced cleanser.

Step 3: Apply numbing cream, if necessary.

Step 4: Guide the derma roller up, down, and diagonally across the skin with even, gentle movements, always lift off the skin before switching directions.

Step 5: Cleanse the skin after the procedure.

Step 6: Apply a repairing serum.

Before starting another derma roller session, make sure your skin is fully healed! 

After derma rolling, the one best thing to do is apply a sheet mask that focuses on hydrating, healing and increasing collagen production in order to upgrade cosmetic improvements. This sheet mask should include vitamin C, niacinamide, epidermal growth factors, and hyaluronic acid.

Is derma rolling a safe technique?

Well! Yes. It is a very safe technique with minimal side effects such as redness (lasts for five days), minor swelling and slight burning in the treated area. Besides, the skin might start peeling on rare occasion, but there is nothing to worry about it because the peeling will go away as time passes.

When will the derma rolling results be visible?

After professional derma rolling, people will see a significant change in acne scarring or wrinkles in two to three sessions. Of necessity, regular use of derma roller provides better results. Surprisingly, in some skin problems, the results obtained after three sessions last even six months after the last derma rolling treatment.

So, you’ve discovered how effective derma rolling is? You will be on the island of curiosity to enhance your skin’s firmness, texture, and overall appearance of large pores. So, what exactly are you waiting for? Just consult a dermatologist at Sakhiya Clinic to achieve the desired cosmetic appearance!