Derma roller technology was first developed by German scientists in 2000. Modern needle rollers work by puncturing the surface of the skin, resulting in collagen production stimulated by cellular tissue regeneration.

Collagen production is known to rejuvenate damaged skin and has been scientifically linked to:

  • Reduction of appearance age lines and wrinkles
  • Treating cellulitis
  • Diminishing stretch marks
  • Rejuvenating skin and lips
  • Reducing acne scars and shrinking enlarged pores
  • Scar reduction

Doctors state that derma rollers can create nearly the same results as expensive Fraxel laser treatments. (NYMag, 2013).

Yes! In fact, there is no better time to apply your favorite treatments. After your derma rolling session, your skin is more permeable. Studies confirm that derma rolling helps increase topical treatments penetrate more efficiently. Average absorption rates of topical treatments is 4-8%, the typical derma roller user will see exponentially higher rates as high as 97% - meaning your treatments will be much more effective! We recommend a regular routine of Transcendence Premium Vitamin C Serum (Coming Soon!) and Prodigal Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion (Coming Soon!).

Please note – It is important to apply treatments AFTER your derma rolling session.

Do you want to use your derma roller on your crow's feet, under eye bags or eye wrinkles? Before answering this question, let me stress that it's important to listen to your body. 0.5mm dermarollers are generally recommended for treating areas around the eyes, but of course, anytime you are mixing needles and eyes you want to exercise caution. Place your finger under your eye - you'll feel the orbital socket. Do not roll above the end of the orbital bone. To treat skin that naturally sits higher than this, pull your skin downwards by pulling on your upper cheek. Make sure to ease into treatment, use light pressure and avoid contacting your eye.
High end spas and beauty clinics have long used derma rollers to effectively treat both cellulite and stretch marks. Essentially, stretch marks are formed by distension of the skin. More simply, when the skin rapidly grows (whether via weight gain or pregnancy), normal production of collagen can be disrupted or not keep pace with the growth. Although the skin is quite elastic, when it's overstretched, collagen can wear thin and scars called stretch marks can form. Derma rolling will trigger the production of new collagen and elastin in as little as one treatment. Elastin is also known to tighten the skin, which is believed to help in treating cellulite.

1. Establish a clean, sterile environment prior to use Sterilize your Derma Roller by soaking the needles with an approved disinfectant (such as rubbing alcohol). Wash your hands thoroughly with an antibacterial soap and hot water. Thoroughly cleanse treatment area with soap and hot water to remove all traces of makeup and pollutants. Pat dry for maximum cleanliness.

2. Follow safe, generally approved treatment methods Begin rolling the treatment area under light pressure first vertically, then horizontally.

3. Continue lightly rolling diagonally in an X pattern

Repeat this process until the treatment area has been rolled approximately 10 times. Complete this in all treatment areas. Avoid eyes and lips. Treatments should be completed in 5-10 minutes and can be repeated 2-3 times weekly. After cleaning the treated area with soap and water, your skin will be more receptive to treatments due to increased absorption.

How do dermarollers work? Will my face be punctured by actual needles?

 The short answer, yes.  The long answer - that’s exactly what you want it to do.   Dermarolling works by creating thousands of micro punctures on the surface of your skin.  These microwounds begin the body’s natural healing process, generating loads of fresh collagen and breaking down any preexisting scar tissue.  That is why it’s sometimes referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy ( or CIT for short).  The good news is, most users will find the dermarolling treatments to be painless and only experience slight irritation, typically much less than a microderm abrasion session.

Will my face bleed from dermal roller treatments?  Will it scab?

Depending upon the sensitivity of your skin and the length of the needles, some users can experience light bleeding . It is more common to experience very light bleeding in the longer 1.0 mm dermaroller than the 0.5 mm, which will almost never result in bleeding. Keep in mind, all derma rollers are to be used under light pressure, meaning that it’s unlikely you’ll experience anything at all.

However, it’s atypical for any scabbing to occur as the treated areas have not been punctured deeply enough to create a clotting process.  If you are experiencing scabbing, stop treatment and speak with your dermatologist before continuing.

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