Saturday, 13 June 2015

What exactly is Dermaroller?

If you are interested in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, or even cellulite dimples on your skin, a Dermaroller (or Derma Roller) treatment might be a good option for you, but what exactly is it? More importantly, how does it work and how effective is it?

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Understanding Where Skin Problems Come From
You can't really understand what Dermaroller treatment is or how it works until you understand where skin problems come from. There are several environmental factors, such as too much sun, that can lead to skin problems. However, sometimes it's just about getting that little bit older. As we get older, our skin cells stop producing elastin and collagen, proteins that help the skin cells stick together and create the smooth appearance of youthful skin. As there is less elastin and collagen to go around, skin gets saggier and wrinkles develop.

Defining Dermaroller Treatments
Dermaroller treatments are done with a small hand-held device called a Dermaroller, or Derma Roller. The device is covered in tiny little needles. As the device is rolled over a section of skin, the needles puncture the skin, causing the cells to react as if they are under attack.

How Cells Respond to the Attack
Having an ‘attack’ on your skin might sound like a bad idea, but it’s the way in which your skin responds to this ‘attack’ that is the clever part - your cells will try to repair and stengthen themselves. That means that they will produce more elastin and collagen and your cells will bind together in a tighter way. Another benefit is that the procedure helps to improve the supply of blood to skin cells.

Problems Dermaroller Treatments Can Help With
Not only can Dermaroller treatments be anti-aging, but they can also help to reduce the appearance of old acne scars.

Of course, the biggest issues most people tend to want to treat with Dermaroller procedures are wrinkles, stretch marks, and general skin tone. So, if you have any of those issues, you should definitely talk to a skincare professional about which option is more appropriate for you – Aesthetic Lasers or  the Dermaroller needle, in any case you should be aware of the Pros and Cons of each method and do own research.

How Long Does It Take
Each treatment tends to take under half an hour, which is one reason why many people like them. However, the actual treatment times do vary a bit from one person to another. It all depends on how much skin you want to treat.

You should also keep in mind that a single Dermaroller treatment isn't usually enough to give you the results that you want. Typically it may take around three treatments before you start to see your skin looking noticeably better. So, you should factor in the time and expense of multiple treatments before making your final decision about whether or not to undergo the procedure. It’s definitely something I’m looking into, I’ve had a look at a lot of before and after pictures online and the results look great.
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