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Hello! wouldn't normally reply as nothing v conclusive to share but thought you need at least one reply, eh?!. I use dermaroller 2 or 3 times a week 1mm or 1.5mm. Tingling flushed skin, nothing dramatic. I put alot of stuff on my skin so difficult to pinpoint what anything does but I thought it was making skin a bit fresher but have noticed lately the skin is looking quite worn on the cheekbones which you would not expect. Also they say you can roller right under eyes but I have a patch of v sensitive skin about 1 inch down from eye - I went not too close to eye but gently rollered this area as guidance is that this builds collagen which reduces inflammation. I think its made it more sensitive and red. Early days but nothing great to say about it thus far. Give it a go!! cheers
huwuk wrote: use dermaroller 2 or 3 times a week 1mm or 1.5mm. Tingling flushed skin, nothing dramatic. I put alot of stuff on my skin so difficult to pinpoint what anything does but I thought it was making skin a bit fresher but have noticed lately the skin is looking quite worn on the cheekbones which you would not expect.
1.mm and 1.5mm length rollers are intended for use 1x every 8-12 weeks. You are not giving your skin time to heal before rolling again. Possibly explains why your cheeks are looking 'worn'. This should be done by a professional with a numbing cream. Pinpoint bleeeding is acheived and requires at lease 8-12 weeks between sessions to give you optimum time to complete making new collagen etc. 0.2mm or 0.3mm are designed for use as you describe. They help with product absorbtion.
Hi, thanks for your helpful comments. 0.2mm is for product absorption I agree but all my research says up to 1.5mm for skin conditioning. As it happens I only use 1mm now twice a week. But I will certainly do more research now. cheers, Huw
I have been using the Dermaroller for a couple of months now and I think it does make a difference in my skin. I have been using the 1mm and it seems like it works better on my face than my neck and chest. When I tried the 1mm on those areas, they got super red, so I stopped. It seems like it is stimulating my skin and it looks younger and I have noticed that it has more of a healthy glow as well. We have so many before and after pictures on our site, so I can see that it does work as well. I have found that they do work best with the serums or moisturizers used right after. We do have a great kit that is perfect for anti-aging. Just using the roller by itself does not provide the optimal results. Here is a link to the kit-
If you can't afford the kit, you can get one of the less expensive rollers and just add the moisturizer, which I think it the most important thing. I also wanted to let you know about the Derma Stamp we now have that is perfect for the under eye area.
Hopefully I will have some before and after pictures to add to the gallery soon. Try the kit if you can. I am sure you will see more results soon if you keep it up.
I purchased a derma roller about 2 weeks ag. Only a 0.5 mm as it is my first time and I wasnt sure what to expect. As I am very cynical about wether these things actually work, I have just being doing half of my face and chest etc so that if there are any imporvements, they will be really noticeable.I have used it about 4 times so far with no visible results yet. Not painful at all, my chest area gets a bit red but usually fades with 24 hours, Any reddening on my face had usually faded within 1 hour so it is very easy. I am using a vitamin cream after the treatment. I will keep trying for another few weeks before I make a decision and will of course keep you posted.
I have been continuing to use mine and have been told that I am looking younger. I feel like my skin is smoothing out and although I haven't seen a dramatic improvement in all the wrinkles yet, I think that they are getting better. I will also keep you posted with my progress.
I would like to know if anyone has used the derma roller for sagging skin on arms and thighs. I am a 65 yr old female...very active...walk vigorously several miles a day...recently lost 10 lbs. Now my skin on my upper arms and on my thighs is sagging so bad that I hate to wear anything that shows them! I read that a derma roller could help produce collagen and reduce the sagging. Has anyone had any experience with using the derma roller in those areas?
huwuk wrote:Hi, thanks for your helpful comments. 0.2mm is for product absorption I agree but all my research says up to 1.5mm for skin conditioning. As it happens I only use 1mm now twice a week. But I will certainly do more research now. cheers, Huw
Definitely too often! A 1 mm should be used no more often than once every 30 days, and preferably 5-6 weeks. A 1.5 at least 6 weeks.
For some people, and for all of us with particular areas of our body with thinner skin, we should give it at least a month even if using a .5 roller.
Doing too often actually damages the very collagen you are trying to build. You may look like you have improvement in the beginning (micro swelling you can't see but it plumps the skin and looks better), but after a while you will definitely see the skin start to look warn and you have been damaging your new collagen and will have adverse effect. Soon you will quit and say DR ruined your skin or didn't improve it!
Unless you are using .03 and lower for product penetration, you need to wait weeks in between treatment. More often is not better in the case of dermarolling. Lots of pain for little gain in the long run! Constant inflammation damages your skin, and that's what happens when you are continually rolling. You skin is not getting a chance to heal up before you are damaging it again. New collagen is not building.
Don't expect to see true results from rolling for at least 2-3 months, but some don't for 7-8 months. The skin continues to remodel for a year and even longer from one single roll!
Time and patience patience patience pays off with dermarolling.
I just had a Dermaroller treatment on my face in hopes of helping reduce wrinkles and add collagen. I did this in a Dermatologist office with their aesthetician. First I want to say that this is probably the top dermatologist in my small area. I checked around. I wanted the procedure done somewhere that I thought they knew what they were doing and where it would be safe.
It hurt like hell. I am good with pain and so I am not just complaining. They did use a topical cream but if it helped I can’t imagine what it feels like without it. They did tell me that they would use more next time as I did not have a reaction to it. I can’t even imagine doing this to your face at home with or without topical cream..
Next, you bleed! Afterwards your face looks like you have 3rd degree burns. They gave me a cream and arnica to help with the bruising. I am really concerned as I have a presentation in 3 days. Before this they assured me that I would be OK and that make up would cover. After 24 hours I am wondering. It just seems everyone from Plastic Surgeons on down want to sell the results but are not honest about the pain and recovery time from these procedures.
Surly people doing this at home aren’t puncturing their skin like this. The girl said that she was trained to be aggressive as it helps the collagen.
I am just surprised that no one talks about the pain and that they say there is no down time. I could no more go to work looking like this! I had planned for a few days and am praying that my face looks better quickly. And after all this I realize that it will be 6 weeks or more before I see if it even worked.
Is there anyone who has had this professionally done who has had the same experience?
OK, so after 6 days I look almost normal. On day 4 I was able to use heavy make-up and do my presentation. I guess I would advice anyone having this procedure to figure on staying home for at least 4 days.
I am going to have to wait 6 weeks to see if I feel there are results and if I want to go for another treatment. Wish there was someplace to talk about this procedure. Doesn't seem to be any interest here and the board is so slow getting between areas that I am sure people have difficulty with that. Linda B
I had a few acnescars & went for Erbium Laser Resurfacing 6yrs ago. The resurfacing ruined my face. Made so many more scars & dents. I went for fraxel at least 7 times along with smoothbeam, perfecta, fraxel dual, ipl, etc to try to fix the damage that was done. Then I heard about needling. I have to say needling has done more than any of the laser treatments I had. I use a 1.0 needle & do it about 1 time every 5 weeks. Then you put Vit C or Vit A & D on it. You get some pin point bleeding & swell up a bit for a few days & peel a bit if you use the longer needle. After a while you see results. Not big results but little at a time. I'd much rather needle than spend tons of money for less results. Try the smaller needles at first & see how you like it. I find it less painful then lasers.
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