My experience with a derma roller!

3 years ago
derma roller from dermaroller shop  

The first time I have ever heard about a derma roller was on Mingaile Tarpys blog: Min´s Beauty Equipment. I was scared of this device but at the same time intrigued. I asked Mingaile to write a guest post about this on my blog and you can read it here if you like: "How to get rid of frown lines between brows, glabella wrinkles, alternative to botox".

My own experience:

 

Today I can share my own experience with this device. Once I had this device laying around in my house I have to admit that I got kind off scared! With all the needles it looked not like a whole lot of fun! So I needed quiete some time fo finally be brave enough to try this out! You can probably imagine if you have never tried this either?
 
derma roller in convenient storage box from dermaroller shop
 
 
I finally gave in and prepared everything (disinfected my forehead and the derma roller) and was holding the roller rather scared. Then I rolled it a couple times in each direction- from left to right, up and down and diagonal. (Please check here for derma roller instructions). 
 
Actually I felt relieve immediately because it was not as bad as expected! Sometimes I had a little cracking sensation- like some skin broke and I am assuming those were a couple of tiny blackheads I tend to have on my forehead. I am sorry if this sounds a bit unappealing but I want to share with you my honest experience!
 
macroshot of the needles of a derma roller- dermaroller shop
 

It really surprised me- I had almost no pain at all! I was expecting a little bit of bleeding- but that was not the case- more a bit of reddening and swelling. Now if you use this device keep in mind that you do not put too much pressure on the device- if this makes any sense. You hold this device gently and roll it also gently over the desired skin area.  I kind of "felt" while doing it how to correctly hold it.

I admit: I do not have very sensitive skin and my skin is really thick- so the pain will be individually different because we all have different thick skin and feel pain different- so your story might be different then mine. If you are really scared of pain you could also apply a numbing treatment before the needling.

Q10 serum from dermaroller shop

Co- Enzyme Q10 works even better right after needling:

I also got this beautiful Q10 Serum which works even better right after needling because the serum has a chance to get so much deeper into your skin. Q10 helps to fight the effects of aging by revitalizing the cells, reduce wrinkles, making skin appear firmer and more youthful looking. Oh yes- give me this magic potion!

The day after the use of my derma roller:

 

One day after the needling I could barely see anything has happened! I had only a couple of tiny red dots on my forehead- nothing I could not quickly cover up with a bit of foundation. I will do this process again in a couple of weeks (read also: "How often to use a derma roller"). What hopefully happens now is that the skin tries to repair itself and fills in the little holes I created with brand new collagen. I do not think you will see dramatic results after just one use but I will to continue to use the derma roller every couple of weeks.

If you are considering to use a derma roller:

I think this is something you should really give a try if you start to see those first signs of aging and maybe considering Botox- at least with this you are not putting any chemicals in your body! And it is cheaper and you can do it in your own convenience at home. I really can not wait for my next treatment- now that I know it is not as bad as expected- lol.

It is important which needle size to choose and I highly recommend to read the Dermaroller Size Guide if you want to give this a try. 

If you are considering buying a derma roller, please know that it is important to not just buy any derma roller. Please read this article about Fake Dr. Rollers. I recommend buying your derma roller at the Dermaroller Shop! (Use Promo25 and spend more then $100 and you get 25% off.)

derma roller safe in original Dr. Roller box and Q10 serum - all from dermaroller shop

At the Dermaroller Shop you can be sure they send you a sealed genuine derma roller which meets the highest standards in a convenient box. You can store the derma roller hygienically in this box (works also great to disinfect the derma roller- read here "How to clean your derma roller"). They also sell a wide selection of perfect anti aging serums like the Q10 serum I got.

sealed original Dr. Roller derma roller -dermaroller shop

Pros: inexpensive (compared to Botox), can produce new collagen and make wrinkles appear smaller.

Cons: some people find it painful, not recommended for those with active infections, chronic skin disorders, blood clotting problems, poor healing or skin malignancies, active acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, severe solar keratosis and raised moles or warts.

I hope you find this interesting- this is certainly not something for my very young readers - you do have perfect skin- go and enjoy it- but once you see the first signs of aging this can be a really interesting device.

What do you think? Scared? Intrigued or too young to try? :-)

XOXO, Sissi

 

 

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