The Derma Roller : a Basic Technique or a Huge Discovery

March 18, 2013

In the age of botox and derma fillers a small gadget seems to make a lot of fuss. The newest “toy” for women who want to stay forever young may also be considered a torture device by those who are still far from the years in which they agree to suffer in order to stay young and beautiful. Similar to a paint roller, the derma roller has about 200 tiny needles. Their purpose? To penetrate the skin and stimulate collagen production. The needles of the derma roller have between 0.5 millimeters and 1.5 millimeters.

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Introduction to Derma Roller

According to specialists in dermatology, the derma roller’s main role is to hurt the skin in order to heal it in a more beautiful manner. The needles create hundreds of micro wounds in the face. This way, the skin is forced to recover and the production of collagen is stimulated. Once this happens, the skin texture is improved and the fine wrinkles disappear, the lines being filled with this natural substance. Collagen comes directly from the skin of the patient in a half-natural manner, unlike botox, which is injected. Doctors also claim that these botox treatments not just helps the skin gain a youthful look through the aforementioned procedure, but it also works in a way similar to the aeration of the land before being fertilized. This way, the skin is better moisturized, while creams and lotions are better absorbed. The good thing about the tiny device is that it can be used not just on the face, but also on the body. This is also a solution to get rid of stretch marks that might appear during pregnancy and after giving birth. And in combination with hydrating lotions it is said to make miracles.

However, one of the main concerns of those that already replaced botox with the derma roller on their face or all over their body is the sanity of the small gadget. As the needles puncture the skin, the risk of infection is big and the device should be used at least theoretically speaking just once and then replaced. But as the price tag of the derma roller comes with at least two zeros in the end, many customers who acquire it for personal use try all sorts of home sterilization techniques. Most of which is not always working.

Word of Advice

If you are curious to try the procedure and the tiny device to see its results on your own skin, head to a specialist. This is the safest way in making sure you won’t do any damage to your skin. After all, a specialist can perform a professional analysis of your skin. The procedure itself is done in sterile conditions, under the supervision of a doctor or clinician with experience in the field, so unwanted side effects are minimized, as well.

Although we believe that a beautiful and youthful look deserves a chance even when life is not that forgiving on your skin, it is important to first ensure the safety of a procedure before actually performing it. The results are fabulous, but the pain is fabulously high as well. After all, the patient himself decides if this is worth the pain and the costs.

Author Bio:

Roxana is a successful young entrepreneur. In her business, looks and brains matter equally. In order to always look great and keep her skin healthy, she uses mostly natural treatments. However, in some cases results must show earlier so the derma roller is a solution in fighting unwanted stretch marks or body fat.

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