Skincare: What is a dermaroller and is it effective?

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Are you aware of the popular skincare device called dermaroller? Read on to know how it can help to make your skin better.

Dermarolling or micro-needling has gained popularity in recent years. It is an easily accessible, effective, and relatively non-invasive skin treatment. Microneedling aka collagen-induction therapy has been around for decades but the at-home ones have got traction now. The basic idea of the therapy is to stimulate collagen and elastin fibers to make skin smoother. As per the 2016 study, the controlled injuries to the skin lead to superficial bleeding and the same triggers the body’s wound healing response. The researchers found that this skin treatment (4 sessions) can lead to a 400% increase in collagen.

We asked Celebrity Dermatologist and Director of Cutis Skin Studio Dr. Apratim Goel to share in detail about the skincare device. She stated, “A dermaroller is a skincare device used to help rejuvenate the skin, treat acne scarring, and reduce fine lines and also improve the texture of the skin. Dermarolling or micro-needling is used on the skin as well as hair. A dermaroller is a disposable device where one end is a handle and on the other is a roller with lots of small, fine needles on its surface. These needles can be used to produce fine channels for entry of product into skin and hair.”

Skincare: What is a dermaroller and is it effective?
Are you aware of the popular skincare device called dermaroller? Read on to know how it can help to make your skin better.
Written By Pinkvilla Desk 45250 reads Mumbai Updated: July 8, 2020 07:54 am
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Dermarolling or micro-needling has gained popularity in recent years. It is an easily accessible, effective, and relatively non-invasive skin treatment. Microneedling aka collagen-induction therapy has been around for decades but the at-home ones have got traction now. The basic idea of the therapy is to stimulate collagen and elastin fibers to make skin smoother. As per the 2016 study, the controlled injuries to the skin lead to superficial bleeding and the same triggers the body’s wound healing response. The researchers found that this skin treatment (4 sessions) can lead to a 400% increase in collagen.

We asked Celebrity Dermatologist and Director of Cutis Skin Studio Dr. Apratim Goel to share in detail about the skincare device. She stated, “A dermaroller is a skincare device used to help rejuvenate the skin, treat acne scarring, and reduce fine lines and also improve the texture of the skin. Dermarolling or micro-needling is used on the skin as well as hair. A dermaroller is a disposable device where one end is a handle and on the other is a roller with lots of small, fine needles on its surface. These needles can be used to produce fine channels for entry of product into skin and hair.”

“However, in 4-6 weeks the collagen formed improves scars as well as skin texture. Dermarollers are available as beauty grade and medical grade which depends on the length of the needles. 0.25 to 0.5 mm can be used with proper training by self at home. However, the length varies up to 3mm and longer needles must be used under the supervision of a doctor. It has to be properly sterilized otherwise skin damage and infection can happen. As a dermatologist, we use derma rollers along with peels as well as lasers.”

Why use dermarollers?

There are several types of dermarollers from various brands that are available. The rollers are generally used by people who want to combat the signs of ageing such as loss of skin firmness, fine lines and wrinkles among others. Aside from anti-ageing purposes, derma rollers are also used to reduce pore size or reduce the production of an oil called sebum. It can also help to improve the appearance of stretch marks.

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