How to Use the Derma Roller

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The Derma Roller is a powerful tool which can restore your skin to pristine smoothness quickly and easily. However to make full use of the Derma Roller, if you choose to use it at home, you need to follow the instructions provided. This article goes through how to use your Derma Roller properly to make the most use of it.

How often you need to use the Derma Roller

You can opt for one of two different regular treatment plans, each of which can meet your needs. You can either make use of the Derma Roller weekly with the use of a numbing gel to make the process more comfortable, or use it with a very slight pressure as many as 5 out of 7 days a week. You can respond to either treatment very well, and it usually comes down to your personal preference and how much time you want to put into the derma roller.

After every treatment you should take the time to have a look at your skin and see how it’s reacting to the derma roller. Your skin is unique to you, and no two people will react in the same manner to any single treatment. Working out how your skin responds to the Derma Roller is one of the best ways to work out how to manage your own treatment. Regardless of which treatment option you go for, neither should cause your skin to bleed, although you can expect your skin to go a bit red after treatments. Using sunscreen after a derma roller treatment, or some other moisturiser, is often recommended.

Getting ready for the Derma Roller

Before actually using the Derma Roller on your skin, you need to prepare for the treatment. What this involves is getting your hands and skin ready for the roller, and creating an environment in which you can carry out your treatment safely and effectively.

First wash your hands thoroughly, preferably with an antibacterial soap, to get rid of any unwanted bacteria and dirt. After drying your hands with a clean towel prepare an area for your treatment. Keep any surfaces clean and disinfected, and make sure that everything you need are close to hand, like the Derma Roller, an anaesthetic gel, a timer, antibacterials and moisturisers, and a clean towel.

Using the Derma Roller

You can use the Derma Roller on both your face and body, however you must be careful not to use it on the sensitive skin of your lips and eyes, both of which would be damaged by the Derma Roller. Apply the topical anaesthetic if you want to, and then apply the Derma Roller 4 times in the diagonal, vertical, and horizontal directions. You don’t need to apply much pressure, and regularly following this protocol will give you great results in a short amount of time.

Using a moisturiser or other such skin product after the derma roller is a great way to enhance the effects of that product. Derma Roller increases the uptake of such substances through your skin, allowing you to reap the full rewards of other treatments.

Derma Roller also has its uses for treating one of the other unwanted effects of aging, namely hair thinning and loss. When using the roller for these purposes, all you need to do is wash and dry your hair before applying the Derma Roller in one direction only. You are then advised to apply a very small amount of a substance called Minoxidil onto areas which are balding. Results won’t be long in presenting themselves if you apply the treatment once a day for 5 days out of every week.

After using the Derma Roller

After you’ve finished applying the roller, you should rinse or soak the skin that you’ve treated in cold water. After your skin has dried off, you can apply moisturisers and other such skincare products which will be readily absorbed thanks to the Derma Roller treatment. Creams that make use of vitamin E are often a popular choice because of its known restorative properties.

Looking after your Dermal Roller is important in keeping it effective, clean, and infection free. Once you have finished treating your skin, disinfect the device for about half an hour before rinsing it off properly under a hot tap. All you need to do from then on is to leave the roller to dry on a towel before storing it away somewhere clear and safe.

Following these instructions and any more that come with your Derma Roller, you will find yourself on the path to healthier and younger skin. Never share your Derma Roller with anyone else as this can lead to infection, and remember that Derma Roller isn’t suitable for use on children or animals.  

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