I have just bought a new gadget that I'm absolutely over the moon with......
I read about Derma rolling a few years ago. At the time it was only available in beauty salons, and I did look into investing in a derma roller from my hairdressing/beauty wholesalers. At the time then, these little rollers would have set me back around fifty pounds, and not knowing if I was going to like the treatment or for that matter get good results, I decided against buying one.
I have never tried Botox or any type of fillers for my face. I'm not against it at all, but because of all my allergies these treatments are just not possible. I also think you have to be so careful not to over do these treatments. It can look so unnatural!.
The two non-invasive treatments that I hold dear to my heart are still my favourites where anti ageing is concerned, and you can read about them Here
What is Derma Rolling ?
Derma rolling is a small roller covered in tiny needles. You can buy them with different lengths of needles. The one I have bought is called a Micro Derma Roller with tiny, tiny needles A 0.50mm to be precise ! I am not into self-mutilation ! The idea is to roll this over your face up, down and across. The roller's needles will make tiny puncture's to the skin.
When the surface of our skin is harmed in any way, the skins reaction is to immediately repair. All those anti - ageing creams that we buy containing Collagen ? Well, this is mainly what the skin uses to repair our skin. As we get older, we don't produce so much Collagen, hence we start to age. The roller is used to produce more Collagen and our skin is set into repair mode to help get rid of those lines.
As I said there are many variations of Derma needling, and in some salons, you can have your face anesthetised and numbed and larger needles are used. These actually make each puncture bleed. That's definitely not for me ! I have seen some bloggers post's that have had this done. You wouldn't be able to leave the house for a while ! I feel myself, that the slightest puncture to the skin to probe it into repair mode is quite enough for me.
I decided to try my Derma roller for the first time on the inside of my arm. Just to see what it felt like and if it left a severe mark. You can barely feel it on your skin, and the feeling you are left with after is like that of being stung by a stinging nettle.
Within an hour I had what I would describe as slight redness to the skin, that faded after a couple of hours.
So when I knew I was going to be at home for the day I gave my face a good cleanse and rolled the roller over my face. Just a few times on the lines I wanted to target.
This area between the eyes is where I'm going to work on most. I have a really deep frown line !
Then around the crows feet. They are getting a little deep here too. Brownie points for me being brave enough to show you all my wrinkly face with no make- up ! I am cringing as I write this !
My face didn't feel that bad after. I wouldn't put makeup on or any creams for the rest of the day. But after a few hours, it was unnoticeable that I had done anything. I have read that adding an anti ageing serum straight after gives good results. I guess for better penetration, and I will be trying this later.
So where did I buy my Derma roller ? Ebay for the pricely sum of £1.50 free postage! I am delighted with the results so far. It really has made a difference. I will do a follow-up post with photo's and see if I can get rid of that frown line a little bit.
If you have any open wounds or Acne (although derma rolling is supposed to help Acne) Do Not use a derma roller until you have spoken to your doctor.
There are many videos on You Tube about how to use a Derma Roller too. So let's see the results in about a months time. Subscribe to my posts at the right hand side of the page so you don't miss it !
I look forward to hearing from you. Tell me what you think of the idea of Derma rolling. Or do you have a special treatment to share ?