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26/08/2016

Derma Rolling -You Might Like To Try This New Gadget

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 ?
XO Laurie


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  1. I haven't tried derma rolling but I might give it a go, especially if you can pick up the rollers so cheaply! You have absolutely beautiful skin, you should be proud to show it off :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  2. I haven't tried derma rolling but I might give it a go, especially if you can pick up the rollers so cheaply! You have absolutely beautiful skin, you should be proud to show it off :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. That's a lovely compliment Emma. Do get yourself one, I'm liking the results xx

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  3. Sounds like an interesting way to roll away wrinkles. Your skin looks lovely with no makeup! No reason to cringe at all!

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  4. It sounds like a great product. I want to try it and will search for it when I get back home. The wrinkle between the eyes is the one I don't like. I NOW use Dr. BRANDT.it's a very nice serum.

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    1. Thank you Nancy. I haven't heard of Dr Brandt before. I will look at that xx

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  5. I've been curious about derma rolling! Thanks for the review! I think I'll give it a try!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Please do Andrea. I'm liking the results ! x

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  6. Thanks for this review - I have heard a lot about this treatment! And no surgery or scars. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  7. Crikey! The idea sounds horrendous lol. But after reading your post, I guess it's not so bad after all. I really don't think you have anything to worry about showing your face without makeup. You look beautiful! And your skin too!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Thank you Suzy. Huge compliment! You should see me first thing in the morning ! It takes a couple of hours for the creases to iron out nowaday's ! xx

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  8. You have such lovely skin Laurie, I think the natural products are better for you in the long run.

    Gemma
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Good point Gemma. It doesn't get more natural than this x

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  9. I've not heard of this before Laurie, it sounds great. Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

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  10. Interesting read Laurie, thanks! I have sensitive skin, with some redness, so I would be curious how this would work for that. Thanks for the info and you have great skin!
    have a wonderful week
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  11. Interesting read Laurie, thanks! I have sensitive skin, with some redness, so I would be curious how this would work for that. Thanks for the info and you have great skin!
    have a wonderful week
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. I think the best way to start Jess, would be on the inside of your arm like I did. Then do a tiny area on your face just to see how it results. I would ask your GP because I know you must take certain medications ? x

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  12. Woah, Laurie, I read tiny needles and tiny punctures, and I gasped hahaha my skin veers on the sensitive side, ultra sensitive I should say. A paper cut results in a keloid, a mosquito bite requires localised cortisone shots to heal so I don't think I'll be attempting this anytime soon. That said, I do know someone who's been doing derma rolling on her face for a while now, with slightly larger needles, I believe, and she thinks it's god's gift to women so there you have it :) I think your skin looks very peaches and cream in its natural state, to be honest, quite lovely xoxo

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    1. Thank you Sheela. It really doesn't hurt ! x

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  13. I'd surely want that! Nice.

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  15. I have noticed my crow's feet in photos lately, and this is definitely something I would try, especially for the price! #bestandworst

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    1. The most important thing to start with is your SPF The Derma roller is very good for me so far. Thank you so much for stopping by x

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  16. I didn't realise they could be so cheap! Interesting to see if it really works #bestandworst

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    1. I can definitely see a difference. Bargain! Thanks for stopping by x

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  17. Ohh this sounds interesting, is it painful? I am all up for trying methods to look younger ha! Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst

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    1. Helen, you can't really feel it. After, as I said, it does start to feel like you have been stung by stinging nettles. But only for a couple of minutes. I really recommend it x

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  18. Laurie you look fab! I'm going to get 'me one of them'!!! Such an interesting read, thanks so much. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. Thank you Jacqui. I'm glad you enjoyed reading and were inspired. I'm pleased with the results so far x

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  19. I've heard about it before, but never tried. I have some acne scarring I'd love to see minimized. How often do you have to do it in order to see results in a month or so? How do you sterilize the little needles between sessions, or do you?

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    1. Thank you for your comment Cassie. I have read that this treatment is very good for acne scarring. I am using my derma roller once a week, and seeing good results. I would speak to a beauty salon, one that provides this service or your doctor to be on the safe side. There is lot's pf information on You Tube if you want to know more. As for cleaning, I'm using surgical spirit. I hope this helps, thank you for stopping by, and please come back for more post's x

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  20. Never heard of derma rolling until I read your post at the No Rules Weekend Blog party. Thanks for sharing. I'm having a facial in a few weeks. I'll ask my aesthetician about it. Have a great weekend. Nancy A @ obloggernewbie.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Nancy. Please do ask! I'm very pleased with my results. Thank you for stopping by x

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  21. You are beautiful! I've heard a little about Dermarolling but hadn't really considered it as something new to add to my regimen. This is a good idea!

    Thank you for sharing with Thursday Favorite Things.
    Olivia

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    1. Do give it a try Olivia. I'm really happy with the results so far x

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  22. I do it and I love it. I use hyarylon acid with the roller and after that also OptiRetin, which is some kind of a retinol cream. My skin looks so healthy a week after rolling. I tried needling once a week but my skin didn't like it.

    Here's my video about micro needling https://youtu.be/ST7mGFLmpQM

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    1. That's right Naisellisia! It was your post that prompted me to try! I will share your video if that's ok? I'm far too much of a woose to film myself! x

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  23. This looks great - I've never seen it before but would love to try it. Thank you for sharing on #dreamteam - you have beautiful skin and should be very proud to show off your pics! xx

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  24. Aw thank you so much Bridie. Not too bad for an old girl I guess xx

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  25. Your face is absolutely beautiful without makeup (and I am not saying that to be polite;) )

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