5 Best Derma Rolling Practices You Should Know

By Shannon Gurnee
In Body
January 10, 2020
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Today, on Redhead Mom, we’re sharing a partnered guest post about 5 Best Derma Rolling Practices You Should Know.

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The popularity of derma rolling has been increasing steadily over the past few years due to its amazing benefits, ease of the procedure, and its low cost. Although it is a simple procedure, the effective use of a derma roller takes some knowledge and skills. To fade old scars and create younger and healthier skin, there are a few precautions that you must take before and after the procedure. Without further ado, here are the best derma rolling practices you need to know.

Don’t Over Roll Your Skin

Only a few derma rolls are needed to start the collagen induction process, so it is not advisable to over roll the device. Over rolling your skin can cause inflammations and extend your recovery time. Remember that a derma roller works by creating thousands of tiny holes or channels in your skin, which signals your body to generate new skin and boost collagen. The created microscopic wounds need time to heal, so strive to give your body the time it needs.

Here is what experts recommend:

  • Use gentle pressure when rolling.
  • Rollback and forth 2-4 times across each section of your skin.
  • If you are rolling your face, begin with your forehead, then the sides of your face, chin, anywhere that has not been touched with the roller.
  • Roll horizontally, vertically, and diagonally to the right and left of the target area.
  • Roll your skin 3-4 times a week depending on the sensitivity of your skin.


Pick The Right Derma Roller

Cheap derma rollers come with poor quality needles that not only bend easily but rust fast. Such rollers can harm your skin and even cause infections. On the flip side, a quality roller ensures near-painless experience with relatively faster recovery times. The best dermaroller Amazon or reputable stores have are made titanium because titanium needles are strong and sharp, hence less painful and more effective.

Additionally, you need to pick the right derma roller length. Typically, the length of a derma roller range from 0.2mm to 3.0mm. The right length to go for depends on the part of the skin that you want to treat and the type of treatment you expect. Here is a quick guide:

  • 0.2mm-0.3mm: Enhances good product absorption
  • 0.5mm:  Best for treating shallow skin damages
  • 0.75mmm-1.0mm: Recommended for treatment of scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, and fine lines
  • 1.5mm-3.0mm: Best for other parts of the body part from the face and are ideal for stretch marks, wrinkles, and deep scarrings.

Pro Tip: At-home needles shouldn’t be longer than 1.5mm because they cause deeper penetration, which could damage your dermis.

Enhance Your Derma Rolling Results With Creams And Serums

To get the best results, include serums and creams in your derma rolling routine. The derma roller will boost the effectiveness of the creams and serums, which will help bring back the healthy, younger skin that you are looking for. Some of the best serums to use include copper peptide serum, vitamin C serum, retinol cream, and hyaluronic acid serum. It is recommended to apply the serums before rolling and finish the procedure with a good quality moisturizing cream.

Prepare Your Skin For the Procedure

The area you want to roll should be free of makeup and clean to avoid potential infections. Avoid treatments like the use of laser and waxing 2 weeks before derma rolling your skin. You should also avoid overexposing your skin to the sun before and after the procedure. Simply put, avoid any kind of activity that will irritate the skin so that the derma rolling procedure doesn’t worsen the damage.

Take Good Care Of Your Derma Roller

Before using your derma roller, disinfect the needles with isopropyl alcohol. You should also avoid bending the needles otherwise they will become dysfunctional fast. Always use a roller cover to protect the needles and store it in a safe case.

Final Thoughts

If you have struggled with fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, or hair loss, derma rolling is the best solution to go for. It is a non-surgical procedure that you can even conduct in the comfort of your home. All you need to do is to use the right practices to get the most out of the procedure. Hopefully, the above tips will help you experience the amazing benefits of derma rolling.


About Has 1999 Posts

Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to “5 Best Derma Rolling Practices You Should Know”

  1. Antoinette M says:

    Very interesting. I’ve never used a derma roller.

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