May 6, 2019

The Derma Roller: Does skin needling work?

*This post is sponsored, however I was genuinely interested in the derma roller and its effects on my skin. As always, all views remain 100% honest.

The Derma Roller: Does skin needling work? | lucy-cole

A few weeks ago a bit of a different email landed in my inbox. I’m used to receiving emails about skincare launches – but these usually include your bog-standard products: new cleansers, moisturisers, spot treatment. But this got me interested: dermarollersystem.com was introducing me to the concept: the derma roller treatment.

What is the derma roller?

The derma roller can also be called a microneedle roller or a skin roller. It’s essentially a handheld device with a wheel of tiny little needles in. These needles have the ability to naturally stimulate collagen and elastin in the skin to promote healthier skin cells in the body.

How does the derma roller work?

The derma roller and microneedle skin treatments work by using 200 fine needles, creating microchannels in the skin, triggering the body to create new, healthier tissue to replace imperfections in older skin.

What happens is called Colleagen Induction Therapy – your pores are temporarily opened by the needles, triggering natural healing processes to heal these pores, stimulating collagen and elsatin production. Collagen and elastin helps with a lot of the common skin problems – smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, scars, reduing hyperpigmentation and even stimulating hair growth.

Sounds a bit scary right? Truthfully, I was a bit sceptical of this, purely because of the level of biology and science behind it. But I was intrigued enough to give it a try,

The Derma Roller: Does skin needling work? | lucy-cole

The verdict: Does skin needling work?

The derma roller comes in 5 different needle sizes – each suited to different treatments. I opted for the 1mm needle size which can help with acne scarring, breakouts and anti-ageing.

As recommending, I’ve been using this once a week for around 4-5 weeks now. Here’s my honest opinion on it:

Yes, it did work. To the extent I was expecting – perhaps not, but I did see some results. These are pretty immediate, I derma-rolled one night, and the next morning my skin felt tighter and brighter.

Admittedly, I did have a lot of breakouts whilst I tried the derma roller. Whether these are correlated I can’t say, but what I can say is the effect dermarolling had on my breakouts and scars. If I had a spot coming through – often what I’d call an ‘under the skin’ spot, I’d spend 30 seconds micro-needling that spot. On a few occasions, this seemed to work and prevented it from ever surfacing!

. Whether these are correlated I can’t say, but what I can say is the effect dermarolling had on my breakouts and scars. If I had a spot coming through – often what I’d call an ‘under the skin’ spot, I’d spend 30 seconds micro-needling that spot. On a few occasions, this seemed to work and prevented it from ever surfacing!

Likewise, with old acne scarring, the micro-needling really seemed to help speed up the process of healing.

Overall, I’m impressed and intrigued enough to keep using it. I’ll stick with micro-needling once a week for the next few months to hopefully see some more impressive results!

Please note, if you’re considering micro-needling please make sure you do so safely – no tools should ever draw blood, and make sure you perform the treatment properly – no more than 2 minutes at a time, and make sure you’re doing it the right amount of times a week for the needle size.

What are your thoughts on the Derma Roller and skin needling? Would you ever try it?

Lucy x