Should You Bother with a Dermaroller?*
I refused to admit it before, but now I’m coming clean: I’m a bit scared of aging… well, growing old.
I’ve been looking at ways to rewind my age and found that Dermaroller treatments might reverse the damage I caused by being late on putting on sunblock. Dermaroller treatments have proven to be effective in dealing with various skin issues, from tackling the various signs of aging to rectifying damaged skin.
So, what in the world are Dermaroller treatments and should you really bother getting one?
Factors That Control Skin Health
The health of your skin is determined by a couple of crucial factors. First and foremost is your body’s hormone levels. The Human Growth Hormone plays a vital role in skin health. While we are young, our bodies produce it in abundance; but as we get older, it becomes scarce. This, combined with the drop in collagen production, leads to signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines.
Your lifestyle also has a strong impact on the health of your skin. From eating a lot of unhealthy food to long-term exposure to UV rays, smoking, using skincare products that do not go well with your skin, and dehydration — a number of lifestyle choices that you make can adversely affect your skin.
Regularly using cleansers and serums to care for your skin can remove the need of medical cosmetic laser treatments. But in most cases, sooner or later, your skin will needs a little more help by way of clinical procedures to keep it in excellent glowing shape.
How a Dermaroller Treatment Works
A Dermaroller, also referred to as a micro-needling tool, is a hand-held device containing a number of small needles. When rolled over the skin, the needles in the Dermaroller damage the skin cells that they poke. Damaging the skin on purpose might sound like a crazy plan, but the idea here is to force your body to produce more collagen. When the skin is damaged, it counteracts by producing collagen to heal the injury. While this repair process is painful, the results are well worth the wait.
Before you sign up for a Dermaroller treatment, you need to be aware of the different types of Dermaroller tools available. While the basic concept is the same, there are some slight variations between the tools. While smaller needles are used to repair the skin’s outer layer, larger needles are good for targeting deeper skin problems.
At-Home Micro-Needling Kits
Of course, there are at-home micro-needling kits available in the market. These can be quite inexpensive, but they come with their own set of risks. There’s a higher chance of infection when you do the micro-needling treatment yourself, as opposed to having it done by a trained professional. Your dermatologist or micro-needling technician can also offer you in-depth knowledge about the treatment, clarifying any doubts that you might have. Not to mention, they will provide you with proper and detailed aftercare instructions to lower your risk of infection and other complications.
I hope you learned a thing or two about micro-needling! Have you tried it before? I’ve looked into it because of my concerns with aging as well as my chicken pox scars, but I’m honestly scared of the idea of rolling needles on the face, no matter how small they are.
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