I’ve probably seen ads for DermaRollers at least several hundred times, before giving them any real thought. They looked gimmicky, and frankly, a bit bizarre.
If you’re anything like me, then you’ve probably just glazed right over anything relating to the strange looking contraptions, and gone on reading about that ‘amazing new youth serum’ that promises to erase signs of damaged skin and scarring, right along with any wrinkles you’ve been fussing over.
Believe me when I say, I have tried so, so many of those serums, with extremely disappointing results. Only a handful of them have ever left me with a visible difference in my skin quality, and I was always left wanting more.
So what then, can actually get you perfect skin? It exists. We’ve all seen it, and probably all have a friend or relative in possession of it, that only makes us green with envy. I have a sister with perfect skin. Thanks to wacky hormones and a candida overgrowth, that hasn’t been me since before I hit puberty. C’est la vie. But I’m not one to go down without a fight!
So if good genes aren’t on our sides (or maybe our good genes just need a little help reviving), what’s a girl to do? As it happens, that weird, needle-clad roller might actually be the answer we’ve all been looking for.
What do DermaRollers claim to do, you might ask? Well, to list just a few of the things…
- Remove or fade scarring
- Eliminate blackheads and reduce acne
- Reverse signs of aging, fine lines and wrinkles
- Build collagen
- Regrow hair
- Increase serum absorption up to 1000 times
- Reverse signs of sun damage
- Smooth uneven skin texture
- Shrink pore size
- Reduce appearance of stretch marks and cellulite
If anything on the above list can be achieved by rolling one of these things on my body a couple times a month, that’s more than good enough for me. More yet, anything that helps my existing skincare products penetrate better is a welcomed addition to my beauty arsenal!
I took some time to look into different research and clinical trials that had been done on the results of microneedling, and I was actually quite surprised at what I found.
Here is one particularly good look at what microneedling can do for hairless: A Randomized Blind Study Of Microneedling On Androgenic Alopecia and a rather informative look at the procedure on DermNet NZ.
I think one of the important things to point out about microneedling is that it’s safe for ethnic skin, due to the low risk of hyperpigmentation. That alone is a huge deal for those with darker skin tones, prone to pink scarring or marks, but it’s also good news for the very fair, like myself, as I scar quite easily, and hyperpigmentation is possibly one of the larger banes of my existence.
So, I went ahead and purchased the ORA Facial Microneedle Roller System. Two different ones, in fact, from Gilt. Normally $110 each, I picked up both of them for about $50 including S&H, which made me a very happy girl.
I’m particularly looking forward to using this in conjunction with my M.S. Apothecary Cell Quench Liquid Gold Plant Stem Cell Serum (on my face), and also, using the microneedle on the scalp with my lineup of Phylia de M. products for added efficacy!
The more you can get out of your products the better, I say.
Have any of you tried microneedling/DermaRollers? What were your results like? Did you find your products to be more effective afterward? I have so many questions! Please leave your answers down in the comments below, or ask some of your own questions for me to answer in my next post about microneedling (after I have a chance to try it out myself)!
I want to also mention quickly, that if you have any requested reviews or posts, please don’t hesitate to ask for them! I have the contact page up for a reason! ♥