I’m not the ‘firmest’ Botox believer (pun intended). I do however, believe that routine care along with a half decent diet can go a long way to keep the skin in good shape.
One such discovery was of a ‘Dermaroller’- a device with about 540 tiny needles that you are to roll on your skin routinely that combat and repair a few signs of skin damage.
Now, Dermarollers are contraptions of around 540 needles of varying lengths. (Read: 0.5mm, 1mm, 1.5mm and so on) for various issues on the skin like ageing, black spots, acne scars, loose skin and so on. How the deal works is that, the smaller needle size combats smaller issues and as your issues grow larger, so does the needle size (and the pain).
How it is believed to work, is that, it tricks your skin to repairing itself quickly and stimulates collagen production that makes the skin looks firmer and rids signs of skin ageing and spots.
The Dermaroller is easily available online, and comes in a cardboard box and also an individual Dermaroller protection casing.
Upon opening you see this device with a lot of needles on it, here’s what it looks like:
One way of using it, you could use it on your bare skin. What I do is, apply some Jojoba oil on the target areas and then use the Dermaroller, just so that some nutrition gets absorbed alongside.
How to use:
- Spread your skin with some oil (Vitamin E/ Vitamin C/ Rosehip/ Jojoba)
- Roll the Dermaroller- do not press it into your skin- ten times vertically and ten times diagonally on each patch of your skin
- Do not use it more than that, it’ll cause a lot of redness and pain
- Dab the oil off your skin with a cotton
- Layer a face mask on, preferably a soothing one, to heal the skin and cool it down
- DO NOT USE without a dermatologist consultation about what needle size and frequency are good for your skin
- It does make my skin shiny
- Skin appears bright after the first use
- After a month of usage, I do feel my scars do look a little better (also scars from a childhood chicken pox infection)
- It doesn’t cost too much. About INR 400 for each Dermaroller
- My head starts to hurt a little after every stint with a Dermaroller
- My skin stings for a whole day- be ready for no makeup the same day- because even foundation burns
- I still have to figure out the longer term benefits or scar treatment- but for sure it isn’t a 100% scar-heal or pore-heal rate
Here’s what my skin looks like right after two rubs of the Dermaroller on it:
Price: INR 400 per Dermaroller
I shall now let my skin heal, #HappySunday