Friday, September 02, 2011

Derma Roller

So I have a lot of acne scars and I'm always on the search for something to help get rid of it. I tried microdermabrasion about 10 years ago when I didn't even really have scars but once I stopped getting it done I broke out like crazy. I regret doing this now because the lady who use to do it would pop all of my zits and squeeze the living crap out of it until she got everything out. I feel like because of her doing that I'm left with nothing but scars! So I tried laser treatments--about 6 times and it helped minimize it but didn't get rid of them. How frustrating! So I'm always researching about it and recently I stumbled upon derma roller. I have no idea how I came upon it but I think I was on twitter and someone tweeted about it or something--I forget. Well this really caught my attention--I've never seen anything like it or heard about it. The roller looks so scary--it has like about 100 really thin needles all around. And I'm thinking you're suppose to roll that on your face??? o.O I went to several different sites and read about it and read a lot of reviews. I read A LOT of good reviews about it. So out of curiosity I ordered myself one through amazon :)

Information taken from

What Are Dermarollers

Dermarolling is also known as micro-needling, skin rolling or collagen induction therapy (CIT). Derma Rollers are made of many high grade micro needles which roll over and penetrate the skins upper surface painlessly. These revolutionary devices provide two major benefits.
Firstly, they stimulate collagen growth which significantly improves the appearance of scars, fine lines, wrinklesstretch mark, and acne scars.
Secondly, they allow the transdermal application of creams, gels and oils, to be absorbed far more effectively - boosting their effectiveness massively. This is relevant to hair loss treatments as well as cellulite reduction. Our How Dermarollers Work page should give you a greater understanding of just how these simple and fantastic devices can benefit you.

Dermaroller Treatments

Dermarollers can be used to treat many skin related issues. The one thing which most of them have in common, is a lack of collagen in the skin. By boosting collagen levels, the dermaroller is able to assist in:
It can also help products applied to the skin by allowing the active ingredients to penetrate the upper layers of the dermis. This means that the dermaroller can also assist with:
  • Hair Loss Therapy
  • Cellulite Reduction
The results can be amazing and show after just a few dermaroller treatments.
So basically you gently roll it on your face in all different direction and it only penetrates the outer layer of our skin--it doesn't pierce too far deep so it's suppose to be painless, maybe just a little tingling. It will trick our skin into thinking we have a wound so it'll destroy the old skin cells and scar tissue and replace them with brand new skin cells. The micro needling puncture 
stimulates collagen production.
You can search on Youtube to see how it's done and also google derma roller and go to images to see some before and after pictures.
I'll let you guys know how it is after I receive it and use it for couple weeks.  


ChinaDoll said...

I hope this will work on you. keep us posted with the progress dearie. :)

Tanya said...

ChinaDoll: I sure will :)

Happy Brunette said...

I've been waching these but they are soooo scary!! ;)