Maybe you have heard of one of the latest trends that have been getting a lot of attention lately. Perhaps you have a friend that has been raving about using a micro needle roller to help her skin look younger. You may also have a friend going to a professional to have her cellulite treated through micro-needling. But what is a micro needle roller, and how can it help your skin? We have some suggestions.
What Are Micro Needle Rollers?
Acupuncture has used needles to treat pain and inflammation for centuries. People have also been going to acupuncturists for decades to get skin treatments to make their skin look younger and firmer. Doctors began using rollers to treat their skincare patients, which got to be expensive. About 25 years ago, there were people who began inventing micro needle rollers for people to use at home. People who didn’t want to waste time going in to see a dermatologist or an aesthetician every week wanted to spend a little extra money to get a roller for them to use at home, and the micro roller took off.
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How Do You Use Them?
Derma rollers have dozens to hundreds of needles. The needles make tiny holes in your skin, which means that your skin works to repair the damage. It sends elastin and collagen into the area, which means that your skin is tighter and more plump over time. It also means that you can achieve some amazing results. You can work on reducing the look of wrinkles and fine lines on your face. You can also decrease the look of under-eye bags and puffiness. If you have acne scars or any facial scars, derma rollers can help reduce them. You can even use a derma roller to make your lips look plumper.
What About Using Serums?
One of the best things about using a micro needle roller is that it accelerates the absorption rate of serums. Researchers have found that in some cases, serums are absorbed 90% better with a micro needle roller. There are a couple of serums we recommend you can use with a micro needle roller. You may want to try hyaluronic acid after using a derma roller. The best Hyaluronic acids work with your dermaroller to plump up your skin and hydrate it. We love the combination of micro needle rollers with hyaluronic acid serum because it makes the skin look tighter and smoother, as well as refreshing.
In addition to hyaluronic acid, we recommend vitamin C serum as well. The best vit C serum used in conjunction with a micro needle roller has a lot of benefits for your skin. Vitamin C serums work to brighten your face and treat inflammation–which makes them perfect for derma rollers. Vitamin C serums also help to even out your skin tone, and they work on dark circles as well as age spots. What a perfect serum/roller combination!
If you have been thinking about using a micro needle roller, be sure that you get one with very fine needles, .03 or smaller. You also want to make sure that you get a roller with a lot of good reviews. Once you’ve selected your roller, add a serum to your routine, and get started on your way to better skin.