A lot of derma roller users were confused about how often to use the derma roller as well as deciding the correct needle size. Some suggested that you need to derma roll daily to see great results. This is absolutely wrong as it can result to prolonged redness, irritation and inflammation.
Performing derma roller treatment on a daily basis together with the wrong needle size can in fact produce undesirable results. So, how often you really need to use a derma roller and how to choose the right needle size?
0.5mm Derma Roller
For treating shallow wrinkles,scars, hyperpigmentation and UV damage with the added benefit of boosting skincare product absorption, use the 0.5mm needle size. A popular roller for anyone looking to have multiple treatments on a monthly basis. This roller size can treat fine lines, shallow scarring, mild stretch marks and hyperpigmentaion. It can also thicken the skin's epidermis and boosts absorption of your favorite creams and serums. By using this, your skin will produce minimal bleeding.
You can use the 0.5mm roller once a week or once a month. It is less painful compared to longer microneedles and have short recovery time. One disadvantage of using this roller is that it can only trigger mild collagen growth. In order to have noticeable skin improvement, additional treatments are necessary. Skin redness, dryness and peeling are quite common and usually disappears after several days. Avoid invasive treatments like chemical peel, laser or microdermabrasion until your skin is fully recovered.
1.0mm Derma Roller
This derma roller size helps reduce sun damage and hyperpigmentation and is perfect for treating shallow to deep wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. In addition, 1.0mm rollers can induce collagen growth more effective than 0.5mm. It can also boost skincare production absorption and efficacy resulting to a smoother complexion.
1.0mm needle will produce mild to moderate bleeding and a 4 to 7 days recovery time is required because of deeper needle penetration. Skin redness, dryness and peeling are common,and usually last for 3 to 7 days espcially for beginners. You can only treat your skin twice every month if your skin is able to tolerate multiple treatments without experiencing excesive redness or irritation. If you have low tolerance to pain or have sensitive skin, you might need a numbing cream. Avoid having more than 2 treatments monthly as this will slow down collagen production and increase side effects.
Avoid invasive treatments like chemical peel, laser or microdermabrasion until your skin is fully recovered.
1.5mm Derma Roller
The 1.5mm derma roller can treat severe scarring and stretch marks. These rollers are commonly used for treating burned scars that is why it is safer to use them on your body than on your face. If you are planning to use the 1.5mm roller, make sure you fully understand the risk. This can be harmful to your skin if you perform the treatment improperly.
This roller can cause side effects if overly used because of the needle's thickness and deeper skin punctures. This is also very painful. A numbing cream is a must before using it. Skin redness, dryness and peeling and swelling are not unusual and usually last about 7 days depending on the aggressiveness of the procedure. Do not use 1.5mm daily. You should wait for a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks for a full recovery before attempting a new treatment.
Ensure to have a professional supervision if you consider to use 1.5mm derma roller to prevent unnecessary damage to your skin.