The concept of Dermarolling or micro-needling is quite simple. Dermaroller works by creating tiny punctures into the skin to stimulate skin repair and cell regeneration. When the body sustains an injury or wound, it heals itself by creating new collagen.
The first time I used one of these mini torture devices was 2012. After a stressful year I’d lost a lot of weight quickly and my snaky skin was kept catching my eye in the mirror. After browsing Youtube, watching people making their own skin bleed, I decided this was for me. I set off to find a good quality roller that wasn’t going to ultimately cause my death.
So it’s pretty simple, you can buy some numbing cream to ease your suffering (apparently). I bought Emla cream. I’m not convinced that stuff works, even when the hospital use it, but it could have a positive psychological effect. I noticed others have had success with this one from Amazon. After you let the cream do it’s work, you roll backwards and forwards in asterisk shapes all over your face. I suggest watching a few Youtube videos first. Once you’ve applied pain all over the area you can splash with cold water to remove any blood before applying your collagen cream. If you don’t apply a face cream with collagen, you’re not going to get the full benefit. Any cream with collagen will work. I use L’Oreal Paris Wrinkle Expert 35+ Collagen Day Cream 50ml because it’s cheap and doesn’t irritate my face. Something else you will need is Surgical Spirit to clean your roller before and after every time you use it (you have to soak it for 20 minutes in this stuff to stop infection). While we’re on the subject, you mustn’t ever, ever, EVER share your roller with anyone.
Remember to read the instructions and use your own common sense – I’m not a doctor, this is just my experience with these products.