Everything you need to know – Derma Roller
The Derma Roller provides a non-surgical solution for the reduction of scars, elimination of wrinkles, and the removal of unsightly stretch marks and improving the quality of your hair.
Innovative Skin Therapy
The Derma Roller provides a therapeutic treatment that rejuvenates the skin, leaving it smooth, bright, and younger looking.
This simple medical device is safe enough to be used in the comfort of your own home, providing effective treatment to improve the condition of your skin. It has been scientifically proven to reduce scars, eliminate wrinkles, and even remove stretch marks by significantly increasing the production of collagen. The cylindrical shaft is topped with a head covered in fine needle-like protrusions that act as a stimulant for the skin. These needles are also responsible for breaking down scar tissue, and causing skin cells to multiply and form new layers of tissue.
Derma Roller for Hair Loss
Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA), also known as male pattern baldness, has been shown to benefit from treatment with microneedling. Hair growth is stimulated by treating areas affected by hair loss or thinning with the fine needles of the roller. Micro-needling slows down the process of hair loss by stimulating the release of growth factors which cause new blood vessels to grow in and provide more oxygen to hair follicles and this results in maximizing the hair shaft caliber resulting in increased hair volume and thicker hair. The principle is similar to exercising your muscles in the gym. The body responds to micro trauma. When you go to the gym, exercise causes micro trauma to muscles which causes release of various growth factors from platelets that migrate to the injured tissues. The growth factors form part of the healing process and they stimulate the formation of new blood vessels and production of new proteins to repair the muscles. By repeating the exercises, you become fitter and stronger. A similar process occurs in the skin when micro-trauma is inflicted on the skin by the dermaroller needles. Growth factors are released, new blood vessels grow into those areas, new collagen and elastin proteins are formed and the skin becomes plumper and healthier and younger. This allows for more oxygen to reach the hair follicles and an increase in kinetic energy causing the hair follicle to grow more robustly and reach it’s maximum hair shaft caliber.
The dermaroller is not a stand-alone treatment for hair or skin restoration. It must me used in combination with other treatments when treating the skin of the scalp. All you need is to run the dermaroller over your scalp for 10 to 20 seconds every day and that will be adequate when combined with other hair loss treatments to maximize results.
Benefits of a Derma Roller
The benefits include improving the following:
- Wrinkles The process of microneedling provided by the Derma Roller causes the production of collagen and elastin. These are integral in reducing wrinkles.
- Scars The collagen and elastin produced by the stimulation of the skin serves to repair broken skin and breaks down old scar tissue.
- Hair loss The skin of the scalp is stimulated by the find needles on the Derma Roller, increasing blood-flow and the release of growth factors that promote hair growth. The size of the follicles and hair shafts are also increased improving hair volume. Microneedling improves the effects of topical treatments by optimizing absorption.
- Stretch marks The roller greatly stimulates collagen production in the skin, thereby reducing prominent stretch marks. Results are usually seen within 3-12 treatments.
- Needle length Deciding on what length needles to opt for comes down to what you intend to use the roller for. Needles 1.5mm or longer should never be used on the face or other sensitive areas of the skin. They are exclusively intended for use on the body, or by an industry professional who knows what they are doing.
*0.25mm Ideal for improving absorption of topical treatments
*0.5mm Used for fine wrinkles, light scars and sun damage
*0.75mm Used for moderate wrinkles and scars, hyperpigmentation
*1.0mm Used for deep wrinkles and scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, and chicken pox scars
- Number of needles If you want to treat a large area of skin effectively, then opting for a broad roller with more needles is a good idea. Smaller rollers with less needles are more effective when used on smaller areas of skin, like the face.
- Handle length and size Always choose a Derma Roller with a handle that fits your grip comfortably.