There are so many new devices in the skincare world, it is hard to know what is worth investing in or what is actually good for your skin. When everyone is striving for youthful skin and covering up their blemishes you want to try everything that is out there. Here is a breakdown of the two most popular face appliances: Dermarollers–that can be done at home–and Microneedling that must be performed by a professional.
The dermaroller is a handled roller covered in tiny needles that you roll over your face to create mini punctures on your face. These tiny holes on your face allow the moisturizer or anti-wrinkle cream that you use to penetrate deeper into your skin, making the cream more effective.
How to use it?
Use back and forth motions along your skin with a light amount of pressure along your cheekbones, nose, and forehead. For the rest of your face you can use a little more pressure but make sure to avoid the eye area and only use once or twice per week.
Is it effective?
It should take a month to see proper results but the effectiveness of the process mainly depends on the products you use after the Dermarolled and how deep they penetrate your skin.
Microneedling goes a little deeper and gently wounds the skin, which increases the natural production of collagen and elastin. This is only performed at a beauty clinic and you have to be careful not to go too deep with the needles to prevent scarring of the skin.