Micro Needling – Is It Right For You?
Micro Needling – What is it?
Dermaroller vs Derma Stamp / Pen
What can and can’t it do? Does it work?
- It can only influence the skin, not the fat tissue so you cannot get your fat back in the face with micro needling!
- It takes time and consistency
- you might see short term results but it can take up to 1 year or longer to remove deep scaring
- short needles 0.25 mm can be used to help absorption of topical lotion into the skin, which can make your skin look and feel young and healthier ect… This is why it is important to us the right needle size as well as serums after rolling.
Micro-needling is most often used to treat these:
- anti aging look by reduce wrinkles ect..
- hair loss
- acne scars
- stretch marks
How to use derma-roller and derma stamps
Short general step-by-step guide to micro needling, it will link to articles explaining how to use the dermastamp and one article explaining how to use the roller.
What topical solution to use after:
- Vitamin C serum
- Copper peptides
- Hyaluronic acid
- alpha lipoic acid 1%-4%
You may use numbing cream to lessen the discomfort of the microneedling. CLICK HERE to read how to incorporate the numbing cream with the treatment.
Hygiene is Key!
after use clean it, use alcohol not boil!
Side effects with micro-needling or derma-rolling
- needle marks
- swellings, redness, dryness, tightness and mild burning sensation
- skin peeling
Mistakes to avoid
- careful what you put on your skin after needling, no makeup sun lotion, toxic or irritating ingredients like, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, hydroquinone ect… wait 24hours
- don’t exfoliliate or use face scrubs until fully recovered
- make sure everything is sterile including your skin, never share your tools..
- needling too often, with longer needles only roll once every 4 weeks, use short needles like those under 0,25 mm to increase absorption of topical lotions.
- don’t use microneedling if you have any skin conditions like acne breakout, eczema.
- never roll on wounds or injuries.
- don’t press too hard, the needles just have to penetrate the skin to be effective.
- don’t combine needling with other treatment, like chemical peels, laser, microdermabrasion ect.. always wait until you recovered from the other treatments before microneedling and vice versa.
- if you are taking any kind of medication talk to a doctor before starting microneedling.
- avoid direct sunlight in the days after rolling, if using longer needles 1mm or more you should wait up to a week. if you need to go out use a strong sun lotion spf 20 or more, but if you are serious about your skin then you should use sun lotion everyday anyway.