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How Long Do Derma Rollers Last?

Derma rollers are really helpful in maintaining the natural youthful glow of our skin. It just does not promote anti-aging and youth, but also, derma rollers enable the skin to absorb creams, lotions, and other essentials that are applied on skin so that it will be effective on serving its purpose and the great results on skin will become more visible.

Derma rollers are made of microneedles or medical grade needles attached to a roller that punctures the skin. But, this kind of puncture is not what you think it is! Even though derma rollers are made of microneedles, these microneedles produce a painless sensation in the body. Aside from that, these microneedles are responsible for the production of collagen the skin needs to rejuvenate and it is also responsible in healing the wounds on the skin. These microneedles found on derma rollers aims to fill the fine lines out and resurface shallow pitted scars found on the skin.

Derma rollers have become famous due to the wonder it gives to its users, but precaution is still needed, as there are other derma rollers that are of inferior quality. Make sure you know what kind of derma roller you are buying and think twice before doing so!

Derma rollers can last from 3 to 4 months, depending on use. Just follow the instructions carefully and make sure you are using it right to avoid any unfortunate circumstance such as injury. Improper maintenance can also decrease the benefits you can get from derma rollers, as its life is shorten. Always remember that even though derma rollers are effective on treating skin and maintaining youth and beauty, it has its time; time to be put away and be disposed. Because these derma rollers use microneedles, the microneedles attached to the rollers become dull as time passes and will cease to give the benefits it has been giving when it is still usable. Just a reminder: do not use the derma roller if the microneedles are already dull, because once these microneedles puncture your face, it would not be painless anymore. It would already cause damage on skin such as wounds.

Yes, scars, pimples, stretch marks and other skin imperfections can be erased by the amazing derma roller. But once it starts to wear off and becomes dull, stop using it. Maintain your derma roller well so that its benefits on you would take long.


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Is Micro Needling Safe?

Micro needling or skin needling is the process whereby you use micro needles attached to a handheld skin roller to puncture skin in a painless way. Micro needles are 1mm-3mm in length and only puncture the epidermis or outer layer of the skin. Micro needling is done to promote the creation of collagen and elastin which are the primary agents in activating the skin’s natural healing process.

When the micro needles already punctured the skin, these create a wound that stimulates collagen and elastin formation and creation, and not infection and scars. The collagen and elastin are primarily helpful in rejuvenating and healing skin imperfections such as wrinkles, stretch marks, surgical marks and others.

Micro needling also involves using agent to make pores and skin numb so that the treatment will bear effective and great results. Micro needling is not a painful process, but it makes people using it feel a tingling sensation. It can be discomforting, but rest assured that if done safely and properly, micro needling will give you amazing results and will not make you suffer, especially your skin.

Micro needling or micro needle therapy using a handheld rolling device or dermaroller can be performed on all skin types and colors, and is even safe for sensitive skin. As you continue doing this therapy, you will feel your skin has become tighter, smoother, thicker and of course, younger. This therapy will promote increased blood flow on areas that are defective, and will eradicate or minimize fine lines and scars, including deep and big acne scars. Since micro needling punctures the outer part of the skin for the formation of collagen and elastin, it also enables for the skin to absorb moisturizers, creams and other essentials put on skin. It also promotes hair growth and minimizes stretch marks. Micro needling therapy can be done and repeated every 6-8 weeks as long as the outer layer of the skin is already healed, but formation of collagen still continues for 12 months after treatment.

When you want to do the process of micro needling, make sure that you clean your skin well. You can apply any skin moisturizer or cream of your choice, just make sure you are not allergic to what you are using. Roll the handheld rolling device with the micro needles on your skin in a gentle way and 4-5 times in each direction in a horizontal pattern. At first, try using it 1-2 times a week, and when your skin is already conditioned, you can increase application to 3-5 times a week.

Micro needling is safe, and is great for the skin!


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Life of the Derma Roller

The derma roller is the latest skin renewal technology. It uses CIT (collagen Induction Therapy) to renew the skin. It is equipped with micro needles and these when rolled on the skin causes the pores to open up. This causes the skin to start a renewal process by producing Collagen and Elastin. This treatment can be used for various skin problems like acne, wrinkles, scarring, stretch marks and so on.

The fact that these derma rollers are nothing but fine micro needles, the lifespan of derma rollers can be any-where between 3 to 4 months. It also varies for different manufacturers or brands. It’s best if you look up about a particular manufacturer from whom you are deciding to buy. The lifespan of derma roller is also determined by factors like the size of the micro needles, the upkeep that you have done to maintain these needles and the frequency of usage. Let’s take a look at these various factors:

Size of needles and lifespan of derma rollers

The derma roller comes with varying needles sizes like .5mm, 1.0 mm and 1.5 mm. The thicker the needle the bigger the pores and the lighter the micro needle the wear and tear would be more. Once it completes the life span the needles will get blunt and when these are used it can cause more damage to the skin than doing any good.

Upkeep and lifespan of the derma roller

Upkeep is directly related to the lifespan of the derma roller. Following all the manufacturer’s instruction for maintaining the needles will ensure better lifespan of these needles, and will ensure that these are safe to be used on your skin.

Frequency of usage and lifespan of the derma roller

Usage also affects the lifespan of derma rollers. The more you use the needles these would get worn out and thus reducing its lifespan.

The biggest reason why we suggest a lifespan of derma roller is the fact that these are used in a way where the micro needles cause the skin to renew. The way it does is by literally causing minute damages on the skin which leads to skin healing process. The healing process is what causes the production of elastin and collagen. This simple yet effective process is controlled by the needles on the derma roller. That’s why it’s important that if you are a regular user, you keep the lifespan of your derma roller in mind.


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