HOW TO CLEAN & USE YOUR DERMA ROLLER

DERMA ROLLING AFTER-CARE

If you rolling with needles longer than 0.5 mm, the skin will turn red almost like sunburn, sensitive and might get slightly swollen for several hours.

The rolled area might start “peeling” after a few days. Don’t pick at the loose skin.

 

HOW TO CLEAN YOUR DERMA ROLLER

Wash the derma roller in warm water and dishwashing liquid, taking care not to damage the needles. Then soak it in disinfecting alcohol for 20 minutes or spray it with surgical spirits. Air-dry. Put back into container. Keep the container clean with hot water but do not use any cloth or sponge to clean it since those are full of bacteria.

 

USING YOUR DERMA ROLLER

0.25, 0.5 mm, 0.75, 1mm and 2mm Derma Rollers: –

  1. Wash the skin area you want to Derma Roll
  2. Wipe the rolling environment with disinfectant.
  3. If you like, apply an ice-pack or numbing cream. (Emla numbing cream works in 45 minutes, so apply before rolling – you can get this numbing cream at any pharmacy)
  4. When rolling, stretch the skin by pulling it with your other hand – it will make needle penetration much easier.

Roll in a star pattern: maximum five times horizontally, 5 times vertically, 5 times diagonally. Roll the derma roller around five times in each direction. Back and forth equals two rolls. Lift the derma roller slightly or change the angle of rolling and move back to the beginning. This ensures that you will not hit the same prick channel. Use medium pressure – but very light pressure around your eyes, especially with needles longer than 0.5 mm!

Try to spread the pricks evenly. You could first only roll the entire skin area horizontally, when you’ve covered all skin that you want to treat, you roll vertically, and finally diagonally (across). Use whatever technique you are comfortable with, as long as it spreads the number of pricks per sq. inch / cm2 more or less evenly.

 

After Care

Added descriptions:

Roll in a star pattern: maximum five times horizontally, 5 to 10 times vertically, 5 to 10 times diagonally. Roll the derma roller around five times in each direction. Back and forth equals two rolls.

Lift the derma roller slightly or change the angle of rolling and move back to the beginning. This ensures that you will not roll the same prick channel.

Use medium pressure, but very light pressure around your eyes, especially with needles longer than 0.5mm!

Try to spread the pricks evenly as you roll.  Maybe try – first roll the entire skin area horizontally, when you’ve covered all skin that you want to treat, you roll vertically, and finally diagonally. Use whatever technique you are comfortable with, as long as it spreads the number of pricks more or less evenly.

Do not share you Derma Roller as it may be contaminated and spread infection.

WHAT SIZE ROLLER TO USE AND THERE BENEFITS

0.25mm Derma Roller – No Pain feel – numbing cream will not be necessary

  • Not intended for collagen induction good for improving creams & serums absorption – suitable for daily use.
  • Can be used on thin skin
  • Can be used to reduce big pores, oily skin and smoothes skin texture
  • Can be used on all areas of the face, neck and body

0.5mm Derma Roller – Very little pain feel – numbing cream will not be necessary

  • Fades fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces not very deep acne scars
  • Improves the appearance of uneven skin tone
  • Reduces aging spots, sun spots and light hyper-pigmentation
  • Prevents aging
  • Smoothes out lines and skin texture
  • Improves the absorption of skincare product
  • Can be used on all areas of the face, neck and body

0.75 and 1mm Derma Roller – Numbing cream may be necessary if you have a sensitive feel

  • Removes deep lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces acne scars
  • Removes stretch marks
  • Improves the appearance of uneven skin tone
  • Reduces aging spots and hyper-pigmentation
  • Smoothes skin texture
  • Improves the absorption of skin care products
  • Can be used on all areas of the face, neck and body

2.0mm  Derma Roller – Numbing cream will be necessary

  • Removes deep lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces acne scars
  • Removes stretch marks
  • Improves the appearance of uneven skin tone
  • Reduces aging spots and hyper-pigmentation
  • Smoothes skin texture
  • Improves the absorption of skin care products
  • Stimulates skin regeneration
  • Can be used on all areas of the face, neck and body
HOW OFTEN TO ROLL YOUR SKIN
  • 0.25mm long needles can be used daily on the same skin area.
  • 0.5mm long needles can be used once a week on the same skin area.
  • 0.75mm long needle can be used once every second week on the same skin area.
  • 1 mm can be used every 3 to 4 weeks on the same skin area.
  • 1.5mm can be used every 4 to 5 weeks on the same skin area.
  • 2.0 mm can only be used once every 5 to 6 weeks on the same skin area
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THESE SKIN CONDITIONS
  • Active infections
  • Chronic skin disorders
  • Blood clotting
  • Poor healing
  • Skin Malignancies
  • Active Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Severe Solar Keratosis
  • Do not roll over Raised Moles or Warts
HOW OFTEN

You may believe that by derma rolling more often you will get the results you want sooner.

In fact rolling too often will do your skin more harm than good because:

  • Your skin needs time to recover from the inflammation caused by derma rolling
  • Rolling too often will break down the collagen in your skin before it has had a chance to form properly
  • Collagen is a slow process, so have patients! results will come and remember your skin will continue to repair and renew even for months after your last rolling session