Dermaroller

DERMAROLLER - WHAT IS IT

Before we explain how and what dermarolling really is, lets explain what a dermaroller is and what it for. A dermaroller is a handheld needling roller device which is rolled on the surface of skin. This creates tiny punctures on the skin which triggers skin repair. This leads to the body making new collagen (depnding on the size of the roller). By doing this, proteins called amino-acids, build up in the collagen. This is the part of the connective tissue that helps in tightening , firmness, suppleness, and elasticity in skin. A short-term controlled injury to the skin is the purpose of applying a dermaroller to your skin. The reason why is to trigger the protein in our skin for the production of healthier younger looking complexion. 

Consider dermarolling your skin to a body workout at the gym. You create a micro injury to your muscles while working out in the gym resulting in muscle repair strengthening and tightening. This is not a direct comparison but I hope you see the picture that is being painted.

Dermaroller Needle Size

Currnetly Image A.D.S dermarollers come in two different size needles, 02.mm & 0.5mm. There are a lot of people providing false information online about choosing the correct needle size so be sure to do your own research . What we recommend is 05.mm or anything under is perfect for at home rolling. Needle size over 0.5mm we would recommend going to a professional and getting a professional microneedlign treatment. 

Dermaroller needle size 0.5mm - Boost Your Skin’s Production Of Collagen And Leave Your Skin Glowing, Smoother And More Evenly Toned! Great for reducing visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, but also amazing for skin in need of a tightening effect. The microneedling treatment has been developed to minimise cellulite and get rid of stretch marks and scars on the body. This is suited for anybody looking to treat wrinkles, fine lines, stretchmarks, UV damage, light scarring, and hyperpigmentation. It also helps in the boosting of product absorption for quicker and more efficient results.

Dermaroller needle size 0.2mm - This safely & effectively improves the overall texture and tone of your skin, leaving you with a healthy and vibrant glow and a naturally younger looking appearance. Ideal for younger skin or if you have thin or sensitive skin or are new to microneedling. The 0.2mm dermaroller is our smallest size, causing only micro-punctures to the epidermis (granular layer). This sleek skin roller promotes circulation, encourages natural exfoliation, and softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.Even with the shorter, gentler needles, you will still get plump, glowing skin with diminished pore size. Ideal size to begin with if you have thin and/or sensitive skin. Also recommended preventively for younger skin and for the delicate skin around the eyes. Perfect for the beginner!

Dermaroller Usage

Some information you read will tell you to roll every day. Please ignore this. It will do more damage than good to your skin. Only needles under 0.2mm are designed for daily treatment because of the dermaroller usage length of the needles. 0.5mm rollers cause micro trauma to your skin. Resulting in mild inflammation. As a result your body produces collagen to repair the trauma caused. Therefore considering the micro trauma the correct usage would be:

0.5mm - Up to once a week. Can be once every 2-3 weeks depdning on your skins tolerance. 
0.2mm - 2-3 times weekly. 

Dermaroller Pros & Cons

However it may not sound like it makes sense that by puncturing your skin with hundreds of tiny holes leads to overall better skin. However that is exactly what dermarolling does. No matter how much it might benefit you there are also some downsides. 

Pros 
Treats a lot of skin concerns like wrinkles, sun damage, hyper pigmentation, crows feet, acne scarring, stretch marks, ageing skin. Can improve skins texture and tone. Stimulates new collagen. create bouncy, younger-looking skin and tighter-looking pores. Your skincare products become 100X more effective. It is quick and relatively painless. Cost effective.

Cons
 It can irritate the skin. Needs to be cleaned after EVERY use(very improtant). Can cause bleeding and sometimes minimal pain. Infection is possible if you share your roller with someone or roll over axtive acne or open wounds. 

What Are The Benefits of Using a Dermaroller 0.5mm?

Dermaroller For Acne Scars

By causing controlled injury to the surface of the skin over the areas that are affected by acne scarring, we’re promoting our bodies natural healing ability to give our collagen and elastin that kick they need to do their job properly and come to the surface. Your skin basically goes into repair mode and repairs any of the damaged skin. A lot of people think that this is the same way that the treatment smooths out fine lines and wrinkles. It’s not. The treatment smooths out fine lines and wrinkles by producing collagen.
Have you been left with unsightly or even light acne scarring following breakouts? If so, you might be interested in grabbing our Image A.D.S 0.5mm Dermaroller. You should note that using the dermaroller is only okay over areas that are free from infection of any kind. For instance, if you have had a cold sore, you must wait at least 2 weeks after the cold sore has completely disappeared for dermaroller usage or to have micro needling treatment of any kind. The same principle applies to active acne. CLICK HERE TO VIEW 0.5mm

Dermaroller on stretch marks

The dermaroller works by breaking up damaged skin cells and causing the body to produce new collagen. The dermaroller won’t remove stretch marks after one or two treatments, but when the process is repeated, the dermal layers of the skin increase in thickness and the stretch gradually fade away, replaced by healthy, smooth skin.  For this concern we would recommend the 0.5mm. 

Dermaroller on Wrinkles 

Derma Roller on Wrinkles. Arguably, the most important benefit of dermaroller usage is the effect it has on fine lines and wrinkles (0.5mm). As we all know once we hit 25, collagen and elastin production begin to slow down meaning that the level of elasticity in our skin giving it that plumpness reduces gradually. The only way to stop this reduction naturally is through collagen induction therapy or CIT. Dermaroller usage is a form of collagen induction therapy. While using the derma roller on wrinkles, we are triggering our collagen and elastin naturally. It holds many benefits in opposed to artificial forms. When we say artificial, we mean anything our bodies don’t produce naturally such as botox and filler. 

Hyperpigmentation

Dermarolling can be effective in minimizing any visible pigmentation or uneven skin tones. Those who suffer from pigmentation can become very self conscious and insecure where the pigmentation is highly noticeable. Luckily for those dermarolling, it can help shed surface pigmentation reducing the appearance of uneven skin tone. In addition to dermarolling promoting cell turn over to shed away surface pigment, you can also assist in both reducing and eliminate the production of pigmentation by using a tyrosine inhibitor as you roller your skin. This product works on suppressing and balancing your melanocytes preventing over activation which causes pigmentation in the first place. Its also hugely beneficial to continue using this product post treatment once you have created the micro channels needed to induce it deeper into the skin for better results.

Dermaroller on Neck

Ageing doesn’t just stop at the facial area, it appears all over our body. When it comes looking after your skincare, you should not just be focusing on the face, you should be concentrating on all of the following areas: Face. Neck. Jawline. Chest Areas. Stomach. In fact, When applying skincare products, we should be bringing them down as far as the nipple area to ensure full coverage of delicate ageing skin. What makes our Image A.D.S  Dermarollers a leading roller is it’s ability to be brought that bit further. The Image A.D.S dermaroller usage can be brought down as far as the above listed areas.

Dermaroller Procedure

You want bang for your buck! That’s understandable. No body invests in a product or any item for that matter hoping that it won’t achieve the desired result. Here are a few of the most common FAQ
Are the results permanent? When will I see results? How long will results last ?
In answer to how permanent the results are: Yes, the results are permanent. For example with acne scarring, if you are suffering with scarring, depending on the severity of the scarring you may need to use the roller more often to achieve your desired results. However, once these results are achieved, they are not reversible. They are permanent. You may experience new scarring if you are eligible for breakouts that could leave you with scarring but this will not allow old scarring to resurface. The scarring that is cleared up from using your dermaroller is gone forever. Insider advice! “Even after achieving your desired results, keep up the treatment. Your skin has got to where it is because you worked hard to get it there! Dermaroller usage will work to improve over all skin healthy so keeping it up is a no brainer. Remember skincare is personal and never generic so what might work for someone else might not work for you making it so important to to seek the advice of a skincare specialist when changing your skincare routine. 

Dermaroller Serum

So many clients are always asking, “what is the best derma roller serum to use?” There is no generic answer to this. As we are ALWAYS saying, skincare is personal and never generic. With this in mind, the most suitable serum would be the what ever suites your skin type best. Hyaluronic tends to be popular but again it just comes down to skin type. 

Hyaluronic serum is good for – Aging Skin/fine lines and wrinkles/dry skin/post-treatment. . This product is excellent for plumping and hydration and is one of our best sellers. It’s known for it’s benefits in retaining skins youthful appearance & improving hydration into the skin. From the age of 25 on wards, your collagen and elastin production slow down making it important to invest in your skin care. This is of course why using your derma roller is so important as it stimulates collagen and elastin production. Visit our shop to view our hyalruonic serum. 

What Are The Benefits of Using a Dermaroller 0.2mm?

0.2mm Dermaroller Benefits

The 0.2mm size derma roller needles are the smallest of derma roller microneedles in our range which are used basically for what is referred to as transdermal absorption, or simply, enhanced absorption of skin care products. It does not stimulate the growth of collagen, but it does thicken the epidermis making it easier for the skin to respond positively to various skincare products. Suitable to use 2-3 times weekly. 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. Ideal size to begin with if you have thin and/or sensitive skin. Perfect for the beginner!  

- Enhances topical skincare absorption by 200x  ​
- Painless treatment helps create bouncy, younger-looking skin and tighter-looking pores ​
- Plump & stimulates skin leaving it looking glowing & radiant ​
- Gently begins diminishing discoloration ​
- Increases cell turnover with microneedling to help with fine lines

Dermaroller Serum

So many clients are always asking, “what is the best derma roller serum to use?” There is no generic answer to this. As we are ALWAYS saying, skincare is personal and never generic. With this in mind, the most suitable serum would be the what ever suites your skin type best. Hyaluronic tends to be popular but again it just comes down to skin type. 

Hyaluronic serum is good for – Aging Skin/fine lines and wrinkles/dry skin/post-treatment. . This product is excellent for plumping and hydration and is one of our best sellers. It’s known for it’s benefits in retaining skins youthful appearance & improving hydration into the skin. From the age of 25 on wards, your collagen and elastin production slow down making it important to invest in your skin care. This is of course why using your derma roller is so important as it stimulates collagen and elastin production. Visit our shop to view our hyalruonic serum. 

Dermaroller Pre & Post Treatment

Dermaroller Pre Treatment
As always with use of home derma rollers/pens the importance of cleanliness cannot be overstated. Always remember to only treat dry, healthy, double cleansed skin and ensure hands are washed. Do not use any toners that contain alcohol. 
Dermaroller Post Treatment
It is vital that you apply an SPF after rolling to protect your skin. Any broad-spectrum SPF with UVA & UVB protection is fine which will contain either of these two ingredients Zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Do NOT apply any products with active ingredients until 72 hours or until skin returns to normal (you may continue using your hyaluronic serum each day).
How to clean your dermaroller
Make sure your Image A.D.S is disinfected. We recommend 70% Isopropyl Alcohol for simple and thorough cleansing of your Roller. You should also be careful about the manner in which you store your Image A.D.S. Use the accompanying protective casing to ensure the microneedles remain clean and intact. Be extremely careful not to bang the needles to bend or get damaged. As always with use of home derma rollers/pens the importance of cleanliness cannot be overstated. Always remember to wash your hands and only treat dry, healthy, cleansed skin.
Dermaroller Safety Precautions
For hygiene reasons never share your Image A.D.S with anyone else. Not recommended for use on irritated or infected skin, active acne, rosacea, eczema, moles etc. Be extra careful when rolling around the eyes; don’t go any higher than your cheekbones when using the 0.5mm or 0.2mm roller. Don’t use the Image A.D.S on your eyelids as the skin is too thin. Keep products away from possible sources of contamination. - Store it in its case when not in use. If the roller is not performing as you expected or you feel it is not rolling smoothly, stop using and replace. Replaced every 60 days depending on the frequency of use as the needles wear and become less effective or can cause damage to the skin.

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