Why use a derma roller?
Derma rollers stimulate collage and elastin production. We lose 1% of our collagen yearly beginning at age 25.
Derma rollers boost effectiveness of topically applied products, it increases their absorption.
Derma rollers are great to combat wrinkles, cellulite, stretch marks, loose skin, acne scars, hair loss. Additionally they make your skin appear more vibrant and youthful.
Derma rollers cause micro trauma to the skin which stimulates new skin to grow. It also thickens skin and fills in wrinkles. (Lasers by contrast actually destroy your first layer of skin. Derma rolling preserves the epidermis.)
For hair loss, derma rollers dissipate extra testosterone, exfoliates and increases effectiveness of hair loss products.
Why choose our derma roller?
more needles Our face derma roller has 540 needles, the body roller 1080 needles. Cheaper rollers may only have 100-200 needles!! More needles closer together means less pain and more results.
high quality The needles are part of the roller itself, not simply stuck into the end. Our derma roller is rust proof, lightweight and made of durable titanium, not steel. It is certified sterile.
every edge of the needle is sharp Our needles are diamond shaped, not wire edge that pokes the skin like cheaper products.
How to use a derma roller
Wash your face. Use the derma roller 4x in each direction (up/down, left/right, diagonal) . For hair loss only use one direction.
Use 1x every 3 days to start, work up to 1x per day. Use gentle pressure (be very gentle if using on your neck). Can cause redness, itching, tingling initially or dryness/peeling to start with. This is normal and should go away in time. Use less frequently if necessary for your skin to get used to it.
After you’re done, wash your derma roller and apply serum, eye cream and reversal cream.
When to not use a derma roller
If you have any of the following conditions: poor wound healing, collagen diseases, bleeding or blood disorders, pregnancy or lactating, diabetes or a history of keloid scarring.
If you are taking any of the following medications: blood thinners, aspirin, vitamin e
Do not use a derma roller on: sunburn, raised scars, open cuts, herpes, pustule acne, irritated or inflamed skin
Do not use on any of the following areas: inside orbital rim, on the lips, on genitals, on eyelids, mucous membranes or breast tissue
How to care for your derma roller
Do not share your derma roller with others. Its like a razor or toothbrush, for one person use only.
Wash with soap and water after use or spray with alcohol and allow to air dry.
Replace every 6 months or sooner if it becomes damaged.
Other tips for healthy skin
Nutrition is important. Sugar is terrible for our skin. To make collagen our bodies need vitamin C and protein. Make sure your intake of both is adequate. Limit or avoid alcohol.
Stay hydrated! Drinking sufficient water helps your skin be more clear and hydrated.
Get enough sleep. You won’t feel or look tired when you’re sufficiently rested.
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Here are some clues that there might be something emotional going on:
Pain that moves around or symptoms that do not have a medical explanation. Did your symptoms that start around the time of a traumatic event? Or are you experiencing common symptoms such as chest tightness, stomach aches, nausea, headaches, tight muscles or trouble sleeping? Frequently when these types of symptoms show up with no other explanation it can be a clue that they are stemming from emotional causes. The good news is acupuncture can help! We very often see patients who have had every medical test available with no answer to why they are feeling so poorly and we can help these folks.
Meaghan Massella, M.Ac, L.Ac, Dipl. Ac (NCCAOM) is an acupuncturist, business owner and mother of 2.