How to use the Kalon Derma Roller
Learning to use a Kalon derma roller the correct way is very important, as the roller does pierce the skin. Therefore, preparation matters!
1. Preparing to Use Your Derma Roller
Prior to Derma rolling, you need to decide which length of needles is best suited for you. If you’re uncertain which needle to use visit our faq for more information.
2. Sanitize Your Derma Roller
Before you begin your treatment, it’s important you sanitize the derma roller. Place the device, needle side down, in a small bowl of rubbing alcohol. Leave the device immersed in the rubbing alcohol for at least one to two minutes.
3. Wash Your Face
Wash your face using a gentle cleanser. This will help remove all dirt, grime, and makeup from the surface of your skin. You do not want any bacteria to get into the skin as a result of the derma rolling process. Always begin with a clean face.
4. Visualize Your Face in Sections
Mentally divide your face into approximately six sections. You do not need to actually mark your face. For example, you could try mentally dividing into the following sections: forehead, cheeks, chin, eye area, nose, and upper lip. This will help to ensure that you adequately cover the entire surface of your face and will help to break up the procedure.
5. Glide the Derma Roller Across Your Face
Gently glide the roller across your face. You should roll vertically, horizontally, and diagonally across the surface of your skin for most effectiveness. This should be done in stripes covering each section of your face. While moving the roller across your face, use your other hand to pull your skin tight. This will make it easier to maneuver the device.
6. Don’t Apply too Much Pressure
When using the derma roller, do not apply too much pressure. Instead, you should apply light to moderate pressure. It may tingle or feel slightly uncomfortable at first, but it will not damage your skin.
7. Lift the Roller When Changing Directions
Always lift the roller completely off of your face when you are changing directions, then return it to your skin facing in the direction you are headed. Never drag or turn the derma roller from a vertical position to a diagonal position while it is still touching the surface of your skin. This could cause unnecessary irritation and mild bleeding to your skin.
8. Following Your Treatment
Although derma rolling does not damage your skin, it will likely be red and tender immediately following the treatment. Allow your skin to rest and do not wash your face for at least six to eight hours. We recommend applying a moisturizer or Vitamin C Serum immediately following the procedure. Avoid using makeup for 12 hours but make sure that you use sunblock.
9. Lastly, Disinfect Again
Once you are finished using the device, rinse the needles under warm water and place it into a bowl of rubbing alcohol. This will disinfect the device of any bacteria that it may have picked up on the surface of the skin. It is very important that you keep your derma roller clean and sanitary.
Do not share your derma roller with other family members of friends. This should be considered a personal device.