Frequently Asked Questions
We’ve compiled the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) about face and body derma rolling and answered them all! If you don’t see your question listed, please feel free to contact us with your question and we will add it to the list!
How Long Before I See My Derma Roller Results?
Derma rolling is a long-term solution, and you should not expect immediate results. As your skin didn’t become the way it is way overnight. It was the result of many years of wear and tear to form wrinkles, acne scars, cellulite, and more.
To “reverse” the aging process, you need to give it consistent use over time.
Some people might experience temporary plumping of the skin in just 1 treatment, but this does not apply to everyone because each person has unique skin that reacts differently to micro-needling. Your results will depend largely on the following factors:
- The number of treatments
- Frequency of use (using too often — several times per month — may prevent your success, because your skin will likely not fully recover)
- Your health condition (eating, exercise, and sleep may help expedite your results because, in the end, your skin is affected by your habits)
- Your age (the older you are, the more damage there is, the longer the healing process)
- Severity of damage (intense damage takes more time, while fine lines disappear fairly quickly)
To achieve significant results, multiple treatments are necessary. Also, to maintain your results, continued use may be necessary.
Again, while everyone is different, usually you will see results each week as the skin undergoes collagen re-growth. At least two to six months of single monthly treatments are required for deep scars and wrinkles.
Which Areas of Your Body Be Treated?
Derma Rolling can treat most areas of your skin, including many of the more sensitive areas, such as below the eyes, around and beneath the nose, along with the back of the arms, and more.
While it goes without saying, take extra care when using the derma roller near your eyes, your mouth, or other sensitive areas. These needles are sharp, after all.
How Often Should You Use Your Derma Roller?
For 0.5 mm roller heads, we recommend you use it once to twice a week. Only if your skin can tolerate weekly treatment without excessive redness, dryness or irritation.
For anything longer than .50mm, we recommend you use it once a week or every other week.
How Long Will A Roller Head Last?
With correct technique, handling, and storage, each roller head should last 10 to 15 uses, typically more uses then that the needles will be quite a bit duller.
The lifespan of your roller head also depends on the following factors:
- The quality of your roller (our heads are the best titanium grade)
- Facial or body treatment (thicker skin means more use of roller head)
- The aggressiveness of your treatment
- Frequency of use
- Your treatment area (the larger the treatment area, the faster your roller head needles will dull
NOTE: If you are treating areas of your body with thicker skin (body, legs, bum, etc.) then you may need to replace your roller sooner because your body has thicker skin than your face.
What Products Should I Use After Rolling?
For best results use Vitamin C Serum immediately after rolling for most skin conditions you wish to treat. Then follow up with a quality retinol moisturizer. Finally, lock it in with Argan Oil.
You may also use products like copper peptide serum, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid serum, or collagen cream. The basic idea is that you must choose a product that will help you heal and boost your skin’s collagen production.
IMPORTANT: All products you use MUST NOT contain irritating, toxic or comedogenic ingredients. For example, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, kojic acid, hydroquinone, TCA acid, parabens, PABA, etc.
Derma Roller For Hair Loss? Does it Work?
There are studies that show derma rolling is efficient at triggering the production of growth hormones and other chemicals that contribute to hair regrowth.
but the key to its success is that it creates those micro-channels to boost the absorption of topical treatment products. To be most effective for hair regrowth, you must combine derma roller use with hair regrowth products such as minoxidil, or Rogaine.
Is Derma Rolling Painful?
Most customers report a mild pricking sensation and have no problems with the pain. While others have said when rolling there was some discomfort.
Will It Work To Improve Bags Under The Eyes?
Derma rolling will not remove the bags under your eyes on its own. A quality eye serum and plenty of rest will help with that. But you may use a skin roller around your eyes for fine lines, crows feet, and wrinkles. Never use 0.75 mm or 1.0 mm around your eyes. Instead, only use needles .50mm or smaller because of the very thin skin around your eye.
Also, we recommend you use an actual eye roller so that you can see what you’re doing while your rolling.
Can I Wear Makeup or Sunscreen After Rolling?
DO NOT wear makeup or sunscreen immediately after treatment because they will absorb deep into your skin through those newly created micro-channels. Because they contain ingredients that can cause irritation, you must avoid using right after treatment at all costs for at least 12 hours. This is why we recommend you roll at night so that you give your skin ample time to heal.
Does It Work On Cellulite?
Yes, it does work on Cellulite, but only a very little. Cellulite is not so much a problem with collagen but with fatty tissues. Definitely, use the derma roller for cellulite in conjunction with a quality cellulite cream and exercise.
Does It Work On Acne Or Milia?
Yes, it can work with acne or milia by increasing the absorption of your topical treatment products. However, remember that when used over active acne areas your roller may trigger a breakout because the needles can pick up bacteria from active pimples or milia.
So this should only be done with great care. Don’t roll directly ON blemishes. Instead, roll AROUND them.
Do I Have To Roll My Entire Face To See Results?
Not at all! In fact, a lot of our customers found they can save quite a bit of time by spot treating their problematic areas. For example, acne scars don’t often cover the entire face but are usually found on the cheeks. So why treat the entire face if you issue is just on the cheeks!
Simply focus your rolling efforts on your problem areas and you’re done! However, most of our customer roll their entire face for full face improvements.