Before buying my own dermaroller, I had done tons of research on how to use it properly and which needle size to start off with. I will share with you everything I've learned and experienced while using the dermaroller. I found this derma roller set that came with 2 needle sizes on amazon for under $20. I’ve been using it weekly ever since and been loving it!
Micro needling can help lighten up dark spots, cellulite, stretch marks and scars as well as improve the overall texture and appearance of your skin. I always recommend doing your own research to educate yourself.
How to micro needle & what to expect
Prep your derma rollerIt’s extremely important that you sanitize your derma roller before each use. Soak it in a solution of 3 parts hot water and 1 part hydrogen peroxide. Store it in the original container it came in to preserve the needles. Examine your derma roller upon receiving to ensure none of the needles are bent or damaged. If used regularly, buy a new set every few months or if there are any damages on your dermaroller.
Cleanse your skinAs important as it is for your dermaroller to be sanitized, It’s equally as important for your skin to be properly cleansed in order to remove any dirt or oil that may be on it. Make sure you do this step right before you’re about to use to dermaroller.
Prep your skinUsing a good face oil will not only help prevent unnecessary damage to the skin but it will also help make the micro needles glide over your skin and help the oil penetrate deeper into your skin.
Use the dermarollerAlways start with the lowest gauge needle and use it consistantly once a week for a couple months before moving onto a larger needle size. You can either start off on a 0.25mm or 0.5mm needle. I started with the 0.5mm needle and I am still using as I haven’t felt the need to go up in size for the skin on my face.
If you’re using the dermaroller on your face, you will only need to go over each section of skin a few times as you will start to see your skin turning red and feeling raw; Especially if this is your first time using it. If you’re using it on tougher skin such as thighs, you’ll likely be able to roll over the same area multiple times before you start feeling a bit raw.