The Derma Needle Roller is a wonderfully simple revolutionary new beauty tool which can improve the appearance of several different skin conditions and blemishes including wrinkles, acne scars, cellulite and even stretch marks. Even though skin needling is an amazing and effective treatment to encourage skin regeneration and collage formation and is in fact a much safer option than expensive cosmetic surgery or laser treatments, some people may have concerns regarding the possible side effects of using the Micro Needle Roller.
Always be cautious with any new beauty treatment. You should research them to make sure they are the right treatments for you, your skin and your lifestyle. Always familiarize yourself with the correct use of the procedures and the products in order to use them effectively and safely.
There are certain side effects when using the Derma Roller. A common side effect of the micro needling is skin redness, from a distance the effect looks similar to sunburn. Don’t worry, it is quite normal for your skin to become red after a skin derma roller treatment, however, usually your skin tone will normalize within few hours after treatment, if not sooner. However, if you are using one of the longer needled rollers such as 1.0 or 1.5 mm Micro Needling Roller, or you are pursuing an aggressive treatment plan, some redness may continue until the next day. Please refer to the prior article on needle length and frequency of treatments.
If you are embarrassed by this temporary skin redness you can plan your treatments accordingly so that your skin has time to recover before you go back out in public. If you want to look your best for work next week, use the Micro Derma Roller on a Friday evening, so that your skin will be naturally glowing by Monday morning, with no traces of the needling treatment side effects.
If you can’t time your treatment to fit in with your lifestyle so easily, you can cover the redness with some mineral make-up or a tinted moisturizer and return to normal activities immediately if needed.
The way the Micro Derma Roller works is based on the tiny injuries it causes in the skin, which in turn triggers your natural skin renewal through collagen formation and the skin regeneration process. The deeper the needles go, the more they activate the skins internal regeneration, but this may result in the side effect of soreness and or tightness in the treated areas.
The longer the needles, the longer will be noticeable irritation on the treated skin. To minimize the soreness and tightness you should always use a serum with the Micro Needling Roller and be sure to moisturize well and regularly after treatments.
In order to minimize any risks of side effects from using the Micro Derma Roller, ensure your skin is in good condition and follow correct hygiene procedures for your chosen product.
As with all beauty treatments, if you are unsure of the effects, it is recommended that you test a small area of skin in an inconspicuous place and wait to see if there is any adverse reaction to your treatment.
Derma roller treatment is not recommended with the following conditions:
Active skin infections
Chronic skin disorders
Blood clotting problems
Severe solar keratosis
Raised moles or warts
Herpes outbreaks or any other skin inflammation
Areas of sunburn, open cuts or other sore and tender areas
It is also recommended to avoid direct sun-exposure and tanning beds for at least a week after a Micro Derma roller session. Always apply good sunscreen before going out.