Microneedling, like a mini collagen injection!
Who doesn’t want their skin to look as young as possible? Collagen injections and the like can be too expensive and you need to keep getting them once they fade away. After I heard about microneedling (aka dermarolling), I needed to try it. And then.. I fell in love with it. This is not just some beauty trend to try and see how it works, it has been proven to. Microneedling is a skin roller with tiny needles on it that puncture your skin as you roll it. Creating tiny, tiny wounds in your skin stimulates new collagen production making your skin look younger and plumper.
- Creates tiny punctures that stimulate collagen production in your skin
- Treats shallow scars
- Can help get rid of fine lines and wrinkles
- Plump your undereyes
- Plump your lips
- Helps get rid of acne
- Fades stretch marks
- Cellulite reduction
- Hair loss
- Increases the absorption of any topical products you put on your skin
- Evens skin tone
You may go to a doctor that specializes in dermarolling so you know you are getting the best treatment and best results, but I prefer to do it myself.
Safely using a microneedle dermaroller
It is extremely important to use a dermaroller safely or you can risk having side effects and causing damage to your skin.
This website has extensive information and videos on how to use a dermaroller safely, and how to pick out your own to buy. Do tons of research before microneedling! Be safe!
After using a dermaroller, your face is going to look and kind of feel like a sunburn, maybe some swelling, but it goes away in a few hours (For me it takes about three hours to go away).
How I use my dermaroller
There is an overwhelming amount of serums to pick from to use with your dermaroller. It depends on what you want to achieve with your roller. My problem areas are some lines on my forehead, dark undereye circles, slightly emerging laugh lines, and I wanted my lips plumped while I was at it. So, I looked for collagen serums. I ended up choosing this Matrixyl 3000 serum. It has great reviews and I wanted something with the fewest, safe ingredients possible (This is important) but also on the cheaper side. This one in particular is free of oils, fragrances, parabens, and sulfates, which is perfect.
Later that night, I do my usual night time skincare routine, which is currently the Benton line of products. Benton is a natural line of skincare products that helped my skin more than anything else I’ve tried so far. (Seriously, if you want to see the magic, try the Benton essence. It’s the most important step in the line and just that alone gives the best results.)
After 24 hours of not putting anything else on my face, I use a collagen sheet mask.
This is what works for me, but everyone is different!