Today I’m sharing with you my first impressions on a very unique skin tool, the Derma Roller System. If you haven’t heard of the Derma Roller before, it’s a rolling tool that uses 200 fine micro-needles to help bump up your skins healing processes. These little needles roll onto your skin helping to heal acne scars, clear pores, reduce wrinkles, reduce stretch marks, and even reduce cellulite. A more detailed (and scientific) explanation can be found on the Derma Roller Systems website.
I’ve always been really intrigued by the idea of this tool so when this sponsored product review opportunity came up on Tomoson (an awesome blogging tool that connects you with brand promotions) I happily applied.
These micro-needles come in four different sizes, ranging from 0.5mm to 2.5mm. I used the 1.0mm system last Friday for the first time. According to the instructions I received, the 0.5mm needle system can be used a few times a week while any size above that can only be used once every three to four weeks. Since I won’t be able to use the product again for another three weeks, I thought a first impressions would be more appropriate than a review.
When I first looked at the Derma Roller, I was a bit intimidated. That’s a lot of needles! I tested it lightly on my hand before putting it on my face and I was genuinely surprised. It honestly isn’t very painful. It reminds me a bit of the pins and needles feeling you get when your legs fall asleep from sitting too long. Odd but totally bearable.
Video going over my thoughts:
So I gently rolled the Derma Roller over my clean face. The instructions say to follow these motions four times along the face:
After you complete the treatment you are supposed to use a nutrient packed moisturizer or mask and clean your Derma Roller by having it sit in hydrogen peroxide for 30 minutes.
My skin did feel sensitive and it looked a little red after treatment but it wasn’t bad enough to be an annoyance. It really just looked like my skin had just been exfoliated. Since I did my first treatment during the day, I needed to make sure to also wear sunblock because these treatments make your skin more sensitive to the sun.
The Derma Roller System costs $50 and if it indeed does help me heal my acne and smooth my skin, it would be totally worth the price for me.
The only downside about the product is that I noticed four of the needles on my Derma Roller were bent. Out of 200 needles, four isn’t that big of a deal but it does leave me a little concerned as bent needles can be harmful to the skin.
Overall, I’m happy to be trying out this cool tool.
Would you consider healing your acne scars with 200 micro-needles?