Hello friend, today we are going to research an effective, permanent method for removing acne scar. It is called dermarolling. In which the tool you use soooorta looks like a torture device.
Well, not sorta – it looks exactly as a torture device.
Maybe I shouldn't have started the article with this.
In any case, it only hurts very much … not as much as torture as such … SO OR OTHERWISE ….
This torture device is called dermaroller or a skin needle, and what it does is called dermarolling or microneedling.
The main premise is as follows:
When you have acne scars (not so much red flat marks as deep or indented), the problem is that your skin has already technically healed. You had a wound (acne spot), and then it healed and left a scar. It didn’t heal exactly as you wanted, but now healed, so your skin sees it as a low priority for correction and filling.
Then you wind the dermaroller onto the skin, and microneedles create very tiny injections in the skin … "microtraumas" as they are so elegantly and frighteningly called. It basically “reminds” your body that there is still work to do in this area, and begins to fill the scars with tissues and collagen
Here is my video demonstrating how to do this:
Dermarolling for acne scars: not as bad as it seems
So … at first I could not believe that it was a legitimate thing that I would recommend. In the end, it sounds so aggressive.
And, as you know, I’m all about being gentle to your skin. And I am still!
One important thing to keep in mind:
Do not dermaroll on areas of your face that still have active acne! Clogged pores and red marks from well-healed acne are fine, but not over active sore spots. (Also, do not perform skin puncture with raised or keloid scars)
Being aggressive, collecting, squeezing, cracking and pricking skin is not how you heal from live blackheads. This only exacerbates and increases the scars. Think of any kind of injury – persecution is not a way to heal it.
However, this thing related to dermarolling has a lot of scientific evidence that says that it really helps a lot with dents on scars on intact, healed skin. So who am I to say no.
There is one more thing to remember:
Do not do it too much!
You can still be aggressive with dermaroller just by doing too much (which, I know, some of you will try! Do you think that if it works, the more the better, right?)
For deep scars, you really want to do this every 6 weeks. Moreover, you do not give your skin enough time to heal and build the desired collagen – you only exacerbate it.
Think of dermarolling as weight lifting for your skin … when you lift weights or exercise, you create tiny micro-tears in your muscles. This encourages your body to recover and, as a result, puts aside more muscle tissue, making you stronger.
However, you must rest after a workout so that your body can perform this repair work. If you train too often and do not devote enough time to recovery, you will not become stronger and more likely to get hurt.
Choosing Dermaroller for Acne Scars
When it comes to dermarollers, there are different lengths of needles that you can use for different purposes.
Dermarolling is not only for acne scars – it can also be used to improve wrinkles, cellulite, large pores and overall skin texture. It can also be used to bring a topical moisturizer or healing serum deeper into the skin.
If you use it to prevent aging or absorption of serum, you use a shorter needle, and this can be done more often. For deep acne scars, you need to use longer needles to really see the results.
Unfortunately, the longer the needle, the more it hurts, but the benefit is that you do not have to do this so often.
Here are general guidelines for needle length and frequency:
To increase serum absorption and skin thickening: Needle from 0.25 to 0.3 mm. You can do it every other day if your skin can tolerate it without becoming excessively dry, red or peeling.
To treat mild acne scars, reduce wrinkles and increase collagen: Needle 0.5 mm. Give yourself 7 days before each subsequent treatment.
For the treatment of moderate to deep scars and wrinkles: 0.75 to 1 mm needles. Do not do this more than once a month.
For really deep and old scars: 1.5-2 mm needles. This can only be done every 6-8 weeks, and if you enter this area, you can strongly recommend it to a professional.
So, when you buy a dermaroller, you want to find one that has a certain number of needles per square inch (540), titanium, and preferably comes with a cap so as not to damage the needles.
Ideally, you will also find one with interchangeable heads so you can use needles of different lengths for different applications. This is not always easy to find, but I provided a link to one such set below.
Sdara skin care 0.25mm
Dermaroller kit with 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 mm heads
Dermarolling General Procedure for Acne Scars
So, first of all … you want to make sure that your clip is thoroughly sanitized before each use.
In the end, the last thing you want to do is bring the bacteria deep into the skin and cause an infection. You must take this very seriously.
After each use, rinse it with hot water, then completely immerse the roller head in alcohol for at least an hour. Rinse again and allow to dry.
Before reuse, either soak it again in alcohol for 30 minutes, or simply wash it with soap and water, and you are ready to go.
OK, now you are going to rock and roll. ha.
Numbness creams for acne scars
If you use a longer needle, you can apply anesthetic cream at this point.
With shorter needles, it really should not hurt … like … for example, take a fingernail and tap it on the forehead several times. Maybe a little uncomfortable, but not painful at all.
Longer needles really start to hurt a little, so numb cream containing lidocaine can be useful for thorough work and obtaining the desired results in treating acne scars.
I did a fairly thorough search for natural stunning creams without coming up with a lot. Here is the best I could find.
But I believe that since you will do the procedure with long needles a maximum of once a month, this is not the end of the world if you use a non-natural cream for this.
One way or another, take your anesthetic cream and apply it to the areas that you will process, and let it stand for 30 minutes to put pressure.
Dermarolling Your Acne Scars
Good, currently Are you ready for rock and roll.
Again, here is a how-to video:
So take your dermaroller and hold it with your index finger while pushing the shaft.
In fact, this “pose” of the finger creates the downward pressure necessary for the proper performance of the work. Just soft pressure – no need to be too aggressive with this.
Now get to work. You will need to ride back and forth across each area of the face four to eight times, first in one direction, then in the other, while holding the skin firmly with the other hand.
So roll up four to eight times. Then back and forth four to eight times. Then go to the new area.
Remember that for acne scars you do not need to treat the entire face. You can just heal the scars.
In any case, if you use longer needles, your skin is likely to be full of tiny little red spots and possibly a little blood.
Wash off your face, and then apply a moisturizer containing healing components – natural oils, aloe, glycerin. Etc. Something like my DIY moisturizer.
Or you can use high quality vitamin C whey that contains sodium acetyl phosphate or SAP (not ascorbic acid) and add a drop of oil. I recommend the following:
What results to expect from Dermarolling
Be careful with your skin after a skating session. And do not expect immediate results.
As in the case of weightlifting, you do not get huge muscles after one workout, but after several sessions (provided that your skin heals sufficiently between sessions), you should begin to see some filling of scars.
Continue and hopefully you will see a big, if not complete, improvement!
I would like to hear your thoughts on dermarolling. Have you tried this? Want? Any questions? Any advice to share? Let us know in the comments below!