hmm its not gonna give you scars? Wont it scratch your skin?i have used a dermaroller made by dr. Roller. It is not expensive, it is a good way to get your actives to penetrate your skin better and, with using longer needles (1.5mm) - it is a good way to generate collagen and skin remodeling.
Most rollers can be bought for around $100 or less. The dr. Roller brand is a good one because it has cross-linked patterns allowing for more coverage while rolling. If you want to use it for stretch marks, buy the 1.5mm.
It can be a little painful. Some ppl are able to go with out a numbing cream, but i highly recommend it. The elma brand is best.
The results i have seen and read about on other forums have been great for the rollers. Read the threads on essential day spa in the diy/skin care tools thread.
Hmm its not gonna give you scars? Wont it scratch your skin?
The research done by the 'inventor/s' of the rollers suggests to use a vit a cream for at least 6 weeks before starting the rolling (i use retin a, but they say you can use a retinyl paltimate) and to also use a vit c product.
Personally, i have had excellant results prior to using the roller with skin biology's copper peptides and am using their cps instead of the vit c for my rolling. I have been a retinoid user for years, so i had that covered already.
It can hurt a bit, but the results are really something to see! Much better than doing lazers or aggressive peels. And without the damage from those either.
For more info - google dermarollers or cit (collegen induction therapy) or percutaneous collagen induction.
Hi , very sorry for not replying u for so long. She was an aesthetician. She used 1.5 mm on me. They actually charged around 1000+++. (forgotten how much she charged me at the first place ) .THe first and second time of the treatment will take 1 week plus ( around 9 days) for me to go to work .the third and fouth time takes me more than 2 weeks , this is because she actually used extra needles to poke my skin . I dunno wat this call but it seriously give a gud results. I will recommend u to find a specialist to do for you. The results will be better and more improvement u will see .Hi erynn,
a few questions for you, if you don't mind....Was the roller used 1.0mm or higher ? Was this performed by a Dermatologist or an aesthetician ? And how much did they charge ?
Oh, and how many days do you feel one must give themselves before you feel comfortable going back to work ?
I am currently self rolling with an .5 mm roller every 7 days or so. It has been 4 times so far and I know it will be another 10 months or so before I see the results.