Skin care and anti-aging techniques come in many forms between the topicals, medical facials, injections and laser treatments. Caring for your skin in between spa visits is vital to maintaining and enhancing your results, so let’s talk about the #1 at-home tool every woman (and man) should have in their beauty arsenal, a Dermaroller!
Your Skin Will Absorb Up to 85% More
A Dermaroller is a lightweight, handheld device consisting of micro medical grade needles (the size of a human hair) on a roller that is moved effortlessly across the skin with a handle. These needles painlessly penetrate the skin creating microchannels which aid in the deeper absorption of high quality, topical skin care. Did you know that the skin only absorbs 3% of topicals (crazy!) but when you add in the Dermaroller, this number increases to 77-85%!! There is no doubt that you will feel better about making those pricey skincare investments with the knowledge that these products are actually doing their job. A fun fact about Dermarollers is that they are actually one of the trendiest at-home devices amongst the 48 million Pinterest beauty lovers. Interestingly enough, in 2017, internet researchers reported a 358% increase in “Dermaroller” saves!
Dermarolling as a standalone step in your routine repairs the skin by increasing collagen production, and if that’s not good enough, it can even address specific conditions such as brown spots and photodamage when paired with the appropriate topicals. There are endless possibilities when choosing which products to use after your Dermarolling session, – let’s just say this beauty tool isn’t faithful to just one bottle. For anti-aging benefits, we cannot recommend a better match than the closest thing to liquid gold, TNS Essential Serum by SkinMedica – the world of science is amazed by this all-in-one skin rejuvenating serum that addresses fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone, and texture. One can only imagine how much more effective this technology would be with that 77-85% increased skin absorption. For those who are concerned with more specific conditions such as hyperpigmentation, using a skin brightener such as the La Chelé Photo C & E with Ferulic Acid Serum would be more effective at evening out brown spots while enhancing your overall complexion.
A Match Made in Skin Care Heaven
TNS Essential Serum + La Chelé Dermaroller
Better Skin in 4 Motions
After cleansing, we recommend using the roller in four different motions to ensure effective penetration: up and down, side to side and diagonal each way. Once your skin is “opened up”, you would apply your serum topicals and growth factors (usually the most expensive) such as TNS Essential Serum or DefenAge. After your core treatment products have been applied, you may continue with your regular routine. For optimal results, it is suggested to Dermaroll in the evening after you have washed away pore-clogging cosmetics such as makeup and sunscreen. At the end of the day, just like anything else, staying consistent is key and this step only takes up a few more minutes of your daily routine – you can spare 5 more minutes for beautiful skin!!
Be Safe! Buyers Beware! Here’s Why…
Don’t let the low prices on Amazon fool you! If you are in the market to buy a Dermaroller you have to make sure you are investing in quality. Unfortunately, a lot of these tools found online are not the real deal and can cause real harm to the skin including infection and track marking. What’s even scarier is that these bootleg rollers contain unsterile needles which often break off and dislodge into the skin! Another important factor to consider is what size Dermaroller you should be using – 0.2mm should always be the baseline as you can always go up in size depending on the thickness of your skin. Don’t settle for the .1mm roller, this size is a total waste of time because the needles are not long enough to effectively penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. Remember, Dermarolling is a treatment – so, don’t sell yourself short of anything less than medical grade!
Before starting any treatment, it is always best to consult with a professional first for those with thinner skin may not respond well to Dermarolling. Stop into La Chelé to speak with one of our Medical Estheticians so we can assess your skin and decide which roller would best suit your needs.
Until next time, happy rolling!