Microneedling is fast becoming the preferred treatment procedure for people looking to minimize or eliminate wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, stretch marks, and age spots among other conditions. The use of a roller to prick the skin triggers the production of collagen and skin tissue for a well-toned, brighter, firmer, and smoother skin.
One of the top benefits of micro-needling is the fact that you do it at the comfort of your home using a DermaRoller. The only thing you might be concerned about when you opt to do micro-needling at home is how fast you can get the results.
Undoubtedly, you are looking forward to getting your skin appearance reinvented in no time. But how do you accomplish this? How do you get fast results? Well, here are invaluable tips you can leverage.
1. Use The Right Needle Size
Using the wrong needle size for your skin might delay results. Skin thickness varies among different body parts, with the facial and neck skin being much thinner than the rest of the body. If you are planning to use a skin needling device on your back, thighs, and stomach, opt for longer needles, specifically the 1.0mm or 1.5 mm needles. 0.5mm needles work best for thinner skin areas such as the face and neck.
2. Keep Your Skin Moisturized
Moisturizing provides an optimum skin environment for improved response to micro-needling. Nonetheless, avoid moisturizers with toxic, pore-blocking, and irritating ingredients as they will only aggravate your skin. Moisturizing products with hyaluronic acid or vitamins A, C, and E are the best to apply after micro-needling. Additionally, drink plenty of water to meet the skin’s demand for moisture.
3. Micro Needle at Night
Skin regeneration actively happens while you are asleep. This is when your body cells actively grow and repair damaged tissues. By micro-needling before going to bed, you take advantage of the time when collagen production is at the highest rate. Treating your skin at night is also a guaranteed sun-blocking tactic. Exposing your skin to direct sunlight following treatment can cause hyperpigmentation.
4. Avoid Aggressive Motions
Avoid aggressive motions when rolling the pricking device on your skin. Applying excessive speed and force when micro-needling will damage the needles, rendering them ineffective. Besides, note that applying overly low downward pressure will lead to poor penetration of the needles. Unnatural movements prolong irritation, inflammation, and recovery time, thereby hindering quick results.
5. Do Not Over Roll the Device on Your Skin
Dermatologists’ advisory against aggressive micro-needling does not mean that you can microneedle one area for a long time, irrespective of how gentle you are. It takes a few rolls to trigger collagen production in the treated area, so avoid over rolling. Otherwise, you pave the way for more inflammation and longer recovery time.
6. Keeping Your Roller in Good Condition
A well-kept skin needling device guarantees an infection-free procedure and quicker results. Part of caring for your roller is storing it safely with its cap in place to prevent the bending of needles.
Disinfect the roller head with denture tablets or isopropyl alcohol for about 20 to 30 minutes after treatment. Brushing the roller head with a clean, soft-bristled toothbrush under warm water helps to remove alcohol-resistant germs and dirt.
7. Combine Microneedling Routine with Exfoliation Products
Exfoliating regimens help to remove dead cells from the skin surface, and according to science, exfoliation enhances tissue regeneration and cellular turnover. Combining micro-needling with exfoliation products will undoubtedly increase the regenerative ability of the two therapies.
8. Stick to the Treatment Plan
Part of getting effective and quicker dermal rolling results is sticking to the dermatologist-recommended treatment plan. If you are using 0.25mm roller needles, it’s safe to treat your skin daily.
Treating your skin with 0.5, 0.75, to 1.0mm needle size more than once in one week hampers skin development and damages new collagen. To ensure effectiveness, treat your skin once in four to six weeks.
9. Don’t Share Your Roller
A roller is meant to be used by one person. Sharing skin needling devices paves the way for bacteria transfer and ugly infections, and this hampers micro-needling core objective of smoothening the skin.
10. Use a High-Quality Roller
Picking the right roller is not optional for users looking for fast micro-needling results. Besides needle length, pay close attention to the quality, number, and thickness of the needles. Be sure to pick a modern roller with a roller head that’s uniquely designed to treat hard-to-reach areas such as the nose.
Microneedling comes with several benefits, including low downtime and fewer side effects. To get faster results, apply the above tips. Whereas some may require you to spend some extra money, most are quick to remember and easy to implement.