This is the best thing I have ever discovered. It has cured my stretch marks- many are completely, 100% gone, the rest are almost undetectable. I bought this with sooooooooo much scepticism. But God knows, it worked. Have used for 18 months, and it has changed my life. It is the most annoying product in the world to use, ie. the pain, the time factor, cleaning etc. but the results are worth it.
It takes a long time to work but it is worth it
I use the .5 mm on my face and neck. I don't use any numbing creams. As long as I don't press it into my skin it doesn't hurt at all. That's the key to a painless procedure, I think, not to press hard. And it still works!
Regardless of the brand of roller you buy it will probably have to be replaced within 3 or 4 months so the less I have to spend, the happier I am.
I would recommend this but you have to have a bankroll to keep up with the lifespan of the product.
I have pitted, boxcar, and hyperpigmantation. I had cleared up my acne and started using this about every five days or so, and after two months my hyperpigmentation was COMPLETELY gone. I still had slightly un even red ish skin, but i didn't have red marks everywhere. It didn't do much for my pitted scars or my boxcar scars but my skin is smoother, i can wear less foundation etc. Recently, i had two cysts around my period and i made the mistake of using the dermaroller, i guess it spread the cyst bacteria because i broke out in about 10 cysts! big mistake is using this if you have acne. you need to be 100000000 percent clear whenever you use this or it will spread your acne. I reccomend this for red marks :)
This is an amazing product for skin. I have had severe acne issues, which of course left many scars and also depressed scars. For years I have been trying to find something that can fix my depressed scars. Ever since I started using this, the dents in my skin have gotten so much softer and fuller!! My skin has been getting more even and fuller. The dents in my skin are starting to disappear. But note that significant results take time....about 2-3 months. Packaging is good, the quality is good as well. I bought 3 dermarollers on amazon for about 19 dollars.
I had pretty bad acne scarring, especially on my cheeks. When I heard about the Derma roller the first time, I worried about was the pain because I am not very tolerant of pain. I bought a 0.5mm and 1.0mm. I tried the 0.5 mm first twice a week at nighttime. I sterilized it by swirling it around in water and dish washing solution, rinsing and then spraying it with isopropyl alcohol. It hurt at first but it's not intolerable. And I got used to the feeling after the second time so I changed to a 1.0mm. The trick for me is to roll slowly and deliberately and press the roller into my skin. It hurts less and reaches depth i need for my scars. After rolling, I cover my face with coconut oil because it has antibacterial properties, is natural, is moisturizing and helps with scars. Then I cover in face in laneige's water mask before bed. The dermaroller really helped fade my pits scars. My face overall is smoother and I have a natural flush. I exfoliate everyday by using baking soda with my face wash because the dermaroller causes my skin to slough off at a faster pace. Try it. You won't regret it. If you're scared of the pain, just think of the times you've picked your pimples. The pain is localized to one place but that pain is more than the pain of the dermaroller.
I'm not sure if it works but I feel like it does, at first I used it 4-5 times a week but that may have been too much. I purchased 2 and I use one for face and one wherever else I feel like that day. It does make your face really really bright red after so only at night and definitely have a good non irritating lotion on hand.
I didn't know what to expect when I got my derma roller a few months back (like 3-4 months). I knew what I wanted to happen - I wanted to minimize old and discolored acne scars, and I wanted to improve my over all skin texture, and if possible, also help some deep acne scars get "filled" up. But I also knew it'd take several uses before I'd be able to see much of any change. If any change at all.
Since I got the derma roller I've been using it about once a week. I've been trying to do it more often but I also want my skin to have a chance to heal in between uses and if I use it more than twice a week my skin gets angry. It hurts a little but never a lot, and I've never started bleeding during use. I use a 0.75 mm derma roller with 540 needles. I figured it was a good size to start off with.
It's not until about the last couple of weeks that I've really been seeing noticeable results. Slowly a lot of scars are fading, the discoloration is lessening with every use. While the scars aren't gone yet, I'm impressed so far, because my skin tone is more even and looking more glowy than ever. My deepest scars haven't filled out at all, so far, but then again it's not even been six months and I expect I'll need to use it for at least a year. I also think I need to get a derma roller with 1,0 mm needles for the deepest scars.
I've been using a vitamin c serum after use, along with MB's glycolic gel (not always though) and a very moisturizing night cream (as I only ever use the derma roller in the evenings). Using a glycolic product after derma rolling stings a lot, so it's probably not a good idea for sensitive skin to use but my skin can take quite a lot of discomfort and it works well for me. I also use a glycolic toner before I use the derma roller because I want my skin to be as clean as it can be before I start rolling. Otherwise I easily break out afterwards.
I have a serious case of melasma/sun damage over most of my face. Both cheeks, over the lip, between the eyes and forehead. Even on my nose. It was so depressing. I heard that dermarolling increases collagen stimulation and also allows skincare products to penetrate much better into the skin and results will be seen faster. I started with 1.0mm then moved up to 1.5mm. I would apply numbing cream for 30 min, then wipe that off, then dermaroll all over my face. Then gently wash my face and apply all serums and potions. I did this for two years, but sadly it did nothing for my spots or patches. It may have worsened them from all that trauma. I decided to take a few months off, and try the Shiseido White Lucent serum, which seems to be working (6 months now). Did it help my collagen production and fine lines?
Maybe a touch. Would I recommend it? Sure, if you are courageous enough to run needles across your face and disciplined enough to do it regularly and clean the roller...I used it once a week, every sunday and sometimes Wednesdays. I think 2 yrs would show if it was going to work or not and I haven't noticed any improvement. Will I ever go back to it? Maybe, if another gadget or product doesn't get me first!
I use this twice a week for anti aging benefits. It does sting a little bit, no matter how gentle you are. It seems to be doing just fine although it is very difficult for me to pinpoint *THIS* as the main contributor of my skin success because I have a lot of other things going on in my regimen- IPL, LED, etc., etc. But since I know it works in "theory", I will continue to keep utilizing it.
I worry that if this is used too often or too harshly it could actually cause scar tissue build up over time. I have seen no evidence for this claim but it is just common sense.
SO I'm only giving it 2 lippies because I tested a patch of textured, uneven skin from acne where I really want to concentrate on making smooth again but it left me with a cyst and a couple of small break outs :-/. I rarely get cysts on my cheeks so it's disheartening. I'm sure this product is awesome for those without acne but I'm not sure it's good if you still haven't rid of it. Just a warning! But since the reviews are so great I'm gonna try it again over my whole face and see how it goes. Oh also I did sterilize the tool by letting it soak in alcohol for an hour beforehand so it wasn't because it wasn't clean. I really want to love this product, and I'll update when I use it again.