Unlisted Brand • Derma Roller • Misc Beauty Tools
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Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Man, i seriously love love LOVE makeupalley <3 If it wasnt for this site, I would have never heard of MANY different of the different products and things- that I have tried, and grown to be favorites of mine! The derma roller is no different... I was putting in a review for my clarisonic spinbrush, and somehow managed to run into this product. I bought it about 6 months ago- and have been using it religiously since.
The derma (skin) roller for those who have never heard of it is a skin needling treatment otherwise known as Collagen Induction therapy (CIT) which is used to remove and reduce scarring such as acne scars, burn scars, chicken pox scars, accident scars, keloid scars, ice-pick scars, surgery scars, cellulite, stretch marks, etc. (the list could go on and on, really used for serious skin imperfections). The dermaroller is place of laser other scar removal treatments- which can be very expensive, time consuming and also very painful. Also with laser removal, not everyone can have it done- there are certain restrictions AND it can also be very risky as there is sometimes permanent damage from the laser.
The dermaroller which is FDA approved AND you can use in the privacy of your own home, is safe to use and is also reccomended by dermatologist. Its painless, safe on ALL skin tones, involves no chemicals (like some in office derma peels), and has no negative side effects durring OR after your finished.
I know you are wondering how it works... The dermaroller has 192 needles (more or less, depending) and it is rolled without pressure over- back and forth the skin 2 times in 4 directions. These needles create over a 1000 minuscule entries deep into the skin. The skinís natural automatic cell reparation is then stimulated by these tiny entries, as a result the automatic skin repair system is stimulated and the cells begin to produce collagen and elastin fibers. So in simple terms,the Rollermicro-needling treatment is actually fooling the skin to repair itself, which it does by thickening the cell walls with collagin and elastin making them more firm and more pliable as they once were pushing out scars, wrinkles and stretch marks.
How The 3-step Process Removes Scars, Wrinkles And Cellulite
1. The epidermis and dermis skin layers are penetrated by the micro-needles on the Derma-Roller, which causes a prickling sensation to be felt . However, if you are sensitive to this prickling feeling then you can numb your skin first by using a numbing cream that is readily available at your local pharmacy.
2. The needles make micro tunnels through which allows vitamin C and rich moisturizing cream that you need to apply afterwards to penetrate to the deepest layer of the skin, which makes the cream up to 40 times more effective. And after about an hour these channels in the skin close up.
3. Over the next weeks of constant use, skin responds by regenerating the cells and producing up to 1000% more collagen and elastin in them. As a result this pushes out those scars, wrinkles and cellulite leaving you with a firmer and smoother looking skin;
Last, I think this product is so unbelievable. I am not really into the whole cosmetic surgery and treatments... But I love the idea of getting the same results using a tool that has no risks at all (unlike what they use durring cosmetic treatments). You WILL see results when you use this tool- it doesnt happen overnight like it would in the doctors, you must be patient... but you will see a difference. As a matter of fact, I used the roller on my face, for uneven skin tone, a few blemishes and just the overall health- allowing my vitamin C treatments to reall soak into the skin. I used this product on the sides of my tummy where I see stretch marks, and while my imperfections are not totally gone, i would say that things got better by about 60%... Mind you, i have been using this for months. And it may take that long, so dont give up. I got me derma roller online for about $20. I am not sure if they carry them in stores or where they would even be if they were. Online is a good place to go because they have them in all different price ranges. I am surprised that more women havent reviewed this, as its such a good product and its has been on the market for a while. Anyway, I cant wait to read other peoples experience on this product, so I will check back later, and give an update on how (if at all) things have gotten even better.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Absolutely amazing! Im so happy I found out about this Thank you makeupalley!! After the first time I used it, I noticed a glow, the second time, my pore have shrunk, my skin is seriously glowing, clear and just looking amazing ! I bought a 1mm off ebay for about $10 and used my retin a mixed with obaji blender after. Then I use Clinique ultra firming cream, which I also love.
I dont think it hurts, more like feels like an itching or uncomfortable tickle. But by the second time, it was less, so i believe it will get less in time. regardless, it is nothing that would stop me from using it.
I had previosuly had laser treatments, microderabrasion..never had anyone near rhe results of the dermaroller! Thank God bc now I can save my money!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight Eyes: Brown
Yes I would buy again if it wore out or got lost, but I don't think that will happen, this combined with using natural indrigents on my face and dry brushing using a japeanse facial brush has help a lot with my scarring on my nose (had a large infected pore and had it cut out) :( and my constant congestion around my chin, corners of my mouth and nose have improved, my skin looks better, I agree with the reviewer who say natural products is the way to go with this I used a glyoyic acid and burned and imbalanced my skin, so I waited till it healed went back to my natural oils and tried again, works great, a great oil to use after you have done derma rolling is neem oil, a lot of people don't like the smell I understand, I mix neem oil with lavender oil, some arncia oil which is good for inflammation and dryness, and a little bit of sweet almond oil and a few drops of water, shake it and put it on, the neem oil although smelly is nurturing and soothing while the lavender oil acts as a anti bacterial, plus smells nice. afterwards I wait for it to absorb and put on my dr.haushka serum. hope this review helps for anyone wanting to try it, p.s brought mine off ebay as well very nice and legit. it's a 1.5mm
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This, along with Spironolactone and Retin A, have completely changed my skin. I have been using this little miracle device for about a year and a half. I had relatively clear skin growing up, but started to break out really really severely around age 25. It took me 3 years to get it under control. I am also a picker, which left me with some pretty ugly boxcar scarring along both sides of my cheekbones.
I purchased a 1.0 and started rolling once a week. Cleanse face > roll > retin A. The "immediate" plumping results you see within the first few days is really just swelling... the REAL magic starts happening about a month later. I rolled for once a week for about 6 months straight and boy did I see results. The scarring on the right side of my face completely filled in. The left side (which was deeper and more severe) is about 90% better. I also rolled my forehead and smile lines and saw extreme improvement there... especially the smile lines. It seems to kind of "break up" pigmentation issues also. I now do it randomly, maybe once a month or every couple months, and the results have not gone away. I've also gotten really brave and applied a 15% TCA peel right after rolling.
I bought mine from Amazon. It's a good idea to replace them frequently because the needles can become distorted over time (even if you can't see with a naked eye.)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Wow the dermaroller is an absolute miracle it actually is inducing collagen and smoothing out the hundreds of rolling scars I got from teenage acne. I can barely see them now *fingers crossed* it'll make them disappear. It's a bit painful but definitely worth it if you're also trying to get rid of deep scars. I brought a 1.5mm and 0.5mm dermaroller very cheap on ebay. I figured if it didn't work I was only out $13. Yes it was made in china but so is the iphone and every apple product out there. In my case both my dermarollers were shrink wrapped, extremely sharp micro needles, and sealed in their plastic cases. I applied the homemade vitamin c serum (also on makeupalley) afterwards and voila I'm seeing great results.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
I just got the .5 dermaroller sold at own.doc. ( i implore you ladies to check out the site) good solid info, and good rollers at a fair price. After reading hundreds of articles, it really is confirmed that rolling with a 1.0 should be done monthly, tops! a 1.5 every 6 weeks, tops! a .5 2x a week, tops! by rolling more frequently you are permanently inflaming your skin which is terrible. CIT collagen induction therapy is a VERY slow process that starts at the dermal level. you WILL NOT get better results rolling more often, in fact you are hindering the natural process of your skin repair. Also DO NOT put stuff on you face (if rolling deeper than a .5) that you cannot spell or pronounce. while you are reaping the reward of the ingredient you want, there are 50 others that SHOULD NOT be underneath the skins surface. Chemical sunscreen being a complete no no.. and no makeup either for at least 12 hours. go read all the stuff at own. doc and essential day spa on dermarolling before you even consider this. you owe it to your skin. Also, the star pattern roll is officially out. think about it, that small space that you keep rerolling over and over in the middle of the star is turning to mush. own doc shows a video of an updated way to roll. its more logical and effective. good luck! skin bio has a whole rolling forum as well, and people use these products as pre and after care when dermarolling.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I have been using Derma needling for about 2 months at least once to twice a week.
I like it, but I cannot see noticeable results yet. The needle hurt a lot. I don't use any umping cream, and I have two needle size 1.5mm and 0.5mm which I use around my eyes. I am 47 years old and i really take care of my skin and I am very consistent with skin care treatment.
I know that if the procedure is done at the esthetician is a bit harsher and very costly. My face never looks like the ones done afterwords in the videos on Youtube, but it does look bad (all red and with some minor bleeding is few areas ).
I really have not seen any improvement in major lines though as claimed by many other users. For example the 11 lines or the marionette ones.
My understanding is that it takes about 18 months of consistent treatment to see results....this was revealed by a doctor.
UPDATE of Derma Wand
Yet to see noticeable results. I roll once a week, consistently.
My 11 lines in between my eyes did not change at all. Marionette lines have not changed either. I believe the only thing that would work for me is is possibly a quick lift.
My lines are more noticeable in the AM and tend to soften in the PM.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
it seems scary to use needle on your face, but it works. I first used 0.05mm length every other day. It worked great! my pores became smaller, and skin tone seemed better, but it doesn't help much with my acne scare. Now, I am using 0.1mm needles to help with scar, it hurts when using it. but it seems working. need longer time to see the full result.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Other
My skin: smooth and clear; past acne all cleared from prescription retinol (tazorac), but still have light hyperpigmentation and indented scars on both cheeks. They used to be boxcar/rolling scars but with daily use of tazorac have shallowed up to icepick scars
Derma roller claims: I've read that many celebrities like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie used this. It's suppose to :
- stimulate collagen
- fade hyperpigmentation
- reduce the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles
- Help skincare creams absorb better
Reason for using dermaroller: I don't have any wrinkles yet, so the main reason I picked this up was to help plump up the icepick scars and make my face more even toned as well as making my products absorb better
I purchased a 1.0 mm roller with brand MT via Amazon for around $20.
My nightly procedure:
- remove makeup with oil based makeup remover (Kose), follow up with a gentle gel cleanser (Paula's Choice)
(switch between various scrubs and peels ~3x a weeks)
- roll 20x on each cheek vertically and diagonally in the areas with scars. Yes it hurts a lot the first time (like a bunch of cactus needles) but with repeated use my skin got used to it. Never roll until you draw blood! just press it mildly until it just slightly hurt
- clean roller with face wash and rinse under very hot water.
- Pat on hydrating serum (Estee Lauder) to prep for retinol
- Layer Tazorac 0.05% gel and Clindamycin 1% gel (to prevent acne)
-Sometimes I put on a layer of Estee Lauder Even skin tone illuminator
- Sometimes I skip clindamycin and mix Taz with Obagi Blender with Hydroquinone 4% for to lighten up my hyperpigmentation
- Light layer of Strivectin SD intensive cream for wrinkles and stretch mark on the scar area
- Raw shea butter as moisturizer
RESULTS: It's only been a week but I noticed that my skin is getting quite plump and the icepick scars are getting shallower. There's a nice overall glow to my skin and some of the hyperpigmentation is lightening up. I know this is primarily from the effect of the dermaroller because I've kept the same procedure for quite a while and had not seen any improvement until I incorporated the roller into my regime.
I will update with further progress in another 3-4 weeks or so.
I am seeing further 20% improvement in the smoothness of my skin. The boxcar and icepick scars are flattening subtly but nicely. My hyperpigmentation has also lighten up drastically--there's pretty much none on my right cheek and very faint marks on my left cheek. This has never happened to me before with just using retinol or other skin resurfacing products. :D I love my derma roller! Will update in another month regarding further progress!
Final Update: 7/23/12
I see continue (minor) improvement in the smoothness of my skin. I've also been using this in non-scarred areas but with big pores and the pores have decreased in size. Also helped permanently get rid of stubborn blackheads on the side of my nose and helps keep the pores clear.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
On the fence with this. Essentially, all it does is damage your skin tissue, leaving you slightly swollen (or "healed") for a day or so. You must continually use for results. It isn't too painful, but it just feels weird rolling needles on your face. The temporary nature of this discourages me from reaching for it in my bathroom. I'd rather use a product with "actual" results.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I just received my MADE IN FRANCE, sealed package .15mm, .75mm, 1.5mm and 2mm dermarollers. I just used it on my skin. Even though I use the Retin-A micro, almost every night, I had no problem rolling the .15mm needle size dermaroller on my face. I loved and I know it will take some time for my skin to get used to it and move up to the 1.5mm since I will not use the 2mm on my face.
I made my homework and I didn't buy MADE IN CHINA dermarollers because they use CHEAPEST STAINLESS STEEL on the rollers. I order made in FRANCE/ PATENT PENDING - SURGICAL STAINLESS STEEL rollers that arrived completely sealed and with a small spray to disinfect the needles.. I advice you guys to be careful with cheap stainless steels , DON'T TRUST WHEN chinese or korean company tell they rollers are made of surgical stainless steal and are sterilize and also be careful with needles longer than 2mm ON THE FACE......
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I had dermaroller treatment 3 times. It was a doctor who rolled my face with 1.5 mm roller.
I really did not have any problems with my skin before, but I wanted to have this dermaroller treatment for antiaging.
I had read several previews about dermarolling from internet. They all seemed very good so I decided to try.
Now that it has been half a year since my last dermaroller appointment with the doctor, I can tell that it was a big mistake to let him roll my face.
I used to have nice glowing healthy skin. Now it is dry and flaky if I dont use a lot of cream. My skin is not anymore smooth and silky as it used to be. It is dull and bumpy.
I do not recommend anyone to use dermaroller.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have been using the Derma Stamp after it was recommended by my beauty therapist. I am 48yrs old and have reasonably good skin. I have found that even with some Botox, fine lines have been appearing. I laugh and smile alot!
I must say that after daily use of the smallest needle size, for two weeks my skin looks incredible. The lines have definately become much shallower around my eyes, and the marionette lines have evened out and are not too prominent at all.
I have already recommended it to my friends. I have also recently purchased a cheaper make on the internet of 1.5mm for stretchmarks. These are slower to respond, but after 7 daily treatments they already seem shallower, and less noticeable.
I have been advised by my beauty therapist to only use the derma stamp daily for three weeks. I must ask her about the body roller. Will report back after Christmas. But jeeze give it a go ladies! Its working for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I really did not want to share my thoughts about dermarolling until I was sure the results my doctor and achieved were permanent. It's been a while since a had the treatment and now I can say that the improvement is permanent! I am aware of the fact it does not work for everybody, but for me - it made a huge difference. The needles my doctor used were 1.5mm long.
Shallow acne scars are gone. I can't find them even with a magnifying glass. A chickenpox scar on my forehead improved by 70%. Some doctors say dermarolling creates scars and that it's really bad for your skin, but it worked for me and my skin is amazing.I had 5 sessions all together and do not need more treatments. I am glad I chose this over Fraxel.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I use the derma roller with different needle length for nearly 6 months now. I managed to remove an ugly scar using the derma roller. My pores have shrunk and my overall skin quality has improved.
I use the derma roller with a mix of vitamin a palmitate, vitamin E, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid.
I get the rollers from EBay and Aliexpress. I do not recommend the 540 needle rollers. I think they are bad.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I have only been using the 0.5 mm for about 2 weeks (every other day.) I I use retin-a micro afterward followed by a gentle moisturizer.
I had some stubborn cysts on my chin (over a month) and whiteheads on my forehead from a sunless tanner debacle. Nothing I tried helped.
Within 2 treatments, the cysts shrunk. Now they are gone and the whiteheads are nearly gone. Very impressed! My overall skin texture looks nice too.
Will update in 3 months to report on acne scars, wrinkles and overall appearance.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
So I took the plunge and ordered a 1mm roller and1.5mm derma stamp from Sarah Vaughter. She is very responsive to emails and questions and her site is filled with lots of i fo and forums on derma rolling. It took 3 weeks to receive my products, so she refunded ALL my money because she has a 2week guarantee. I emailed her asking if she could check on the shipping since I had not received the products yet and within the hour all my money plus shipping was refunded back to my paypal. That was nice!
I did weeks of research on the net trying to figure out the best roller for me, tecjniques, disinfection methods. It is SO important that everyone take disinfection seriously. I have read some horror stories of staph and MRSA infections as a result of rolling, regardless of brand.
I inspected my roler and stamp and found the needles to be even and sharp. All lined up well, none were bent.
I took a long hot shower, pulled my hair back. I only chose to start out testing a part of my forehead. I am an exoressive person and that is where my wrinkles are. I used hibiclens on the skin, wiped off with warm water on fresh clean cloth, then used alcohol, which I let air dry. I had soaked the roller in 70% alcohol for 20 min. I even used cotton balls soaked in alcohol to wipe down the handle.
(I also want to note that while i was using a 1mm roller, it only goes as deep as you are willing to press. I used a very light hand, just enough pressure to slightly prick, not even drawing blood. I might as well have been using a .5 mm roller)
I started on one side of forehead with very light, almost NO pressure. I could hear a bit of that popping noise some report. It was not that painful, honestly. I lightly went over all forehead, no bleeding. Not agressive, not too much over my '11' between the eye wrinkles. Slightly red. Felt a bit like a sunburn.
Now Sarah Vaughter website advises that you follow up with her infadolan ointment, which is just A and D ointment WITHOUT the zinc, dont use zinc. I used a fresh tube, squirted onto a swab NOT my hands, no cross infecting just in case.
Woke up this morning...what are my results? Not too good. while many, many websites selling derma rollers say that these micro punctures close up immediately, as soon as you are done rolling, this was not the case for me. I can see the holes, my forehead looks a bit orange-peel like. And there are small tracks as if there were some 'drag' to the needles.
Many of you might think I would panic at this point, but I am 41. My forehead is not perfect. And if I have learned one thing over the years when it comes to my skin, it is this...NO ONE but you is inspecting it THAT closely, like you do in the mirror. Think about people you saw, say, yesterday...do you remember the pores on their forehead? Next time you see them, will you think to yourself, those pores werent there LAST time I saw her! So, while I am unhappy with this result, I know that it is not the end of the world, it could change and get better in time. That is part of what the derma roller claims to do, make minute injuries that require your body to produce collagen to heal. I just firmly believe i did not go deep enough to do the whole collagen-response effect.
I wil say that I am THRILLED that I did NOT use my chin as the test area like i first intended to. If i had that orange peel look and tracks there, i addition to some old acre scars, then i woukd have freaked out. And I am glad i didnt do my cheeks, they are pretty smooth and poreless with no acne. I would have been devasted to have ruined that part of my face, and that would have been noticable.
I also want to strongly advise those trying it out for the first time to do a patch test somewhere inconspicuous on your face. Not on your hands or arms, that skin is different. Many of us here have put so many things on our face, alpha hydroxies, chemical peels, copper peptides, whatever. This changes the thickness and resilience. Your face will react differently and heal differently. Dont just roll all over your face only to find out this is NOT a good fit for you. And after the patch test, WAIT 1-2 weeks to properly gauge results. I have seen reviews where people started rolling 3-5 x a week only to damage their skin or get unfavorable results. Your dermatologist would say the same, you must wait to see what your skin will do. I know we all get excited to get a new product and try the heck out of it, but be patient.
Now I am very aware that you cannot use a product and expect to see a true result 12 hours later. I will update this review in a week or two and let everyone know what came of this.
*UPDATE* 9-16-11 - I haven't used the roller since that first time, the above review. I am too scared that I am going to damage my skin. I haven't noticed that my forehead looks any better. I did notice some tracks left by the roller, though nothing permanent. It took a while for my forehead to heal though. And I used so little pressure, too! I might try this again very very lightly in another test spot just to see if maybe it is beneficial on other parts of my skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
you can buy rollers for around $9 at zmartbeauty.com (they are also on ebay) and they ship free, to australia anyway. you can use the 0.2 to 0.3mm every second day for maintenance and anything above 0.5mm every month. once you get up to rollers that are 1.0mm and over, it can hurt, so i bought inexpensive numbing cream from ebay, about a quarter of the price than the chemist. you will notice a huge difference in your skin and all your creams and serums will penetrate up to 1,000 better than before you roll your face. i also found it really helpful for my aging hands. the rollers on zmart beauty are exactly the same as the ones i was buying for $100 at the beautician. bargain!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
When I saw the review & the description of the Derma Roller (skin needling), right away, I knew it is for me.
I had e-Matrix laser (5 treatments) done at a Derm's office, and it worked. The Derma Roller process is similar to that, except for a more low-tech approach. It offers a caculated, controlled damage to the skin and in turn, the skin respond this repair by manufacturing collagen. Does that make sense to you?
Like I said, I had the e-Matrix done a year ago and it takes a good 3-4 months before I notice result. With that as a base, I noticed result with the DR (derma-roller) after the 3rd session. I started out with the 0.5 mm & do it every other night. After the 7th time, I progress to 1 mm. and have been using that every 3-4 th night.
I notice a clearer, brighter, bouncier skin, the melasma is much lighter. It's better than my baby Quasar & certainly much faster & more effective. My cheeks look like I put shimmer on since the skin is so firm & smooth & when I poke my finger into my face, it felt firm, and not like a ballon filled with water.
I did some watching on youtube, and came to the conclusion that no longer than 1.0 mm will be necessary. And the process should not be bleeding, if its done right, my skin looks like I had a slight sunburn.
How light or heavy handed? Your skin will tell you, if you cannot communicate with your skin (insight), just don't do it.
I've been doing it for the past 3-4 weeks now & I will keep on doing it but with less frequency.
I followed with whatever serum and/or cream before going to bed and wait for the surprise the next morning.
For those who is scare of this idea, and usually responded by " I am scared ...what if .... Oh, that sounds horrifying." My advice is, stick with your serum & cream.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I started micro needling on my face on July 6, 2011 and have done it 11 times so far. I'm loving it. I got an MT Brand microneedle roller with 1 millimeter needles, ordered on eBay from China for under $9 and free shipping. It came quickly and was brand new and sealed. The roller handle is plastic and the roller head is transparent green with the needles in it. It came with a hard plastic case in which to store it.
I use it at night after my shower in which I've washed my face. It took some getting used to, the sensation was not intolerable and after 11 times my skin is pretty much used to the feeling now. I roll it over my skin several times in different directions where I want the treatment to be, then run the roller under hot water to rinse then spray it with 90% alcohol to sanitize then put it in the case to dry, then close it once it is.
The visual effect you get when you use the needles is that of a bad sunburn, but it goes away within an hour or two. Your face feels kinda hot and prickly and sometimes it feels itchy (thanks vitamin c spray!), but that too goes away. Like I said, you get used to it all. Not bad in any way.
I use rosehip seed oil (my personal favorite), or vitamin c spray, or vitamin e oil or jojoba oil afterwards or a combination of them depending on my mood after the treatment. You must use something because your skin is ready to receive whatever topical you choose and it will absorb better than it would had you not used the needles.
The idea of the needles is that by causing micro trauma to the skin, your cells will build collagen to repair, causing your skin to become better and better. It's supposed to help even old acne scars, which I what I'm after.
My skin is definitely showing an improvement, it's much more even and clear. I am amazed.
You must be gentle with your skin while you're doing the treatments-no heavy exfoliating the next morning, just be gentle and no picking at anything that might crop up. A washcloth with soap or cleanser of your choice will do to clean in the morning, then apply your usual morning facial products or cosmetics. If you're going to be in the sun, YOU MUST apply sunscreen to protect your skin. You don't want to cause damage to what you're trying to keep beautiful!
That said, I'm an indoors person and lately have only been using CVS brand Vitamin E oil after I wash in the morning, but I do apply sunscreen if I know I will be out for any prolonged time. I'm not worried about it. I know every second in the sun adds up, but I'm not going to obsess over it. I've made it to 37 years without major damage and do have my best interests at heart for taking care of myself. To each his/her own.
All in all, I'm glad I started microneedling, I am seeing results and will purchase another when this one needs replacing. I'm glad I went with the 1mm size. It's easy to use, just takes minutes and makes me feel good that something so simple is helping my skin be the best it can be.