Acne scar solutions : Derma-rolling

Posted by Ana Pokora on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Under: Lifestyle

            I have been gone for quiet too long and it’s because I needed a break from life! Although I went to Paris for the whole of last month, I was also taking some really fun classes. Well, before I embarked on my trip, I was doing some research to finally get rid of my acne scars, which have been haunting me since high school. I stumbled upon this amazing little tool called a Derma roller.

            Derma rolling is not a very popular treatment in the market since it is very expensive. However, it is another alternative to removing your skin cells with laser (Even more pricey and painful).  The way it works is simple, after sterilizing the needles using rubbing alcohol you begin to roll these tiny needles across your face and make tiny holes in it. What these holes will do is trick your face into thinking that you have a wound and your skin will immediately start working to repair itself.

            The good thing about this is that you will be opening your pores making it easier for the products you apply on your face to actually work further than just the surface. There are various sizes to the Derma-roller (from 0.20 mm to 3.00mm), for acne scars it is recommended to use the 0.50 mm (Which is what I have) and only use it once a week. The 0.20mm can be used daily but it wont have much of an effect to scars since the needles are so short.

The cons:

            The longer needles (2 mm – 3 mm) are used for wrinkles and I have seen quiet a number of people that have seen results removing them. The only problem from using this is what you probably fear at this point, the needles causing bleeding. I haven’t experienced any bleeding with these needles except on my forehead, simply because your forehead doesn’t have a lot of skin underneath. There is a numbing cream that certain dermatologists sell to prevent you from feeling any of this pain but being the daring devil that I am, I skipped this option and went right for it.

The end result:

            After four uses of the Derma roller system my skin is clearer, softer, smoother and less oily (which shocked me). After every treatment I make sure to follow up with a different product than the last time simply because your skin quickly adapts to the products that you use. Below are the products that I always use periodically; to wash my face I always use Cetaphil because it is very gentle and causes no irritation. I have been using it for a year and have no complaints, best change ever!

 Clear Improvements Face Mask 

Derma-e Microdermabrasion Scrub 

Benzoyl peroxide- 2.5%

Co-Bigelow Sugar Face Polish 
(I purchased this scrub when I was in High school and still have some left, I'm not sure if it is still in the market but I found something similar.) 

If you’d like details on any of the products listed or dermarolling; leave a comment below and I’ll make sure to get back to you! 

In : Lifestyle 

Tags: acne  scars  routine  clear skin 
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