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Dermaroller for acne scars February 2017

I've had a dermaroller for about a year and I am yet to see results from using it. I don't use it as often as I should perhaps. But the thing is, there are so many different suggestions in regard to frequency of use, it is confusing.

When I bought the dermaroller below, the instructions that came with it made it clear that I am to use it only once every two weeks. Apparently for the purpose of collagen induction, it was not necessary to use it more often.

On the other hand, I've watched numerous videos on YouTube where users say that products get better absorbed if Dermaroller is used more often, something like three times per week. Who is right and who is wrong, I don't know.

How I use the Dermaroller

Before use,  I soak it in alcohol for 15 min or I spray it with the roller cleaner that came with the Dermaroller. See the photo below. Then I let it dry. I don't use a numbing cream because I've read that it can cause nerve damage if used long term. I don't feel that I need to use a numbing cream, but dermarolling on my forehead and temples is painful. It is so painful and uncomfortable that I get teary eyes...

During dermarolling, my skin becomes red and it remains red for several hours. I usually dermaroll in the afternoon on a day when I can stay home in the evening. I don't use any product while dermarolling, I just haven't done that yet. Partly because I've read that normal skin care should not be used while dermarolling.  But afterwards, I use some nourishing, calming serum or cream. Nowadays, I use my beloved Sulwhasoo's Herblinic ampoules.

On the day after dermarolling, my skin has a healthy glow and I get many compliments on how fresh my skin looks.

Below, you see two "instruments". The one on the left is the actual dermaroller which is 0.5 mm, the one on the right is a derma stamp- to be used for very deep scars and that is 1.00 mm. Using the derma stamp is a bit tricky because the very deep acne scars are quite indented and I have to stretch the skin for the stamp to cover that area properly. It is not easy and certainly not pleasant at all. It doesn't hurt very much, but because the needles are longer than those of the dermaroller, there is usually a bit of bleeding. To be honest, I don't like using the derma stamp... 

I bought my dermaroller from  Both "instruments" have expiration date and came with detailed instructions on how to care for them and use them. White Lottus Anti aging have a YouTube channel and provide very interesting information on the correct use of Dermaroller. Watch the video below if interested. 

Do you use a dermaroller? Please share your experience  in the comments section below.


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