What it is:
Dermarolling (also known as microneedling / dermalneedling) utilizes a rolling device and various lengths of needles to pierce the skin at various depths. The idea is to create wounds in the skin which in turn may encourage a healing response.
Why we don't believe in it...
We want to reduce inflammation and restore and support the skins barrier function.
We believe demarolling should be used very selectively, and is definitely not for the majority. We have always come from a position of improving the skins quality without the use of wound creation, while reducing the instance of inflammation or trauma as much as possible. Todays scientific advancements offer other techniques to deliver product into the skin, and to stimulate collagen production without the risks that can be associated with rolling.
Secondly, it's so important to maintain the skins barrier function. When you "punch" tiny holes in the skins natural barrier on a regular basis, you open it up to bacterial attack, the introduction of viruses and the proliferation of inflammation.
You should definitely avoid it if...
- You're experiencing an abnormal skin condition / eczema / psoriasis
- You have chronic inflammation / rash / sensitivity
- Suffer from rosacea or acne
- You have raised scarring in the area or moles
- You have active cold sores or a sensitivity to developing cold sores
- Have used Accutane in the last 6 months (min)
- Dermarolling is not compatible with many types of medications, including anti-coagulants.
- Many cosmetic ingredients are not meant to, and should not be allowed to penetrate the skin barrier.