Derma roller

Applying Dermaroller to Acne-Prone Skin

At-home Microneedling with a Derma Roller

Most of us wouldn’t consider stabbing ourselves hundreds of times with needles as part of a self-care evening. Although many people claim that those needles produce miracles on their skin.

Microneedling, also known as Dermarolling, is a procedure that involves piercing the skin with a roller that contains hundreds of tiny needles. Many adherents claim that it stimulates healthy skin tissue and collagen production as well as helps the skin absorb topical treatments more effectively. Dermatologists often recommend it, but they often say it should be performed by an esthetician in a professional setting. In contrast, the FDA has approved derma rollers equipped with needles 0.5mm or smaller for use at home.

In the quest for fewer wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores, and dullness, beauty junkies turn their attention to those tiny pokes. Pimples, however, are another story. And how does dermarolling work for acne? Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on whether you’re afraid of needles), no they can’t. In addition to being ineffective, painful, irritating, and spreading acne bacteria around, using derma rollers or microneedles on blemishes with active bacteria will actually increase breakouts. Yikes!

To combat pimples, you should follow a daily skincare routine that includes Vitamin C Serum, a balanced toner, and a leave-on treatment that kills acne-causing bacteria. Peleva C-Power Vitamin C Serum does exactly that while blocking the hormonal cause of excess oil production.

Ultimately, dermarolling and microneedling won’t eliminate acne, but once it has been well controlled and you have no active breakouts or pustules, you may be a candidate for the procedure. The occasional microneedling/dermarolling done by a dermatologist may improve skin health and reduce acne scars. Speak to your dermatologist for more information. 

Microneedling and dermarolling are also effective for improving the absorption of serums, creams, and other skincare products. Following needling, experts state to avoid using chemical exfoliants for at least a few days. Make sure to build in some ti

me for derma rollers and your favorite serum (have you tried Peleva C-Power Vitamin C Serum yet?) Nevertheless, you should still use a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen every day.

So, make your daily skincare efforts a priority so you can get rid of pimples quickly and effectively, but once they are gone, you might consider giving needles a shot (see what we did there?) if your dermatologist authorizes it.


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