I am so excited that skin needling is now accessible to everyday skincare enthusiasts. Having come from a plastic surgery and skin clinic background, I saw the benefits of in-clinic needling first hand, before take home options were widely available. Yes, it’s a lot more full on than what you can do yourself at home (think Vampire Facial), but it’s oh-so-effective.
When we brought in Skinstitut’s Skin-Inject DNC Derma Roller 0.25mm, I was first to add this little skin-renewing tool to my routine.
What Is Skin Needling?
Also known as microneedling, dermarolling or collagen induction therapy – skin needling (as I like to simply refer to it), is a process that comes with multi-faceted anti-ageing and rejuvenation benefits.
Skin needling works by very lightly puncturing the surface of the skin to encourage collagen formulation and elastin production through the skin’s natural healing process. This also allows active topical ingredients like retinol to better penetrate the skin, giving you enhanced anti-ageing results.
What Sort Of Results Can You Expect?
Through the skin needling process, you can target concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and scarring, as well as improving skin texture overall. It’s also a great treatment for minimising the appearance of acne, enlarged pores, blackheads, sun damage and pigmentation.
What You Need To Know About The Tool:
– This roller is an easy to use at-home needling system you can operate yourself
– The 0.25mm roller features 600 surgical-grade stainless steel micro needles
– It’s designed to help promote the skin’s own regeneration process
– Results in visible skin rejuvenation
– It’s a reusable tool you can pair with your existing skincare routine
– Can be easily sanitised for continued use
How Do You Do It?
Using a tool like Skin-Inject DNC Derma Roller (which features hundreds of very fine surgical steel needles attached to the roller mechanism), you manually apply it directly to the skin in a crisscross motion over the whole face in what we call ‘passes’. It can also be used on specific areas like scars and stretch marks.
Being careful not to be too heavy-handed, roll in back and forth motion over small sections of skin at a time in a horizontal fashion. Repeat this process in a vertical pattern.
1. Cleanse the skin thoroughly and pat dry
2. Apply a correcting or anti-ageing serum first for more sensitised skin
3. For more active delivery, follow the rolling technique by applying your serum
4. Follow with your preferred moisturiser
5. Clean your roller after each use with an alcohol based disinfectant*
You can use your skin needling tool daily, weekly, monthly – whatever you prefer – I use mine weekly as maintenance. When you first start off, you’ll need to build up your skin’s tolerance to avoid sensitivity, so start off gradually, maybe once a week and increase your usage from there. If you find you skin is becoming sensitive, just ease off and allow it to recover before you recommence needling, or opt for a gentler serum.
I recommend pairing your skin needling treatment with a serum that is designed to target your concerns. For ageing and acne-prone skin, opt for a Vitamin A serum, or for brightening and rejuvenating, a Vitamin B or C serum is the way to go. Boost your hydration levels by pairing your treatment with a Hyaluronic Acid serum.
*Grab rubbing alcohol like ethanol or isopropyl alcohol from your chemist and use it in a spray bottle.