Lonvitalite Dermal Roller
Ok, so first let’s get one thing straight: at-home derma rolling is not equivalent to in-clinic needling treatments. They are two different things and will both deliver different results.
However, including a lil’ derma roller action in your at-home routine can stimulate new collagen and elastin and in turn, be a handy anti-ageing tool for most skin types (except for anybody who has irritated or broken skin.)
Anyway, a derma roller is essentially used to step up your existing regime and help your current serum work deeper into the skin. This one has a depth of 0.3mm which is very safe for at-home use too. All you have to do is roll it back and forth, horizontally, vertically and diagonally 5-10 times over your entire face post-cleansing with your favourite hydrating or gentle correcting serum and voila!
You can also concentrate on smaller areas such as acne scars to help minimise their appearance. First-time users should start by incorporating it into their routine once a week. Then slowly build up to two-three times a week max.
Always remember to use medical alcohol to disinfect the derma roller after every use.
This derma roller only lasts 15 uses (although I’d personally throw one out every six months, no matter how many times you’ve used it)
Devices with a needle depth 0.5mm or higher should be left to the professionals. Longer needle depths can increase the risk of scarring - especially when you don’t know what you’re doing.
Using active or exfoliating ingredients post derma rolling such as any form or retinol, AHA’s, BHA’s or benzoyl peroxide should be avoided as they can actually cause an inflammatory response in the skin - tread with caution!
Best not to roll needles over active acne lesions.