Even in 2019, a mystique still surrounds the process of microneedling. Something about rolling hundreds of tiny needles over the face seems a bit drastic if you don’t know the benefits it can bring. When used correctly (and gently), an at home derma roller can be an incredibly effective tool that helps skincare treatments absorb more effectively. And derma rolling can be transformative for those with problematic skin.
If you're hoping to minimise pores, reduce fine lines, boost product absorption, and generally tighten the skin, smaller microneedles (0.1 to 0.2 mm) will be your go-to. Larger microneedles (0.5 mm) are used for more drastic resurfacing. Higher-gauge microneedles create wounds that force cell regeneration and healing, perfect for tackling acne scars and uneven skin tone. Unless you have sensitive skin or are prone to breakouts, a derma roller for home use could be perfect for you, especially if you want to get the most out of your serums.