Collagen induction therapy, also known as microneedling, has been around since the late 1990s, but has recently begun gaining momentum among the mainstream.
I had the chance to try out a Derma Roller System for myself, to see how well this skin therapy works.
* Product and/or service provided for review without cost. As always, all opinions are my own.
So, what collagen induction therapy consists of is making tiny puncture marks in the skin to encourage cell regrowth, and thus reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks.
There are also many other uses of the derma roller, including the following:
- Cell regeneration
- Remove pimples
- Refine pores
- Enhance nutrient absorption
- Hair regrowth
I took a look at the visual instructions on the back, as well as the written warnings, just to get an idea of what to avoid, what to expect, as well as the direction of the roller and how it is used.
I opened up the box to reveal the Derma Roller System, which was encased in a transparent plastic container.
After removing the Derma Roller from the case, I took a look at the needles. On first glance, it looks very intimidating. After all, it is a bunch of needles atop a roller head—that you're supposed to roll across your skin. As you'll see towards the end of this post, it really isn't as terrible as it seems.
The opposite end featured an easy-grip handle, so that you don't have problems with it slipping as you roll the Derma Roller across your skin.
This is completely normal, however. I did also experience a kind of burning sensation a couple of minutes after having used the Derma Roller System. What's really neat about this particular system though is that they send you an Aloe Essence Mask so that recovery from microneedling is less bothersome. It helped tremendously.
Because the skin on my face doesn't really need more collagen production, I decided to use the Derma Roller System on my stretch marks instead. It's been a few weeks, and I notice a difference in my stretch marks. It is subtle, but there is definitely a difference. I will continue using the Derma Roller, in hopes that over time, the extra collagen production will eventually help my stretch marks fade.
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