I recently attended a training day to learn about dermarolling. It is a treatment that has been all over my Instagram feed and I wanted to try it out myself. I attended the course through Gateway Workshops £250.00 and the trainers were so professional, knowledgeable and helpful that I will definitely book further training courses with them.
What is Dermarolling?
During the treatment a device covered in tiny needles is rolled over the face, this creates tiny punctures and promotes the production of collagen and elastin. It can also be used to help to improve pigmentation and allows products to sink deeper in to the skin.
Dermarollers can be purchased for home use but these have smaller needles, usually a maximum size of 0.5mm. The rollers we used in the professional training were 1.5mm.
What did the training and treatment consist of?
The training is suitable for experienced beauty therapists, doctors and nurses as an understanding of the anatomy of the skin is important.
We started the day with learning the theory behind the treatment and the benefits and effects it has on the skin. We then observed a demonstration. I was slightly nervous about carrying it out and receiving one myself, as I have watched some videos of the treatment on YouTube which look horrific! When observing the demonstration it made me feel much better about having a treatment as apparently you don’t need to draw the excessive amount of blood which I have seen in the videos; The goal is for uniform redness over the skin.
After lunch it was my turn to try out the treatment. A topical anaesthetic cream was applied and left for half an hour to numb the face. The skin was then cleansed and then wiped over with an alcohol wipe.
A serum is applied directly on to the skin before rolling or afterwards. The roller was moved back and forth up to ten times across different areas of the skin horizontally, vertically and diagonally.
There was no pain during or after the treatment, the only sensation I felt was as if a very mild stinging nettle had touched my skin. Although quite red immediately during and for about half an hour following the treatment, it started to fade quite quickly and by the time I got home it was hardly noticeable at all, it is normal for the skin to feel quite tight and hot.
After the Treatment
During the next few days I had a couple of dry areas which quickly improved with moisturiser. I take good care of my skin so I didn’t expect to see much of a difference but I did notice the texture on my chin was more even and the pores appeared smaller.
I would definitely recommend a dermaroller treatment to anyone with fine-lines, scarring or pigmentation to help improve the conditions.
Have you had a dermaroller treatment? What did you think of it?