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A Brief Guide To Derma Roller

Derma roller have a number of uses, but main ones are for improving hyperpigmentation thus improving the surface of the skin.

Fine lines, acne and acne scars are all said to be diminished with regular procedure. . It allows skin care products to penetrate deeper, producing more powerful effects.

How does it really work?

If using a serum, apply the product to your face before getting down to business.

The rolling method involves three parts: vertical, horizontal, and diagonal movements.

Start by rolling the derma roller up and down your forehead, cheeks, and chin, making sure not to apply too much pressure.

Then, switch to horizontal movements followed by diagonal ones. Spend no more than 2 minutes doing this.

Stay away from the eye area and be extra careful on sensitive places such as the nose and upper lip. 

Aftercare: 

After the derma rolling is complete, apply the same serum again or choose another hydrating or anti-aging product.

Just make sure the ingredients list doesn’t include retinoids or vitamin C. 

As your skin may be more sensitive, it’s a good idea to wear sunscreen.

You should also avoid wearing makeup, taking hot showers, or exercising for 24 hours afterward.

Cleanup:

Always clean the instrument after each use. Disinfect it by spritzing with a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol spray, you can also soak the roller in a once-weekly solution of hot water.

Don’t let anyone else use your roller and replace it at least once every 3 months to prevent irritation from dull needles.

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Dr. Sayyam Azam is a certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (US). During her specialization, she was involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, and chemical peels.  As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state-of-the- art Aesthetic Center (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.

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