This micro roller offers an almost professional microneedling for the do-it-yourselfer!
The micro roller (derma roller) from Juliette Armand is available in 2 different versions: one with 200 needles, for the face (FACE) and one with 1080 needles, for the body (BODY).
Both versions also offer different needle lengths. For the face you can choose between 0.25mm, 0.50mm, 1.00mm and 1.50mm. For the body you choose between 1.50 mm and 2.00 mm.
What is a micro roller and how do you use it?
Today, many treatments that were once only possible at your beautician can be performed at home. Microneedling is one of them. The micro roller is the do-it-yourself for the home and is becoming more and more popular in the beauty world!
At first glance, such a microroller seems intimidating. Miniature needles rolling up and down your face, and this should help fight acne scars and even out your skin tone? Yet this micro roller does this!
A micro roller is obviously cheaper than a visit to a professional. But do they offer the same benefits as a professional microneedling? And how exactly do you use it? Discover here everything you need to know about the microroller and how to use such a microroller.
What exactly is microrolling?
A micro roller ensures that tiny holes are pierced in your skin, so that you prepare your skin for the application of a serum, adapted to your skin or skin problem.
The holes ensure that the active ingredients penetrate your skin even faster and deeper, so that a much stronger result is obtained than if you would simply apply the same serum to your skin.
For which skin problems is the micro roller highly recommended?
Especially with acne scars, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation, the problems reduce faster by regularly using the micro roller beforehand.
People with rosacea also benefit greatly from using a micro roller. Microneedling is great for rosacea because you can use a serum that also treats the rosacea. Those moisturizing ingredients then penetrate much deeper, so that your skin benefits much more than when it is only applied on top of the skin.
Does a micro roller hurt?
The degree of discomfort depends on your pain tolerance. Rolling needles over your face is of course not a pleasant feeling, but in general it does not really hurt to use a micro roller.
How do I choose the right micro roller?
Buy only from your trusted, professional institute or a specialized webshop such as ours. When you receive it, make sure that the purchased microroller has been correctly sterilized.
Microrollers with a needle length of up to 0.5 mm are not harmful to the skin at all and can therefore be used safely without calling on our help. If you still want a longer needle length to achieve even better results, know that you may also damage your skin if you do not know exactly that it is okay for your skin, and to what extent you should use the micro roller on a regular basis . Ask your specialist for advice, or contact us, we will of course be happy to help you with this!
How do I use a micro roller correctly?
To reduce the chance of transferring bacteria, you should first thoroughly clean both your skin and the micro roller. Use gloves if necessary. If you microroll in the evening, your skin is no longer subject to the sun. To clean your micro roller, it is best to soak it in an alcohol-based solution. Then dry it and place it on some kitchen roll or a clean towel.
Apply the serum first before you get started with the micro roller. The rolling method consists of three parts: vertical, horizontal and diagonal movements.
- Start by rolling the derma roller up and down your forehead, cheeks and chin, being careful not to apply too much pressure. Then do this again but with horizontal movements. Do this one last time with diagonal movements. Don't spend more than 2 minutes on this!
- Stay away from your eyes and take extra care on sensitive areas such as your nose and upper lip.
After rolling, reapply the same serum or choose a different moisturizing or anti-aging serum. Make sure it doesn't contain retinol or vitamin C. Since your skin can be more sensitive after rolling the skin, it is good to wear sunscreen during the day. Then wait 24 hours before wearing make-up, taking hot showers or exercising again.
Always clean your micro roller after each use. Disinfect or soak the microroller weekly in a solution of hot water and a denture cleaning tablet. Don't let anyone else use your microroller and be sure to replace it after 3 months to avoid irritation from blunt needles.
How much can I use the micro roller?
Start once a week to see how your skin reacts to the needles. If everything looks good, you can increase to two or even three times a week. Just make sure you don't exceed the 2-minute limit every time.
Can I quickly see a visible result with the micro roller?
The longer you keep rolling, the more difference you will see. After 6 weeks of regular rolling you will definitely notice a nice difference!
However, if you're trying to improve severe signs of aging or scarring, it may take several months to see noticeable changes. The results also depend on your age and the degree of elasticity of your skin.
What side effects or risks should I be aware of when microrolling?
Microrolling is a minimally invasive procedure, so as long as you use the right technique in combination with the right serum, you are unlikely to experience any side effects. However, if you're not careful, it can potentially cause permanent scarring and darkening of the skin. Fortunately, this doesn't happen quickly.
People with eczema, psoriasis or a history of blood clots should avoid a micro roller. People with skin conditions that can easily spread to other areas of the face, such as active acne or warts, should also consult a doctor before attempting it on their own.
If you use retinol or have been burned by the sun, you should also pay extra attention. In our institute we recommend stopping retinol 5 days before using a microroller to avoid side effects. With sunburn or inflammation, you can still use a micro roller as long as you avoid the affected areas.
What if it bleeds a bit?
Everyone's face is different. If a little bit of blood comes to the surface, wipe it off with a moisturizing toner. Then apply another layer of serum and that's it!
Can a micro roller also stimulate beard hair growth?
In addition to activating collagen and keratin production, microneedling can also improve beard hair growth by boosting nutrient-rich blood flow to the area. Healthy circulation is necessary for healthy hair growth and a healthy scalp. A microroller can also activate stem cell growth factors.
What is the difference between a microroller at home and a professional microneedling at my institution?
The biggest difference between a microneedling at your beautician and a microrolling treatment at home is the depth of the needles. The needle depth of a professional treatment ranges from 0.25 millimeters to 2.5 millimeters, which allows for more controlled penetration of the needles, depending on the area or condition being treated.
For example, acne scars, stretch marks, and deep wrinkles all require a deeper needle depth to be effective. A microrolling needle depth for the home is approximately between 0.25 and 0.5 millimeters.
It is certainly a good option to treat the skin surface at home with a micro roller, but for example deeper wrinkles you will reduce much less effectively with this than with a professional treatment in your institute. A combination of both is of course ideal!