As consumers, we’re starting to pay much closer attention to the products we’re buying and the effects they have on our bodies and environment. Our awareness is growing and as it’s doing so, science is advancing to provide us with alternatives to products that no longer align with our needs and desires. When it comes to skincare, we want to be extra careful, ensuring that our largest organ is nourished in a way that promotes our appearance in a healthier way. In an effort to be kinder to our bodies and to achieve a more natural glow, we’re transitioning away from fillers and neurotoxins like Botox and moving towards science-backed, chemical-free approaches to skincare that actually work.
One of the ways we’re achieving the youthful complexion we’re after (while remaining true to our values and the basic needs of the body) is through the use of derma rollers. Though interest in this skincare technique has bloomed rapidly in the past couple of years, many of us are still unsure about what exactly it has to offer and how it works. With our hearts set on finding an alternative to unnatural skin injections like Botox and fillers, we’re intrigued. But how is derma rolling different than these other anti-aging techniques and why is it better? Here are a handful of reasons to explain why so many people are rolling with this new trend.
1. Unlike Botox, Derma Rolling stimulates natural processes in the skin that produce collagen.
We often think that Botox helps to remove wrinkles directly, but in fact, it works by blocking signals sent between nerves and corresponding muscles and, in doing so, disabling the facial muscles that contract and cause wrinkles. This often leads to an undesirable ‘frozen’ feeling (and look) in the face. Derma rolling, on the other hand, stimulates the secretion of natural growth factors that causes the body to form collagen and elastin. These substances help to reduce the signs of aging, creating a tighter, smoother appearance.
2. Nothing is artificially injected when using the derma roller as compared with fillers.
Fillers are products injected into the skin that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. When using a derma roller, nothing is inserted into the skin, and yet the process does help to naturally boost absorption of serums applied topically after use – by up to 90%! The tiny micro-injuries caused by the derma roller provide deeper penetration of topically applied products. Celebrity esthetician Kerry Benjamin recommends opting for post-roll serums that contain ingredients such as stem cells, peptides, hyaluronic acid, and growth factors.
3. Derma Rolling promotes a radiant, youthful look that fits your face.
Botox and fillers often leave the face feeling frozen and looking unnaturally puffy. Since derma rolling promotes natural processes within the body, the undesirable effects of derma injections are avoided entirely. The look achieved through derma rolling enhances your natural beauty by promoting the skin’s innate rejuvenation processes. Nothing artificial here.
4. Derma Rolling is sustainable, and the effects are enhanced over time.
Botox and dermal fillers offer a certain look that lasts for a few months or longer, but in the majority of cases, the effects fade. Many people who use these treatments end up caught in a cycle of injection after injection, which can lead to an unnatural appearance, stretched skin, and more serious side effects like injury to blood vessels and tissue death. The use of derma rollers is much more sustainable and provides both preventative and long-term results through the activation of natural bodily processes. Derma Rolling improves the skin’s complexion naturally over time, though even a single session offers visible results.
5. Derma Rolling is a more affordable approach to radiant skin than fillers.
Botox and fillers work on a pay-per-treatment basis, of course; in contrast, opting for an at-home derma roller is an investment with a longer lifeline. With proper care, a derma roller can last six to eight months. With a price tag that doesn’t come near the price of costly injections, derma rolling offers a much more attractive and sustainable return on investment.