Hi friend, today we’re going to explore an effective, permanent method of acne scar removal. Called dermarolling. In which the tool you use soooorta looks like a torture device.
Well, not sorta — it looks exactly like a torture device.
Maybe I shouldn’t have started the article with that.
Anyway, it only hurts very mildly… not so much like torture per se…. ANYWAY….
This torture device is called a dermaroller or a skin needler, and what it does is called dermarolling or microneedling.
The basic premise is this:
When you’ve got acne scars (not so much red flat marks, but deeper indented or rolling ones), the problem is that your skin has technically already healed. You had a wound (an acne spot), and then it healed and left a scar. It didn’t exactly heal in the way you wanted, but it’s healed now, so your skin views this as a low priority for fixing and filling in.
What you then do is roll the dermaroller over your skin and the micro needles create very tiny pricks in the skin… “micro traumas” as it’s so elegantly and frighteningly called. This basically “reminds” your body that there is still work to do in the area, and it begins to fill the scars back in with tissue and collagen
Here’s a video of me demonstrating how to do it:
Dermarolling for Acne Scars: Not as Bad as It Sounds
So… at first I couldn’t believe this was a legit thing I would ever be recommending. After all, it sounds so aggressive.
And as you may know, I’m all about being gentle to your skin. And I still am!
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