FAQ BaseLift Derma Rolling

What is a "derma-roller"?

A "derma (skin) roller" is a hand held tool that is used for collagen induction. When used as directed the micro needles penetrate the top layer of skin without damaging it. This sets in motion the production of collagen and elastin. 

What is it good for?

In general, microneedling rollers trigger the natural ability of the body to produce Collagen in the skin which thickens it. They are effective against scars (especially ones that are pitted), fine lines and wrinkles, and also to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. With the right cosmetic products, they can also improve the skin tone, clear out blemishes such as sun spots, tighten the pores and even help with hair loss. 

Is it safe for home use?

Yes, please view the instructions on how to use the roller

 

How does it work exactly?

The theory is that making tiny punctures in the skin triggers the immune system to produce collagen and elastin to heal the skin like it would in the case of real wounds. 

Can I use the roller on any part of my body?

Microneedling with the dermaroller can be carried out on almost any part of the body (arms, legs, thighs, face, neck and even the eye area). The only exception is the eyelids because the skin there is too thin. 

 

What is the difference between 0.3mm and 0.5mm

0.3mm is not as intense whereas 0.5 would be used for such aspects as stretchmarks. Customers also initially purchase the 0.3mm as a starter and work their way up to the 0.5mm. The product listing for each size lists all benefits.

 

How often should I roll an area?

  • For 0.5mm – up to twice a month
  • For 0.3mm- up to four times a month  

How much pressure should I apply when rolling?

A lot of people are worried whether they're pushing the roller too hard into the skin or, alternately, not hard enough. 

BaseLift suggest to always start rolling gently and then gradually increase the pressure AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. You generally do not have to worry about pushing too hard, because there is no risk getting the needles deeper than their own length. 

The best indication of a job well done is your skin getting red. Red means inflammation, which is what we want in this case. Of course, some people do have more sensitive skin than others. My skin, for example, gets red even at the slightest touch.

 

When can I expect to see results?
That depends on the condition you're treating, its severity, and your own general health. Generally speaking, on the face initial results should be seen after 2-3 month of consistent use. Some people report seeing results after only a week or two

 

What cream or serum should I apply while rolling?
This can just be your usual cream/serum you apply

 

How long does a microneedle roller last? How do I know if I need to replace it?

If you use your roller only once in every 2 or 3 weeks then it could easily last you a 4/5 months or even longer. Just remember to take care of it properly (i.e. sterilize it after every treatment, keep the needles from touching any surface etc.). If you see a bent needle, throw the roller away as it could hurt your skin. If while rolling you feel that your skin is being pulled, this is also a sign that it's time to get a new roller.