Dermal Rolling – Why being a PRICK might be the best thing you’ve ever done for your skin!

I’m going to start with some harsh truths and I hope it upsets you.  It’s for your own good so you better listen up.

  80% of how your skin looks right now is your own doing.  Yep, that’s the truth.  Brown spots, visible capillaries, dullness and dryness even fine lines, wrinkles and to some extent, oiliness are all skin issues that are caused by what is known as ‘extrinsic aging’.  A result of a life-time of sun exposure along with (give or take) some smoking, alcohol, questionable diet choices and most probably stress for good measure.  

  The other 20% of our skin’s appearance is due to ‘intrinsic aging’ or genetics… and while you can’t do much to change the effects genetics have on our skin; the good news is that fixing that 80% that’s staring back at you from the mirror, may be less effort than you think.

  I’ve been in the beauty industry for a very long time.  I’m a second generation Beauty Therapist so some would say I was ‘born into’ the industry… straight from the delivery room to the salon (lol).  The point is, I pretty much know this industry like the back of my hand and I’ve seen many things come and go.  Beauty trends, beauty fads, treatments that work and treatments that don’t…. I’ve probably tried most of them too!  

  Of course, I have a handful of favorites… my go-to treatments from which I can depend on time after time.   But,  one in particular is the (hands-down) best ever treatment for skin I have ever seen… and it’s a PRICK to do!  Hahaha… stay with me. 

  If you have pigmentation, scarring or just want to plump and rejuvenate your skin then I want you to follow me on a journey.  I can’t explain everything you need to know in just one blog; the skin is way too amazing and complex for that.  Instead, I’m going to break this down into several parts so you can pick and choose which parts relate to your concern… maybe it’s just one (like smoothing out fine-lines and wrinkles) or maybe like me, you have a few issues that need addressing… fine-lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.  Whatever the case, what you are going to learn about the skin will - blow - your - mind!  The best part is… you only need one tool to do the trick and you can do it from home!  

  Like a magic wand for skin the ASI Dermal Skin Roller will help you in restoring and maintaining your skin’s health and vitality by encouraging cellular turnover (that’s tech talk for - ‘growing baby smooth skin’),  increasing  collagen production and reversing imperfections such as pigmentation and acne by hitting the reset button in your skin!

  Let’s take the quick tour of the ASI Dermal Skin Roller and how it works:

  This easy to use hand-held device is topped with a mini cylinder covered in hundreds of tiny, surgical steel needles. When rolled over the skin the needles create thousands of microscopic channels down into the deeper layers of the skin.  Sounds painful?  Not really, just a little prickly but trust me, this little bit of discomfort is worth the results!

  You see, each one of those tiny pin pricks is not only a channel but also a microscopic fractionalised wound.  Fractionalised meaning that only a very minute area of the skin is wounded and the skin surrounding each channel is left intact and unaffected. Kind of like a pixelated image.   This is important for quick and effective healing with no visible down time… so you can roll away several times a week without anyone knowing how you keep yourself looking so young!... Giiiirl, mm, mm, mm (finger snap).

  Now, the amazing part is this… those tiny pin prick/channels/wounds have a duel effect.  Yep, who doesn’t love a 2 for the price of 1!  Firstly, the channels themselves become the perfect slip-lane for your favorite skin actives to penetrate deeper into the skin where they are needed most.  Your Vitamin C, Vitamin A, B3 and Hydration Serums can all now bypass the layers of dead skin sitting on the surface and arrive at their destination more effectively.

  Secondly, by causing these fractionalised wounds, we are triggering the skin’s wound healing response causing various growth factors to be released and neocollagenesis to begin  (that’s the fancy term for ‘growing collagen’).

  Of course, as I mentioned earlier the skin’s amazing complexity means that there is way to much information to give it all to you in one hit but if you are eager to start using the ASI Dermal Skin Roller at home I would recommend you book in for a 20min skin consultation with on of the Brazilian Beauty Online Skin Experts.  They will not only talk to you about your individual skin needs but also show you how to safely and effectively use your Dermal Skin Roller at home.  Even more exciting, your personalised consultation comes free when you order the Dermal Rolling Kit.  The kit has everything you need to get started, including the popular Dermal Facelift Mask and your .75mm Dermal Roller Device which can then be kept and reused for up to 12 months. 

  In the meantime, keep an eye out for the next installment of this Dermal Rolling series in which I cover in-depth information on how Skin Needling helps to combat Acne and skin break outs.

  For more information visit www.brazilianbeauty.com.au or jump on over to visit our sisters at ASI www.australianskininstitute.com.au to order online.  Got a question or want to talk to one of our Online Skin Experts?  Email hello@brazilianbeauty.com.au