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    The history of the derma roller

    The History of the Derma Roller It’s no secret that we’re passionate about derma rollers and their benefits. But where did it all start? The practise of using derma rollers, sometimes referred to as micro-needling, is relatively recent in the world of beauty. It has taken over a hundred years and research from across the globe to transform derma rollers into the tools we use today. Here’s a brief history of the derma roller.   The first derma roller was made by a German dermatologist The first recorded example in the Western world comes from Ernst Kromayer (opens in new window). Kromayer was a German dermatologist. In 1905 he created a device made of rotating dental burrs attached to a dental drill – which doesn’t exactly...

    7 common problems derma rollers can fix

    common skin problems
    7 common problems derma rollers can fix At some point in our lives, all of us will likely encounter an issue with our skin that we need to resolve. Derma rollers are a great tool to use in the quest for flawless skin as they can help to fix a number of common problems you might experience. Here are just some of the problems derma rollers can fix.   1. Wrinkles and fine lines Unfortunately, even the best of us start to show signs of ageing. The good news is, using a derma roller regularly helps to produce collagen and elastin. This then fills in your fine lines and wrinkles, reducing their appearance! So, while we can’t stop you from ageing completely, we can hold...

    What to look for when buying a derma roller

    Dr Roller
    What to look for when buying a derma roller There are hundreds of derma rollers currently on the market and they’re not all made equally. Due to the nature of derma rolling, it’s important that you have a good quality device that will make your skin glow. Here’s seven of the most important things you should consider before buying a derma roller.   Sterilisation It is vital that derma rollers are sterilised before sale for obvious reasons - you don't want to be sticking potentially dirty needles into your skin. Fear not because at Derma Roller Store all our derma rollers come gamma-sterilised as standard.  Needle Quality Poor quality derma rollers may be made with sub-standard materials. If the metal is anything less than medical-grade...

    5 celebrities who are fans of derma rollers

    Jennifer Aniston
    5 celebrities who are fans of derma rollers We’ve known the benefits of derma rolling for quite some time now, and it’s also been one of Hollywood’s best kept beauty secrets. Derma rollers have taken the celebrity world by storm. Here are just some of the famous faces that have talked about using derma rollers.  Kim Kardashian The whole Kardashian clan are now beauty icons – and when they try something new, you’ll bet the whole world hears about it. Kim was filmed undergoing a derma rolling procedure in a 2013 episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, and the media was whipped up into a frenzy. She even posted a selfie (opens in a new window) on Instagram of her face immediately after the appointment!...

    The top skin concerns and how to fix them with a derma roller

    skin concerns
    The Top Skin Concerns and How to Fix them with a Derma Roller Although there are many skin concerns that many of us wish to address, some are very common and will affect most of us at some point during our lives.   Alongside wanting perfect nails, shiny hair and flat stomachs, many people are willing to invest more time, effort and money into addressing skin complaints as part of regular self-care routines. Having glowing, flawless skin really helps to boost confidence, and luckily there are a ton of simple methods that can help you achieve it!  Wrinkles The thought of wrinkled, aged skin can seem like a lifetime away for women in their 20s, but it happens to the best of us. Everyone will start to...

    Do I need to use numbing cream?

    Numbing Cream
    Do I Need to Use Numbing Cream? Numbing creams are not a new concept. They’ve been around in the beauty industry for many years, helping to take the pain away from a number of treatments. Incredibly popular with those getting tattoos (particularly in sensitive areas) – they also have a long history of taking the sting out of a number of cosmetic and beauty procedures. But how do they work their magic?  How does numbing cream work? Numbing creams are essentially a topical anaesthetic that are applied to the skin in order to reduce the immediate feeling of pain. They produce a numb sensation by creating a chemical barrier and blocking the pain signals sent by the nerve endings on the skin. Although they are...

    Is the derma roller safe to use on ethnic and darker skin?

    ethnic skin
    Is the Derma Roller Safe to Use on Ethnic and Darker Skin?  Many people around the world are turning to non-surgical cosmetic procedures to ensure that their skin looks its best. One of the most popular skin treatments today is derma roller therapy. Derma rollers are simple tools that are known to have some big benefits to your skin. The derma roller reduces the appearance of acne scars, smooths fine lines and wrinkles and evens skin tone. Regular use will leave your skin looking and feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.  The difference with ethnic skin  People of Asian, African, Caribbean, and South American descent generally have darker skin tones than European Caucasian people. Whilst skin of all colours has similar issues, ethnic skin can have different...

    Derma roller for hair loss

    derma roller for hair loss
    Using the derma roller for hair loss If you are male or female and experiencing baldness, thinning hair or alopecia (hair loss), the derma roller can help. It is used to stimulate hair growth, and can be used in two different ways to help repair hair loss. Read on to find out how to use the derma roller for hair loss... Method 1. Using the derma roller with minoxidil  Minoxidil is a topical product that revives inactive hair follicles, stopping hair loss and stimulating new hair growth. The derma roller significantly enhances the absorption of any products applied to the skin immediately before or after rolling (in fact dermarolling is proven to increase absorption of products through the skin by up to 3000%). Using a...

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