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MummysLittleSunbeams Thu 13-Feb-14 14:38:34

Who has got one?
Where did you buy it?
Would you recommend buying one?
Go!

alexheartbeauty Thu 13-Feb-14 15:11:17

I've got one. I bought it from my dermatologist but you can buy them online. I use it with Retin A a few times a week but I built up my Retin A use slowly and on its own for several months before I started using it with the derma roller. I think my skin is a lot better (fresher, brighter etc) but it is a bit uncomfortable to use and it makes my skin peel slightly.

MummysLittleSunbeams Thu 13-Feb-14 16:13:30

Thanks smile do you know what size the needles are? Has it helped on forehead lines?

HappyGirlNow Thu 13-Feb-14 16:19:20

mummy you really need it done professionally to help with that. The practitioner will use a genuine Detmaroller with (iirc) 1.5 mm needles and you'll probably have 3 sessions six weeks apart.

Never use needles of that size on yourself. The genuine Dermaroller home roller has much smaller needles (think it's 0.5mm) and is really for product absorption rather than skin repair..

alexheartbeauty Thu 13-Feb-14 16:35:38

I agree that to tackle lines it's best to have it done professionally. It's a treatment my dermatologist recommends and says the results are good. She says it compares favourably to many other treatments.

I use a .3mm needle and I think that's a good starting point. From May you should be able to get a .5 stamp from Nurse Jamie which will be good for tackling more problem areas: www.iheartbeauty.net/2014/01/beauty-news-round-up.html

HappyGirlNow Thu 13-Feb-14 16:44:05

I've had it done got general sharing rather than specific lines.. Results were great.

HappyGirlNow Thu 13-Feb-14 16:44:27

*but for

HappyGirlNow Thu 13-Feb-14 16:45:23

for general ageing

Bloody autocorrect!!

FuckyNell Thu 13-Feb-14 16:47:38

Does it hurt?

HappyGirlNow Thu 13-Feb-14 17:18:47

You get a local anaesthetic cream so not really.. Bit nippy when that wears off but just like a bit of sunburn..

MummysLittleSunbeams Thu 13-Feb-14 17:32:30

I've seen the 0.5 ones on amazon, would that be a good size to start with?

What's the best serum/moisturiser to use afterwards.

I was thinking of vodka as an alternative anaesthetic?! grin

HappyGirlNow Thu 13-Feb-14 18:55:27

The 0.5 won't make any impact on lines.

HappyGirlNow Thu 13-Feb-14 18:55:56

So you won't need the vodka wink

luvfizz Thu 13-Feb-14 19:30:53

I've had it done by an aesthetician combined with a retinol peel - 3 x sessions. The results were amazing, plump, fresh face!

I have also bought a Medik8 0.5 roller for home use and the results are pretty good as well. I use a retin A but not after my home dermarolling. Instead I use a Medik8 Retinol 3TR.

http://www.effortlessskin.com/m-88-medik8.aspx

alexheartbeauty Thu 13-Feb-14 20:16:59

Like everything, there's a ton of YouTube videos about it incl. demos on how it should be done:
http://m.youtube.com/results?q=derma%20roller&sm=1
I find the most sensitive part of my face to use the roller is between my lips and nose. I don't like that at all.
I really think it's best to start with a .3mm if you haven't had it done as a in salon treatment first. When it comes to your face it's better to err on the side of caution.

MummysLittleSunbeams Thu 13-Feb-14 22:19:36

Thanks for all the answers. I think I'm definitely going to invest in a roller. I just need to find the right serum now.

chipsandpeas Fri 14-Feb-14 18:31:29

i got a 1mm roller from amazon and some vitamin serum, i havent noticed a massive difference but im lazy and forget to do it

HappyGirlNow Fri 14-Feb-14 19:07:34

You need tribe careful doing this yourself. With a needle big enough to make a real difference to deeper lines you're at risk of damaging your skin/scarring yourself!

HappyGirlNow Fri 14-Feb-14 19:07:47

to be

feelinlucky Fri 14-Feb-14 19:11:30

I've has it done professionally. They apply an anesthetic cream and it does help because you can feel it where the cream has been missed. The results are brilliant.y face is plumper and my lines from nose to mouth are less prominent. Mostly though I love that I look in the mirror when I get up in the morning and it looks fresh. I would recommend it.

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