On a recent Rachael Ray show titled the Human Lab Segment, Rachael tested out several anti-aging creams and devices on a few select members of her audience and had them check back in a few weeks to report on their progress. She also had a guest speaker, Dr. Loretta Ciraldo, Professor of Dermatology at the University of Miami; evaluate the pros and cons of each anti aging skin treatment.
The one anti-aging device that received great reviews was the derma roller, a small device that contains 192 steel points and looks more like a torture device than a anti-aging device.
Research On The Derma Roller
The derma roller is one of the newest natural home remedy for removing wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, black heads, and white heads. It also encourages collagen production, which is called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). Studies show that when the needles of the derma roller are rolled over the skin it causes the skin to launch into repair mode by increasing collagen production. This is something that everyone over 40 could use.
Studies performed by on 600 people with aging skin and acne scars found that there was a 60% reduction in scars and incredible 40% improvement in skin rejuvenation. Research suspect that the increased collagen production from the puncture wounds created by the derma roller is what help to fill in depressed scars, reduce and smooth out stretch marks and fill in lines and wrinkles.
So how does it work? When the derma roller is rolled over the skin, it creates tiny little punctures into the upper dermis of the skin which signals to the body that it should begin a wound healing process. This means it starts to increase production of collagen fibers, skin cells, and elastin. This helps to fill in scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks. In fact, the derma roller is considered one of the best acne scar treatment you can perform at home.
In addition, it allows maximum absorption of your best wrinkle creams or any anti aging creams. Each rolling session stimulates collagen to reduce wrinkles and scars – like a mini-instant face lift. Even the best anti aging creams alone can’t come close to the benefits of the roller. It was encouraging to see a beauty product review that was actually based on some science.
Finally, the derma roller for skin rejuvenation is that it doesn’t cause damage to the skin unlike other methods for scar removal and wrinkle reduction. Most typical skin rejuvenation techniques, like laser and chemical peels cause extensive damage to the skin, require a few weeks of healing and downtime and increased sun sensitivity.