Complexion needle little help?
Derma rolling and derma stamping are two types of microneedling that use fine needles to gently puncture the top layer of your skin. This microtrauma to the skin is actually a good thing, because it triggers the wound-healing process and stimulates collagen and elastin production.
But what’s the difference between derma rolling and derma stamping?
The main difference is how you use them.
A derma roller has a barrel head covered in small needles and is used in a back-and-forth, rolling motion.
A derma stamp’s needles are located on a flat head, and the tool is meant to create controlled patterns on your skin. It also works better than a derma roller on smaller areas, like around your lips.
Many people find that a derma stamp is easier to clean than a derma roller. And—for obvious reasons—making sure microneedling tools are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before using them is very important.
That said, they are similar in terms of benefits.
In addition to the aforementioned stimulation of collagen and elastin production, both derma rolling and derma stamping can help reduce the appearance of acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles. They also help the skin absorb more product.
When using either tool, it’s important to avoid irritated or infected skin, active acne, rosacea, eczema, raised scars, and moles.
Because your skin will absorb more product after doing one of these treatments (and, ya know, you just punctured your skin), afterwards you want to avoid harsher actives like retinol and instead apply a clean, gentle serum and moisturizer.
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