Yes you can dermaroll your forehead and see a huge reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. It’s not for the faint hearted among us though. A dermaroller has hundreds of tiny needles and each of these is going to pierce your skin and in some cases draw blood. I choose to use a 0.5mm needle and that as a rule, does not draw blood.
Official Information: Micro-needling is a dermaroller procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin. The purpose of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin.
How to Use a Dermaroller on Your Forehead
If you have never used one before, then I suggest you start with a smaller needle, perhaps a 0.25. Every person’s skin reacts differently to the dermarolling process so it’s better to air on the side of caution at first. My skin is not super-sensitive but I still began with a 0.25mm needle.
You should run the roller over your skin a few times in each direction. I have made a video with a demo here:
How Does a Dermaroller Reduce Lines and Wrinkles?
What you are doing is piercing the skin and making tiny little channels, lots of them all over the area you are treating. By doing this you are doing two things; creating a channel for your anti-aging skin care to be absorbed and encouraging fresh collagen production.
How Does This Produce Collagen?
When we damage our skin, it has to repair itself. It does this by producing collagen.
How Often Should You Dermaroll Your Forehead?
It’s up to you but I suggest no more often than once every three or four weeks. I say this because you want to give your skin chance to recover each time and if you were to do it more often, it would not get much time to do that. Don’t aggressively go at it once a week and expect your skin to look amazing because it won’t.
What Anti-Aging Skin Care Should You Use After Dermarolling?
I like to use my retin-a, otherwise known as tretinoin or vitamin A cream. I use a 0.5%. The retin-a causes a deep peel to occur a few days after dermarolling which reveals new glowing skin. However, you won’t want to pick at your peeling skin as this will mean new skin is exposed too soon and it will then become very sore and dry which is the opposite of what you are going for.
Looking After Micro-needled Skin
Make sure you moisturise deeply after a dermarolling session. Don’t use anything harsh on your new skin for a few days. I use a thick deep moisturising Nivea cream only for at least three days and then I go back to my Retin-a.
Look after your skin and it will continue to improve and become more youthful. You’ll be like Benjamin Button!