As you know, acne & dark spots are my number 1 concern. I have tried all kinds of products as you’ll be able to see here. As I was browsing Destiny Godley’s videos (if you do not know her I suggest you subscribe to her channel here, especially if you are a dark skinned beauty, she offers wonderful tips and techniques not only when it comes to makeup but to skincare as well) I stumbled on this video of hers and decided to think about trying dermarolling as a way to finally get rid of dark spots and discoloration *for good*. While I have not started dermarolling yet, I have researched it a lot and thought I would share my findings with you and get the opinion of any of my readers who may have tried dermarolling or have information I may not have yet.
What is a dermaroller?
A dermaroller basically tricks your body into producing more collagen. Of course, there are plenty of other skincare treatments that can stimulate collagen production as well. For instance, certain lasers can do the job in a similar way to micro-needling devices. The difference being that some laser devices are rather limited in the skin types and colors that they can treat. For example, darker skinned people might have difficulty finding a laser treatment that works for them, whereas Dermaroller treatment works on different skin types and colors. I myself tried Isolaz to cure my acne in 2009 and suffered a pretty large burn. So I’m not necessarily ready to try laser procedures again.
Granted, dermarolling looks kinda scary as well. The needles may be tiny, but they are needles nonetheless. In the video, Destiny does bleed a little, but she surely does not seem to be in pain. Or she’s just badass, I don’t know.
Have you tried dermarolling? Would you recommend it? Let me know in the comments!