Review: Swiss Clinic Skin Roller

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Renew Your Complexion Using A Derma Roller; What we are talking about is a form of micro-needling – derma rollers work by using tiny needles to prick your skin, prompting it to regenerate itself and produce new collagen and tissue growth. Going to a dermatologist to have Dermarolling treatment can be expensive, but if you purchase a good quality roller, it is easy to do a DIY session of Dermarolling at home with excellent results.

 

Swiss Clinic Skin Roller

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The Swiss Clinic Skin Roller has 540 micro-needles made of Japanese Surgical Steel. After using for a few minutes, the needles open up thousands of tiny micro-channels in the skin allowing the skin to absorb more of your chosen skin care product. This means that when used in combination with the correct skin care product, the Derma Roller can increase the effectiveness and speed of the skin’s own healing process.

The Derma Roller can be used to tackle a variety of different skin conditions; improve the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, enlarged pores, photoaging, stretch marks, cellulite, and other cosmetic issues. It encourages skin rejuvenation through increased collagen production and improved circulation, it is also an excellent tool for anti-aging therapy and promoting supple and radiant skin.

When you are choosing your Skin Roller, the needle length depends on how sensitive your skin is, but more importantly, it concerns which part of the body you plan to treat and for what purpose.

For example, the skin on the face and neck is far more sensitive than the skin on the back of your thighs or buttocks so you would look to use a shorter needle length when treating the face. If you plan to use the Skin Roller for anti-aging treatment and product absorption you should use a shorter needle length than if you’re going to treat a skin problem such as wrinkles.

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Skin Roller Available In Two Sizes:

Needle Lengths of 0.2mm or 0.5mm

The 0.2 mm length needle is used on the face, including around the sensitive eyes and lips to treat fine lines, uneven skin tone, pigmentation spots, and small scars. It is also a good option for ultra-sensitive skin types, or for those who have not previously used a microneedle device.

The 0.5 mm length needle is suitable for use on the face to treat fine lines, uneven skin tone, scars, hyperpigmentation, and other signs of aging. It also works to prevent these problems from developing. It is suitable to use on all skin types, including sensitive skin as the pressure applied is easily controlled manually.

Treat Wrinkles:

The needles penetrating the skin stimulates collagen and elastin production. By applying the Skin Rejuvenating Serum treatment after Dermarolling, this actively reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Also, the stimulation of the little blood vessels which supply blood, oxygen, and nutrients straight into the dermis contributes to the active regeneration of the skin.

Treat Scars:

The scar tissue is formed of the same collagen as the tissue it has displaced, but in a slightly different form, making it look and act differently to the surrounding skin. So that you can remove scarring, you need to create what the body will perceive as a new ‘wound,’ and let it repair in a controlled manner.

The Skin Roller activates this by simulating a wound and boosting collagen production. To improve scars, such as those caused by, e.g., pimples, cuts, piercings, or burns, you need to dissolve the collagen build-up that forms the scar and replace it with flatter, smoother scar tissue.

To treat pockmarks and deeper scars, you are advised to use a 0.5 mm Skin Roller with Skin Renewal treatment.

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Any sort of skin problem pimples, eczema, inflammation, and sun damage, can result in the skin changing color leaving the skin looking blotchy and uneven. Microneedling can tackle this by reducing the growth of keratinocytes while increasing the expression of matrix metalloproteinases. The result is smoother, even skin.

To further enhance the effect of the Skin Roller, use a specially formulated serum such as the Swiss Clinic Rejuvenating Serum as the micro-channels created by the Skin Roller this allows the skin to absorb more of the active ingredients than untreated skin.

Instructions:

Clean the area of skin you intend to treat.

Roll the Skin Roller over the skin for a few minutes in different directions.

Once you are finished, immediately apply Rejuvenating Serum, this allows active ingredients to penetrate deep into the skin.

Remember to clean the skin roller afterward with Sanitizing Spray.

Repeat the treatment daily only if your skin does not react or become too sensitive for 5-7 days. You should then allow the skin to rest for the same period before resuming treatment.

Included In The Pack:

1x Skin Roller

1x Box container

Conclusion:

This Derma Roller is brilliant and definitely worth the money! I would highly recommend using the roller with the Rejuvenate Serum for optimum results.


Swiss Clinic Rejuvenating Serum

 

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One of the principal benefits of using a derma roller is that it improves the effectiveness of your serums. The micro-needles penetrate into your skin, allowing the formulas or ingredients you apply to your face get fully absorbed. Keep in mind that some experts advise avoiding active ingredients like retinol or vitamin C straight after rolling as they may irritate your skin when it’s in a sensitive state.

Swiss Clinic Rejuvenating Serum is an anti-aging serum that is part of their award-winning skin treatments. A skin-repairing gel with the active ingredient ‘beta-glucan’ that encourages skin rejuvenation and collagen production, that speeds up the skin’s natural healing process. Collagen is a protein found in the connective tissue, which helps to reduce the depth of wrinkles. This Serum is a must for anyone who wants to increase their skin’s elasticity and radiance.

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Reduces the appearance of scars

Stimulates collagen formation

Deeply nourishes skin

Moisturizes skin

Hydrates skin

Improves skin elasticity and structure

Evens skin tone

Specially developed to be used with the Swiss Clinic micro-needle treatment Skin Roller.

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Rejuvenating Serum is dermatologically tested and fragrance-free.

β-Glucan

Recent studies have shown that beta-glucan can stimulate the cells of the immune system and thereby increase immune system activity in the fight against pathogens that damage the human body. This means that it will encourage your body to renew the skin naturally.

Scars:

Explicitly developed to reduce the appearance of scars and pockmarks through the active ingredient beta-glucan, that stimulates the skin’s natural collagen formation.

Skin Tone:

The gel works by stimulating the body’s macrophages (white blood cells in the body’s immune system), the serum encourages the growth of new skin. Coupled with highly moisturizing and hydrating ingredients, this ultimately results in smoother skin.

Nourish:

Studies also show that Rejuvenating Serum improves the healing of minor skin damage, promotes the rapid and effective healing of burns, smooths dry and cracked skin through a unique combination of active ingredients.

Dermatologically tested and fragrance-free.

Ingredients:

1 x Rejuvenating Serum

This product contains 30 ml.

Aqua (water), Glycerin, Methylsilanol Hydroxyproline Aspartate, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan, Salicylic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Caramel, Tocopheryl Acetate.

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Swiss Clinic Beauty Accessory Cleaning Spray

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To eliminate the risk of infection, it is essential to keep your beauty accessories completely clean. The Beauty Accessory Cleaning Spray is specially designed to clean beauty tools, such as the Skin Roller.

This antibacterial spray has been produced to disinfect the Skin Roller both before and after use. After every treatment, it is vital that you clean your Skin Roller and ensure that it is completely sterilized. The Beauty Accessory Cleaning Spray is developed to have a pH value that is similar to that of the skin. It also has both Aloe Vera and Vitamin E and has a lemony fresh scent.

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Swiss Clinic cleaning spray comes in a handy canister that fits comfortably in your bag or pocket, it has a fresh scent and restrains bacteria spreading, making it suitable for use on your hands as well.

Instructions:

Hold the Beauty Accessory Cleaning Spray about 15 cm from the surface you want to disinfect, spray, making sure to cover the area of your roller thoroughly.

Swiss Roller+Antibacterial Spray

Ingredients:

1x Beauty Accessory Cleaning Spray.

Ethyl Alcohol (62%), Water, Aloe Barbadensis, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Perfume/PEG-40.

Have you tried any of the Swiss Clinic Products? Have you found them to be helpful with any skin problems? Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.

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Does Dermarolling Work?

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The Derma Roller is the go-to beauty treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring. The quest for younger-looking skin is a never-ending challenge.

Can I Improve My Skin?

We’ll try anything – invest in all the anti-aging goods the world has to offer in an attempt to reverse the tell-tale signs! We will try and drink three liters of water a day to keep our skin moisturized – why is it so easy to drink wine but so difficult to drink the recommended amount of water?

We’ll take the healthiest skin supplements in the belief they will improve the appearance of our fine lines and crow’s feet.

But, if the results are not exactly what we were hoping for, what is everyone turning to now? Introducing the ‘Derma roller.’

Derma Roller

The Derma Roller is the go-to beauty treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring.

What Exactly Is It?

The Derma Roller is still a relatively new addition in the field of beauty that originated in China. It is used to help you treat your skin and works by ‘activating’ the outer surface of the body, this allows your favorite cosmetics to penetrate deep into the skin, meaning that skincare products are able to filter further down into the skin where they’re needed.

Can Dermarolling Reverse Skin Aging?

Micro-needling is an effective treatment for reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and pore size, the collagen stimulation gained improves skin texture, as well as improving the appearance of acne scars.

The skin consists of two main layers. The epidermis and the dermis.

The epidermal cells turn over quickly, they are continually being produced below the epidermis, they move their way up and are eventually shed from the surface of the skin. It takes approximately twenty days for the cells to get from the base of the epidermis to the skin surface.

This continual process slows down as we age, but it is still extremely rapid when compared to the turnover of the dermis.

The dermis has a remarkably slow turnover. The half-life of dermal collagen is roughly fifteen years! So, what does this mean?

You are born with a specific amount of collagen in the dermis.

When you are 15 years old, only 50% of the original collagen remains, the rest has been replaced.

When you are 30 years old, only 25% of the original collagen remains in your skin.

When you are 45 years old, only 12.5% of the original collagen is still in your skin.

When you are 60 years old, you only have 6.25% of the original collagen in your skin.

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So, for example, you are 60 years old, some of the original collagen you had as a newborn is still in your skin. But, this collagen has had to deal with a lot over the 60 years, the sun creating most of the problems! It is not surprising over the years we get wrinkles and sun-damaged skin!

When collagen gets damaged, the body instantly repairs it but sadly, as we age, the repairs turn out to be sub-standard, and to make matters worse – we’re faced with decreasing collagen levels.

Does Dermarolling Work?

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The big deal with dermarolling is that you can deceive the body, and so trigger collagen and elastin much earlier than the natural rate of turnover.

Dermarolling with needles that reach the dermis causes small micro-injuries in the skin, and the body sees it as a high priority to correct them. These micro-injuries will trigger new collagen, but regrettably, the skin will never be as flawless as when you were young.

Alternative methods, such as acid peels or lasers can’t be used to reach the dermis due to the risk of scarring and hypopigmentation. But a derma roller can comfortably go that deep because it does not erode the skin, it only pierces it. As the areas that have been penetrated are surrounded by untreated skin, the regeneration happens very quickly.

Dermarolling will speed up the renewal of dermal proteins, collagen, and elastin in the dermis, and this can help to slow down, but not stop the signs of skin aging.

It takes a bit of time to achieve results because every time you roll, you only prick small fractions of the surface. Be patient and repeat the micro-needling procedure on yourself as often and as long as it takes, following the instructions you are given.

Dermarolling acne scars – perseverance rewarded:

You will need to have patience and persistence for long-term derma-rolling, but you are destined for good results. Significant improvement of acne scars is the most popular feedback I have seen.

Dermarolling sun-damaged skin:

You can expect great results in renewing the sun-damaged skin of the face, neck, and to a lesser extent the forearms and the back of the hands.

What Is Dermarolling?


You can never be sure how people are going to react when you announce to the world that you can benefit from rolling needles into your face.

The Microneedle Roller is a tiny, single manual cylinder device (similar to the electric roller probe you see used in beauty salons but quite a bit smaller) it has micro-needles that are made of stainless steel or titanium.

It is these tiny needles that penetrate the pores of the upper layer of the skin as you carefully roll the Derma-roller across the skin surface so as to penetrate but not cause any damage to your delicate skin.

About an hour after using the derma-roller, the skin pores begin to close again, but it is during this period the skin is able to absorb serums and creams that you apply a lot easier. The redness brought on by the treatment disappears after a few hours.

Derma rollers come in two varieties — stainless steel or titanium needles. There is a lot of confusion about which is better. Basically, it comes down to two things – durability and hygiene.

Titanium is a lot more durable because it’s a stronger alloy than stainless steel. This means the Titanium needles will last longer and remain sharp and won’t become blunt as fast as the stainless steel needles. However, titanium is not as sterile as stainless steel and requires more cleaning and aftercare.

Stainless steel, on the other hand, needles are sharper and more sterile but become blunts more quickly. My personal preference is stainless steel. It’s what medical professionals, tattoo artists, and acupuncturists use. But if you can’t find them, it’s really not that important what type you use.

These needles start at lengths of 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 mm. The length of the needle you use has to do with the part of the body where the roller will be used, and the problem you wish to resolve. If for example, we want to treat the face we use size 0.25 – 1.5 mm, and if you are going to treat the buttocks, or cellulite you use the size 2.0 – 2.5 for home treatment.

At Home Dermarolling V’s In-Clinic Dermarolling:

The main difference between at home and in-clinic is the needle length used. Although the method of treatment for skincare and professional needling techniques is similar, the course of action provides a remarkably different result.

Micro-needling performed in clinic utilizes a significantly longer needle, this creates a micro-channel for effective product penetration, the goal is to induce trauma. This trauma, deep inside the skin, kick-starts the wound-healing process, leading to stimulation of the fibroblast and increased production of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. This is in contrast to home treatments where the main benefit is to increase product penetration.

At-home derma roller needles tend not to be longer than 2.5mm, whereas those in a specialist clinic can go up to 5 or 6mm.

Is Dermarolling Painful?

This is entirely dependent on the length of the needles on the derma roller. At-home derma roller needles are short, so they don’t pierce the skin deep enough to cause too much pain. However, the use of anything over 1.5mm can be painful, specialist clinics will tend to apply numbing cream on your face about an hour before your treatments. With the use of longer needles, these might draw blood, but nothing to be frightened of, and with the use of an antiseptic solution this should prevent any infection.

Basic Advice – Using A Derma Roller:

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As everyone’s skin is different and we all tolerate treatments differently, common sense is required and alter any treatment according to how your skin is reacting. Do not increase any treatment believing this will speed up results, in fact, you are probably doing more damage and slowing down the rate of improvement.

To begin with, disinfect your derma roller by letting it soak in 70% isopropyl alcohol for approximately 5-10 minutes. Do this every time you use your roller.

Next, thoroughly cleanse your face using a gentle pH-balanced cleanser.

Very Important, if you are going to use a derma roller with needles over 0.5mm, you should wipe your face with 70% isopropyl alcohol before you start the rolling process.

Depending on how well you cope with pain, you might need to apply an anesthetic cream, most people deal with needles up to 1.0mm without it; however, you will want to use some numbing cream for anything above 1.0 mm, since that needle length will draw a tiny speckle of blood via the pinpoint.

If you use numbing cream, carefully follow the instructions that come with the cream and make sure to wipe it off BEFORE you start rolling thoroughly!

Avoid rolling to close to the orbit (eye sockets).

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You should roll in one direction 8 to 10 times (depending on your skin tolerance and sensitivity) making sure to lift the roller after each pass.

Roll in one direction. Lift up. Repeat – this is very important!

Lifting the derma roller after each pass will prevent the dreaded ‘track marks.’

After you roll the same place for 8 to 10 times, move the derma roller over slightly to a new ‘track’ and repeat. Do this until you’ve covered the whole section of skin you are treating.

After this step, you go back over the area you just rolled and repeat the process but in the ‘perpendicular’ direction. So, for example, if you finished rolling across your forehead vertically, you would now go back and redo that entire process, but horizontally.

By the end of the procedure, you should have rolled over each area 16 -20 times (8-10 horizontally, 8-10 vertically). One significant point I would like to make, we do not need to roll diagonally across the face. Doing so creates an uneven pattern configuration with far too much stress on the center area.

Despite pointing this out, some people still fancy rolling diagonally anyway, if you decide you want to do this, please take care not to overdo the rolling and cause an unwanted reaction to your skin.

After you’re done micro needling, rinse your face with WATER ONLY.

Clean your derma roller with dishwasher detergent. Create a soapy water mix in a container, then swish the roller purposefully making sure you don’t hit the sides and damage the needles.

The reason we use detergents like washing up liquid directly after rolling is that alcohol does not destroy the proteins found in skin and blood.

Disinfect your derma roller again by allowing it to soak in 70% isopropyl alcohol for 10 minutes. After washing, I always like to give the roller a dry using my hair drying on ‘cool’ setting, this is to make sure no water is sitting on it when it is stored away, we don’t want to risk any rust appearing on the needles. Put it back in its case, and store it somewhere safe.

Follow up with your basic skin care routine. Avoid comedogenic ingredients; preservatives like BHA; parabens such as benzoic acid; other acids such as glycolic, salicylic, trichloroacetic, alpha and beta hydroxy acids; and artificial fragrances that break down into dangerous compounds within the body.

Apply your serums and moisturizers that are going to be better absorbed deep into the skin. If you want to apply something like Tretinoin (Retin-A) allow a few healing days to pass after rolling then apply.

Wait until your skin is entirely recovered before considering another session! Rebuilding collagen is a slow process and requires patience. Remember that the skin takes approximately 28 days to renew itself.

Often, you won’t begin to see the full results of a micro-needling session until approximately 6 weeks have passed. Keep that in mind when you’re getting the urge to roll again impulsively. Doing it too much, too soon, can result in severe damage. More is not necessarily better here!

What Size Needle Should I Use?

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On your face begin using a 0.25 – 0.5mm needle, you would typically use the 0.25mm twice per week, but ONLY if after a few goes and you find your skin is tolerating the derma-roller. The 0.5mm generally is used two times per month, but you could increase to weekly use if your skin tolerates it.

When increasing the needle size on the face 0.75 to1.00mm use every four to six weeks, this can be increased to every two weeks ONLY if your skin is tolerating the treatment, but never use it more than every two weeks.

As stated before patience really is the key to successful Derma-Rolling.

I would not recommend using any needle over 1.0mm on your face at home, if misused this could be harmful to your skin. If you are thinking to use anything over 1.0mm, you really should consider going to a specialist clinic.

0.25mm Needle:

This isn’t really going to rapidly improve fine lines or wrinkles. A Derma Roller with needles of this size is more beneficial as a means to get better absorption of topical skin creams. You could if you find your skin tolerates it use this size needle 2 or 3 times per week to improve the effectiveness of skin care serum/cream. You should experience minimal pain, and should not see any bleeding with this size needle.

0.5mm Needle:

This size needle on your Derma-Roller will treat fine lines, shallow scars, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation. It should produce collagen growth but at a slightly slower rate than if using larger size needles. It will also boost the absorption of skin care serum/cream.

This size needle should be used once or twice per month but can be increased to once a week if your skin is able to tolerate it. NEVER use more than once a week with a 0.5mm needle contrary to what is said else where on the net! You may experience mild pain but should not require any numbing cream, you may see minimal bleeding with this size needle. Skin redness and peeling should generally clear within a few days.

0.75 – 1.0mm Needle:

This size needle is perfect for treating wrinkles, scars, sun damage, and stretch marks and will induce collagen growth at a faster rate than the 0.5mm needle. It will increase skin absorption of skin care serum/creams.

As it is penetrating deeper into the skin, recovery time could be 3 to 7 days, and you will see moderate bleeding. Depending on how well you tolerate pain, you may require the use of numbing cream.

It is recommended to use this size needle every four to six weeks, never use this size needle more than twice a month as this will ultimately slow down collagen production increase side effects.

As I stated earlier, if you are considering using anything over 1.0mm needle on your face I would recommend going to a specialist clinic for this treatment.

Never Share Your Roller:

You should never share your roller with another person. This can transfer disease and infection from one person to another. It is for your sole use only. NEVER SHARE YOUR DERMA ROLLER!

I hope you found this post resourceful and helpful. Be safe, be smart, and be successful with your Dermarolling adventures!

Have you tried Dermarolling, have you found it helpful for your skin problems? Does Dermarolling Work? I would love to hear from you. Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.

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