Derma roller Rash! Help!

by Vickie


Dermaroller rash! Help!


I've been using the derma rolling system for a few weeks. I was hoping it could get rid of my under eye wrinkles and crow’s feet.

I don't really have any wrinkles on my face except for around my eyes so I thought derma rolling can help because it's supposed to build collagen.

But now a few weeks in I'm noticing red, irritated and slightly itchy skin around my eyes. I think it's a dermaroller rash.

I know you can't help me with a rash, but I'm definitely going to stop dermarolling.

So, what can I do to help reduce those lines and crepy skin under my eyes?
Thanks Vickie.

Editor’s Note : Hi and thanks for your question regarding a dermaroller rash. This is the first I’ve heard of getting a rash from dermarolling……….

However, I’ve heard about a number of other side-effects from improper use of the derma roller like infections and irritation.

Personally, I wouldn’t use the dermaroller around my eyes! If a trained professional is performing a derma roller treatment – that’s different – but I wouldn't do it to myself at home with a dermaroller I purchased online.

Here is what I am doing to help reduce under eye lines:

1. I perform facial exercises which help in indirect ways, but I also do an additional eye exercise called the Circle Up Rub. I’ll explain that below.

2. I apply vitamin C serum every morning and retinol serum at night.

3. I use an eye lifting/depuffing/firming serum every day. Within minutes it will help reduce the appearance of puffiness and those tiny wrinkles under the eyes.

Ok, so here is the link to facial exercises so you can learn more about them. Trust me! They don’t take long …………….a few minutes a session about 2 times a week. More in the beginning, then you can just do a maintenance workout. Check out my before and after pictures at the link above!!!

I also add in the Circle Up Eye Massage:

1. Take your favorite moisturizer like vitamin C serum and apply it gently all around the under eye area.


2. The take your middle fingers and rest them at the inner corner of your eyes – against your nose. Let your thumbs rest on your lower face/jaw area.


3. The open your mouth wide and make a tight O with your lips.


4. Squint with your lower lids so the under eye skin muscle is tight.


5. Then make little tiny circles with your middle fingers moving gently massaging across your lower lids until you reach your outer temples.


Repeat this 5 times.


NOTE: Make sure your lower lid muscles are tight by squinting with your LOWER LIDS ONLY and opening your mouth into a wide O. You want to make sure your under eye skin is not moving a lot and is as taut as possible.

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Dermarolling - Don't Do It!!!
by: Anonymous

Yes, I agree. Stay away from the dermaroller unless you have a professional dermaroller facial.

Websites that sell home dermarollers online make it sound so easy and effective, but you can get some serious reactions of you're not careful.

I had a mild infection and red blotches all over my face. I didn't know what caused it until I saw my dermatologist who said it was because I didn't disinfect my dermaroller before and after each use.

Plus, my home dermaroller needles were too big and they were made from cheap quality metal so it actually tore tiny holes in my skin.

It took about 6 months for my face to heal and look almost normal.

Editor's Note: Thanks for your comment regarding the dermaroller. Sorry to hear you had such problems.

I think it's important to know what you're doing and to use a good quality roller. That's why it's best to have a skincare professional perform the treatment.

You know the roller is supposed to make tiny holes in the skin to stimulate collagen production.

However, if the quality of the roller is poor, the needles soon become dull and that's where you can actually tear the skin and cause damage.

And, of course, sterilization is a big issue too. A lot of women skip this step and regret it later.

Personally, I find facial exercising a lot safer and it still helps build collagen and tone up the skin. Click on the link above to see my before and after pictures.....

Plus, with facial exercises you also stimulate and support muscle and facial bone health which also contributes to a younger more firmer face and neck.

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