May 27

In today’s society, where so much emphasis is placed on people’s appearance, many men and women are electing to undergo invasive cosmetic procedures in order to achieve younger, better looking skin.

Over time, as people age, their skin can become wrinkled or lined. This is primarily because as we age, the skin produces less and less elastin and collagen. Elastin and collagen are described as the building blocks of our skin, and are needed to keep the skin looking soft, supple, and smooth. Many cosmetic procedures claim to fix the look of sagging skin, without actually targeting the problem of inefficient collagen and elastin production. These cosmetic procedures are expensive, require extensive recovery time and can cause lasting damage to the skin and body, especially if not done properly.

Cosmetic Procedures

One of the most popular procedures done today to combat the signs of aging or sagging skin, is Botox. Although Botox is popular, there are many side effects to the procedure. Botox is actually a small dosage of a poisonous substance that, if injected intravenously, would be lethal. Botox is injected right into the skin, but not the veins, to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Even though Botox is not deadly when inserted in the skin, there is still a risk for the toxin to migrate and cause problems within the body. In addition to being potentially dangerous, Botox is also very expensive, and wears off over time, meaning multiple treatments will be needed. Botox can also cause discomfort, bleeding, bruising and other side effects, while often leaving the skin looking unnaturally taught and immobile.

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Another one of the more popular options for cosmetic procedures is the chemical peel. Unfortunately because these peels use very harsh chemicals, they can sometimes cause further damage to the skin, have long recovery times, are very costly, and require patients to stay indoors for months after treatment.

Luckily, there are some alternatives to chemical peels and Botox, which are much safer, less invasive and less expensive. One of these alternatives is the very successful process of microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT). This process is simple, does not carry the same risks and recovery time, and yet produces similar results to even the most intense chemical peels. Microneedling using a derma roller rejuvenates the skin as opposed to removing top layers of skin in the way that a chemical peel does. As it rejuvenates, microneedling increases the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin.

The Derma Roller allows individuals to safely perform microneedling on their own skin, in the comfort of their own home, for a fraction of the cost of any cosmetic procedure, with absolutely no recovery time or expensive consultancy fees to pay. The dermaroller is fitted with tiny micro needles which are rolled over the skin without causing damage, bleeding, bruising or trauma. The mico needles, which are thinner than a human hair, trick the skin into believing it has suffered damage, which causes a great increase in the natural production of collagen and elastin around the “wound” in a way no other product can. This procedure is safe, simple, inexpensive, relatively painless and perhaps even more importantly, produces results that not even the more expensive and invasive cosmetic procedures can. For further information please visit


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