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The sudden onset of the crepey, wrinkling...
- 9 Sep 2011
The sudden onset of the crepey, wrinkling appearance of skin on my thighs is what sent me in search of the cause of it and something to treat it. I had multiple different types of laser and skin tightening treatments, but nothing helped or even gave any sign of improvement. I am 47 and seemingly overnight at the age of 46 I looked at my legs and was horrified. From what I have read it appears that the change in my skin is the result of a hormone inbalance and the contributing loss of collagen and elastin.
I stumbled upon this treatment with the premise that the needling causes trauma to the skin and stimulates your body to create new collagen in the healing process with no damage to the dermis. Well, it works. I use a 1.5mm roller (not the "DermaRoller" brand)and have rolled twice. The results are amazing. Lets just clarify that I don't have the skin of a 20-year old, but I can comfortably be seen in shorts again without being self conscious of my wrinkly legs.
The skin on my legs has become thicker and tighter, as well as smoother. I have used the roller on my face/neck and arms also with great results.
I'm not going to lie and tell you that it's an easy thing to do. It is a little painful at first, but it gets easier as you go. It is also a little time consuming (about 30 minutes on each leg), but I only do it every 6 weeks and after my 3rd treatment I plan on only doing it twice a year.
I watched a video on youtube and also on another site to learn the proper rolling technique. I sterilize the roller before and after rolling and quite often during each rolling session. I apply a vitamin c serum before and after as well, and then a vitamin e oil on top of that. The rolling allows a rapid and deep absorption of these vitamins and moisturizes. I also take oral vitamin c daily.