It may not sound appealing inserting hundreds of tiny needles into your skin, but what if we tell you it can make your skincare 10x more effective all while reducing the appearance of scars, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, and firming sagging skin? Oh, and not to mention, all this can happen in the comfort of your own home. It sounds too good to be true, but it’s really true. Let’s find out!


What Is Cosmetic Rolling? Why Do I Need It?

Cosmetic rolling involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible punctures in the top layer of your skin. This enhances penetration and thus the effectiveness and efficacy of topical skincare.

Wait a sec, why do we need a Cosmetic Roller, doesn’t skincare just penetrate? Unfortunately, no! In fact, the skin’s natural barrier is a major obstruction to skincare penetration, especially for certain active ingredients. Because the barrier is a lipid-based structure, fat-soluble ingredients such as vitamin A can penetrate better than water-based ingredients like vitamin C (ascorbic acid).  The tiny holes created by the rolling are many times larger than the molecules that need to get through into the epidermis, so active ingredients literally fall through into the deeper layers of the epidermis where they can fully express their effects and truly work their magic. The higher the levels of vitamin A and vitamin C we can get into the deeper layers of the epidermis, the more collagen can be produced.


Power of Environ Cosmetic Roll CIT
If you’re looking for a high-quality Cosmetic Roller, we highly recommend the Environ Cosmetic Roll CIT, developed by the world-renowned Dr. Des Fernandes.

Research has shown that the use of Environ Cosmetic Roll CIT increases the number of large molecules that can penetrate through the skin up to 10,000-fold to maximize the efficacy of your skin care.



How does the “Rolling” Help with Antiaging?
Well, first off, when you feed your skin properly by allowing more vitamins and antioxidants to get into the deeper layers of the skin, you are boosting the skin’s natural collagenesis. It can help restore skin firmness in the early stages of aging and plump up thinning skin, hence improves fine lines and wrinkles. Other benefits include softening of minor scars and minimizing the appearance of dilated blood vessels. The increased cell turnover also helps with lifting and reducing pigmented marks.

When doing cosmetic rolling, other than choosing a high-quality roller, it’s imperative to use a serum with the right active ingredients that suit your skin needs and cause no adverse reaction. It is recommended to choose formulas that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, stem cells, peptides, and growth factors.


Here are GMA’s favourite serums to be used with cosmetic roller at home:



Looking to supercharge your rolling experience?? Here are some in-clinic microneedling (CIT) treatments at GMA that provides exceptional results and patient satisfaction:

In-Clinic Medical Grade Microneedling & Blood Facial

This medical-grade microneedling treatment is performed in clinic by a medical grade needling device that provides a much deeper needle penetration compared to the cosmetic roller. It creates controlled microinjuries in the dermis of the skin to stimulate and boost collagen and elastin production, effectively reversing and preventing signs of aging.

Microneedling is used to treat acne scarring, fine lines, loose skin, rough texture, enlarged pore and stretch marks.  Combining the microneedling with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) full of our own natural growth factors, this “Blood Facial” is beloved by many celebrities for skin rejuvenation and volume restoration.

Infini Microneedling & Radiofrequency

Infini is a Health Canada approved, non-invasive rejuvenating and resurfacing device that uses a matrix of tiny needles to deliver a burst of radiofrequency energy down the tiny pins into the skin to maximise collagen and elastin production. This treatment provides intense skin tightening at the same time improves skin texture like pores and uneven surfaces.


If you would like to seek expert advice on cosmetic rolling and a skincare regimen that work best for your unique skin, please contact us to book a complementary consultation!

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