Dermaroller cleaning – everything you need to know
All people who are using derma rollers, derma stamps or derma pens should know how important dermaroller cleaning is.
You should remember that cleaning dermaroller after each use is the most important thing because it can pick up bacteria and dirt from the skin. If not cleaned properly it will lead to the growth of bacteria or yeast and transferred into the skin’s surface when used next time. That may cause infection in the skin, called a derma roller infection. However, if you follow our instructions, you will not need to worry.
How to clean derma roller before micro needling?
If you would like to know how to clean derma roller before use, just continue reading. In this part, we will carefully explain how to clean your derma roller correctly, and you will get some valuable tips from us regarding the whole process. What is derma rolling and microneedling?
However, you may repeat the dermaroller cleaning process to be sure that your equipment is free from bacteria. You do not need to repeat the whole process, but we recommend repeating cleaning with derma roller alcohol; it can be ethanol, methanol or a mix of these products.
It is essential to wait a few minutes until the alcohol vaporises, to avoid skin irritation when the rest of the alcohol gets into the holes after the needles.
If you would like to find out how to clean derma roller after use, continue reading.
Derma roller – How to clean after use
Most of you will wonder, what can be so unique about derma roller cleaning? It is quite a simple procedure, but it is essential that you follow all steps correctly.
Dermaroller disinfection – All you need to know
A derma roller (as well as derma pen or derma stamp) needs to be cleaned in two steps:
Step 1 is to clean dermaroller or derma stamp with dermaroller cleaner, and we recommend using some detergent (i.e. washing up liquid) to dissolve proteins from the skin or blood. The best way to do this will be by filling up the plastic container (it can be a food container) with hot, but not boiling water and add a few drops of washing up liquid. Next, put your derma roller in the liquid solution upside down, so the needles do not touch the container, and leave it to soak for about 10-15 minutes. After that, rinse it under hot water. This step will remove any proteins, blood or skin from the derma roller, but will not disinfect it.
Now you know how to clean dermaroller without alcohol, and below you will find out how to disinfect dermaroller.
Step 2 is to clean your derma roller again, but this time in alcohol, surgical spirit (mix of ethanol and methanol) or you can use 60-80% of methanol or ethanol. It is easy to buy online, or you can likely get it in your local supermarket. Then use the same plastic container but filled with alcohol this time and soak your derma roller in it for about 20-30 minutes, to kill all bacteria.
After that, you should place your derma roller upside down on a clean kitchen towel and wait until it dries completely. It is extremely important that your derma roller is dry before putting it back into the original storage container.
Derma roller cleaner – a few more things to take into consideration
1. Always remember to wash your skin properly before derma rolling. During the day your skin will absorb various forms of dirt like dust, pollution and other harmful substances (free radicals). And most of the woman will need to remove their makeup on top of that.
2. You should know that you can’t sterilise a derma roller without damaging it. That’s why we do not recommend using any sterilising machines or boiling water. But do not worry, as disinfection with derma roller cleaner is enough if you are doing correctly.
3. Do not boil your derma roller. Boiling water can damage the needles of your derma roller.
4. Derma roller cleaning spray is very popular in the market now. However, we do not recommend using derma roller cleaning solution in a spray because you can never be sure if alcohol gets into each part of derma roller head. Be sure to stay away from that kind of cleaning method, if you want to be sure that your derma device is adequately disinfected.
5. We do not recommend to clean dermaroller with Dettol, especially if you own a cat, as it contains chloroxylenol which is especially toxic to cats. Therefore, if you use that product and you are not careful enough it may have tragic consequences to your pet.
6. Do not use a bleach solution to disinfect your derma roller. You will use it on your skin, so any harsh cleaning chemicals should be avoided.