So You Bought a Derma Roller? Here's How to Use It Properly

You can never be certain how people are going to react when you declare to the world that you really enjoy rolling needles into your face. Fortunately, after telling the tale of how I permanently removed my under-eye bags by way of derma-rolling (or micro-needling, as it’s often called), the response has been amazing and overwhelmingly positive—and many readers want to get in on the action themselves.

That being said, we’ve gotten many requests for more details on how to try it out at home. Which is totally valid, by the way—when you’re planning on trying something that hardcore, you probably want to know exactly what you’re doing beforehand. I get it!

So we’re covering it all, with the help of celebrity esthetician and Stacked Skincare founder Kerry Benjamin. From the correct needle size and technique to the serums you should be using (and avoiding), consider this your ultimate primer on all things micro-needling. Let’s get things rolling, shall we?