I was introduced to the AMP MD System by Rodan + Fields back in early December, and I’ve been rolling on a nightly basis ever since. To refresh your memory, this tool has little needles that make microscopic “holes” in your skin, which helps your skincare products penetrate better while prompting your skin to produce more collagen (and look dramatically better!).
If I had to say anything bad about the Rodan + Fields roller, it would be that it’s hard to get into tight spots like around my eyes and lips, but I found a solution. It’s the new Cosmetic Focus-CIT by Environ.
This stamp-like tool has the same needles as the roller (Environ offers their own versions for face and body), but the small shape makes it a cinch to target crow’s feet and around the lips, because let’s face it… Those areas need a little extra help as time marches on. Environ’s tool is also good for targeting other problem spots like scars and small areas of discoloration.
I fully understand that this needling/rolling trend may be a bit daunting, so I asked facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Dimitri Rabkin, for a few pointers. Perhaps his advice will get you rolling…
- Use the tool every night and follow with retinol to maximize the benefits. And make sure to apply sunscreen each morning.
- Divide your face into four section (forehead, cheeks, chin and nose, under the chin and neck) and target one area at a time using even pressure. Roll for a total of two to three minutes, maneuvering the tool horizontally, vertically and diagonally in each zone.
- It’s normal to experience mild pinkness after rolling, and it will subside quickly.
- Clean your roller weekly. The easiest way is to pour Environ Roll-CIT Cleaning Solution over the tool, making sure all of the needles are completely covered. Let it sit for 10 minutes then rinse with warm water and allow it to dry before storing it away.
Environ tools and products are available through select doctor’s offices, medical spas and wellness centers—and you can find the closest one to you here!
So… Are you ready to rock and roll?