Back in November (when the best birthday ever is) my mom got me a Microneedle Therapy Roller.  What is a MTR, you ask?  Well it looks a little like... 

and it's literally a face roller that has tiny needles in it.  What you do is roll it over your face and puncture the top layer of your skin.  It's especially great for acne scars, scars, and wrinkles, but a lot of people use it to just get lotion and other products deeper into the skin.  Often topical ointments just stay on the surface of your skin and don't penetrate your skin deep where the topical treatment is needed.  I personally have a few scars on my face and I wanted to get rid of them.

So, how does it work?

The roller causes trauma to your skin and then your skin reacts by sending more collagen to the surface of your skin, thus plumping up and healing areas where there's damage.  The diagram below explains a little better:

I assure you this is perfectly fine for your skin and after doing a lot of research people have said that it works better than a lot of the harsh treatments you can get from the dermatologist and there's actually less risk.  With any in office procedure a lot can go wrong, but the Microneedle Therapy System is perfectly safe.

My personal use is pretty aggressive at this point.  I distribute a good deal of pressure while rolling the roller diagonally, vertically, and horizontally on each section of my skin.  When I first started out I only applied light pressure, but quickly realized my skin could take more.

Now remember, I'm not a doctor, but I do use this item and I recommend giving it a shot.  It's helped me tremendously, but be patient, like anything good, it does take time!

They range in price from about $30 to hundreds of dollars, but mine was only about $40 or $45 and it works well.  I also recommend getting the smallest needle size and if needed working your way up.