A dermaroller is a skin care device used to help rejuvenate the skin, treat acne scarring, and reduce signs of aging. The dermaroller is a skin roller with several hundred micro-needles (540 for the face and 1080 for the body) whose diameter varies from 0.5 to 1.5 mm.When the dermaroller is rolled over the skin, the small, fine needles on the roller puncture the skin. The holes that the needles create in the skin are tiny and considered to be superficial. This is the reason, the treatment is not seen as invasive. When the skin is punctured, this creates a controlled skin injury. It does not cause actual damage to the top layer of the skin. The needles help to break down any scar tissue and also allows gentle exfoliation of the skin. It is used to fight against cellulite, reduce stretch marks and to reduce acne scars.
The size of the needle is the criterion of choice of a dermaroller. Here is a table that summarizes the use of the dermaroller.
- Hair loss/Hair regrowth
- Anti-aging / Anti-wrinkle
- Acne scars
- Light scars
- Deep scars
- Stretch Marks
As you can see, the number of needles of a dermaroller determines the care for which it will be intended.
There are different brands and models of dermaroller at varying prices on the market, although the professional dermaroller remains unquestionably the best choice. It is always your best bet to consult a good dermatologist who knows how to treat skin and acne scarring
How does it work?
Using the dermaroller is simple: while passing over the skin, the dermaroller may sting a little. This action stimulates collagen and elastin production by micro-perforation of the skin, which allows for a good cutaneous cicatrisation.
This technique then rejuvenates the skin making it smoother and more unified.
However, a professional and conscientious dermatologist will always know which dermaroller is best suited for the case in question.
This technique rejuvenates the skin making it smoother and more even
How long will the treatment last?
The duration of treatment will depend on the depth and age of your acne scars. It is necessary to be patient and to follow the treatment in a regular and diligent way as well as follow the directives of your dermatologist.
Are there contraindications?
When to not use the dermaroller:
- on open wounds and herpes;
- acne lesions (it can be used on scars.);
- on blotchy, irritated or oozing skin;
- in case of diabetes, blood problems or collagen-related diseases.