The Dermaroller (also called skin roller or microneedle roller) is a small hand-held rolling device which has micro surgical steel needles that reach the inner surface of your skin to promote skin repair from the inside out. It stimulates elastin and collagen production in the skin without causing any damage.
Clinical studies have shown skin needling (clinical use) to be more effective than laser resurfacing, dermabrasion and chemical peels, without any of the side effects or downtime and is a fraction of the cost.
Two types of needles – home use & clinical use
Home use Microneedles (0.2mm & 0.3mm needle length)
Increased penetration of skin care products into the skin and overall improvement of skin colour, texture and fine lines. View our home use dermarollers.
Clinical use Microneedles (1.0mm, 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, 3.0mm)
Treats scars, scalp, wrinkles, sun damage, stretch marks and cellulite.
You may want to consider having a professional course of needling before trying out a roller yourself.
Effective products to use with your home use dermaroller
I would probably go for a 0.3mm roller as long as you haven’t got very thin skin. If you have thin skin use 0.2mm.
I have found that some of the best ingredients to use with a dermaroller are collagen stimulating ones - Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Peptides and Growth Factors.
How to apply them will depend on whether it’s a cream or serum; serums can be applied prior to rollering and creams after.
- 1. Cleanse
- 2. Apply serum
- 3. Dermaroller
- 4. OR apply treatment cream (retinol, vitamin c)
- 5. Moisturiser
Use the needle at night, using the 0.2mm/0.3mm dermaroller 2 or 3 times a week.
Please ensure you use the sterilising solution
Ensure you apply your sunscreen daily.
Please make sure you only buy dermarollers from professional companies as there are many dodgy companies selling cheap needles on the web!