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Derma Roller FAQ's:

How can derma roller improve my skin?

How do I know it is the right needle size for me?

Which of the Derma Roller brands are used by the professionals?

My face is so red, is this normal?

What causes skin ageing & how can derma roller be an anti-aging solution?

I am not very happy about acne scars.  How can I repair acne scar with home solutions?

I am not a skin care professional. How would I go about purchasing Derma Roller Skin Rejuvenation Products?

What is cellulite? What causes cellulite and how to get rid of cellulite with derma roller?

How do I get rid of stretchmarks by using derma roller?

What is the difference between a wrinkle and a fine line? How Can Derma Roller help it?

I heard Derma roller is also used as hair loss treatment. What does Derma roller have anything to do with Hair Loss? 

How can pore be refined with derma roller? Do you have before & after picture?

I have sun damaged skin, can derma roller really help skin regeneration?

What do you recommend for skin whitening and how many days usually does it take for it to be noticeable? 




How can derma roller improve my skin?

Damaged skin in various forms:

  • Aged skin produces less collagen resulting to appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, creases, folds and furrows.
  • Acne scars occur when inflamed pimple damages the skin collagen.
  • Stretch marks appear when the dermis is continuously stretched & the collagen fibers that allow skin to stretch break down.
  • Cellulite worsens as the skin age, become thinner and loses collagen.
Each derma roller contains sterilized surgical needles. When rolled lightly over the skin, thousands of tiny prick marks are made which, as they heal encourage the production of collagen, the skin’s natural protein. 

The new collagen produced starts moving upward towards the skin surface. The production is increased and becomes evenly spread in the skin resulting to a smoother texture, smaller pore size, reduced scars, fine lines and wrinkles.

Regular derma roller sessions help to encourage an on-going healing process. Some patients have noticeable skin rejuvenation results within 7-10 days after the first treatment.



How do I know it is the right needle size for me?

This chart will guide you in choosing the ideal or suitable needle length for your skin condition.


Which of the derma roller brands are used by the professionals?

Dr. Roller is a derma roller brand originally manufactured for professional or clinic use. It is the brand that most dermatologists and licensed aestheticians use. Dr Roller rollers are sterilized and assembled with extreme care, with medical grade stainless steel needles. It is highly indicated for correcting or treating the following skin problems: aging, hyperpigmentation, uneven complexion, scars, large pore size, cellulite and stretchmarks.

My face is so red, is this normal?

Don't be alarmed, it is NORMAL. you should expect the following to take place:



What causes skin ageing & how can derma roller be an anti-aging solution?

Your skin quality is a very visible reminder of ageing process. As it ages there comes the appearance of lines, wrinkles, age spots ang sagging areas of flesh. These signs of ageing are more noticeable:

  • around the eyes (crow’s feet)
  • across the forehead
  • corners of the mouth (laughter lines)
  • under the eyes (eye bags)

Ageing is a continuous process that normally begins in our mid-20s. Within the skin, collagen production slows, and elastin, the substance that enables skin to snap back into place, has a bit less spring. Dead skin cells do not shed as quickly and turnover of new skin cells may decrease slightly.




Also, a number of extrinsic, or external, factors often act together with the normal ageing process to prematurely age our skin. Most premature aging is caused by sun exposure. Without protection from the sun’s rays, just a few minutes of exposure each day over the years can cause noticeable changes to the skin. Freckles, age spots, spider veins on the face, rough and leathery skin, fine wrinkles that disappear when stretched, loose skin, a blotchy complexion, actinic keratoses (thick wart-like, rough, reddish patches of skin), and skin cancer can all be traced to sun exposure. Other external factors that prematurely age our skin are repetitive facial expressions, gravity, sleeping positions, and smoking. 

While it is true that many of us would give anything to preserve youth but it remains a fact that ageing is a part of life cycle that cannot be helped. Scientific research in the field of anti-ageing continues to give rise to new and promising treatment options and one of which is derma roller

Derma roller as Skin Aging Treatment

Derma roller is a very effective form of treatment for ageing skin. Use this device 2-3 times a week to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Rolling this device several times across your skin will stimulate collagen production which then acts as an anti-ageing solution. The collagen is then pushed upward making the skin look thicker, tighter stronger and younger looking. Observe caution when using it around your eyes; do not use it on the eyelids. Same with the lips, observe same caution and avoid touching the lips with this device.

After rolling it in the skin, apply Age-Defense Coenzyme Q10 Essence evenly on the target area. The multiple holes created by needling will help the active substance to penetrate the skin at a much greater rate than usual. Leave it for about 10 minutes. This increased absorption means that these products are able to reach deeper layers of skin where they are likely to be most effective. You may use Pure Collagen Essence to moisturize skin and provide some extra support for collagen growth. The effects of these essences are further enhanced by using facial masks such as Age-Fighting and Illuminating Transparent Collagen Facial Maskand Moisturizing Collagen Facial Mask. See complete package for Skin Regeneration and Age Defense.

The results will vary from one person to another due to your skin type and the extent of the ageing process on your skin. Plus it is important to remember that we have individual reactions to treatment and that means that some people will show quicker results than others. 


I am not very happy about acne scars.  How can I repair acne scar with home solutions?

Acne scars are an unpleasant side effect of acne and cause a great deal of distress to the sufferer. Many people who develop acne in their teens find that they are unlucky enough to develop a permanent reminder of this unwelcome condition. But acne scars are treatable. There are various ways of dealing with these and one of these includes derma roller. If you are one of these people then this section is aimed at you. It contains information about the different types of acne scars and how they are treated with derma roller.

WARNING: Derma roller treatment is suitable for ACNE SCARS ONLY. It is not recommended for acne which is still active. It might cause bleeding and further aggravate the condition. Treat the acne first then before the scars.  

Basically, a scar is the result of an inability by the skin to heal itself. What derma roller does is to give that process a hand by extending the healing process, which results to a flawless, scar-free appearance.

Any of our derma rollers when used with Acne Scar Repair Package provides amazing results in vanishing the telltale signs of breakout. It gives faster healing results and helps bring back self-esteem. Acne Scar Repair Package aids in improving the appearance of the following types of acne scars:

  • Ice pick scars: deep pits that are the most common and a classic sign of acne scarring.

  • Box car scars: angular scars that usually occur on the temple and cheeks, and can be either superficial or deep, these are similar to chickenpox scars.
  • Rolling scars: Scars that give the skin a wave-like appearance.

The reason we have mentioned confidence and self–esteem is that acne scars cause the sufferer to feel self-conscious about their appearance which then impacts upon their quality of life. In many cases this persists from their teenage years and last well into adulthood.

Derma roller treatment creates a series of mini channels in your skin which act a passageway for skin care products appropriate for repairing acne scars. These products help to speed up the repair process as well as moisturizing your skin to give it a fresh, young looking feel.

As a result of acne scars treatment with derma roller, the small or fine scars will disappear, even thick, keloid scars will show signs of improvement by becoming less visible. They will still be there but will be difficult to see unless they take a closer look. This is an important issue: if you have keloid scars or dense ice pick scars then bear in mind that derma roller cannot guarantee that these will disappear. But what it will do is to make it less noticeable than before.

If derma roller is used on a regular basis then the improvements will be noticeable after a very short period of time. Most people find that their acne scars improve a month after treatment although a few people have noticed an improvement after just one week following treatment.

Just like the treatment for ageing, the results for treating acne scars also depend on the individual’s response. Some people will notice improvements more quickly than others. The key is to be patient and let the results speak for themselves. These results will continue for up to 12 months following your last derma roller session.



I am not a skin care professional. How would I go about purchasing Derma Roller Skin Rejuvenation Products?

You don’t have to be skin professional to be able to use this device and other related products. Derma roller treatment can be carried out at a private clinic or at home. The products and packages we are selling were carefully selected to suit home treatment. This segment discusses home-based derma rollers which include a review of the more popular types of rollers; how to use them and what you can expect along with related products that can even enhance the amazing effects derma roller treatment already has.

There are a wide range of derma rollers available for use at home. Here is a selection of the most popular brands which are discussed individually within this section.

  •  Dr. Roller
  • ZGTS Derma Roller
  •  MRS Roller

  •  MT Roller

  •  DNS Roller

 As a one-stop shop for derma rollers, with our Derma Rolling Solution Packages, having a great skin is no longer a rocket science. These solution packages work in tandem with derma rollers which targets specific skin problems that derma roller treatment can solve in just five easy steps.

  • Acne Scar Repair Package 
  • Anti-Blemish Package
  • Anti-Cellulite/Stretch Marks Package
  • Intensive Whitening Package
  • Pore-Refining Package
  • Skin Regeneration and Age Defense Package

 5 Easy Steps on How to Use the Solution Package for Derma Rolling

 Step 1: CLEAN. Cleanse the skin thoroughly with a cleansing product suited for your skin type.

 Step 2: NUMB. Read the indications and usage instructions of the product. Apply the numbing cream on the target area and leave it on for 30-45 minutes. Wipe the cream off the skin with clean gauze. 

 Step 3: ROLL. Choose the appropriate Derma Roller that fits the treatment of specific skin problem. Be sure to check if there are damages in the packaging before unsealing the product. There’s no need to sterilize the roller for first time use. For the succeeding sessions, make sure the roller is disinfected prior to use. Pull the skin lightly with the non-dominant hand, carefully not touching the roller head while rolling. Start rolling in one direction from left to right, top to bottom, and diagonal. Be careful not to put too much pressure in one direction especially on the eye areas and cheekbones.



 Step 4: SOLUTION. Apply the appropriate essence for the treatment evenly on the target area. The multiple holes created by needling will help the active substance to penetrate the skin even better. Leave it for about 10 minutes for better absorption.

Step 5: MOISTURIZE & SOOTHE. Apply a soothing and moisturizing product or a facial mask onto the stimulated areas to reduce redness and relieve the stinging sensation of the skin. It is highly recommended to continue applying generous amount of moisturizer such as Hyaluronic Acid Essence or Pure Collagen Essence, twice daily on the skin even after the treatment.   


What is cellulite? What causes cellulite and how to get rid of cellulite with derma roller?

Cellulite is the bane of many women’s lives and is guaranteed to cause a discussion on any women’s health forum, blog or social networking site.

Gender is certainly a factor here. Cellulite does affect men but to a much lesser extent than women which could lead one to assume that it is part of a male conspiracy. Around 90% of women have cellulite. Cellulite affects slim women as well as those who are overweight or obese and often develops from adolescence onwards.These are depressing statistics, but there are a range of treatments available to reduce cellulite which includes dermaroller.

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is the ‘orange peel’ effect seen on the abdomen, thighs and buttocks which gives the skin a dimpled appearance. It is considered to be an important factor in issues to do with body image, confidence and self-esteem.

It is not a medical condition but is the name given to the effect caused when fat underneath the skin pushes against this causing it to develop an uneven, dimpled appearance.

This subcutaneous fat is actually a series of 3 layers which lie underneath the epidermis and dermis. This is structured as large chambers which are surrounded by strands of connective tissue and act as storage facilities for fat.

These chambers are larger in women than men which is why women have a greater tendency towards cellulite. Plus there is the fact that women have greater amounts of body fat compared to men and tend to store this around the hips, thighs and buttocks.

It is rare for men to get cellulite. A few unlucky males do but they are in the minority. The way you store fat is determined by hormones, metabolism, genetics and your lifestyle. A poor diet, lack of exercise, insufficient hydration and a genetic inheritance mean that you are at risk of developing cellulite. Plus changes within the subcutaneous fat layers can cause an increase in fat and a reduction in flexibility in connective tissue: these rigid strands of tissue mean that pockets of fat form and then bulge up against the skin.


Causes of cellulite

Lifestyle factors are a cause but so are hormones, in particular the female hormone oestrogen. So, unfortunately, this is where women lose out as it fluctuates at certain times throughout life, e.g. puberty and causes a range of effects which include cellulite.

We know that a poor lifestyle can cause cellulite but, even a healthy diet and exercise cannot prevent you from developing this irritating condition. It can improve it but it does not get rid of cellulite.

Even lean, fit female athletes develop cellulite.

If your mother or any other female relatives have cellulite then you will probably follow the same pattern. Even if you are slim and trim this does not protect you against cellulite.

Other factors that influence how much cellulite you have and how visible it is include:

  • Poor diet
  • Fad dieting
  • Slow metabolism
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Hormone changes
  • Dehydration
  • Total body fat
  • Thickness and color of your skin

Treating cellulite with derma roller

One answer to the problem of cellulite is derma roller. This handheld device penetrates the top layer of the skin but without any pain or bleeding.

This results in a series of tiny puncture wounds which also stimulates production of collagen and elastin – two substances within the skin which are essential for its strength and flexibility.

As new collagen is grown it causes the dimpled areas of skin to become thicker, stronger and elastic. It also improves circulation and gives a youthful glow to the skin.

A vitamin based lotion, gel or cream is applied to the skin following this treatment which helps to lubricate the skin and further aid collagen growth.

Cellulite, along with deep seated scars and stretch marks requires a derma roller with longer micro-needle, e.g. a 1.0/1.5 sized needle.

Results of cellulite treatment with derma roller

Regular sessions of dermaroller mean a reduction in your cellulite and better looking skin. It also works well in conjunction with anti-cellulite creams and can boost their effectiveness.

Cellulite isn't harmful. Many people, though, would like to get rid of it because of the way it looks.

Cellulite is the lumpy substance commonly found on the thighs, stomach, and butt. You may have heard people say it looks like "cottage cheese." Cellulite is actually a fancy name for collections of fat that push against the connective tissue beneath a person's skin. This makes the surface of the skin pucker and look lumpy.

You can check to see if you have cellulite by pinching the skin around your upper thigh. If it looks a bit lumpy, you probably have it. If you do have cellulite, you're definitely not alone: Most girls and women — and some men — have cellulite.

Several things influence whether a person has cellulite and how much they have. Your genes, your sex, the amount of fat on your body, your age, and the thickness of your skin are all associated with the amount of cellulite you have or how visible it is.


How do I get rid of stretchmarks by using derma roller?

Stretch marks treatment

Stretch marks are unsightly looking tears in the skin which are usually caused by pregnancy but can also be caused by adolescence, instant weight gain or weight training/bodybuilding.

We tend to assume these with women but stretch marks can develop in men as well.

What does a stretch mark look like?

A stretch mark appears as a slightly raised line within the skin which is purple or red in colour. It has a different texture to the rest of the skin but following treatment this becomes less noticeable over time.

What causes stretch marks?

 Stretch marks occur when the skin is stretched ahead of normal growth. The skin fails to keep pace with normal growth and as a result of this stretches or rips. When the skin is stretched or under too much stress, collagen production is impaired which means that the skin becomes fragile and liable to break or tear.

The important thing to remember is that stretch marks do not cause any problems to your health and can be considered a purely cosmetic issue. But they are ugly to look at and even more so during the summer. This is the time of year when you expose more of your body than normal and stretch marks on your abdomen, thighs, breasts and hips can be embarrassing. This is where they affect your confidence and self-esteem.

Stretch marks can be treated by a range of options which includes gels, lotions and creams through to laser therapy and even surgery. But consider another option, that of dermaroller.

Treating stretch marks with derma roller

This treatment aims to stimulate the body into healing itself by means of collagen production. The dermaroller device does this but then extends this process so that the skin is healed to a greater extent than normal. This healing results in the skin becoming thicker which causes stretch marks to fade and then disappear.

The treatment involves the application of a roller which penetrates the pores in the outer layer of skin or ‘epidermis’. As the device is rolled over your skin the needles located within the roller cause the pores of the skin to open.

The length of needle used will depend upon the fleshiness of the skin. Longer needles are used for fleshy skin.

This trauma does not cause any pain although you may experience a tingling sensation. The skin responds by producing increased amounts of collagen as a way of healing these wounds which has a beneficial effect on the skin as a whole.

The blood supply to the skin is improved; the skin thickens, becomes tighter and glows with health.

This treatment usually involves the application of a special cream, lotion or gel to the skin as a form of aftercare. This effect is boosted due to the opening of the pores via the derma roller which means increased absorption and enhanced results. Plus serums or essences can also act as moisturisers for the skin which keeps it silky smooth and youthful. Derma roller can be carried out at home using a special, home based roller.


Results of treating stretch marks with derma roller

These depend upon your skin type, extent of your stretch marks, number of times you use derma roller and your own individual reaction to the treatment. Everybody reacts in a different way to this treatment. Some people will respond quicker than others. But in general, you can expect to see a result within a month after treatment.

Many people find that their stretch marks practically disappear although others may find that theirs have faded but have left a slight impression. But the majority of people are pleased with the results.


What is the difference between a wrinkle and a fine line? How Can Derma Roller help it?

"A wrinkle is defined as a crease or furrow in the skin caused by the natural process of aging, by excessive exposure to the sun's damaging rays, or environmental insults. For example, if you look in the mirror and see crow's-feet around your eyes — these are wrinkles. If you stretch a wrinkle in the crow's-feet area, you will still see it."

"However, a fine line (or "expression line") is a small wrinkle that may be caused by the contraction of facial muscles during smiling or frowning. When you stretch the skin of a fine line, the lines are barely visible. When these muscles contract, they pull the skin in, causing a line. And the muscles controlling frown lines between the brows may contract even when the muscle is resting, causing deep lines — which could result in the start of a wrinkle."

Lines and wrinkles treatment

Lines across the forehead, wrinkles and the dreaded ‘crow’s feet’are all unwelcome reminders of growing old. They gradually develop over time as the skin loses its elasticity due to a reduction in collagen and elastin levels.

Your skin becomes thinner, starts to sag and loses its fresh, glowing appearance which is a characteristic feature of being young.

So what can you do? One answer to this eternal problem is dermaroller.

Lines, wrinkles and the ageing process

These tend to appear as you reach your thirties or older but a few people are unlucky to get ‘laughter lines’ and other lines and wrinkles in their twenties.

However, there are some people who are fortunate enough to only start seeing these in late middle age. This is usually attributed to a good skincare routine and genetics.

The expression ‘choose your parents carefully’ is a truism in this situation.

But lines and wrinkles are an inevitable aspect of the ageing process which none of us can escape.

Treating lines and wrinkles with derma roller

But there are ways of slowing this process down or even deferring it. These include botox, dermabrasion and dermaroller.

What dermaroller does is to stimulate the skin in producing new collagen which means thicker, tighter and young looking skin. The dermaroller device makes thousands of tiny pinpricks on the surface of the skin which do not cause any damage and are painless.

The benefits of this treatment are magnified when combined with the application to the skin of a vitamin based cream or any other anti-ageing product.

How does it work? The dermaroller is a hand held roller which contains 192 surgical micro-needles which are used to open the pores of the skin.

Once the pores are open they are able to better absorb any creams, lotions or other anti-wrinkle products which increases their effectiveness.

Your skin interprets this process as ‘damage’ and responds by producing extra collagen and elastin which heals these wounds and boosts the protective qualities of the skin. If this is repeated then this healing process continues which further improves the tone and appearance of your skin.

Results of treating lines and wrinkles with derma roller

Derma roller stimulates the skin into producing collagen and elastin which plumps out its appearance and smoothes away any lines and wrinkles. Plus it also increases blood flow and ensures that the skin receives the optimum amount of nutrients needed for health and vitality.

The results can be viewed in as little as a week after treatment. One of the reasons for this quick reaction is that the skin renews itself within a short period of time (every 40 days) so any changes will be instantly noticeable.

This treatment can be performed in the comfort of your own home. There are home based dermaroller kits which enable you to continue with this treatment to sustain the results.


I heard Derma roller is also used as hair loss treatment. What does Derma roller have anything to do with Hair Loss? 

Losing your hair is never an easy thing to accept and for some people, dramatically impacts upon their quality of life. Whilst some people, particularly men, may be relaxed about going bald there are others who see this is as less than acceptable.

So what can you do about hair loss? If you are worried about losing your hair or are looking for ways of restoring your hair then consider derma roller treatment.

Derma roller is effective for both hair loss and hair restoration therapies.

What causes hair loss

Hair loss occurs in many people, especially men, who are particularly prone due to a condition called ‘male pattern baldness’or ‘androgenetic alopecia’. This is due to male hormones or androgens which impair the normal hair loss/growth cycle and prevent new hair from being grown.

Hair is shed as part of this cycle but no new hair is grown to replace this which results in thinning hair and eventual loss.

This condition starts in puberty and continues into adulthood and middle age. In fact, losing your hair, a spreading waistline and a tendency to forget things are signs of growing older.

How common is hair loss?

Around two thirds of men in the UK experience male pattern baldness. They will have lost an extensive amount of hair by the time they reach their 50’s.

Men also lose hair as part of the ageing process. This starts with a receding hairline and then extends to a characteristic ‘horseshoe pattern’by middle age.

Hair loss is more common in men than women and more acceptable. Women do lose their hair but this usually due to a traumatic event or an illness. However, women experience hair problems during puberty, pregnancy and the menopause.

There is a greater stigma attached to female hair loss compared to male hair loss.

Other causes of hair loss

There are several other causes of hair loss which include stress, poor lifestyle, certain medical conditions, e.g. anaemia, medication and excessive use of hair products.

Treating hair loss with derma roller 

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There are a variety of treatments available for hair loss which includes derma roller. Derma roller helps to significantly reduce hair loss and boosts new hair growth.

It can also treat receding hairlines, bald patches, alopecia and thinning, brittle hair.

The derma roller is a small type of handheld roller which is applied in a forwards and backwards motion across your skin. This is done several times in succession and feels like a tickling sensation.

It contains 192 tiny needles (known as ‘micro-needles’) which prick the top layer of the skin but without causing any damage. Basically, it opens up the pores of the skin which allows maximum absorption of any skincare (or haircare) products such as vitamin enriched moisturisers.

In this situation the derma roller is used on the scalp but can also be used across many other areas of the body such as the abdomen, arms and legs and face.

In this treatment, the derma roller is passed across the scalp with the aim of stimulating the circulation to ensure that the hair follicles receive an ample supply of blood. This enhancement will trigger the follicles into new hair growth.

Plus this will also stimulate the production of collagen which improves skin tone, elasticity and appearance.

Results of hair loss treatment with derma roller

The most obvious result is reduced hair loss. But you need to continue with this treatment in order to maintain these results. So arrange to have a series of treatments on a regular basis or purchase a derma roller to use at home.

The Derma roller is a plastic roller about 3 cm wide, which is covered in metal needles of about 2-3 mm in length. It is used by rolling the needles over the skin, gently puncturing the outer layers of skin. It is marketed as a device for improving the condition of the skin — healing scars, stretch marks and other skin conditions.

However, having studied and tested this product I have found it to be an excellent weapon in the fight against hair loss. The theory behind the Derma roller is absolutely in sync with my theories on hair loss and hair growth.

The Derma roller works by causing very minor damage to the skin (puncturing the skin with the tiny needles). This encourages the skin to regenerate and heal, where it would otherwise not do so.


The Derma roller For Hair Loss/Hair Growth

Because the Derma roller stimulates regeneration in the areas it is applied to, it can also work to stimulate hair re-growth (in places where hair loss has occurred). Stimulating blood circulation is a proven way of stopping hair loss and encouraging hair growth because it increases the supply if raw materials to the hair, thus encouraging increased growth.

Increased blood circulation in the scalp may also help reduce DHT levels in the scalp because the increased blood flow may help remove more DHT from the hair papilla –providing there is less DHT in the blood than there is in the papilla it travels to and from.


How can pore be refined with derma roller? Do you have before & after picture?

Enlarged pores can be discouraging. Pores that are clogged with dead skin cells, dirt, and debris can develop a larger appearance and can give your complexion a dull, rough, and dry look. If big pores are getting in the way of your quest to clean and smooth skin, consider using a pore minimizer that works to open up the pores and clear away unpleasant flakes and debris such as derma rollers.

Age also plays a factor in pore size. Skin loses elasticity as it ages due to weakened collagen. Collagen helps keep pores small and tight, so when it breaks down, the pores are able to relax and expand more. Many anti-aging products contain ingredients like retinoid to encourage collagen production because that’s what keeps us looking fresh and youthful. But as we all know the effects of these products are just temporary versus the effects of derma rolling treatment. It rejuvenates skin by breaking old and damaged collagen strands. The injury induces more collagen production and when the newly-produced collagen supply is pushed up through the skin surface, that's when it makes the skin smooth, refined and toned.


I have sun damaged skin, can derma roller really help skin regeneration?

Sun damaged skin treatment

“Photoaging” is the term dermatologists use to describe this type of aging caused by exposure to the sun’s rays. The amount of photoaging that develops depends on: 1) a person’s skin color and 2) their history of long-term or intense sun exposure. People with fair skin who have a history of sun exposure develop more signs of photoaging than those with dark skin. In the darkest skin, the signs of photoaging are usually limited to fine wrinkles and a mottled complexion.

Photoaging occurs over a period of years. With repeated exposure to the sun, the skin loses the ability to repair itself, and the damage accumulates. Scientific studies have shown that repeated ultraviolet (UV) exposure breaks down collagen and impairs the synthesis of new collagen. The sun also attacks our elastin. Sun-weakened skin ceases to spring back much earlier than skin protected from UV rays. Skin also becomes loose, wrinkled, and leathery much earlier with unprotected exposure to sunlight.

People who live in sun-intense areas, such as Florida or Arizona, can show signs of photoaging in their 20s. In fact, some people who live in sun-intense areas develop actinic keratoses (AKs) and skin cancer in their 20s. 

While it may seem that the signs of photoaging appear overnight, they actually lie invisible beneath the surface of the skin for years. UV photography enables us to see the damage accumulating beneath the surface of the skin years before the signs of photoaging appear. Most people are surprised by the amount of photoaging that the UV camera shows. To see actual patient photographs that show: 1) what is visible to the naked eye and 2) what damage lies beneath the surface
Sunlight is good for the skin. It stimulates production of essential vitamins such as Vitamin D which is vital for bone health and other functions of the body. 
But you can have too much of a good thing. Many people become sun worshippers to the extent that they place their skin at risk of serious, long term damage such as malignant melanoma.

On a lesser scale, excessive sun exposure ages the skin: it causes it to have a ‘leathery’appearance with heavy lines and wrinkles which is unattractive to the person concerned.

One way of reversing these effects is dermaroller. This non-surgical form of treatment is based upon stimulating the skin to repair itself by encouraging the growth of collagen. This means skin which is firm, fresh and young looking.

How does skin damage occur?

Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays of the sun has an ageing effect on the skin. It reduces skin elasticity which means the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Another effect is age spots which are a pigmentation problem caused by abnormal concentrations of melanin (this determines skin colour) in an area of the skin.

Treating sun damaged skin with dermaroller

If you have purchased a dermaroller to use at home then find out more about how this treatment works by visiting our home based dermaroller section.

But if you prefer to be treated at a clinic then read on…

You will be given a topical gel (local anaesthetic) which helps to numb the skin. The dermaroller procedure is painless but some people find that their skin has a sunburnt appearance.

Most people report a prickling or tingling sensation.

The device itself is a small, hand held roller which contains 192 micro-needles. There are different needle lengths which vary according to the nature of the treatment.

For example, deep seated stretch marks are treated with longer needles, e.g. 2.0 mm in length whereas small acne scars may only require 0.5 mm or 1.0 mm in length.

Your skin type, colour, nature of your skin problem and your own preference will determine the length of micro-needle used.

The dermaroller is rolled up and down your skin in a series of quick strokes followed by the rubbing in of a vitamin enriched gel, lotion or cream. This is then repeated.

The session takes 1 hour in total. This is comprised of 30 minutes to allow the anaesthetic to work then 30 minutes for the actual treatment.

As the roller moves over the skin it penetrates the pores on the top layer of skin. This also has the effect of stimulating blood flow to that area as well as stimulating the growth of collagen. This rejuvenates the skin as well as repairing the signs of sun damage.

You will be advised to use moisturisers on your skin following treatment to prevent it from drying out. This is a common effect which occurs as the skin starts to regenerate over the next few weeks.

Results of treating sun damaged skin with dermaroller

It can take several weeks before you notice the improvements to your skin but once they occur then they tend to last for several months afterwards.

You will need to have additional treatments if you wish to maintain these results. Plus it is important to continue to care for your skin after this treatment to prevent it from becoming too dry.

What do you recommend for skin whitening and how many days usually does it take for it to be noticeable? 

Derma rollers basically can rejuvenate skin by breaking old and damaged collagen strands. The injury induces more collagen production thus making it smooth, refined and toned. It also paves the way for more effective Drug Delivery system through the holes created during the process. Because in order to achieve even better results for whitening, you will have to use a whitening serum or essence. The holes will facilitate faster absorption and delivery of the essence in order to take effect on the skin. 


Derma Roller Q&A:


Q1. Is it ok to use the derma or skin roller if I have Radessie injected already in my skin?


A.Yes it is ok to use the dermaroller over skin fillers.


Q. I have just used the skin roller for the first time. It was ok on the first day but now 2 days later I have red bumpy patches on my cheeks and forehead. It looks like I have acne?


A. If sounds as though you have released toxins/old collagen fibers from below the surface of your skin, which is good of course. Just keep the area clean and do not use the skin roller again until your face is clear. You can use moisturizer. The renewing skin cycle/new collagen regrowth is 4-6 weeks.


Q. Does it hurt?


A. The needles on the roller and stamp are long enough to assist in the penetration of your skin care product, but will not damage the skin or scalp in any way. It is normal for the skin or skin or scalp to be a little sensitive when scalp rolling is first commenced, but most people report no problems after a few days.


Q. So do you have to use an anesthetic gel or cream?


A. Some people use the numbing cream for cellulite and face needling. Others feel it is not necessary and claim that the Derma roller is a little irritating or tickles, and then you get used to it, in other words not painful. So it is trial and error and varies from one person to the next.


Q. Can the derma or skin roller be used on veins and broken blood vessels or spider veins?


A. Yes you can use the skin roller on veins close on the surface of face and body - Derma rolling helps to break up larger blood vessels. A derma rolling is like a rolling pin to which many, tiny, thin, acupuncture-like needles are attached, can be used to crisscross the dilated blood vessels. Disrupting them like this promotes their disappearance. Healing is usually complete in a few days and treatments may be repeated at monthly intervals as needed.


Q. Can I use the skin roller on my face if I have active acne.


A. No it will make the acne spread.


Q. Do you have to use a cream or product with the roller?


A. After rolling use a good quality product (cream or oil) ingredient try our Serums as after rolling the skin will absorb 84% of that product - compared to 4% without skin needling. The roller facilitates tiny channels/holes for it to literally go into the skin - painlessly. Needling stimulates blood flow and collagen re-growth. Skin care products used after rolling are extremely beneficial. You can use Vitamin A and C, copper peptides or a high quality, vitamin enriched active ingredient moisturizer.


Q. What cream should I use after rolling.


A. We have developed, a proven successful, all natural skin care products try our various Serums



Q. How long to see results?


A. All skin is different so we cant give a definite time frame re results, but as you roll your skin will feel lighter, tighter and brighter almost immediately. If you are treating scars or wrinkles you will see results each week as they skin changes and collagen re-grows, then after 1-3 months deeper results.


Q. How long does the skin roller last?


A. Our skin rollers are very high quality so with care of the roller, and with continual use, it will last 6-8 months - the needles don't wear out as such as they are medical grade, but with continual use they will eventually become blunt just as an expensive razor would.


Q. Can I use a skin roller when breast feeding or pregnant?


A. The reason it is said not to use a dermaroller when pregnant, lactating and feeding is that the body needs all of its vitamins to feed the baby. So as the production of new collagen uses some vitamins, it is best not to use the derma roller at this time.


Q. Do you need to be more careful in the sun after rolling?


A. No, sun-sensitivity is not induced because of needling.


Q. What are the names used for needling?


A. Needling is also called Dermarolling, Collagen-Induction-Therapy (CIT), Skin rolling, derma rolling, and skin needling, PCI micro needling (Percutaneous Collagen Induction), Micro needle Therapy and mesorolling.


Q: What does needle gauge mean?


A: The gauge of the needles is weather it is thick or thin. Thicker needles will cause scarring, unnecessary pain and bleeding, thinner needles will not stimulate enough collagen or elastin to be effective. Our dermaroller needles are the right gauge so do not cause these problems. See Be Safe page for detailed information.


Q: What about color changes on the skin that we may see some times?


A: Discoloration is rare and generally only a 'permanent problem' if a 2.0 or longer needle is used, I have never seen a permanent color change, and we have been using the skin rollers in our clinic for some time. Changes in skin color can also be because of toxins migrating to the surface and then the color (patches) fade out as you keep rolling. Also old collagen fibers break down as you roll, and as the skin is uneven, there may look like changes in color in patches, but this is temporary. New color also comes to the skin naturally as you roll, as in a healthy glow, as pores are cleaned out and new collagen grows. So that would be the color you are supposed to be, as in a healthy skin tone. I wouldn't suggest you use any chemical on the color change, just keep rolling and allow it to balance out naturally - if it ever does occur.


Q. So rolling creates channels or holes in the skin do they stay open and absorb dirt as well?


A. No the tiny channels quickly close over, within the hour.


Q. Does the MTS Roller damage the skin?


A. No, there have been no reports of side effects with the Roller. The MTS Roller penetrates the stratum corneum (top skin layer), where tiny needles form infiltration channels for a short space of time. The extreme slim needle-tips push the scales of the epidermis only aside, but they do not destroy them. The infiltration channels are closed in less than an hour. With shaving it's a fact that the sharp razor blades remove part of the stratum corneum but there are no reports that this centuries old procedure of shaving has any negative effect to the skin.


Q. Do I need to sterilize my roller after use?


A. Yes it is essential to keep your roller in a clean and sterile condition. Wash in hot running water after every use. Then once a week stand head first in half your plastic cylinder (that the roller comes in) of disinfectant for about half an hour. Shake of excess liquid and allow to dry on clean towel or paper towel. Put cap on and store in clean sealed container - supplied. Don't ever share your roller due to probable cross contamination.


Q. What type of disinfectant should I use?


A. Just buy a small bottle of disinfectant from the first-aid section of your supermarket or pharmacy. Fill your plastic cylinder 1/4 full with disinfectant, and 1/4 water, so the cylinder is half full. Put roller in head first for about 1/2 an hour. This sterilizes your roller as well as plastic cylinder you store it in.


Q. What is the best way to treat stretch marks?


A. The best way to get rid of stretch marks is to do a VERY FIRM roll once a month with numbing cream , this needs 1-2 days healing time. Be patient. Wait 4-6 weeks to see your result as your own collagen will grow and fill in the stretch marks. There should be no down time and no post application pain. You can re-treat then if necessary.


Q. Can I treat my face and arms?


A. All areas of the face, neck and body can be treated.


Q. Can I reuse my Derma Roller?


A. Yes it can be used many times. The average shelf life, with continual use, is 6-8 months.


Q. Can I just buy a Derma Roller with my friend and we use it together?


A. No, never share your Skin Roller due to probable cross infection.


Q. How fast can I expect to see results from using the derma roller. How long do I have to use it to get rid of the stretch marks completely?


A. It all depends on how deep your stretch marks are, if you roll very firmly once a month then wait for the collagen to regrow you may be looking at 3-6 months, so that is just 3-6 treatments. You will see a great improvement after each healing.


Q. What about facial warts or cold sores and using the derma roller?


A. If you have any type of herpes virus dormant or otherwise you cannot use the dermaroller or dermastamp on that area. When treating above lip lines, if you have suffered from herpes complex (cold sores) in the past, make sure the dermaroller does not touch the lips or the cold sores will flare again. Facial warts if dormant may not flair when using the dermaroller but it is not worth the risk.