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How to use the dermaroller | The magic solution to skin problems

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How to use the dermaroller | The magic solution to skin problems

Dermaroller has gained great popularity in the recent period as a simple way to treat scars, especially acne scars, treat stretch marks and wrinkles, and rejuvenate the face. It’s a simple and relatively cheap method that any dermatologist can do with minimal training, or even at home.

In this article, we explain everything related to the dermaroller and how to use it to solve some skin problems.


Dermaroller is the magic solution for skin problems

A dermaroller is a skin care device that has a handle at one end and a cylindrical roller at the other end inlaid with 192 fine needles in eight rows, ranging in length (0.5 to 1.5 mm) and about 0.1 mm in diameter.

Micro-needles are manufactured by reactive ion etching techniques on medical silicone or stainless steel, and the instrument is sterilized by gamma rays, thus the medical dermaroller is prepared for single use only.

Micro-needles grafted onto the dermaroller penetrate the stratum corneum of the skin and create holes in the skin without damaging it. Acupuncture releases growth factors that stimulate collagen and elastin production, so this procedure is called percutaneous collagen induction therapy.


Tips before using the dermaroller
There are several tips and recommendations that you should consider before using a dermaroller:

Use high-quality tools from reliable companies, because poor-quality tools can cause the needles to pierce the skin.
You should know that it may require multiple sessions using the dermaroller.
Dermaroller use may need to be combined with other treatments for best results.
An anesthetic cream may be used to prevent pain during the micropuncture procedure.

Preparing for a micro-needling procedure using a dermaroller
The skin and dermaroller must be prepared before applying the acupuncture procedure as follows:

Thoroughly clean the skin and the instrument to reduce the chance of bacteria transfer.
It is preferable to use the dermaroller at night to avoid sun damage to the skin.
Clean the skin well of the oils and dirt that have accumulated during the day.
Sterilize the dermaroller thoroughly by soaking in 70% isopropyl alcohol for 5 to 10 minutes, then drying it on a tissue.

How to use the dermaroller, the magic solution to skin problems
Follow these steps to avoid any infection and get the best results:

Clean and sterilize the dermaroller and skin as well, as mentioned earlier.
Apply an anesthetic cream if needed and it depends on your pain tolerance.
Start rolling the dermaroller, after dividing your face into sections, this will facilitate the process, taking into account the distance from the eye socket area.
Rotate the dermaroller in one direction 6 to 8 times (lift and repeat), and repeat this process until you cover the entire part of the skin to be treated.
After the dermaroller has finished rolling in one direction (leave it horizontally), it is necessary to return to the same area and repeat the process in the vertical direction.
By the end of this entire procedure, the dermaroller should be rolled over each area 12 to 16 times (6 to 8 times horizontally, and 6 to 8 times vertically).
Wash the face with water only.
Clean the derma roller with soap and water to dissolve all the proteins and fats attached to the needles.
Disinfection and sterilization of the dermaroller by soaking in alcohol for 10 minutes, then drying it and placing it in its own container.
Continue your skincare routine.

Tips and Best Practices After Using Dermaroller
The following tips and practices may help you improve your dermaroller results:

Use ice packs after treatment if you feel any pain.
Apply a skin serum or anti-aging moisturizer after treatment.
Apply sunscreen frequently for the first two weeks after the injection.
Avoid infection by applying a topical antibiotic cream that your doctor prescribes.
Keep away from the area around the eyes.
Avoid use around affected acne areas.
Do not share your device with anyone else.


Needle length/mm Number of times or sessions
0.25 mm every day
0.5 mm 1 to 3 times a week
1.0 mm Every 10 to 14 days
1.5 mm Once every 3 to 4 weeks
2.0 mm Every 6 weeks under the supervision of a doctor


Make sure your skin is fully recovered before starting another session, and know that rebuilding new collagen is a slow process, as the skin takes time to renew itself.


After using the dermaroller, you should take care of your skin to get the best results and consult your doctor in case of any complications.