What is Dermaroller?How To Treat Acne Scars with Derma roller?

Hi Everyone,
Pitted acne scars is one of the most common skin issue faced by acne prone folks.My readers constantly ask me on how to treat pitted acne scars and flatten them.After one of my friends Ashu,underwent Derma rolling for his pitted acne scars.The results were just astonishing,his pitted acne scars were no longer visible.He gave me a lot of insight into the procedure based on his experience,since then I have been recommending Derma-roller or Micro needling procedure to my readers as well.So curious to know how it works actually works on treating acne scars then read along more to find out about it.

What is Derma roller or Micro-needling?

What is Dermaroller?How To Treat Acne Scars with Derma roller?
Derma roller consists of dozens of tiny surgical needles varying from 0.1mm to 3mm length.It basically induces injury to the skin hence stimulates regeneration process and collagen production.Thereby filling up the scars and making them appear smoother and fuller.This process is also known as skin needling or micro-needling or skin rolling.

Needle length depends on skin concerns one is addressing like acne scars,stretchmarks etc.Normally 0.5mm to 1.5mm derma roller is used for acne scars.

What are the Advantages of Derma roller or Micro-needling?

The Advantages of Derma roller or Micro-needling are:
  • Cell/Tissue Regeneration.
  • Collagen and Elastin production.
  • Tighter and Firmer Skin.
  • Even and Healthier Skin.
  • Better absorption of skin care/beauty products.
  • Smoothens scars,acne scars etc.


Which Skin concerns can be treated with Derma roller?

Derma roller or Micro-needling are used to treat various skin concerns such as:
  • Pitted Acne Scars-Atrophic/Hypertrophic acne scars.
  • Stretchmarks/Cellulite/Loose skin.
  • Surgical scars.
  • Chicken pox scars.
  • Burnt scars.
  • Wrinkles.
  • Melasma,Hyper-pigmentation.

How is Derma roller procedure done?

Step 1: Face is cleansed with a mild cleanser.
Step 2: Derma roller is disinfected by running under warm water.
Step 3: This is a optional step.A numbing agent is applied to make the area numb and procedure painless.

Step 4: The Derma roller is rolled on skin with even pressure in three directions:right to left,top to down and diagonally on the whole area,avoiding eye area.It usually only takes a couple of minutes for the procedure.

What is Dermaroller or Micro-needling?

Step 5: Moisturiser is applied to soothe the area and derma roller is disinfected using alcohol solution and warm water.

What are the side effects of Derma roller ?

There are no major side effects to Derma roller or Micro-needling except for redness & dryness of skin which can be fixed by applying moisturiser and sunscreen.There is no recovery period as such,one can resume their normal routine after the procedure.


Is Derma roller or Micro-needling a painful procedure?

As per my friend Ashu, it is not very painful procedure. You can barely feel the pricking sensation of the needles and the pain levels aren’t that high.It is pretty similar to undergoing laser and it is bearable.For those can’t tolerate it,can ask their doctors for a numbing cream prior to the procedure.

Is Derma roller a safe procedure?

Yes,Derma roller or Micro-needling is a safe and effective procedure.

How much time does Derma roller take to show results?

Though it gives good results at a faster rate when compared to other skin treatments,the duration completely depends on your skin condition.Once you start derma roller,you can gradually start to see very good improvement in a couple of weeks.

This is one such case study where the patient underwent derma rolling over couple of weeks to treat Hypertrophic acne scars.

What is Dermaroller or Micro-needling?


How much does Derma roller or Micro-needling procedure cost?

The cost of one session of derma roller is around Rs.2000-3000/US$250-300.One needs 4-5 sessions to see significant improvement.

Who should avoid undergoing Micro-needling?

Micro-needling is done on relatively clear/calm skin meaning no active breakouts,lesions,inflamed skin.People with skin conditions like eczema,psoriasis,sun burn should avoid this procedure.

Can one do Derma roller or Micro-needling at home?Where you can buy derma roller?

Yes,one can do micro-needling on themselves provided they choose right kind of derma roller and follow good care disinfecting derma roller and skin care regime.

Just remember to start with right needle length.Derma rollers are easily available on Flipkart,Amazon.

If you plan doing derma roller on self,then this video will give you a clearer idea of the procedure.

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