How Does DermaRolling Work? Derma Roller FAQs


A derma roller is a skincare device used to rejuvenate the skin, reduce the signs of aging, and treat acne scarring. Also known as micro-needling, the Derma Rollers Treatment was initially done by a dermatologist in a clinical setup. But nowadays, with little training, it can be done at home. Even though it is a standard skincare treatment, many people still don’t know about it in detail.

Therefore, we have discussed the dermarolling technique and some frequently asked questions regarding the treatment below.

So, let’s find out!

How does it work?

A derma roller has small fine needles, and when it is rolled over the skin, the needles puncture the skin. It creates tiny holes in the skin that are superficial. Due to this, dermarolling is considered a non-invasive procedure.

A controlled skin injury is caused once the skin is punctured, but this does not cause damage to the outer layer of the skin. Scar tissue is broken down with the help of needles. The skin’s controlled injury leads to superficial bleeding, which triggers the body’s wound healing response.

During this process, the following occurs;

  • The skin starts producing more collagen.
  • The skin stimulates growth.
  • New blood vessels are formed in the skin.

During the next five days, collagen produced by the body is deposited in the treated skin area. It makes the skin firmer and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Derma Roller FAQs

1. Can the derma roller be used on any skin type or color?

Since the Derma Rollers Treatment does not use any thermal heat (like lasers), it can be used on any skin color. You do not have to worry about the after-treatment inflammation or hyperpigmentation since the derma roller does not cause any.

2. After how long can I expect to see results?

Results vary depending on the condition being treated, the type of roller, skin sensitivity, the number of times the roller is being used, and your general health.

For example, if you are using 1.5mm roller every two to three weeks, the results would appear after several months. In case you are using a 0.5mm roller every two to three days, the results would appear after two to three months.

3. Is it painful to use the derma roller?

It depends on the pressure applied while using the roller, the size of the needles, and pain tolerance. The larger the needle, the more painful it is, but the pain is mostly tolerable. A 0.2mm needle is entirely painless to use. If you feel like you cannot tolerate the pain, you can always apply a numbing cream.

4. Am I supposed to use any aftercare products?

No, you are not necessarily required to use any aftercare products as the roller already aids in absorbing skincare products. But you can apply something like virgin coconut oil to lessen the pain and irritation.

5. Can the derma roller be used by a pregnant or breastfeeding woman?

No, because the body needs all of its nutrients to nourish the baby when pregnant or breastfeeding. Since the derma roller triggers collagen production, the process needs nutrients to occur. Therefore, it is not advisable to undergo dermarolling during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Final Thoughts

Derma Rollers Treatment is quite useful in skin rejuvenation. However, are they suitable for you or not? Only an expert can answer this question. So, consult a skin specialist at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic before making any decision. They will examine your skin thoroughly before recommending any treatment. So, if you want to take their advice regarding derma rollers, fill the form below to book an appointment.