Posted on 10th March 2009 by admin

Our aim is to answer all your questions right here on Dermaroller Planet. If you cannot find your answer, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us via the contact us page and one of our customer service team will do their best to help.

Which needle length to get

This is the most common question we get. The answer can depend on what you are treating, where you are rolling on the body and generally how tolerant you are to any potential discomfort. We give guidance as to what to choose on all of the individual dermaroller treatment pages or there is an excellent guide to choosing dermaroller needle lengths on our partner shopping site – just follow the link to help you choose.

Buying a Dermaroller

Dermaroller Planet is pleased to partner and recommend Ultramod Shop.com for all dermaroller purchases. This our trusted and recommend place to buy securely online and there you will find the widest range of rollers at the best possible prices with high levels of support and information. You can get to Ultramodshop.com by following the link here, on the sidebar to the left or by following the links throughout the Dermaroller Planet.com.

How do I use the Roller

This can be as simple or as complicated process as you wish to make. it Some users are very specific about the frequency and methodology as well as the after care products they use. Some, take a far more relaxed approach, fitting it in with the daily/weekly personal grooming regime. Our only specific recommendation is to ensure you moisturize after rolling. We provide a guide to using a Dermaroller on our instructions page.

What are Dermarollers used for?

Visit our Dermaroller Treatment Page for a breakdown of all the treatment areas. Briefly, these comprise of
Acne Scar Reduction
Wrinkle Removal
Stretch Mark Removal
Scar Reduction

The use of the dermaroller boosts the effectiveness of topically applied gels and creams. If you are using such a product, by also using a dermaroller you can increase their effectiveness many times over. This is ideal if you are undergoing appropriate hair loss treatment or cellulite reduction treatments using creams and/or lotions.

How long before I see Dermaroller results?

Depending on what is being treated, how often you use the derma roller and the needle length you use, results will begin to be noticeable within a week for minor treatments (stretch marks, fine lines etc) and around a month for more challenging treatments such as scars/acne scars. Everyone’s skin and situation is unique and you r natural response time could be shorter or longer the the next person.

What creams should I use.

You may well have a cream or lotion that you already use and trust. We suggest continuing to use this. If not, any moisturizer is sufficient and there are no specific requirements to use any expensive lotions or potions. Dermarolling is likely to dry the skin, hence the need to use some sort of moisturizer. It should be noted that rolling reduces your skins tolerance to the suns harmful rays for at least 24 hours after rolling so take sensible precautions with regards sun screen/covering up/staying out of strong sunlight.

Can I roll whilst pregnant.

Yes. We’d also recommend using either Bio Oil or Coconut Oil in conjunction with the skin needling. These are available in you local pharmacy/supermarket and also in the skin care section at our recommended online dermaroller shop.

How do I thank you for all this great information

Actually, we never get asked this – but if you do wish to support/thank us for providing all this information on Dermaroller Planet, please either buy your roller from UltramodShop.com (besides the fact it is the best place to shop, we receive a small commission which goes towards running Dermaroller Planet) or simply link to us on your website, chat forum or social media site. Just copy and paste our web address at the top of  your browser. Thank you.


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  1. lee says:

    hi there, would like to know if we can still apply makeup / foundation based sunscreen after treatment?

    10th March 2009 at 8:20 am

  2. admin says:

    Hi, applying make up, foundation and sun creams will not affect the process at all. It is completely fine to carry out your normal daily routine after rolling.

    10th March 2009 at 6:56 am

  3. Roni says:

    Hello, I’m new to dermarolling, and have only been doing it a month, but wanted to say Thank You to the Admin for giving such helpful answers. Your input has been very helpful to me.

    10th March 2009 at 12:46 pm

  4. TINA says:

    Hey i asked a question on here last year i brought the dermaroller and did a few treatments but was very put off by not seeing results, i know thats the wrong attitude : ( so again a year later i have brought the 1.5mm dermaroller and i am going to do it properly.
    What i want to ask is with my stretch marks, can i apply ly cococ butter palmers cream for more effectivness? or any kind of collagen – elastin cream like st ives? will it provide more effectivness . How often does it take for stertch marks and back light scarring? with the summer fast approaching i’d love to see results by august if possible. i also read that you have a day off between sessions so is mon, wed, fri and sun okay for the 1.5 roller…. sorry for the same question but as i stated i didn’t really see any improvment so was wondering what i was doing wrong

    10th March 2009 at 9:17 am

  5. Wael says:

    hi admin,

    i just ordered ZGTS Titanium 1.5mm for treating my thighs stretch marks, when is the best time i could use it?
    could i use it after i take shower on toweled skin?
    but usually the skin is soft after hot shower.


    10th March 2009 at 5:03 am

  6. admin says:

    Yes, after you’ve showered and dried off is generally the best time to roll. Like with most things, it is down to personal preference.

    Good luck.

    10th March 2009 at 5:15 am

  7. Ellie Dowling says:

    I purchased a dermaroller at an expensive price 3 or 4 months ago. It has been extremly useful and helpful in the scarring on my face. However, last nigt, I was kneeling down as I put it carefully away when I picked it up tp place the plasitc case into the cardboard one, the plastic case slipped form my hands, with the roller in it, and both ended up on the fllor. I wish to know are the needles too damaged for me to continue use on the face especially? I did not drop it from that great a hiehgt, but I wouldn’t want to risk tearing my skin. How can you tell if needles are bent and is it poss to continue use if you remove these needles etc becuase, I can’t reallly afford another one, they’re so expensive :S ? Xxxxxx

    10th March 2009 at 10:47 am

  8. admin says:

    Hi Ellie

    I’m glad you’ve been getting on well with it (up to dropping it of course!)

    The easiest way to see if the needles are bent is to bring it up to eye level and look down the row of needles. If you can see they’re damaged then I’m afraid there is little you can do. It isn’t possible to remove individual needles. Depending on the model you’ve got, the plastic casing should offer good protection the needles from damage in that way.

    As for the expense – it’s worth bearing in mind that all the rollers on dermaroller planet are of sufficient quality to produce good results. This is true from the most expensive roller to the cheapest. Speak to our customer support team and I’m sure they can help you out.

    10th March 2009 at 10:55 am

  9. Hermine Gegenbauer says:

    Guten Tag, ich schreibe aus Österreich, bin weiblich und
    58 Jahre alt. Ich habe den Dr. Roller mir 1,00 mm Nadeln bei Ihnen gekauft und habe folgende Fragen: Ich verwende ihn jetzt seit April, ungefähr 5 oder 6 Mal bis jetzt. Da mein Gesicht und Dekolletee nach der Behandlung immer ziemlich rot ist, setze ich immer 2 der 3 Tage aus. Frage 1: wie lange muss ich ihn verwenden, damit Erfolge sichtbar sind (halbes Jahr, oder 1 Jahr?) Frage 2: genügt es, wenn man ihn danach 1x in der Woche anwendet? Frage 3: ich habe danach immer ziemlich trockene und schuppige Haut, trotz guter Pfelge, ist das normal? Frage 4: was halten Sie von dem neuen Derma STAMP, der verschiedene Nadellängen aufweist? Danke für Ihre Antwort, Grüße aus Tirol, Hermine

    10th March 2009 at 12:05 am

  10. admin says:

    Hallo Hermine

    (for non german speakers, Hermione is asking questions which are answered elsewhere on the site)

    Entschuldigung für mein schlechtes Deutsch!

    Jeder Mensch ist anders in Bezug darauf, wie lange es dauern wird, um Ergebnisse zu sehen. Ältere Haut natürlich länger dauert, zu reagieren, wie es es ist Grund-Fähigkeit im Laufe der Zeit regenerieren verliert. Das heißt, Sie sollten einen Unterschied auch vor Ablauf von 6 Monaten zu sehen. Sie sollten sich näher zu 4-6 Wochen in Ihrem Fall würde ich raten suchen.

    Ja, Sie können nur einmal pro Woche rollen. Es ist ganz persönlichen Vorlieben. Ich würde vorschlagen, das ist eine gute Routine Zeitplan und verleiht Ihrer Haut Zeit, zwischen Walzen recouperate. Natürlich ist die Häufigkeit, mit der Sie rollen betrifft den Zeitrahmen für die Reparatur. Geduld ist eine Tugend tho:)

    Ja, Walzen trocknen die Haut. Es ist wichtig, darauf zu moisterize diesen Effekt zu minimieren.

    Wir haben bei der derma sah Stempel selbst und finde es einfach nicht annähernd so nützlich wie Walzen. Derma Marken wurden um, bevor Rollen und sind so ziemlich eine veraltete Methode jetzt – unter anderem, es ist sehr schwer zu regulieren die Nadel Tiefe erreicht. Wir haben sie ansah und sie abgelehnt, aber es ist natürlich Geschmackssache.

    Ich hoffe, das hilft Hermine

    10th March 2009 at 12:55 pm

  11. misty says:

    hi.. i was just wondering if i can purchase this product through cash?

    10th March 2009 at 7:10 am

  12. admin says:

    Hi Misty,

    Yes it is possible. Depending on your location, this can be done one of several ways.

    We have locations in Derby and Northampton which can accept cash sales. It is also possible for bank transfers or cash transfer services such as Money gram from any location worldwide.

    If you need help sorting through these options, please get in touch with the admin team through the contact us page.

    Thanks Misty

    10th March 2009 at 2:44 am

  13. Ellie Dowling says:

    Ok, so….if it’s not damagaed then can icontinue useage and it won’t tear my skin? Cos of course I don’t want to do that! :S. Also, can I contiune use with a few bent or needles or is it best to not use on the face ( cheek) if I have dropped it? xxxxx

    10th March 2009 at 12:09 pm

  14. Mona says:

    I have a question. I am black, and generally black skin is more prone to scarring. I get scars right away. If I would use the derma roller on my strecthmarks, wouldn’t I get more scars?

    10th March 2009 at 7:42 am

  15. Amy Gregory says:

    No, as the rollers primary aim is to trick the skin into healing scar tissue rather than damage the skin and cause it to heal. Use a small size and exercise caution, combine it with a nice gentle moisturizer and you should be fine.

    10th March 2009 at 5:16 am

  16. Karen says:


    Which size would I need for under chin – neck area?


    10th March 2009 at 3:16 pm

  17. Amy Gregory says:

    The under chin and neck area is quite sensitive, so I would recommend nothing larger than 0.5mm

    10th March 2009 at 5:07 am

  18. shopgirl says:

    I am african american and have newly formed reddish stretch marks on my breasts. Do you think a 1.5 Dermaroller once a week with 100% cocoa butter would minimize my scars?

    10th March 2009 at 12:16 pm

  19. Amy Gregory says:

    Yes I think it will help. as the breasts are a very tender area however you may wish to consider a slightly smaller size to begin with to avoid unnecessary discomfort.

    10th March 2009 at 5:14 am

  20. sally says:

    Hi there,
    I have brought a 1.0mm derma roller from yourselves a month ago but i don’t think i’m seeing any improvements. I know i need to be more patient but it all still looks the same.
    I have stretch marks on my inner thighs and legs is there any way in which they will fade? meaning do they break up or simply dissapear? they are silver thin lines : ( or should i work my way up to a 1.5? Hope you can help me.

    10th March 2009 at 4:22 pm

  21. Amy Gregory says:

    Hi! I’m sorry to hear that you are not experiencing results as fast as you would like, but glad to hear that you are aware that patience is everything. If you feel you can handle it, then yes I would recommend a larger needle size to see if that helps – or maybe combine the roller treatments with some Vitamin E or Bio Oil to attack the problem from 2 complimentary angles.

    10th March 2009 at 4:36 am

  22. char says:

    Hi. I have stretch marks on my chest and hips and I found a 1.5 derma roller with 540 needles instead of the standard 192. Should i buy the one with 540 needles or the 192? Which will give me better results?

    10th March 2009 at 10:52 am

  23. Amy Gregory says:

    It is is up to you, 540 needles may hurt a little more, but provide results slightly faster. With persistence and patience you will find the results of 192 needles will be kinder on the skin and still provide good results.

    10th March 2009 at 4:25 am

  24. char says:

    is shea butter a good cream to use after rolling the stretchmarks on my chest with a 1.5 derma roller with 540 needles?

    10th March 2009 at 8:39 pm

  25. char says:

    how long after rolling should i apply cream?

    10th March 2009 at 8:42 pm

  26. yunia says:

    I have a lot of red scars on my face due to the acne. I also have a lot of stretch marks which I got during my teenage years. I want to treat them both. Which needle lengths should I get? If I can use same needle length for both areas, can I use one roller for two or three areas including face, buttox, and thigh? How often can I treat these areas? And which cream or serum would be the idealistical for the after treatment? I have also read to be careful while applying with hands after the treatment. what should I be using as an alternative to apply creams or serums?
    Thanks a lot!

    10th March 2009 at 8:37 pm

  27. Amy says:


    It is best to have two separate rollers, one for face and one for body. For the face I would recommend nothing larger than 0.5mm, and for the rest of the body, I would start on 1.0mm, if you find that these are uncomfortable, you can always go down a size. We recommend rolling 3 times a week, but it is up to personal preference if you choose to roll more, or less frequently.
    Cocoa Butter, or formulas rich in Vitamin E are a good choice for post rolling – however most clients will opt for something plain, unscented and simple, a moisturizer which they trust and have used previously. If you do not wish to apply the cream with your bare hands, non latex surgical gloves are a good option here.

    10th March 2009 at 4:26 am

  28. adi says:

    untuk parut jerawat yg berlubang di pipi .. roller berapa..?? 1.5 or 2.5

    10th March 2009 at 1:33 am

  29. Amy says:

    The best roller to use for acne scarring (especially on the face) would be a 0.5mm to begin with, as facial skin often feels more sensitive.

    10th March 2009 at 4:17 am

  30. Ashleigh says:

    I’m a little confused on whether the derma roller is ok to use while pregnant or not. If someone could clarify this that would be great! Thank you!

    10th March 2009 at 4:24 am

  31. Amy says:


    It’s best to not use the roller whilst pregnant.
    After pregnancy however, rollers are very helpful on the ‘stretch marks’ which can appear around the abdomen.

    10th March 2009 at 3:08 am

  32. Tracey says:

    ok, so am I right in my understanding that the harder the pressure on the derma roller and the more strokes over a particular area the more down time you’ll need before the next session. I have done 2 session on my dace with 1mm needles and pressing quite firm as well as going over any given area 5 times in a + pattern and the 5 times in a x pattern which leaves me very red afterwards for at least 12 hours which then sunsides and is completely calm after 2 days but then I find after that my skin becomes very flakey (almost peeling) and dry on the surface. This whole process normally takes about a week to settle to pretty much normal again. My point being that I dont think I would be able to do this 3 times a week due to the healing time. My question to you is that if I am able to tolerate a more aggrssive treatment like this is it ok? and is the downtime normal? thanks in advance

    10th March 2009 at 7:41 am

  33. Amy says:


    Yes you are right…The downtime in your case is slightly longer than average, however I don’t think that it is a cause for concern, everyone’s skin is different. If you think that you are happier trying a slightly more aggressive treatment then that is up to you, but have you considered a smaller needle size? I would recommend nothing larger than 0.5mm for facial use.

    Have you been using a cream or moisturizer after rolling? This may help with the dryness and flaking on the surface of your skin. I would recommend a simple unscented moisturizer you have used before. Something enriched with Vitamin E may be very helpful in this circumstance.

    10th March 2009 at 8:22 am

  34. char says:

    I would love to hear your opinion on my two previous questions. Thanks for all the help in advance!

    10th March 2009 at 4:11 pm

  35. Amy says:


    “How long after rolling should I apply cream?”
    My answer to this would be to leave at least an hour after rolling before applying cream, but it is really down to personal preference.

    ” What if I am not experiencing any redness, stinging or burning after rolling? Am I doing something wrong? Should I apply more pressure? And also, how long does it take to see significant results from my stretch marks with 3 a week treatments?”
    My answer to this is that, to not be experiencing redness, stinging or burning after rolling, does not mean that you are doing something wrong at all. You do not need to apply more pressure, but you can try if you wish; you could also try a larger needle size. With 3 week treatments we expect to see improvements within a month, however as the healing process is gradual, you may not notice the significance of the results on a day to day basis – but rather a “before” and “after”, an overall improvement.

    ” Is Shea Butter a good cream to use after rolling the stretchmarks on my chest with a 1.5 Dermaroller with 540 needles.”
    Yes, Shea Butter is a good choice, as are other plain, unscented moisturizers, and creams enriched with Vitamin E oil.

    I hope you find this information helpful :-)

    10th March 2009 at 1:37 am

  36. Tracey says:

    Thanks I will use a vitamin e cream after treatment instead of Olay regenerist that I use regularly. I thought about a smaller needle size but just though to fight lines , plump up face contours and even out skin tone that 1mm would be better. So is 1mm unnessary?

    10th March 2009 at 5:48 am

  37. Amy says:


    1mm is possibly a little bit too harsh on facial skin, a smaller needle size should help reduce the negative after effects you have been experiencing without compromising the results.

    10th March 2009 at 1:26 am

  38. Elizabeth says:

    Sorry! I realized that I posted my old inactive email account instead of the newer one. I suppose that is why my comment was not posted.

    Hi! This site has been very helpful to me, thanks! I found somewhere online that the skin renews itself every 40 days. As far as dermarolling goes, what does that mean exactly? Should I expect to see a dramatic VISIBLE improvement after the 40 day mark? I have been rolling the stretch marks on my chest for 4 weeks (every other day wth rests on the weekend) now and I have not really seen much visible improvement. However, they have lost alot of depth. I just want to know whether or not my stretch marks will begin to fade away after the 40 day mark, or if anything significant will happen.

    And also, I have noticed that some of the new skin that grows in around my stretch marks is darker. Is that normal, am I doing something incorrectly?

    10th March 2009 at 3:24 pm

  39. Amy says:

    Hi Elizabeth,
    It is always possible; however it is unlikely that on the 40 day mark, sudden changes are noticed. Your scars will fade with continued treatment, I am pleased to hear that they have lost some of their depth already! I would not worry about the darker skin, it is likely caused by an over production of melanin ( the natural pigmentation of the skin), and may well fade, if it should become a problem, try a smaller needle size or stop treatment altogether. Vitamin E rich creams may help here.

    10th March 2009 at 1:21 am

  40. elizabeth says:

    Thanks! And also, once all of the depth of the stretch marks are gone, will my stretch marks fade as well? I am not sure exactly how it all works or what to expect really. I’ve never done this before.

    10th March 2009 at 7:15 pm

  41. Lisa says:

    Hi I currently use namely gold collagen face masks and was wondering if it is safe to use the derma roller before I put the mask on

    10th March 2009 at 2:18 am

  42. Amy says:

    Hi Lisa!
    It should be absolutely fine! If you should experience minor discomfort, I would recommend leaving an hour or two between the rolling and applying the mask.

    Happy Rolling!

    10th March 2009 at 1:23 am

  43. stephen says:

    hello i have just purchased a derma roller for use on my face but i have bought the 1.5mm needle with that be okay to use on my face?

    10th March 2009 at 9:45 pm

  44. Amy says:

    Hi Stephen,

    Normally we recommend nothing larger than a 1.0mm on the face, but it is not uncommon for people to use a larger size. I would suggest giving it a try, gently, and see how you fare with it. If you find it too uncomfortable, switch to a smaller size.

    10th March 2009 at 1:47 am

  45. Elizabeth says:

    Hello! I am still waiting for the reply to my last question, thank you!

    10th March 2009 at 10:24 am

  46. Amy says:

    Hi Elizabeth!
    I’m sorry sorry, truly we did not mean to neglect you, our site has been going through some maintenance.
    In answer to your question, yes the stretch marks should fade as well. I hope the treatment is going well for you !

    10th March 2009 at 4:33 am

  47. modupe says:

    Pls am from nigeria where do I get ur product here

    10th March 2009 at 5:09 pm

  48. Amy says:

    Hi, if you follow this link then it will take you to a page of our friends at Ultramod who sell all the products that you require.

    10th March 2009 at 8:49 am

  49. modupe says:

    Pls am From Lagos Nigeria pls do u have any distributor here in Nigeria am begininig to have stretch marks and its killing me cos am an upcoming actress

    10th March 2009 at 5:11 pm

  50. Amy says:

    I’m afraid that we do not have a distributor in Nigeria, however our friends at Ultramod Shop will ship to Nigeria for you.

    10th March 2009 at 8:51 am

  51. modupe says:

    Will this work for my dark circle around ma eyes and patches on my for head too pls. Reply pls

    10th March 2009 at 5:16 pm

  52. Amy says:

    The best thing for the softer skin around the eyes is a very small roller or a cream – simply because the skin in that area is very sensitive and delicate. For other facial ‘patches’ it should work fine! We recommend using a roller no bigger than 3 line and 0.5mm on the face.

    10th March 2009 at 8:53 am

  53. Fara says:

    How long does the needles last? How often does the needles have to be replaced?

    10th March 2009 at 1:29 am

  54. Amy says:

    Hi Fara,
    This is dependent on the quality of roller you are using and how frequently. We normally suggest replacing your roller after a month of use, based on a once a day 5 days a week rolling routine with a mid range roller.

    Happy Rolling!

    10th March 2009 at 3:07 am

  55. Zoe says:


    I have stretch marks on my stomach, sides and thighs. I have been using a needle length of 1.5, and have been rolling twice a week for two weeks so far with medium pressure, then applying a moisturiser.
    I was just wondering if this was enough times a week or do i need to do it more often to see results? As on your website I have read that you should roll five times a week for five days and then two days off to heal. But after I roll with medium pressure, for a couple of days my stretch marks and skin go really red and itchy. I know they have to heal, but was just wondering if this was normal? After I have done it for four weeks, twice a week I was thinking of giving it a couple of weeks to heal fully, should I also do this?

    Thank you.

    10th March 2009 at 4:30 pm

  56. Amy says:

    We would recommend trying to keep your treatment consistent to see the best results, however if you wish to try rolling more frequently then you may see a slight improvement. We often hear that the marks go a bit pink and can itch a bit, which can be due to the healing process, but ensure that you are also sterilizing your roller correctly between uses. Also, check your moisturizer is not heavily perfumed, as this can cause an unnecessary irritation of the skin. Aloe Vera creams/ gels can help soothe any irritation you may be experiencing post rolling.
    Happy Rolling!

    10th March 2009 at 4:42 pm

  57. Zoe says:

    Thank you for your advice I will keep you updated on how I go!!

    10th March 2009 at 4:55 pm

  58. Zoe says:

    Hi again.
    My stretch marks seem to be more noticable since rolling and whilst rolling and I was wondering if they will fade and not be so pink, and how long it will take??
    Also I was wondering for how long should you roll for overall? 2 months, 3 months or longer?? And should you have a break at all??
    The cream I am using is trilastin SR stretch mark cream, is this ok??
    And I always make sure I disinfect my roller after each use. Sorry for all the questions but I want to make sure I am doing it correctly.

    Thank you.

    10th March 2009 at 11:01 am

  59. Amy says:

    Hi Zoe! It is often the case that the marks seem more noticeable during rolling, the way the rolling works is that it causes the skin to heal better, so post rolling results should see an improvement.

    10th March 2009 at 9:48 am

  60. Zoe says:

    How long should I roll for overall?? Or is it just until I see an improvement?
    And is my trilastin SR stretch mark cream ok to use after rolling??
    Also my skin is slightly red around my stretch marks, will this go??

    10th March 2009 at 4:59 pm

  61. Amy says:

    Hi, you can roll until you see an improvement, we normally expect results after a month/ 30 days. It is okay to use your cream after rolling, and do not worry, the redness is only a temporary side effect.

    Happy rolling!

    10th March 2009 at 12:44 pm

  62. Zoe says:

    Hi, rolling is going well and I am currently rolling three times a week with breaks at the weekends. I was thinking if starting to go swimming but was wondering if this was ok as I am still rolling and didn’t want to cause any infections?!
    Also I am going to Dubai at the end of May and with me being in the sun was wondering how long before should I stop rolling, as I have read you shouldn’t get the area you have rolled in the sun and when I will be on the beach the areas I have rolled will be.

    Thank you!

    10th March 2009 at 6:49 am

  63. Amy says:


    If you wish to go swimming I would recommend not doing it freshly after rolling, and applying Vaseline to the areas to seal them against the water. If you wish to go to Dubai at the end of may I would suggest stopping rolling at the beginning of May, and make sure you apply plenty of sun tan lotion! If the area gets overly exposed to the sun apply an after sun sun cream to avoid any unnecessary discomfort.

    Happy Rolling!

    10th March 2009 at 11:09 am

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