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. admin says:

    Add your questions or comments down here. Chat amongst yourselves or ask one of the team at dermaroller planet a question. Any spam or inappropriate comments will be deleted.

    10th March 2009 at 7:13 am

  2. Atieno Moyle says:

    I have pited acne for many years. i am a black African woman can this device help me.

    10th March 2009 at 11:38 am

  3. Customer Support says:

    Atieno, yes it can certainly help.

    The Dermaroller is safe to use on all skin types. You may wish to send in pictures of your scars so that our nurse can quickly check over whether using a dermaroller is suitable in your particular case. Assuming that there is no other type of scarring to be concerned about, the pitted scars should respond well to the treatment no matter how long you have had them.

    You’ll probably want to choose a 0.5mm dermaroller although you may want to get some free advice on this. We’re always here to help you make the right decision when choosing which dermaroller to buy.

    Kind Regards
    Rebecca – Customer Support

    10th March 2009 at 1:53 am

  4. Amy says:

    Do we need a special kind of numbing cream before using dermaroller? Or is it just ok to use it directly after washing face without putting any kind of cream? will this hurt? I will have my hubby use this and he has pitted scars. Is using sunblock really needed?

    10th March 2009 at 7:41 am

  5. admin says:

    You don’t need to apply a numbing cream. It is used in clinical treatments as they press much harder with the device which would cause serious discomfort. Using the Dermaroller at home means pressing much more lightly (but doing the process more often). If it does hurt when you are using one, reduce the pressure or use a shorter needle length.

    As for the sunblock, just take sensible precautions. If it is a dull autumn day, then no, you won’t need sun cream. If you are out and about on a hot summers day, then increase the factor that you would normally use.

    10th March 2009 at 4:43 am

  6. abbyp786 says:

    Hi! I started getting bad acne when I was pregnant. The acne has left scars that are sightly indented and noticeable under certain lighting. I have become very self concious and feel people are looking at my scars and not me. My scars are about a year old and they are on my lower cheek. Will the dermaroller work for me and if so which type do I need? Please reply soon.

    Regards Abbey

    10th March 2009 at 9:21 am

  7. admin says:

    Hi Abbey.

    I’m sure it’s not the case that they are looking at your scars rather than you. I do appreciate though that these sort of things can make you feel self conscious

    It would certainly work for you. In terms of brand, I’d go for either the Dr Roller (expensive bit very good) or our new range (yet to go on the site yet at this point but watch this space!) – the Medic Roller. Both have narrow needles so are ideal for use on the face.

    Whilst the Medic Roller is not as well built as the Dr Roller, they are much less expensive. £33 compared to Dr Roller £51.

    You should be going for a 0.5mm needle length.

    Hope this helps Abbey. You have our email address lookinggood@dermaroller-planet.com if you have any other questions.

    10th March 2009 at 1:56 am

  8. Dawn Richrdson says:

    Could you tell me which length needle I should go for and which device. My aim is to tighten and improve my skin texture. How close to the eyes can I go, can it be used in the eyebag area or just the crows feet?

    10th March 2009 at 5:13 am

  9. Judy says:

    Hi, I would like to know if the Dr Roller will help with lines around the eyes and also lines by the chin area. I see it helps with wrinkles but I would like to know if it treats lines the same as wrinkles. Thank you, Judy

    10th March 2009 at 4:31 am

  10. john says:

    how often can i use the derma roller , once a week or every night , i will be using on my face

    10th March 2009 at 3:59 pm

  11. admin says:

    You can use it every day if you wish. Most people find a routine which suits their own lifestyle and regime.

    We do include instructions with every order which people tend to use as a general guide. It is a common approach that for the first couple of weeks, the rollers is used 5 days out of 7 (taking a weekends break) by which time results have already begun to start showing. After that, you may reduce the times that you roll as the healing process will continue at a steady rate.

    Of course, everyone is different and I am sure you will find a routine which is right for you. We are here if you need help at any time.

    10th March 2009 at 8:43 am

  12. marie says:

    I’ve just purchased a Dr Roller from you to treat my acne scars, im using it 5 times a week. I know that it lasts 3 – 6 months but how will i know when not to use it any more? Also you say to clean in disinfectant once a week when using gently but ive put it in diluted disinfectant after every use just to make sure its always clean, is this ok?

    10th March 2009 at 11:32 pm

  13. admin says:


    You’ll know partly by looking at the needles (are they becoming misshapen) and partly by feel. (Is it becoming less comfortable) A bit like when you use a razor blade, you tend to be able to feel that it is starting to fade. Now you can still use it even after this time and we hope by then, you’ll have achieved most of what you set out to do.

    Every day cleaning is fine. No problems with that at all.Our instructions are a guide and don’t have to be taken as the only way to do things. Everyone tends to make up their own routines to fit in with their own needs. As long as your taking a common sense approach to things you’re fine. Nothing wrong with having a roller that’s too clean!

    Thanks Marie

    10th March 2009 at 11:45 pm

  14. Faye says:

    I have thick strecth marks from being pregnant. Will this make them disapear.Also what needle length should I use?

    10th March 2009 at 8:38 pm

  15. admin says:

    Hello Faye,

    Yes, they certainly work on stretch marks – they do so very well. It is perhaps the most common reason for buying one and you should be seeing a difference within the first week/fortnight of using one.

    In terms of needle length, it depends slightly on where on your body you are treating, how fleshy that area is and to be honest, how sensitive you are to the sensation. Generally, most people opt for either a 1.0mm or 1.5mm. We are happy to give you more specific advice at any time as well as help in suggesting suitable models.

    Thanks Faye

    10th March 2009 at 8:45 pm

  16. maria says:

    my children suffer from acne. can they use dermaroller to help get rid of current acne and blackheads or does it have to be used afterwards only for the scarring?

    10th March 2009 at 11:24 am

  17. admin says:

    No, it can only be used to reduce the appearance of scarring. It is in no way going to help stop spots. In fact, rolling on active Acne Outbreaks is not advised even for those trying to get rid of acne scars.

    Sorry Maria, I know how tough it can be suffering from acne – who’d be a teen eh?

    10th March 2009 at 5:52 am

  18. anna says:

    I have stretch marks everywhere… Can dermaroller be used while nursing? Do I need to apply cream before using it or may I keep on using my palmer’s stretch mark lotion? thanks

    10th March 2009 at 7:27 am

  19. admin says:

    Hi Anna.

    Yes, they can be used at any time – whether you find the time to do it as well as looking after a baby is another question :)

    Keep on using your Palmers product. Stick to what you know and trust and you should see an improvement in it’s effectiveness as well as the increase production of collagen. If you want the most affordable roller for stretch marks, go with the ZGTS Titanium and choose a 1.5mm needle length.

    10th March 2009 at 7:57 am

  20. sharmeem says:

    I was wondering I have a darkened area on my thigh which I am wanting to lighten to blend in with my own skin tone, I am currently using Danne products to help with this pigmentation, can I use the roller with these products and which needle length should I use?

    10th March 2009 at 9:07 am

  21. admin says:


    Choosing a roller to compliment topical application of transdermal products (in English that is creams that you rub in ;) )is fairly simple. Just go for a short needle length – a 0.2mm is fine for that. It doesn’t cause any discomfort and it’ll make a big difference to the effectiveness of any product that you are using. I’d suggest going for the MTS Roller – It’s a good quality roller and a lot less expensive than some of the other premium brands. Follow the MT Demaroller link to go into the Ultramodshop where you can buy on-line. It is of course also available on Dermaroller Planet but you’ll find the shopping cart site a lot more user friendly.

    Thanks Sharmeen

    10th March 2009 at 9:15 am

  22. tina says:

    Hi there,

    I have stretch marks on my inner thigh, hips and stomach. I have also had a operation on my underarm which left a big scar. I’m not to bothered about that at the moment but it has left little where the bandages were as i scrathed. I also have laughter lines and wrinkles which i need help with. I have been looking at this website for ages and now i’m going to give it a go! what needle lenght should i go for as i want to use it every day 5 times a week>thanks

    10th March 2009 at 7:10 am

  23. admin says:

    Hi Tina

    Really you need different needle lengths for the lines on your face and for the stretch marks on the legs and stomach etc. (The soft bits :) )

    Basically, where the skin is fleshier, you are more easily able to use a longer needle. So for the soft bits either a 1.0mm or 1.5mm is fine. We would suggest that most people go for a 1.5mm but it could be uncomfortable to use. Some say no pain no gain but if you are worried about potential discomfort, choose cautiously and go for the 1.0mm. You will get used to the sensation however and most people build up a tolerance to it. We are always around once you are up and running to hep you adapt your technique to minimise discomfort so don’t get too overwhelmed – it’s what we are here for.

    For the face, because it is a lot more sensitive than the soft bits you’ll need a much shorter needle and the most common choice is a 0.5mm. There are some “schools of thought” that would go even shorter than that but a lot of people who do buy a very short needle length often come back and get a longer one – It’s not a race though so take your time – I’d suggest that a 0.5mm is ideal.

    What I’d say to you is go for just one roller now – a 0.5mm. That’ll give you an idea of what to expect. If you get on well with it and want a second roller, you’ll know exactly what needle length would be right for you. Drop me an email before you buy the second and I’ll make sure we give you the multi roller discount on the second roller so you will be no worse off at all. Just a suggestion and your choice entirely. You might want to go to our improved shopping cart which is at http://www.ultramodshop.com. It’s a lot easier to compare brands etc on there. It’s still the same team behind that site and Dermaroller Planet so you are in safe hands.

    Drop me an email if you need help choosing between brands. We provide unbiased advice and we are not tied to any one manufacturer at all. I hope all this helps Tina.

    Thanks Tina.

    10th March 2009 at 4:38 am

  24. tina says:

    Hi there, thats great thanks for the quick email. Ok so if i went for the 1.5 can i use that 5 times a week? i guess i’m more worried about the stretch marks and light scarring so woudl like to get that sorted.

    which brand would you recommend? are they FDA approved etc?

    Thanks tina

    10th March 2009 at 1:25 pm

  25. Sweta says:


    I would like to take derma roller treatment either at some clinic or do it myself. Kindly suggest some good clinic in Mumbai, India.
    Also, do I need to use numbing cream before the treatment? As it is very hot in Mumbai, do I need to take special precautions after the treatment.
    My few acne pits are deep, so how many sessions do I need take? When will I get to see the results?

    Kindly provide your valuable inputs.


    10th March 2009 at 5:03 am

  26. admin says:

    Hi Sweta

    We don’t have any clinics in Mumbai yet that we work with. We’re building our network up all the time though and will let you know when we do.

    You don’t have to use numbing cream although some do choose to. It’s a personal choice and we’d suggest that you start without. Take you time with it and don’t press too hard the first few times you roll. You’ll find you’ll become used to the sensation and hopefully avoid the need for numbing agents. Little and often the key and with a little patience you’ll be fine.

    You should take some sort of precaution from the harmful affects of the sun. Your natural defences to UV rays are reduced after rolling for around 24 hours afterwards so it’s better to be safe than sorry in sunny climates. (Very rarely a problem in the UK ;) )

    The amount of sessions you’ll need will vary depending on many factors – choice of needle length, the pressure applied and of course your natural response to the process which differs from one person to the next. Acne scars can take a while to begin fading sometimes compared to other treatments. We’ve had customers take as long as two months to see a difference. Others have started to see a difference within a couple of weeks. There is of course also the chance that you simply won’t get any change at all – we don’t want to pretend that this is a “miracle” cure. It can be tough for some people to get the same level of results that others get and we like to be upfront as possible about this. It is rare for a complete failure though but as long as you know all the possible outcomes you will be able to make your own mind up.

    Thanks Sweta.

    10th March 2009 at 5:56 am

  27. Nadia says:


    I have just purchased 2 derma rollers 1 x .2mm and 1 x .5mm. Can you recommend what creams I should be using on my face. My aim is to remove wrinkles around the eyes, tighten my neck, jowls and face in general. Looking for the ultimate dewy skin
    My skin is dry with a slightly oily forehead and chin

    Look forward to your advise

    10th March 2009 at 1:43 am

  28. Horace says:

    I have quite a bit of acne scars on my cheeks…If though they are not very deep like other i’ve seen. I would still like to reverse them. Also I have the number 11lines on my forehead and slight wrinkles…Which brand and what length should i get. I do not need anything that will cause me to miss work… Thanks

    Can i continue using my regular skincare line as well with Derma Roller?

    10th March 2009 at 3:07 pm

  29. Roanna Freestone says:

    Hi Horace.
    I would highly recommend the MNS 0.5mm roller for your face which will be suitable for both acnes scarring and wrinkles. The MNS is an excellent brand which is good value for money and you wouldn’t really want to go higher than 0.5mm for the face. Hope this helps.

    Thank you Horace.

    Roanna Freestone (Registered Nurse & Beauty therapist)

    10th March 2009 at 3:23 am

  30. nora yunan says:

    what creams are best to use with the dermaroller? especially for acne scars?

    10th March 2009 at 9:03 pm

  31. admin says:

    Hi Nadia. We sell bio-oil on our website- http://www.ultramodshop.com. Bio-oil is a very good brand which is used for wrinkles,stretch marks, scars and dehydrated skin on the face and body. You can use your regular skincare line. I would just recommend using a cream which is good for anti-ageing so would therefore help to prevent wrinkles. Hope this helps. Thank you Nadia

    10th March 2009 at 3:16 am

  32. admin says:

    Hi Horace. For your face, I would recommend using the MNS roller at 0.5mm. MNS is a very good brand and is excellent value for money. We always recommend using 0.5mm for the face. With any roller, it will cause slight redness to the skin but this will fade within 1-2 days. You can use your regular skincare line with the roller, though I would recommend using an anti-ageing cream as you stated that some of your concerns were forehead wrinkles. Also for acne scarring, bio-oil is an excellent brand. Bio-oil can be purchased on http://www.ultramodshop.com. Hope this helps. Thank you Horace.

    10th March 2009 at 3:27 am

  33. admin says:

    Hi Nora. At the moment we are a little limited in advice on facial creams but we are planning on adding more facial and body products onto the website in the near future. We do sell Bio-oil on our website. It is a well known brand that is used effectively for wrinkles, stretch marks, scars and dehydrated skin. You can purchase this from our website: http://www.ultramodshop.com. Hope this helps. Thank you Nora

    10th March 2009 at 6:06 am

  34. MJ says:

    i’m checking out the MNS brand and it says that 1.5mm is recommended for acne scars (which is my current problem and some fine lines under the eye area) but i’ve also read here that 0.5 is recommended for the face. which should i choose for me? i have a high tolerance for pain so is 1.0mm okay for both the cheek and around the eye? thanks!

    10th March 2009 at 9:21 am

  35. admin says:

    Hi Leah. Dermarollers are effective for stretch marks. We would recommend MNS 1.5mm for that area of the body. We also strongly advise to use the dermaroller on alternate days, e.g. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday or Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Having a day off in between rolling will allow the skin to heal itself. The easiest site to order your dermaroller is: http://www.ultramodshop.com. Hope this helps. Thank you Leah

    10th March 2009 at 1:39 am

  36. admin says:

    Hi MJ. It is recommended that people should use either 0.5mm or 1.0mm on the face. If you have a high pain threshold, I would suggest using the 1.0mm. Use the dermaroller on alternate days, e.g. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Having these days off in between rolling days will give your skin chance to heal itself. If you require any more information or wish to purchase, please visit: http://www.ultramodshop.com. Thank you MJ. Kind regards. Roanna Freestone (Registered Nurse and Beauty Therapist)

    10th March 2009 at 2:25 am

  37. Espiritu says:

    Hi. Once you achieve the results you want, do you have to continue using the roller? Do the results disappear if you stop? (With the exception of wrinkles of course. One can only keep those at bay for too long) But for everything else, like scars and such, do those reappear if you stop using the roller after you achieve the results you want??? I have yet to see ANYONE ask that question ANYWHERE. If you can please let me know, I would really appreciate it. Thank you.

    10th March 2009 at 1:06 am

  38. admin says:

    Hi Sirena. You are correct, with regards to wrinkles, after you have achieved the results, you would still have to use the dermaroller now again to ensure that you are preventing the wrinkles from returning. In terms of scars rolling should not need to be repeating following the desired results. Once stretch marks have faded, if you didn’t want them to return, you would have to be careful with your lifestyle (low fat diet and plenty of exercise as stretch marks occur during weight gain. If someone was to become pregnant, they should use products like Bio-oil to prevent stretch marks from occurring. Thank you Sirena.

    Kind regards

    Roanna Freestone (Registered Nurse and Beauty Therapist)

    10th March 2009 at 1:58 am

  39. Ellie Dowling says:

    I have acne but mild and it has improved drastically. However, due to simple too much pressue and pain, it has left an indented pitted scra in the middle of my left cheek. It is the same colour as my skin tone however I wish to even it out. I have been using the derma roller I purchased form my beauty clinic for almost a year now and yet, there seems to have been little, if any improvements on the depth of the indent? I do not use the rooler often, at least once a month, and Im wondering, if I perohaps used it more regularly, would ti make any differnece? Is this tyope of scar able to benfit form the roller? I also have a raised scar on my foot which I have also used the roller on and throughout continous use, that scra has almoat gone completely. I was told that my face scar wioiuld be the same, as it is failry small and not awfully pitted as such, only under some lights, such as angles in daylight. Please help! xxxxx

    10th March 2009 at 1:54 pm

  40. admin says:

    Hi Ellie. Dermarollers are recognised as being very effective on acne scars. It is recommended that the dermaroller is used 3 to 4 times a week, making sure that you use it on alternate days to allow the skin to heal itself on the days off, e.g. use it on: mon, wed, fri, etc. Also make sure you use a cream or oil after using the dermaroller. The cream or oil will help to fade the scar and the dermaroller will allow better absorption of the cream or oil. We sell a few creams on http://www.ultramodshop.com Such as Green people vitamin fix, Green people eye gel, Bio-oil and Health aid vitamin e oil. Have a look at the website to gain some information on these products. Be patient with the dermaroller, sometimes it takes a bit of time. Everybody’s skin is different. Hope this helps.

    Thank you Ellie.

    Kind regards

    Roanna Freestone (Registered Nurse and Beauty Therapist)

    10th March 2009 at 3:07 am

  41. Ellie Dowling says:

    Thanks for such a quick reply. :) I think perhaps thats it, maybe bI just havne’t used it reguraly enough Ive gone months without using it. So……maybe this would make a differnece. Its not to deep either but it is at certain angles, I use Rose Hip Oil on it? and vitiman E moistoriser anyway? butgt maybe the rose hip oil isnt successful. Itrs just i read further up that it doesn’t do anything for pitted scras? So I thought perhaps my scar was permantm, which of course may be the case, I don’t know! Is Bio oil bad for your skin? Becuase I read that it contained somehting that was considered bad for your skin especially for teenage acne prone skin. xxxxx

    10th March 2009 at 12:05 am

  42. Ro Freestone says:

    Hi Ellie.

    Vitamin E moisturiser sounds perfect. Dermarollers are known to work on pitted scars, scars from operations, etc. We haven’t heard of any reports that Bio-oil is bad for the skin. However if a teenager is prone to acne I would suggest that they don’t use an oil based product as they probably already have oily skin. Be patient with the dermaroller.

    Good luck with it.

    Thank you Ellie

    10th March 2009 at 3:32 am

  43. Ellie Dowling says:

    well I dont use that as my cream or anything to get rid of the scar? I use it as a genral miostorise, but I use Rose Hip Oil for the scar, which doesnt seem to have made a differnce. I may try my miostriser though. Thank you for your kind advice. Xxxx

    10th March 2009 at 5:13 am

  44. Ro Freestone says:

    You’re welcome Ellie. If you are struggling with your moisturiser, you could try one of our range of skin car products that we have selected. They are all 100% natural and organic skin care products – they are a little expensive though and I’d suggest sticking to products that you already trust.

    Thanks Ellie

    10th March 2009 at 5:51 am

  45. Ellie Dowling says:

    and….one more question, Im really sorry! But…do you think the roller would make a differnece to pitted scarring? Becuase it’s not very deep to be perfectly honest, its quite shallow? xxxxxxxx

    10th March 2009 at 9:03 am

  46. Ellie Dowling says:

    plus Ive read several times that vitiman E amkes no differnece to scarring? xxxx

    10th March 2009 at 12:28 pm

  47. Ro Freestone says:

    Hi Ellie.

    Dermarollers are known to be effective on many types of scarring, such as from operations,injury, acne scarring, etc. The deeper the scarring, the more difficult it is to get results from home based treatments. Acne scarring and pitted scars generally respond well to home based needling.

    Vitamin E is an important part of providing optimal conditions for scar healing. It is unlikely going to be enough on it’s own to make any difference, but in conjunction with skin needling (or as part of a vitamin enriched moisturizer) it is a good complementary product.

    If you have a product that you already like and trust, keep on using that. We do have a range of 100% organic specialist skin care products on offer on our sister site, Ultramodshop.com

    Thank you Ellie.

    10th March 2009 at 12:30 pm

  48. Bianca says:

    Hi…thank you for being a very good source of information!
    I have a couple of questions…first,I use the 1.5 mm roller for acne scars…and usually I use cleansing and cream with glycolic acid in them…can I use them right after or when can I get back to them? also I see different info on sunscreen and makeup, some say not until 3 days after rolling cause it can really damage the skin, these products were not meant to be going in so deep into the skin…while some say sunscreen is good right after…

    warm thank you,

    10th March 2009 at 3:46 am

  49. Ro Freestone says:

    Hi Bianca.

    If I am correct, Glycolyic acid exfoliates the skin so I would personally not use the cream on the day of using the dermaroller as both of them together may be too aggressive for the skin. Use it on the days off from using the dermaroller – rolling alternate days to allow the skin to heal itself and recover from the treatment, e.g. use it Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun, etc.

    It is fine to use sunscreen after using the dermaroller. This is important as the skin will be more sensitive to the UV rays. I would not use make-up immediately after rolling – but you roll at night before going to bed, this will not be a problem.

    It’s not really relevant but we do offer a range of natural 100% organic make up products from Dr Hauschka. They are available on our new shopping cart as are all the dermarollers and skin care products we offer. Just thought I’d take the chance to plug the make up – ;)

    Thank you Bianca

    10th March 2009 at 4:00 am

  50. Marla says:

    Hi, I need some advice on which roller to buy. This is what I need…
    For the face: I need a roller for hyper pigmentation, anti ageing and wrinkles around eyes. Under one of the eyes I have a scar so I need to get close to the eye.
    For the body: I need a roller for stretch marks and decolletage.
    Thanks in advance!

    10th March 2009 at 12:38 pm

  51. Marla says:

    Hi, I need some advice on which roller to buy. This is what I need…
    For the face: I need a roller for hyper pigmentation, anti ageing and wrinkles around eyes. Under one of the eyes I have a scar so I need to get close to the eye.
    For the body: I need a roller for stretch marks and decolletage.
    Thanks in advance!

    10th March 2009 at 12:48 am

  52. admin says:

    Hello Marla.

    We highly recommend the MNS roller because it is excellent value for money. For the face, I would recommend using a 0.5mm dermaroller. For areas underneath the eyes, it is important to roll downwards only (NOT UPWARDS) to avoid damage to the eye. Ensuring that you are very careful. The 0.5mm roller can also be used on the décolleté area. For areas of stretch marks, e.g. thighs and stomach, it is best to use a 1.5mm roller. Hope this helps. For any more information on dermarollers, please visit: http://www.ultramodshop.com.

    Thank you Marla

    Kind Regards

    Roanna Freestone

    (Registered Nurse and Beauty Therapist)

    10th March 2009 at 1:53 am

  53. jackie says:

    hi my name is jackie. i recently purchased the Derma roller 1.5mm and i used it twice now for the stretch marks on my legs. and i have 2 scars on my lower stomach on the side i use it on then put vasaline crem with vitamin e in it afterwards. i might be pregnant and i seen that you shouldnt use it if you are pregnant… should i stop using it?

    10th March 2009 at 10:49 am

  54. meggie says:

    Hello,i have a general question about using derma roller to tight loose skin(upper arms area and inner tights),does it work?which length should be used?

    Many Thx

    10th March 2009 at 12:47 pm

  55. admin says:

    Hi Jackie.

    If you are pregnant, stop using the dermaroller. After your pregnancy, you can continue using the dermaroller.

    Thank you Jackie.

    Kind Regards

    Roanna Freestone

    (Registered Nurse and Beauty Therapist)

    10th March 2009 at 4:43 am

  56. admin says:

    Hello Meggie

    Dermaroller can be effective on loose skin. For the upper arm area, we recommend a 1.0mm dermaroller. For the thigh area, we recommend a 1.5mm. The dermaroller brand which is best value for money is the MNS. If you require anymore information regarding dermarollers, please visit: http://www.ultramodgroup.com.

    Thank you Meggie

    Kind Regards

    Roanna Freestone

    (Registered Nurse and Beauty Therapist)

    10th March 2009 at 4:47 am

  57. Nikhil says:

    hello, i really need you to help me with this. its been three years back i was having a lot of pimples which got over leaving a lot of scars on my face. i went through a number of fractional laser treatments, say around 6 sittings,which did not do me a lot of favour. but yea, there were improvements. lately around 3 months back, my doctor told me about the derma roller thing, and i’have had 4 sittings allready(one in every 20 days). i can see improvements for sure. What i want to know is, is it possible to get a really clear skin back by this treatment? what if i go for around 4 more sittings (1 sitting every 20 days) will I see another drastic improvement? or will the improvement slow down with increasing number of sittings? I have really minute scars which r hard to see, but in light they appear really bad. should i go on having more and more sittings? or should i just think, this is all the treatment could give, and not go ahead with more.
    will be awaiting your reply.

    10th March 2009 at 6:13 am

  58. admin says:

    Hi Nikhil

    I m a qualified nurse and beauty therapist and perform professional dermaroller treatments throughout the UK (visit: http://www.dermaroller-planet.com) and I personally believe the dermaroller treatments to be very effective. I provide a minimum of three treatments to my clients, one every 6 weeks, to allow the skin to repair itself after the dermaroller treatment. Even after you have had all the required dermaroller treatments, your skin will continue to repair and regenerate itself many months afterwards. You will continue to see results. If it was me, I would continue with the dermaroller treatments. On my dermaroller training day, the doctor said that the maximum number of dermaroller treatments is about 6 and the minimum is 3 treatments. For information on dermarollers and professional demaroller treatments in the UK, please visit: http://www.dermaroller-planet.com or http://www.ultramodshop.com. Hope this helps.

    Kind Regards


    10th March 2009 at 6:14 am

  59. AJ says:


    I have a variety of pitted scars on my face like icepick , rolling and boxcar scars.

    Can you tell me which dermaroller is suitable for me??

    Will 0.5mm is sufficient enough or i should go for 1.0mm dermaroller ??

    10th March 2009 at 11:38 am

  60. admin says:

    Hi AJ

    Generally we recommend that people use a 0.5mm dermaroller on the face, however if you felt like you weren’t getting the results with the 0.5mm, you could try the 1.0mm. If you are based in the UK, we offer professional dermaroller treatments which can be performed in the comfort of your own home. The therapsit is able to use a 1.5mm dermaroller and they are trained to use a local anaesthetic numbing cream which allows them to apply more pressure. For more information on dermarollers or professional dermaroller treatments in the UK, please visit: http://www.dermaroller-planet.com or http://www.ultramodshop.com.

    Thank you AJ

    Kind Regards


    10th March 2009 at 11:40 am

  61. admin says:

    Hi Jean

    It is recommended to use a cream or oil which contains vitamins A and E that help the skin to regenerate itself. If you are treating acne scarring, you may find that a product such as Bio-Oil (contains viatmins A and E) would be effective. For information regarding dermarollers and skincare products, please visit: http://www.ultramodshop.com or http://www.dermaroller-planet.com. Hope this helps.

    Thank you

    Kind Regards


    10th March 2009 at 8:13 am

  62. Jean says:

    Hi, kindly advice which vitamin cream should i put right after the procedure for my severe acne problem?Thank you.

    10th March 2009 at 8:12 pm

  63. admin says:

    Hi Natalia

    The dermaroller size and brand which we recommend for hair loss is the 0.25mm MT dermaroller. It is recommended to use it before using a hair loss product that contains minoxidal. For cellulite, the best size and brand (best value for money) is the 1.5mm MT dermaroller. For information regarding dermarollers and skincare products, please visit: http://www.ultramodshop.com or http://www.dermaroller-planet.com. Hope this helps.

    Thank you Natalia

    Kind Regards


    10th March 2009 at 3:36 am

  64. Natalia says:

    Hi, I want to know this for my husband, which would you recommend for hair loss treatment? and which for cellulite treatment. Thanks

    10th March 2009 at 3:35 pm

  65. Ling says:

    Hi, I wold like to use dermaroller on my stretch marks, deep scar and to several hair loss… can I use the 1,5mm to all of that???


    10th March 2009 at 4:27 am

  66. admin says:

    Hi Ling

    The 1.5mm is the ideal size for treating stretch marks. Regarding the scar, it depends where it is. For the face use a 0.5mm, for the head (hair loss) use a 0.25mm with a skin product containing for example minoxidol, for the arms and breast area use a 1.0mm, for the thighs and stomach use a 1.5mm. For information regarding dermarollers and skincare products, please visit: http://www.ultramodshop.com or http://www.dermaroller-planet.com.

    Hope this helps

    Thank you Ling

    Kind Regards


    10th March 2009 at 4:28 am

  67. sandra says:

    hi ive just recentley bought my second derma roller from you i also recieved a free dermier co2 gel mask i was wondering if you could tell me how to use this has it doesnt fully explain it on the package thanks sandra

    10th March 2009 at 3:48 am

  68. Marla says:

    Hi again,
    I have new questions for you :) .
    I would like to buy five MNS rollers with two different needle length, three 0.5mm and two 1.5mm. Is there a way that I can get this great value multi packs for all five?

    I read on MNS recommendations that 1.0mm needle length is good for skin pigmentation problems removal and I’m buying 0.5mm and 1.5mm needle length. Will the needles I’m going to buy not help me with my skin pigmentation problems?


    10th March 2009 at 7:17 am

  69. tia says:

    I have been using a roller for 12 days and I’ve noticed that my skin seems dry especially, my neck. This has made my skin look worse since starting to roll. Is there an adjustment period? Thank you Tia

    10th March 2009 at 2:45 am

  70. admin says:

    Hi Tia

    Skin needling can certainly make your skin dry. It is a very common side effect and the it is important that you moisturise after rolling. I would suggest that in addition to applying a moisturiser, you may want to reduce the frequency of your sessions. By this I mean giving an extra day or so rest for your skin to recover between sessions.

    You will find a routine which suits your own lifestyle and your own skin. But the most important thing for you to do is moisturise! You will probably already have a product you are already familiar with. If not, consider inexpensive brands such as Dove.

    We do have several specialist creams ourselves although these are a little expensive. They are all natural, organic eco friendly type products. They are available only through the Ultramod Shop which is our improved shopping site.

    Thanks Tia

    10th March 2009 at 2:46 am

  71. admin says:

    Hi Marla

    Yes this is definitely possible. As a rule, just select 5 x Free needles advice as you option. This will prompt us to confirm via email what it is that you require. It is a little awkward I appreciate – in response to this, we launched the Ultramod Shop late last year. It is loads easier to use, it has more products on it and all in all, is a lot better.

    The other alternative is to simply email us what it is you want and we can send you a paypal/google checkout invoice for payment. We try to be as flexible as possible – any way is fine with us.

    With regards your skin pigmentation issues – we have had a lot of contradictory results. I would suggest that it is far from certain that any brand or method of skin needling would help in this area – until we can be sure that it definitely will assist (we run our own feedback mechanisms to keep abreast of success rates), please treat pigmentation treatments with a degree of uncertainty. It is an area we continue to look into.

    10th March 2009 at 6:40 am

  72. Bev says:


    I am 34 and suffer from rosacea and the skin on my face has aged prematurely (both due to the condition itself and the numerous harsh prescription creams my GP has prescribed over the years). I intend to use the Dermaroller over the entire facial area (especially on my cheeks where I have severe open pores). I believe a 0.5mm needle would be suitable for this. How long would a Dermaroller last if I used it 5 days a week until my skin is vastly improved? Also, once I’ve achieved the result I’m happy with, how often must I use the Dermaroller in order to continue reaping the benefits?

    Many thanks,


    10th March 2009 at 10:23 am

  73. admin says:

    Hi Bev.

    If you suffer from rosacea on the face, you need to be extremely careful. You are correct with regards to the size. The best size for treating your face is the 0.5mm. If you take care of the dermaroller it will last for approximately 3 months. After achieving your desired results, you could use the dermaroller once or month or less frequent. It’s entirely up to you. For information regarding dermarollers and purchasing products, please visit: http://www.ultramodshop.com or http://www.dermaroller-planet.com. Hope this helps.

    Thank you Bev

    Kind Regards


    10th March 2009 at 3:23 am

  74. Cleo says:

    Hi, I’m very much interested in purchasing the derma roller, but I’m not sure if this is possible to use on my skin, since I’m prone to a keloid scarring. I have also a skin pigmentation on my face and a crows feet.

    I would appreciate if you could give me some advice.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks and regards


    10th March 2009 at 9:22 am

  75. Cleo says:

    I am still waiting for your reply. Thanks, Cleo

    10th March 2009 at 11:18 am

  76. admin says:

    Hi Cleo

    Dermarollers are known to be effective with reducing the appearance of hyper pigmentation. If you are prone to keloid scarring, I would be tempted to ask your doctor their opinion on whether it would create scars before using the roller. It is better to be safe. We have had no reports of any dermarollers causing keloid scars. For information on contra-indications to the dermaroller treatment and other dermaroller information, please visit: ww.dermaroller-planet.com or ww.ultramodshop.com.

    Thank you Cleo

    Kind Regards


    10th March 2009 at 11:21 am

  77. hez says:

    Hie earlier you were mentioning that you do dermaroller treatments once every 6 weeks.. But u also mentioned it’s ok to use the dermaroller every alternate day.. I just bought a dermaroller for slight pitted scarring.. Im wondering how often should I use it

    10th March 2009 at 5:39 am

  78. admin says:

    Hi Hez

    Yes that’s correct, I perform professional dermaroller treatments in the UK. Due to me being a Registered Nurse, I am able to use a dermaroller with longer needles and local anaesthetic to numb the skin. This means that I am able to roll deeper than the home use roller. This is why the professional dermaroller treatments should be performed every 6 weeks to allow the skin time to repair itself. You are able to use the home use dermaroller 3 times a week on alternate days. The day off in between allows the skin to repair and regenerate itself. Hope this helps.

    Thank you Hez.

    Kind Regards


    10th March 2009 at 5:40 am

  79. tina says:

    Hi I’ve lived with my stretch marks for years and still hate them so much, tryed so many creams with no luck, just orded the 1.5 derma roller, and would like to know which creams are best to use with it? and do they ever go completly?

    10th March 2009 at 2:48 am

  80. admin says:

    Hi Tina,

    The best type of creams to use are vitamin enriched creams. There is no need to spend ridiculous amounts of money on expensive creams. In fact I’m sure Dove do a vitamin moisturiser that’s fairly cheap. As long as you apply alot of moisture to the area your working on you should be fine.

    Many Thanks


    10th March 2009 at 8:34 am

  81. samuel says:

    Hi,i have to say kudos to you for your very impeccable intuition,you are really doing a good job by the way you reply us in such a lovely and kind manner. Graciàs!i am sam and am from Nigeria,pls.i want to know if i can purchase the dermaroller with a mastercard websurfer?pls.let me know the exact model and price for a dermaroller that is good for pitted scars.Thanks and best regards.

    10th March 2009 at 3:56 am

  82. Mac says:

    Hi admin, is the derma roller effective on enlarged pores? I mean can long term usage of the roller minimize my large facial pores? Thanks.

    10th March 2009 at 1:38 am

  83. admin says:

    Hi, Yes the rollers are effective on large pores, although like anything you may see results straight away or you may see them gradually over some time.

    10th March 2009 at 4:38 am

  84. 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

  85. 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

  86. 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

  87. 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

  88. 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

  89. 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

  90. 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

  91. 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

  92. 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

  93. 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

  94. misty says:

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

    10th March 2009 at 7:10 am

  95. 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

  96. 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

  97. 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

  98. Karen says:


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


    10th March 2009 at 3:16 pm

  99. 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

  100. 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

  101. 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

  102. 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

  103. 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

  104. 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

  105. 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

  106. 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

  107. 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

  108. char says:

    how long after rolling should i apply cream?

    10th March 2009 at 8:42 pm

  109. 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

  110. adi says:

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

    10th March 2009 at 1:33 am

  111. 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

  112. 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

  113. 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

  114. 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

  115. 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

  116. 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

  117. 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

  118. 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

  119. 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

  120. 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

  121. 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

  122. 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

  123. 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

  124. 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

  125. 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

  126. 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

  127. 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

  128. Elizabeth says:

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

    10th March 2009 at 10:24 am

  129. 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

  130. modupe says:

    Pls am from nigeria where do I get ur product here

    10th March 2009 at 5:09 pm

  131. 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

  132. 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

  133. 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

  134. 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

  135. 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

  136. Fara says:

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

    10th March 2009 at 1:29 am

  137. 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

  138. 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

  139. 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

  140. Zoe says:

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

    10th March 2009 at 4:55 pm

  141. 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

  142. 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

  143. 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

  144. 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

  145. 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

  146. 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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