Dermaroller Instructions

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Posted on 3rd April 2009 by admin

If after reading these instructions you are unsure of any aspect, please contact us at lookinggood@dermaroller-planet.com and our trained beauty therapist (also a registered nurse) will assist you. We will email you a copy of these instructions after you have placed your order.

You may also wish to post questions or concerns below – We will answer all of these promptly although please feel free to add your own comments to others questions. We understand that initially, users can feel uncertain of many aspect of dermarolling – this is quite natural. Once you have used the device however, you should feel very much at ease and it is likely you will develop you own regime of use.

Dermaroller Treatments

The dermaroller can be used as part of a successful treatment regime for all of the following.

There are two recommended methods of using your Dermaroller and if you are unsure of how to use them, follow these carefully. We update these recommendations based on the experiences of our customers – whenever the changes occur, we inform all of our customers to ensure that they remain up to date on best practice. Once you have undergone a skin needling session, improvements may continue to develop for several months.

To Start: Establish a sterile environment

To begin, make sure you wash your hands as well as making sure that the body area you are about to treat is also clean. We also recommend that you ensure that the treatment area is clean and free from germs. You may wish to wipe down the area with a disinfectant or similar.

If it is the first time you are using your Dermaroller, some models may require sterilizing before use. Although most products do come pre-sterilized you should check before use.

Ensure that you have all the items necessary to begin your treatment including your dermaroller, moisturizer, topicaine gel (if used), antibacterial cream (if used) and any other third party products you may require. (Such as anti cellulite cream, hair loss remedy etc)

Method One – The Simple Approach

This is usually the most common way of using the roller as it requires less set up time, fewer products and fits in far better with most peoples daily routine.

Using the roller with slight pressure; roll the device back and forth four times in four directions as shown below. The treatment should not be painful and should not draw blood. You will become accustomed to how much pressure you can apply without causing any pain or discomfort.

Use the roller as part of your daily routine – you can roll every day if you wish although we recommend allowing your skin at least a couple of days of rest each week. Other users only use their roller a couple of times a week – whilst you should not overuse your dermaroller, the more sessions you have each week, the quicker you will see improvements. Note that it is not necessary to roll more than once a day.

Using a Dermaroller

Method Two: The Professional Approach

This method is involves greater preparation but only requires less frequent use of the device. It is a similar method to that which professional treatments adhere to. Treatments can be carried out whenever you have the opportunity – we recommend monthly treatments although fortnightly sessions are also fine.

When using this method, it is suggested that preparing the treatment area before hand does achieve optimum results. This means applying a vitamin rich cream to the area in the days before treatment will ensure your skin is best prepared to begin the healing process once treatment has finished.

Once ready to roll, apply a numbing agent such as Topicaine Gel to the area. This usually takes 15 minutes to activate: Wipe of the excess once ready to roll. Follow the instructions above, rolling the Dermaroller in different directions, applying greater pressure and/or make additional rolls of the device. (Do not overdo your rolling)

Skin Care After Rolling

If you have followed method two, we recommend that after cleaning the area, you should apply an antibacterial cream to protect from any possible infection. (It is unlikely this will happen but it is wise to take precautions.)

Although many people do achieve success without, we strongly recommend applying a vitamin rich moisturizer after use. (Ensure it includes Vitamin C and E as these assist in collagen production) Remember that part of the benefits of using your roller is the boost in absorption rates of topical products. Nourishing your skin at this point can reap major benefits.

You may experience a slight reddening of the area after treatment. This will fade quickly but dependant on your method, it may last for up to 24 hours. We strongly recommend either staying out of the sun for this period or using a sunscreen to protect yourself.

For Hair Loss and Thinning Hair

Unlike other treatments, use on thinning hair will not be of benefit without the application of additional products. Use these products as directed, ensuring that you use a short needled dermaroller before application(0.5mm or below)

For example – Each morning / night, after showering and washing your scalp, dry well with a clean towel.  Roll the Derma Roller over the scalp in one direction (and not back and forth).  Apply 1ml of 5% Minoxidil (which should be available from your local Pharmacy) to balding areas and massage into the scalp thoroughly.  If you notice the scalp flaking after a few days, simply rub the dead skin away whilst shampooing your hair.  Treat no more than once per day, 5 times per week.

Face Treatment:

Please take care when using the Dermaroller on your face. Do not use excessively long needles and never use the Dermaroller on your eyes or lips.

Care of your Derma Roller

Unless you are disposing your roller after use, when you have finished using the device, rinse it under hot running water.  If you have used the roller with numbing cream, stand head first in the half full glass of disinfectant for approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour (but no longer).  If you only used the roller gently, you need only disinfect the device on a weekly basis.  Shake off the excess liquid and stand on a clean towel to dry.  Please do not put the device away while it is still wet.  When it is completely dry, put the roller away where it will avoid damage.

Disclaimer

Never share your Dermaroller with other people.

Do not use a dermaroller on areas of sunburn, open cuts or other sore and tender areas.

Do not us your dermaroller if you are suffering from active herpes outbreaks or any other inflamations of the skin.

We recommend that you consult a trained medical professional if you are in any doubts about the suitability or safety of using a Dermaroller.

You can contact us at any time if you have any questions.

We are not responsible for any unfavourable results which may be derived from improper use of this product.

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79 Comments
  1. tahani says:

    I am pregnant and I want to use derma roller to get rid of my stretch marks on my upper arms. can I use it? If yes, can I use a cream like coco butter/shea butter and elastine and collagen cream?after, how much time can i apply the cream after rooling.

    3rd April 2009 at 8:52 am

  2. admin says:

    Hi Tahani

    The quick answer is Yes. And yes, you can use those products mentioned absolutely. You should be applying them straight after rolling as they will penetrate most effectively just after you roll.

    Good luck with the baby!

    3rd April 2009 at 5:02 am

  3. tina says:

    Hi I BROUGHT A DERMA ROLLER FROM THE WEBSITE THE WOODEN LOOKING ONE THAT’S FDA APPROVED. I USED IT WITHOUT STERALISING IT AS I THOUGHT YOU DIDNT HAVE TO? IS THIS ONE PRE STERALISED?

    HOPE YOU CAN HELP

    TINA

    3rd April 2009 at 8:38 am

  4. chelsea says:

    Hi.. I’ve been using 1.5 roller on my leg scar over 3 mos. i use it everyday except weekend. I notice after i used derma roller my skin gets red and there’s a little dotted blood around the scar and very red. then after 2 days my skin gets dark. Is this normal. I stop using dermaroller for a while to fade the dark spot…should i do it 3 times a week instead of 5 days straight? It seems that my skin is sensitive. I have a very deep old scar is it possible to remove it like no trace at all? thanks

    3rd April 2009 at 10:52 am

  5. admin says:

    Hi Tina. I think you are referring to the Dr Roller. If you are, it is pre-sterilised. It is recommended that the dermaroller is placed in disinfectant for approximately an hour, at least once a week. This will ensure that any bacteria that may be present on the roller is killed. I’m a qualified beauty therapist and I use Barbicide detergent to disinfect any metal equipment. I would imagine that you could buy it online as it is a popular brand. Hope this helps.
    Thank you Tina.

    Kind Regards.

    Roanna Freestone (Registered Nurse and Beauty Therapist)

    3rd April 2009 at 5:48 am

  6. admin says:

    Hi Chelsea. I would recommend using the dermaroller on alternate days (e.g. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, etc). The days off in between rolling will allow the skin to heal itself. It needs time to recover in between rolling days. It is normal for skin to turn red following the treatment because the dermaroller is producing tiny holes. This should fade after a couple of days. The blood spots may be due to rolling slightly too hard on the skin. Try to use the roller with not as much pressure. Dermarollers are said to reduce the appearance of scars considerably. Hope this helps.

    Thank you Chelsea.

    Kind Regards

    Roanna Freestone (Registered Nurse and Beauty Therapist)

    3rd April 2009 at 6:01 am

  7. mia says:

    There is so much information surrounding derma-rollers…I guess my main questions would be what are the best products to apply to skin after the initial roll and what should I stay away from so as to not inhibit the inflammation? Also what are the best vitamins to take internally…I am already taking biotin and zinc…is there anything else that I could take with these or should I replace these with other vitamins that may help more? I am looking into using the derma-roller for old stretchmarks…so any info is welcome. Thanks!

    3rd April 2009 at 9:10 pm

  8. admin says:

    Hi Mia. We recommend matching the cream or oil to the problem, e.g. an anti wrinkle cream for wrinkles or one that is specific for stretch marks or one that is effective on scars, etc. It is said that creams and oils containing vitamins A and E are effective on all of these skin concerns. Amongst other skin care products, we sell Bio-oil and Health Aid vitamin E oil (Both of these are effective on scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and dehydrated skin. These are available on our website: http://www.ultramodshop.com. We are not trained in giving internal vitamin advice unfortunately, although If it was me, I would go to a health food shop and ask for some vitamin advice. Dermarollers are known to be effective with stretch marks. Hope this helps.

    Thank you Mia

    Kind Regards

    Roanna Freestone (Registered Nurse and Beauty Therapist)

    3rd April 2009 at 2:34 am

  9. nattie says:

    I would just like to ask if there is a certain risk for using a derma roller with a needle size a bit longer than required? For example, I used a 2.00 mm derma roller for my stretch marks, and I read that the appropriate size for stretch marks is only 1.5 mm. So will using a longer-needled derma roller affect the process of healing, or even the results? And is it normal that after using the derma roller (on stretch marks) the area becomes irritated and red? If it is not normal, what can I do? Thank you!

    3rd April 2009 at 10:50 am

  10. admin says:

    Hi Nattie. We mainly sell 1.5mm dermarollers for stretch marks although occasionally we do sell 2.0mm to people. If you are coping with that size needle then there should be no problem. It might be slightly more painful with the 2.0mm as it’s a longer needle but both sizes help to fade stretch marks. It is a normal reaction that the area turns red after using the roller, this should fade within 24-48 hours. It’s important that you use a cream or oil after using the dermaroller, e.g. bio-oil and Health aid vitamin E oil are excellent brands which we sell on our website and they are both effective with stretch marks. Also, try to use the dermaroller on alternate days, e.g. monday, wednesday, friday…… This will allow the skin to heal itself and recover from the rolling. Hope this helps.

    Kind regards
    Roanna Freestone (Registered Nurse and Beauty Therapist)

    3rd April 2009 at 3:59 am

  11. admin says:

    Hi Nattie. Most people tend to buy the 1.5mm dermarollers for stretch marks although we do still sell 2.0mm occasionally. There is no difference in results, I would just say that the 2.0mm might be slightly more painful as the needles are longer. It is normal for the area to go red following use of the dermaroller but this should fade within 24-48 hours. It is important that you use a cream or oil for your specific problem after using the dermaroller, e.g. we sell Bio-oil and Health aid vitamin E oil on our website www. ultramodshop.com. These two oils are both effective on stretch marks amongst other skin problems (Wrinkles, scars and dehydrated skin). I would also ensure that you use the dermaroller on alternate days, e.g. Monday, Wednesday, Friday…. This gives the skin time to heal itself, allowing it to recover from the treatment. Hope this helps.

    Thank you Nattie.

    Kind Regards

    Roanna Freestone (Registered Nurse and Beauty Therapist)

    3rd April 2009 at 5:26 am

  12. jasmine says:

    how many minutes a day should you use the derma roller on your stretch marks. would it be better to put trilastin on my stretch marks right after i roll on the derma roller or a moisturizer

    3rd April 2009 at 9:45 pm

  13. admin says:

    Hi Jasmine

    It is recommended that the dermaroller is used once a day, three times a week (with a day off in between each rolling day e.g. use dermaroller on mon, wed, fri, etc). Moisturisers that contain vitamins A and E are known to be effective with skin regeneration. Bio-oil is a well known product for treating stretch marks which contains vitmains A and E. This can be purchased on our websites. For more information on dermarollers or professional dermaroller treatments in the UK, please visit: http://www.dermaroller-planet.com or http://www.ultramodshop.com. Hope this helps.

    Thank you Jasmine

    Kind Regards

    Admin

    3rd April 2009 at 9:50 pm

  14. admin says:

    Hi Jennie

    There are many good brands of dermarollers out there. The MT dermaroller which you are describing is known to be an effective product. It is safe to use the dermaroller after bathing. The skin should be cleansed before using the dermaroller. For more information regarding different brands of dermarollers, etc, please visit: http://www.dermaroller-planet.com or http://www.ultramodshop.com.

    Thank you Jennie

    Kind Regards

    Admin

    3rd April 2009 at 7:43 am

  15. Jennie says:

    I am interested in buying a derma roller. However, I want to buy a generic brand called MT Microneedle, or at least I think it’s generic. Does it matter which brand I use?

    Also, is it safe to use after bathing when the skin is looser/more relaxed and flexible?

    3rd April 2009 at 7:42 pm

  16. IREN says:

    Where can i get a vitamin rich c and e oil?

    3rd April 2009 at 2:06 am

  17. admin says:

    Hi Iren, If you want something that isn’t high in price, we have found that many ‘Dove’ type creams usually work really well which can be found in places like Boots if you’re from the UK if not many supermarkets also have them. On our website (http://www.ultramodshop.com/categories/Skin-Care-Products/) we also sell Bio Oil, Vitamin E Oil, and Vita Min Fix nourishing cream which customers have found work well in keeping the skin moisturised.

    3rd April 2009 at 3:50 am

  18. jo says:

    Hi there, I purchased 2 of the dr rollers from you some time ago……….they’re superb!! I was wondering if you can satisfy my curiosity……..why is it that the rollers cant be used on the lips and eyes?
    Many thanks

    3rd April 2009 at 4:20 am

  19. rlene says:

    Hi, i just want to check if its possible to use dermaroller on my face during pregnancy? I am two months pregnant and prior to that i start using dermaroller, for a bout a month. I stop worrying that it might affect my pregnancy, im using vitamin e serum after. Can i continue my facial treatment? I have pitted scars on my face and i want to get over. Please help.

    3rd April 2009 at 12:31 am

  20. admin says:

    Hi Rlene

    If you are concerned though about anything baby related, you should see your doctor. But generally yes, you’re fine using it during pregnancy as it does not affect anything other than your skin. It’s also a good option for avoiding those stretch marks too ;)

    Good luck with the pregnancy.

    3rd April 2009 at 12:45 pm

  21. kelly says:

    Hi, i wanted to ask if derma-roller is safe to use for me? What i mean is that i am prone to getting hypertorophic scars and wanted to know if i should be safe using 1.5mm for my stretch marks? Will it give me hypertrophic scars if i do a deep roll or will i be just fine?

    3rd April 2009 at 3:54 am

  22. Cherelle says:

    is there a specific mm dermaroller you should use on your face ?

    3rd April 2009 at 9:35 pm

  23. Tuf says:

    Hi I am thinking of using a dermaroller on my nose and cheek to remove some hyper pigmentation that was teh result of some acne I had. I was wondering for my face, what size needle should I use (I was thinking 0.5mm) ? Also I have bio oil and Ambi Fade cream, which contains hydroquinone. After rolling, should I use both straight away or wait a few hours/ until the next day to pu the oil and cream on?
    Thanks

    3rd April 2009 at 4:07 pm

  24. Tuf says:

    What creams/ oils would you recommend to use after using a derma roller on your face?

    Thanks

    3rd April 2009 at 4:09 pm

  25. ellane says:

    Hi! I just bought dermaroller and I found out that you guys recommend bio oil which is good because I already have one
    but my question is, is there a certain brand for dermaroller that we should get? Cuz the one i bought is only a dollar so I am having a second thought on using it. Its from Hong Kong. Thanks!

    3rd April 2009 at 3:26 am

  26. ayyam says:

    Hi,

    How many sittings of dermoroller i have to take for acne marks.

    Thanks

    3rd April 2009 at 7:06 am

  27. Nicole says:

    Hi so I have really bad acne and scars on my face, i’ll be using the derma roller on my butt, thighs, and calfs do i need to buy a new one for each body part? Also i’m pre-scribed face wash and cream for my face is it ok if i still use the derma roller on my face

    3rd April 2009 at 1:09 am

  28. Lourdes says:

    Hi! I’ve been using my dermaroller for 3 days now 1.5mm for stretch marks . I just need to know if it is normal that my stretch marks appear a little bit raised n I know the redness is normal but when I put the bio oil over the area I can feel my stretch marks are raised. Is this normal? Or you think I need to give my skin a rest ,? Or this could be means the dermaroller it’s working?

    3rd April 2009 at 4:35 am

  29. lisa says:

    Hi could you tell me which creams before and after for usage with acne scaring on my cheeks please

    3rd April 2009 at 10:58 am

  30. char says:

    First off, this website really helped me alot. Very informative. I found on another site that you should derma roll stretch marks no more than once a week, but here it says 3 times a week is okay. Which is more effective? I have been doing microdermabrasion for about 2 months now & i have seen no results. Is derma rolling better for stretch marks than microdermabrasion? And also how long do you think it would take to see significant results with my 4 year old stretchmarks on my chest? i have dark skin and light marks

    3rd April 2009 at 7:55 pm

  31. kita says:

    hi!
    does the roller become blunt and require replacement?
    if yes, how many sittings?

    3rd April 2009 at 4:17 am

  32. Amy Gregory says:

    Hi!
    It is possible for Rollers to lose their effectiveness over time, this takes quite a long time, however we suggest that you replace the roller every month, based on a 3 weekly sitting. Some people however, prefer to use a fresh roller per sitting. We suggest that you avoid using a derma roller more than three times a week, and replace often, but ultimately it is your decision.

    3rd April 2009 at 4:16 am

  33. Amy Gregory says:

    I am glad to hear that our website has been of use to you. Derma rolling has indeed seemed to be more effective than microdermabrasion. I would recommend a months course of 3 weekly treatments, to see if the treatment is suitable for your stretchmarks. However if you find that you experience discomfort, reduce the amount of treatments per week, or try a smaller needle size.

    3rd April 2009 at 4:31 am

  34. Amy Gregory says:

    I would highly recommend a nice gentle moisturizer, unscented. If you have one that you use regularly, continue to use that, but anything nice and simple is best for the skin.

    3rd April 2009 at 4:41 am

  35. Amy Gregory says:

    Hi Nicole,
    We do recommend that a separate roller is used for the face than for the rest of the body as facial skin is more sensitive and it may require a smaller needle size. It is also for hygiene precautions. It should still be absolutely fine for you to use your prescribed face wash and cream in conjunction with your derma roller.

    3rd April 2009 at 4:48 am

  36. Amy Gregory says:

    We suggest that you use the product as you see fit, our guidelines are that you use it three times a week to see visible results over the course of a month.

    3rd April 2009 at 4:56 am

  37. Amy Gregory says:

    As always, we suggest that the price of an item reflects the quality of an item. We only recommend high quality rollers and products. If you have doubts I would suggest that you trust your instincts.

    3rd April 2009 at 4:59 am

  38. Amy Gregory says:

    Anything plain and unscented is best, as perfumes can irritate the skin. Simple moisturizing creams are the best.

    3rd April 2009 at 5:04 am

  39. Amy Gregory says:

    I would recommend nothing larger than 0.5mm for the face, and leaving a good few hours between rolling and using Bio Oil/ Ambi Fade. Try a 3 line roller for the face as it may be easier for you.

    3rd April 2009 at 5:06 am

  40. Amy Gregory says:

    I would recommend that you give the skin a rest to ensure it is perfectly safe, and if you feel comfortable to continue, do so. I believe that the raising is part of the healing process caused by the roller, which is nothing to worry about. But it is always best to be safe if you are unsure.

    3rd April 2009 at 5:12 am

  41. Amy Gregory says:

    We recommend nothing larger than a 0.5mm on the face, as the skin there is very sensitive, but it is up to you, and your personal preference.

    3rd April 2009 at 5:13 am

  42. 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, in your case I would recommend a 0.5mm or 1.0mm, combine it with a nice gentle moisturizer and you should be fine.

    3rd April 2009 at 5:17 am

  43. char says:

    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 stretchmakrs with 3 a week treatments?

    3rd April 2009 at 8:41 pm

  44. fadia says:

    I used the dermaroller 1.5mm on my thighs 3 days ago. At the begining the area was so red and painful, I used Bio-oil to sooth the pain. After a couple of hours I noticed a rash on my skin and it was itchy and after a day it was all over my body, I went to the doctor and he said that this was acute urticaria. I am now sufferibg from acute urticaria as well as a brown coloured thigh that doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Could the acute urticaria be of the dermaroller? could it be from the treatment cream (to reduce stretch marks) that my doctor put after applying the roller? or could it be that just my body couldn’t handle the needles? Please help.

    3rd April 2009 at 12:06 am

  45. Amy says:

    Hi!
    I’m sorry to hear that you have been unwell. Acute Uticaria is often caused by an allergic reaction, or in some cases a form of trauma to the skin, such as scratching or slapping, and normally lasts for under 6 weeks. From what you have described it would appear that you have either had a trauma based reaction from needling ( although the skin is often a little red and sore immediately after needling – it is possible that you have started off on a slightly bigger needle size than your skin can handle, which would exacerbate the redness ), or an allergic reaction to the Bio Oil. The best thing to do is to ask your Doctor about an allergy test, to see if it was a reaction to the Bio Oil. If you decide that you want to continue rolling, I highly recommend that you replace your roller and start with a fresh one, and that you pick a smaller size to reduce the amount of redness and soreness post rolling.
    I hope this helps and that you get well soon.

    3rd April 2009 at 2:01 am

  46. Natasha says:

    I have being going to the dermatolgist since few monts for acne…
    1) She started using peelers first.. after few sittings when acne started dissapearing she used zgts dermallor for the first time…. on my face..She said that my face will be red and a bit swollen for 24 hrs then it will be back to normal… But after one week i have got pigmentation on both my cheeks… it looks very,….. ugly… Will it dissapear????or should i have to take other treatment for this??? or when will it come to normal???she has asked me to use Metasafe cream….??? Please help

    3rd April 2009 at 7:57 am

  47. Amy says:

    Hi Natasha,

    This does sound like a matter which is best discussed with your dermatologist. We have heard of cases where the skin pigments after treatment – this is often caused by an over production of Melanin in the skin ( completely natural ) and will normally fade after treatment is stopped. The cream she has advised may help your treatment, I would recommend following your dermatologist’s advice, and make her aware of your concerns. It may be that using a smaller needle size will reduce the amount of pigmentation caused.

    I hope this helps, the best thing to do is not to worry!

    3rd April 2009 at 2:28 am

  48. Cindy says:

    Hi,I am Chinese. My skin got darker and itchy after I used the roller for 1 week. What should I do? Will the darkness fade or it’s permanent?

    3rd April 2009 at 5:01 am

  49. Amy says:

    Hi Cindy, we have heard of this before. The darkening of the skin appears to be a rare side effect and does fade with time. My recommendation is that you stop rolling to see how quickly the darkening fades, and if you choose to continue rolling try a slightly smaller sized, brand new roller. The itching can be cause by re – using a roller which has not been correctly sterilized.

    Happy Rolling!

    3rd April 2009 at 5:36 am

  50. Cindy says:

    Hi Amy, Can you recommend a smaller sized one? Like 0.3 mm?

    3rd April 2009 at 11:37 am

  51. Cindy says:

    And when does the darkening disappear normally? Thanks!

    3rd April 2009 at 12:27 pm

  52. Steph says:

    Hi I wanted to know if the dermaroller can be used for pigmentation? I have dark areas on the side of my face that I’d like to get rid of.

    3rd April 2009 at 6:37 pm

  53. Amy says:

    Hi Steph,

    Rolling has been known to help in some cases, but Dermaroller’s have also been known to cause skin darkening for short periods of time as a side effect. This kind of skin darkening is often called by an almost sunburn like damage. I would recommend trying moisturizers containing cocoa butter, or maybe a little sunscreen, depending on the climate in which you live, it doesn’t necessarily need a lot of sun to exacerbate the situation. If the condition persists, then consult your physician for further options.

    Hope this helps!

    3rd April 2009 at 4:16 am

  54. Stan says:

    Please explain why dermarolling on the scalp should only be in one direction, not back & forth, & presumably not on the diagonals either? Why is this? Why can we do that multi-angle rolling on our faces but not on our heads? thank you

    3rd April 2009 at 7:06 pm

  55. Amy says:

    Hi!
    The reason we suggest that you roll in one direction on the scalp is due to the needles getting snagged in the hair. If you roll in one consistent direction this should not be a problem, whereas multiple directions at once can cause the hair to matt.

    Happy Rolling!

    3rd April 2009 at 2:49 am

  56. Cato says:

    Dear Dermarollerplanet,
    I just started looking into dermarolling recently and I am considering it for small round hypopigmented acne scars on the chest (decollete). I have lots of them and would like them to fade into my skintone. Do you think I could achieve this with the dermaroller? If yes, what size of dermaroller could you recommend me, and which product should I use after needling?
    Thank you!

    3rd April 2009 at 11:14 am

  57. Amy says:

    Hi Cato,
    I think this is perfectly achievable, As you are using the roller on your chest I would recommend a size 1.0mm, after rolling, I would recommend using a plain, unscented moisturizer or a cocoa butter based cream for the best results for your scars.
    Happy Rolling!

    3rd April 2009 at 2:22 am

  58. Cato says:

    Thank you very much for your reply, Amy. I’ve been to a pharmacy here in Belgium lately but they had never heard of dermarolling, I’m curious if dermatologists in Belgium know about . Have a good day!

    3rd April 2009 at 6:27 pm

  59. Nel says:

    Hi,

    I’ve been using the dema roller but rotor sterilising it as I want aware would that cause any harm? Do I just use barbicide? Is it ok to use stretch mark products with this straight after use? Also, I find the areas I use it are on becoming very itchy for a few days after, is this normal?

    Nel

    3rd April 2009 at 1:30 pm

  60. Nel says:

    I meant without sterilising, would that cause any harm?

    Nel

    3rd April 2009 at 1:31 pm

  61. Amy says:

    Hi Nel,

    In answer to your question if you are using a roller multiple times you should sterilize it between uses to avoid potential infection or irritation. We suggest standing the roller upright in a glass of sterilizing fluid such as Unisept, there are instructions for care of your derma – roller on this site for more information. A slight amount of itching is not an uncommon side effect, but often with the use of a fresh roller or a sterilized roller this will subside. It is okay to use products after rolling, we normally suggest using a plain unscented moisturizer with something like Aloe Vera or Cocoa Butter in it, under these circumstances this may help to stop your itching problem. It may be worth if your stretch mark product is quite harsh on the skin not applying it straight after rolling and waiting for an hour before using them.

    Happy Rolling!

    3rd April 2009 at 8:02 am

  62. Susan says:

    I just got a 2mm titanium roller and not used yet. I also bought some liquid vit C and some hyluronic acid. I understand the C would help erase darkened sun damage faster, and the hyluronic acid is good for healing and collagen production….I want to use one all over my body, for wrinkles on my face, strretch marks all over, and to rejeuvenate my saging collagenless skin. I also wanted to know if you can use them on your breast and if that would build collagen and provide a lift…Appreciate yoour addressing all of these concerns. Thank you so much for having this site and all the good advice. IT seems from some I read, I should have a short needle for the face …so I guess I will be ordering another, but before I do, I owuld like advice for all of this so I can make one order. I also have actinic keratosis spots all over me, will this get rid of them, and is the solution I got right or should we all only be using bio oil after rolling. ; ) Ok, I’m done

    3rd April 2009 at 11:00 pm

  63. Susan says:

    Well, I am not done, because I have had thin hair in many places on my head forever, will using a roller cause hair to regrow where it never really was very think to begin with ? and what sie needle and what solution do you put on your scalp. Again, do you recommend the titanium needle rollers ? they ” said” they are stronger and will last….Ok, now I’m done : ) thanks

    3rd April 2009 at 11:02 pm

  64. Susan says:

    Can someone who is a non insulin taking diabetic ( using a pill called Meta…something ..x 2/day ) use these safely, since diabetics are prone to issues related to not healing…

    3rd April 2009 at 11:07 pm

  65. Amy says:

    Hi Susan,

    Yes you would need to use a smaller sized roller on the face, as facial skin is more sensitive we recommend nothing larger than a 0.5mm sized roller. Rolling is suitable for the breasts but you may wish to use a smaller needle size on these too as the area can be tender. Rolling can improve the appearance of wrinkles, and stretch marks, boost collagen production and other signs of aging. Using the roller with vitamin creams is a great way to maximize your results.

    For your hair I would NOT recommend using any skin based solutions, but perhaps looking into hair thickening and growth promoting shampoo, in addition to rolling.

    We always recommend the titanium needles as they are better quality and more durable.

    We also would not recommend rolling as a solution for those who suffer with diabetes due to the issues caused in the healing process. However the creams and solutions should be fine. If in doubt always consult your physician/ doctor. Rolling is not guaranteed or recommended for use on Actinic Keratosis spots, but there are a wide variety of treatments available including freezing, creams and ointments and removal, for which it is best to speak to your physician/ doctor.

    I hope this helps, Happy Rolling!

    3rd April 2009 at 3:38 am

  66. Susan says:

    Thanks for your response. Unfortunately for the actinic keratosis, I have had all over my bodym told by my dermatologist it is from sun damage. Ans she froze multiple times I used fade creams on the dark spots too, I got absolutely no results from any of that.
    Now, sadly, I can no longer afford health insurance, and still have all of this.
    ‘ Please give me more specific information of the creams and solutions for the stretch marks, wrinkles, and sun damage spots and
    all that will work for someone who is a diabetic.

    3rd April 2009 at 5:30 pm

  67. Amy says:

    Hi Susan, I would recommend trying either of these.

    Bio-Oil® is a specialist skincare product that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. Its advanced formulation, which contains the breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil™, also makes it highly effective for numerous other skin concerns, including aging skin and dehydrated skin

    Pure vitamin E oil can be used on any part of the body where a highly nourishing and moisturizing agent is required. Excellent for scars or stretch marks. About two drops of oil are approximately equivalent to 200mg of vitamin E when taken internally as a supplement.

    3rd April 2009 at 4:12 am

  68. Susan says:

    I already bought some 100% hyluronic acid and some Vit C serum, as I understand hyluronic acisd accelerates collagen production and vit C helps reverse sun damage discoloration and wrinkling… Would you mix those into any of these..Maybe into the vit E, and if so at what ratio.

    3rd April 2009 at 3:39 pm

  69. Amy says:

    Thanks for the heads up Jane, we’ll look into that!

    3rd April 2009 at 4:38 pm

  70. Susan says:

    Can you explain how deeply to go into the layers. Should there is visible red holes after using?
    How often should you use the needles on face, arms, legs, and head( for hair regrowth , and as I understand changing grey hair back to natural, IS that TRUE ? )
    I have heard some say do every day on some areas, others say only once a week, other places once a month, that you can keep the area in an injury stae so it does not rebuild collagen and heal…what is your advice on various areas.
    I see that you show rolling back and fourth 4 times, where I have heard other say never to do that but just once in each direction, so I want to ask if you will please explain if you are a dermatologist practioner, or specialise, or what is your background please .
    Thank you found your kind and quick responses, I do find your answers valuable.

    3rd April 2009 at 8:00 pm

  71. Susan says:

    Oh yeah…I got a lot of Bio Oil, and I out it on after I roll, and after I bathe. It is great stuff all right, so I am just using it. In fact I found one site that a Dr says never to use Hyluronic acid on the skin because it only dries , and certainly never after rolling.it out and has side effects. Glad I did not use it. He says it is ok to use on your hair as it pulls moisture out of the air into your hair .
    One more thing,,it seems that the 1 inch needles are good for everything…I wanted to ask if the needle is supposed to only pierce through the layer you want it to, or if it goes through the next layer, does it give benefit in both or should you only aim for a particular depth, for a particular issue.. Thanks so much for your time and expertise.; )

    3rd April 2009 at 8:05 pm

  72. Susan says:

    Hey Amy ! …Are you still commenting? I would appreciate a response to my last two posting. OF how deep to press these needles. I have seen photos of people with little bloody dots all over them…or do you just apply gentle pressure and not draw blood…and How often should you roll on various body parts… and what depth needles to use, Please .
    I appreciate your responses ; ) Thanks !!

    3rd April 2009 at 5:31 pm

  73. Amy says:

    Hi Susan, yes I am still here, but I’m afraid have no record of your last two comments ( I think the system is deleting them as spam) . When it comes to rolling roll as hard or as gentle as you feel. It is not always necessary to roll so hard that blood is drawn, but some people feel that this speeds up the process. The size of the needles varies per personal preference but we recommend a size 0.5mm or smaller for the face, and the average size used on the rest of the body is 1.5mm. We suggest that people roll once daily 5 days out of 7 on the areas they wish.

    Happy Rolling!

    3rd April 2009 at 4:34 pm

  74. Danyt says:

    Quiero saber cuanto tiempo dura el dermaroller? o cuantas sesiones puedo re-utilizarlo?
    gracias!

    3rd April 2009 at 4:15 am

  75. Amy says:

    Hola, se recomienda cambiar un rodillo después de 30 días de uso. Esto depende de la calidad de su rodillo, unos rodillos, las más baratas, son sólo realmente adecuado para usos individuales.

    3rd April 2009 at 10:07 am

  76. Breaz says:

    I have a 2.0 derma roller and I am using it for white stretch marks. I am a black women and my stretch marks light peanut butter lines across my breast, all over my thighs and butt, and the spot I hate the most are my calves! I can’t even wear shorts or this beautiful jump suite and dress I bought. My concern is that is it a bad thing to use my 2.0 once a week since its so long, but if so, that means I will not get any results anytime soon if I use it less and less, and the the area I’m dermarolling is gettin darker!!! And not the stretch marks! The skin around it is. Is this because I’m using a 2.0 and it’s going to deep? Also another thing. How long should I start seeing goo results. I started in January. Thank you very much!

    3rd April 2009 at 6:42 pm

  77. Amy says:

    Hi!
    We have heard before of the skin darkening as a result of the rolling process, but it is temporary and will fade post treatment. We normally recommend at least 30 days before results will become apparent, but that is based on more frequent rolling. If you are uncomfortable with a size 2.0mm, I would recommend going to a smaller size and rolling a little more frequently. Also using a nice soothing moisturizer post rolling can help.

    3rd April 2009 at 11:16 am

  78. adam says:

    Yeah hi. So after using you need to place the roller in disinfectant. You may have already specified which to use, but theres soo many comments i’ll be here all day going through them. What disinfectant could i use, that i’m able to purchase in any common supermarket? i cant be bothered to order online again.

    Also i want to use this to treat hyperpigmentation. What bleaching creams can i use after rolling that wont irritate. I have kojic acid but i’m not sure if this will work? Most people say not to use them after rolling, but the micro channels created by the roller are only open for like an hour, so to me, logic suggests any bleaching cream i use will need to be within this time frame. OR can bleaching creams be used immediatly prior to rolling? My pigmentation is stubborn so this seems the only way.

    3rd April 2009 at 12:48 am

  79. Amy says:

    Hi!
    Any disinfectant that can be used on Human skin is fine. In the UK, the most common brand name used is Dettol, but your local supermarket will be able to help you find a local equivalent.

    As for bleaching creams, we can’t really comment on that I’m afraid – we do not sell these products so it’s a little hard for us to give you accurate advice.

    However, as you already seem to be aware, any products you do use will be much intense (have greater effect) after rolling. With this in mind, if in doubt, it would be prudent to contact a local skin specialist for specific advice on third party hyper pigmentation products.

    Hope this helps, and Happy Rolling!

    3rd April 2009 at 2:05 pm

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