Do Derma Rollers Really Work?


Derma Rollers are supported by clinical studies to be effective in non-surgical and non-ablative treatment for a variety of skin conditions. These include aging, (wrinkles, fine lines, and stretch marks), scarring (acne and breast augmentation), as well as cellulite and hyperpigmentation.

Studies have also shown that derma rollers are often preferable to dermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing. They are proven to be just effective in their ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Regular use of derma roller can thicken skin, smooth scars of all sizes, and erase wrinkles. 

The treatment itself is not painful at all. The device produces a slight, tickling feeling as the roller touches the skin and its extremely fine needles (microneedles) penetrate into the dermis, in order to push the pores open. Just like destruction of muscle during exercise stimulates the body to hypertrophy, so is this “needling” perceived by the body as slight damage, which requires that collagen and elastin be generated to repair the skin.

The human body reacts to any injury by initiating the healing process, but usually it will only heal as far as it must to keep you healthy – which is different to healing to a cosmetic level. By persistently triggering the healing process, you encourage your body to continue healing until the task is done and completed, and your skin has rejuvenated entirely.

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