Dermaroller vs. Microneedling: Which is best for my skin?
- Posted on: Jul 19 2019
We have gotten so many questions about the dermaroller at home vs a microneedling treatment in-office. Microneedling is based on the use of tiny needles to create micro-channels (tiny holes) in the skin. The process stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself and in the process produces collagen and elastin. This specialized technique will refine lines and wrinkles, diminish acne scars and stretch marks, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation. We are here to clear up any confusion or questions you may have about the two devices and which purpose each device poses!
Our microneedling device has many advantages over the dermaroller. At Rejuvenation Medical Aesthetics we will numb your face and, therefore, microneedling is less painful and less traumatic on the skin. The dermaroller has the ability to insert needles into the skin at a 45-degree angle. This tends to create tearing wounds as the drum is drug across the skin.
Microneeding is more consistent and more versatile. Our micropens are motorized, allowing for controlled, consistent penetration of the skin. Unlike dermarollers, which are manually powered and often result in user error, puncturing the skin too deep or inconsistently. When we are microneedling your skin, our micropen can also easily treat areas of the face that a dermaroller cannot such as around the eyes, lips and nose – which allows your treatment to be more customizable.
Microneedling is more sanitary. At RMA, we use disposable tips for all of our microneedling treatments.
Bottom line – microneedling is a more effective treatment. The size of needle in the dermaroller is usually 1 to 1.5mm. Our micropen allows us to penetrate the skin up to 2.5 mm to tailor to the client’s individual areas of concerns and skin issues, including fine lines and acne scarring.
The Dermaroller is a device that is used for at home use. Perhaps, the only advantage of using a dermaroller over as opposed to a microneedling treatment at RMA is cost and convenience. Dermarollers are meant to be a device to be used in conjunction with Microneedling treatments, but they are nowhere near as effective or sterile as a Microneedling treatment. They should not be used in place of a Microneedling treatment.
Our client, Giana, happens to use the Derma-Roller at home, and wanted to try Microneedling to compare the two.
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