I heard about dermaroller and I am thinking to give it a try. I am 37 and have some acne marks around my face and cheeks and in general, the colour of the skin on my face is not even. Has anyone tried this? What results can I expect? Also, I was thinking of performing it at a clinic, but then saw I can buy the rollers online. Is the solution at home safe? Any feedback will be appreciated.
Hi, I’ve been using my dermaroller at home for a few months now – I love it. The first time I used it I noticed an improvement the next day. I’m not sure what it’s like for acne scars but for fine lines and skin tone it’s been brilliant.
I’m sure you’d get amazing results at a clinic but I preferred to do it in my own time, and for a fraction of the cost!
If you do use one at home, just follow the rules (keep your hands clean, don’t press too hard and don’t go under the eyes) I’m sure it’ll be fine.
Hi Telma, April88,
I am also considering using dermaroller. April, could you let me know if the results persist over the weeks? Are you sure it is not the initial micro swelling. I spoke to a Surgeon once about it and he told me that micro-swelling could create the illusion of temporary improvement… but I think PS are sometimes too negative about the non-surgical procedures, or too keen to put you through their knifes! I was looking forward to hearing from someone who could tell me first hand. Thank you.
I don’t know about microswelling – it’s certainly possible I suppose. But I can tell you that after using the roller for a few months, my skin tone is still better and the lines on my forehead haven’t returned.
I used it once every 3 days at first, but now I only use it about once a fortnight and it seems to be enough to keep those issues at bay.
Good luck if you decide to go for it! Let me know how it goes.
Thanks for your feedback April! You persuaded me, I am going to buy it! But I have new doubts now. I was going to buy it online, and found there are multiple brands and sellers… and also different needle lenghts. Do you know which lenght should be ok for small acne marks and fine lines on the forehead and around the eyes? Where did you buy it? If you cannot mention the name, could you say the price? I have seen prices from £11 to £110…
Also, if you can say if the packages come sealed? Thanks again.
Hi Telma, no problem
I must confess I used one of the cheaper ones – it was only £35. But it still seems to be doing the trick. But for more money I think you can get ones with sharper needles, better handles and additional products. I’d say just go with the best you can afford at the time.
I used the 0.5mm needle length – I think that’s better for the face/wrinkles/skin tone etc. I think it’s okay to roll the eye corners but don’t go underneath the eyes whatever you do – the skin there is too delicate.
I think my roller was sealed and sterile when it arrived – they should be as it’s a medical product. But if in doubt, just spray it with your dermaroller spray and run it under a hot tap before you start.
Best of luck!
PS – I tried a few oils to see which ones worked best after rolling – I liked Bio Oil and organic argan oil the best. As long as it’s a natural oil and full of vitamin E, you should get a nice result.