The Dermaroller is a very effective method in removing acne scars. First developed in Germany, the Dermaroller is based on the principle of needling to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin without causing damage to the skin. The dermaroller is safe and does not lead to any downtime.
Dermaroller reviews have been positive. Research shows that the dermaroller is effective for the most common types of pitted acne scars. In fact, studies have shown that just one session can help to increases collagen by ten times.
Acne scars, like fine lines, wrinkles and stretch marks, persist due to insufficient collagen. The Dermaroller stimulates your skin to produce its own collagen while breaking up scar tissue. The newly-produced collagen then infiltrates the scar tissue to promote healing.
The Dermaroller is a small metal wheel which is studded with over 100 1.5mm or finer needles. When the Dermaroller is rolled up and down the scarred area, it creates thousands of small punctures in the skin. This very slight damage causes the body to react by producing new collagen and elastin in an attempt to heal the skin.
Using the Dermaroller regularly helps to encourage an ongoing healing process which will eventually reduce your acne scars. The healing process can take months, but some people already notice results seven to ten days after their first treatment.
The skin is very red for up to four days after treatment but soon settles with no long-term problems. This method is also much safer with fewer risks. Be sure to use sunscreen (SPF 50) if you plan to go outdoors in broad daylight immediately after the procedure.
Home Care Dermaroller kits are now available for use at home. Each kit generally costs approximately $40 plus another $10 for shipping. Do check with your doctor before attempting to use the Dermaroller to treat your acne scars on your own.
The Dermaroller Collagen Induction Therapy is a medical procedure performed by trained and licensed skin care professionals. Dermaroller needle lengths used in this procedure range from 0.3 to 1.5 mm. Depending on where you undergo this procedure, each Dermaroller Collagen Induction Therapy session costs approximately $400.
Do note that using needles longer than 0.25 mm will cause pain and require a pre-anaesthetisation of the skin. Be sure to seek treatment from qualified professionals to minimize the risk of scarring and infection. The video below demonstrates how the Dermaroller Collagen Induction Therapy is performed: