Dermaroller Methods to Improve Your Skin’s Appearance

January 6, 2017

in Beauty


When it comes to skincare treatments, the options are practically limitless. However, there are certain tried and true methods that the majority of people turn to when they need help with their skin. Among those methods are laser treatments and Dermaroller devices.

Differences Between Laser Treatment and Dermaroller

Much like laser treatments, Dermaroller procedures have many uses in the skincare industry. However, those uses vary a bit. For example, lasers are typically used for precise treatments of a small area of skin, such as the treatment of a small scar or wrinkle. Although, there are some types of lasers that treat the skin as a whole by getting down into the deeper layers and encouraging cellular repairs through the use of the body's own natural collagen.

Dermaroller procedures can both encourage collagen and increase general blood flow to certain areas of the skin. For those and similar reasons, Dermaroller can sometimes be effective at regrowing hair in balding areas, while skincare lasers equipment is usually used to get rid of unwanted body hair.

Dermaroller and Laser Treatment Similarities to Consider

Even though they are used in opposite ways in the world of hair removal or growth, lasers and Dermaroller procedures can treat similar skin conditions as well. For example, both can be used to treat wrinkles and scars in certain situations. Both can also be used to remove blemishes on the skin's surface. Additionally, Dermaroller devices and laser machines can both be used to create delivery conduits for creams and lotions that can fortify your skin's defenses.

How the Dermaroller Process and the Laser Process Differ

Another way in which the Dermaroller and laser processes differ dramatically is in how the actual appointment is conducted. If you make a Dermaroller appointment at your local clinic, they won't be treating you with a light or heat-based device like a laser. Instead, you will be treated by a technician who will roll a hand-held roller device across your skin. That device will be covered in teeny tiny needles, which will break through your skin during the rolling process.

Obviously, having your skin punctured by a bunch of tiny needles sounds painful, but your technician will reduce the pain by numbing the area first. Nevertheless, you should expect a little temporary bleeding or oozing during and directly after the treatment. That's why, even though at-home Dermaroller kits are sold in stores, many people would rather have someone else treat them in a clinical setting, as opposed to treating themselves.

Dermaroller's Healing Process and What Results to Expect

When you have a Dermaroller treatment, you should expect it to be the first of many. You probably won't see the full results that you want immediately. However, that doesn't mean that you should schedule multiple appointments close together. The reality is that your skin could take a few weeks, or even over a month to heal itself fully after one treatment. Only when it is healed up properly should you go in for a second appointment.

If the Dermaroller process still sounds confusing, the best course of action is to schedule a consultation at your local skincare clinic that offers micro-needling through the use of a Dermaroller device. The clinicians there should be able to assess your skin and explain exactly what type of treatment you need. They can even give you a rough idea of how many appointments you will need and how spread out they should be.

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Lindsey Renuard is a blogger, YouTube beauty expert, and the Managing Editor of the Skiatook Journal.


Shelly January 25, 2017 at 1:20 am

Hello Lindsey,

Love to read your blog 🙂  I will try dermaroller methods and share my feedback. My friend also suggest me to use laser treatment. Is it possible at home?


Lindsey January 26, 2017 at 10:56 am

There are some laser treatments that are available to do at home. They are a bit costly to buy the equipment. I have not tried it myself but I have heard some people post about having great results.

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