Derma Roller Guide: What You Can Expect From a Derma Roller and How To Use The Tool

There has been a lot of excitement recently centered upon cosmetic treatments that not only produce visible results, but that are also non-invasive. Of the various cosmetic solutions that fit this description, one type that is currently getting a great deal of attention is the derma roller. 

If you are looking for a treatment option that will help you correct a wide array of cosmetic problems, the derma roller may be exactly what you are looking for.

However, there are many people who actually wonder what a derma roller or micro needle roller is? A derma roller is an instrument that is used in a fairly new development in skin treatment known as collagen induction. The derma roller itself is a tiny cylinder bristling with micro needles. While it may look like those needles will hurt, the truth is that they are so small they only penetrate the outer most layer of the epidermis, which is actually not painful at all. 

Basically, this means that the derma roller is one of the least invasive skin care treatments that has been shown to produce results when used for skin conditions like acne scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and blemishes. 

Of course, before you go out and purchase products, it is important to get a good idea about how collagen induction actually works. To put it as simply as possible, derma rollers are actually used to promote or increase the growth of collagen structures in the skin. Through poking hundreds of tiny holes in the skin, the nerve endings that alert the skin to produce more collagen are triggered, thus stimulating the production of important collagen structures in the skin. With the new collagen structures, the skin is rejuvenated and restored, your wrinkles smoothed and your blemishes erased.  Read about natural skin care here at

Collagen induction therapy, through the use of the derma roller, has been found to produce measurable, noticeable results on such dermatological problems as wrinkles, blemishes, acne scars and stretch marks. Yet another advantage of derma roller treatment is the fact that using a derma roller can radically increase the amount of topical treatments that your skin can absorb, topical solutions like Vitamin C serum and so forth. 

When you are looking for a non-surgical approach to a skin problem like stretch marks or wrinkles, then you will certainly benefit from learning more about derma rollers. 

Now that you understand what the derma roller does and how it works, I will outline the steps needed for achieving the best results.

Since the derma roller pokes tiny holes in the skin its very important to let your skin completely heal, we suggest using it no more than 4 times per week if you are using the 0.5mm and if you are using the 1.0mm or the 1.5mm then its best to use it once per week. To speed up the process and take advantage of the pores being open, its best to use a 20% Vitamin C Serum that has Witch Hazel.

Steps to follow:

  1. Cleanse the derma roller needles with alcohol.

  2. Make sure to wash your hands.

  3. Wash your face or the area you're going to use the derma roller on.

  4. If you have sensitive skin you can apply numbing cream.

  5. Apply a moisturizer cream if your skin is dry to soften your skin and allow for easy rolling.

  6. Roll the derma roller on your skin while gently pressing.

  7. The derma roller should be rolled horizontally, vertically, and diagonally.

    * Your skin will turn red and you may feel a stinging sensation, this is the needles creating the channels and its normal.
  8. At this point your pores are open and it is a good time to apply a Vitamin C serum.

When you are finished using the derma roller, make sure to wash your hands and the derma roller. Its also good to use alcohol on the needles to cleanse it before storing the derma roller in its protective case. Please remember that it is best if the derma roller is not shared with others.