I need to know what's the best brand and needle length do derma roller to purchase for stretch marks
I had 5x Genuine Derma Roller treatments at a local PS office (from the aesthetician) at a whopping total cost of about $2500. The treatments were spread out of the better part of a year.
Scarring was the reason I was doing the treatments so while I did see a real improvement in the quality of my skin (i.e. clarity, no breakouts), I am disappointed that derma rolling did nothing for my scars. I have mild rolling type scars that are supposed to respond best to the treatment. Perhaps my expectations were too high? It's not like I was expecting miracles...but I did expect something.
Anyhow, I have since bought a 0.5mm home roller (from owndoc.com) since it does help slough off dead skin cells and seems to keep my skin clear of the monthly breakouts I used to get. I think it would also be good for any hyperpigmentation that resides in the epidermis (I don't have any).
Bottom line: It did not help with my scarring. I will continue to home roll but I would never again pay $2500 for something that can easily be achieved through cheaper means.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this review or the treatment in general.
I love love love the Derma Roller! Just got it 6 months ago for sun spots and uneven skin tone and love it so much that got my sister using it too. It really helps make skin appear flawless and even toned. Seriously, I've tried tonnes of high end skincare in the past and nothing helps, not even glycolic acid when it comes to olive skin tones. This device is a genius. It also helps with vitiligo I've read and hair loss, the latter part I'll try and report but if you're looking to reduce fine lines, sun sports, acne scars, blemish marks or uneven skin tone - this one's the best. Just pair it with some organic, natural skincare so no chemicals go in to the skin after use. It hurts a tiny bit but not the extent of bleeding but just a little uncomfy. I use it 3-4 times a week, the 0.75 or 0.50 mm one.
You can get different variations and models and although they are all pretty much the same, I love this one by an ebay seller:
Because it's cheap I recommend getting yourself a new one everyone 6 months or so. Oh and don't share yours with anyone. Also clean it properly before and after use.
I have acne prone skin. I started to get terrible acne around 19. It's left me with every type of scar, unfortunately. First of all, never buy a cheap derma roller, i bought 1.5 roller for $15 and it works great.. however, i also bought a 8 dollar 1.0 roller and it did not roll loosely. It was broken right out of the package. Be sure to test them out on your hand and look closely to see if its rolling properly and not tearing your skin. I wanted to improve scars, lighten pigmentation, and decrease pore size. For those of you who have scarred pores, i highly recommend it. I'd say it shrinks them, but not much... however, it really helps the shadows that draw attention become much less noticeable It helped tighten my skin a bit as well. In terms of scars, it has helped temporary scars ( pigmentation) and texture of actual scars. It hasn't helped much with filling the contours, but all the research I've done suggests 1.5 does not puncture deep enough to help fill them in. I would recommend starting out with 1.5 to see how your skin tolerates the needles. I don't recommend a roller with acne.. it spreads the bacteria, in my experience. It does help the medicine penetrate deeper but you're rolling that bacteria across your face. I'd suggest a stamp for reducing acne ,i use the roller as a stamp for acne, until i find a small stamp online. Do i recommend derma rollers? Absolutely. It's helped more than any cream, buuut if youre looking for a product with immediate and flawless results... this will leave you disappointed. I've been using it once or twice a month for 3+ months. If you can be patient, you will see real results, unlike every cream I've tried ( literally 100s). It's definitely worth a try, any semi decent cream is at least $20, just test it out on your body first, then a portion of your face ( temple perhaps) and then the entire face. I wouldn't worry about pain.. there are spots ( for me its above my lip) that makes your eyes water a bit, but even then its not PAINFUL at all.. very minor. Hope this helps anyone who's considering a derma roller :)
To clarify some issues people have said in the reviews: if you are prone to keloid scars, this may scar you. If you don't know what keloid scars are, then you don't have that problem most likely. Google it. You cannot sterilize this product unless you have the equipment to do so. You don't. You can disinfect it with rubbing alcohol and I recommend you do so. Wash it and air dry it-then spray with isopropyl alcohol and let that air dry. This is designed to mildly damage the skin to promote collagen production. Your skin renews itself approximately every 28 days and I recommend you use this for several months before deciding if it is helping. Your serums will penetrate better after use. Now for the potentially scary part: if you haven't had a tetanus shot in the last ten years- get one. Even stainless steel can have impurities in it, and has the potential to rust (the impurities like nickel for example). As for spreading acne-are you using acne medication? As for spreading cysts-not true. The cysts most people refer to are clogged sebaceous (oil) glands and not a bacterial problem. It doesn't spread, but hormonal issues, birth control (a hormone product) can increase the number of cysts. If you truly have cystic acne, only prescription creams will help. I hope this has been helpful to someone.
This is the best thing I have ever discovered. It has cured my stretch marks- many are completely, 100% gone, the rest are almost undetectable. I bought this with sooooooooo much scepticism. But God knows, it worked. Have used for 18 months, and it has changed my life. It is the most annoying product in the world to use, ie. the pain, the time factor, cleaning etc. but the results are worth it.
It takes a long time to work but it is worth it
I use the .5 mm on my face and neck. I don't use any numbing creams. As long as I don't press it into my skin it doesn't hurt at all. That's the key to a painless procedure, I think, not to press hard. And it still works!
Regardless of the brand of roller you buy it will probably have to be replaced within 3 or 4 months so the less I have to spend, the happier I am.
I would recommend this but you have to have a bankroll to keep up with the lifespan of the product.
I have pitted, boxcar, and hyperpigmantation. I had cleared up my acne and started using this about every five days or so, and after two months my hyperpigmentation was COMPLETELY gone. I still had slightly un even red ish skin, but i didn't have red marks everywhere. It didn't do much for my pitted scars or my boxcar scars but my skin is smoother, i can wear less foundation etc. Recently, i had two cysts around my period and i made the mistake of using the dermaroller, i guess it spread the cyst bacteria because i broke out in about 10 cysts! big mistake is using this if you have acne. you need to be 100000000 percent clear whenever you use this or it will spread your acne. I reccomend this for red marks :)
This is an amazing product for skin. I have had severe acne issues, which of course left many scars and also depressed scars. For years I have been trying to find something that can fix my depressed scars. Ever since I started using this, the dents in my skin have gotten so much softer and fuller!! My skin has been getting more even and fuller. The dents in my skin are starting to disappear. But note that significant results take time....about 2-3 months. Packaging is good, the quality is good as well. I bought 3 dermarollers on amazon for about 19 dollars.
I had pretty bad acne scarring, especially on my cheeks. When I heard about the Derma roller the first time, I worried about was the pain because I am not very tolerant of pain. I bought a 0.5mm and 1.0mm. I tried the 0.5 mm first twice a week at nighttime. I sterilized it by swirling it around in water and dish washing solution, rinsing and then spraying it with isopropyl alcohol. It hurt at first but it's not intolerable. And I got used to the feeling after the second time so I changed to a 1.0mm. The trick for me is to roll slowly and deliberately and press the roller into my skin. It hurts less and reaches depth i need for my scars. After rolling, I cover my face with coconut oil because it has antibacterial properties, is natural, is moisturizing and helps with scars. Then I cover in face in laneige's water mask before bed. The dermaroller really helped fade my pits scars. My face overall is smoother and I have a natural flush. I exfoliate everyday by using baking soda with my face wash because the dermaroller causes my skin to slough off at a faster pace. Try it. You won't regret it. If you're scared of the pain, just think of the times you've picked your pimples. The pain is localized to one place but that pain is more than the pain of the dermaroller.