Micro-needling, also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a safe, highly-successful way to fade scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and skin discoloration.
It’s ideal for all skin types and is completely natural and non-invasive. So there’s no downtime or risk of side-effects. The results are so impressive, micro-needling can be a viable alternative to expensive surgery.
Micro-needling is much safer than chemical peels and lasers because these treatments work by removing or destroying cells. This thins the skin and makes it permanently fragile. Instead, micro-needling stimulates new, healthy skin cell production so:
- You return to regular activities after treatment
- There’s no post treatment pain, bleeding or bruising*
- It’s safe on all skin types
- There’s no risk of scarring or other side-effects
- You can safely repeat treatments for continued younger, healthier skin
*in rare instances, tiny bruises may occur
- Before / After
- Procedure Information
- DermaStamp Scar Treatment
- Hyperpigmentation Treatment
- Medical FAQs
|The biopsies above show new collagen and elastin fibers (stained purple) increased 1000% after a Medical Dermaroller® treatment.Histological findings of a blinded study performed in 2006 by Dr. Schwarz and Dr, Laaff from Frieburg, Germany.|
See actual results from Medical Dermaroller® procedures:
|Before: Severe burn on lower jaw||After: Burn scar reduced by over 60%|
|Before: Wrinkles in difficult-to-treat areas||After: Wrinkles faded, skin texture and hydration improved, pigmentation evened (3 months after only one treatment)|
|Before: Severe scarring from acne||After: Skin texture and oil balance improved significantly|
Anybody can claim they have a great product, but how do you know if it’s really as good as we say it is? Many of you look for Dermaroller Reviews to hear from people who have really used our devices. Don’t just listen to us. We welcome you to browse comments from doctors, patients, and home users who have had success using Dermaroller® micro-needling rollers.
Once I learned about the Dermaroller® I added the procedure as a treatment offered in my practice. I use it mostly for skin rejuvenation of the face but have also treated severe stretch marks with the device. The results are great, especially if patients follow up for all three of the treatments we recommend. Acne scars remarkably improve and stretch marks respond very well. The Dermaroller® is such a simple tool that it was hard to believe at first that the device produced such excellent results. Offering Dermaroller® treatments adds to the services we provide, making our aesthetic offerings more complete.
Adrienne Stewart, MD
Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology of Cherry Creek
Dermaroller ® has a wide range of applications. I have treated people who have wrinkles and are tired of repeat injections, people with acne scars, hyperpigmentation problems, scars, stretch marks, and even anti-aging. Many patients do not want the pain and prolonged down time of laser resurfacing. The Dermaroller ® is the perfect solution for this. It is fast. And there is no down time or prolonged discomfort.
Jonathan Walker, DO
Walker Medical Solutions
We are all so grateful to you and your wonderful team at the Gerber Medical Clinic! Not only do we feel energetic and full of life thanks to your treatment and recommendations, but thanks to the use of the Dermaroller we are seeing a great difference in our skin! Krystal was worried that there may not be an option for her acne scars that didn’t involve months of downtime and scary lasers. Using the Dermaroller she is seeing her scars dissipating and the overall texture of her skin is looking much better. I have been using the Dermaroller for my skin as well and am so happy with the result! My deep wrinkles are much less noticeable and I have a youthful glow that I thought was gone forever! Thank you again for introducing us to the Dermaroller and for continuing to improve our quality of life – inside and out.
Sandra & Family,
We have been proud to offer the Medical Dermaroller ® to our Sanjevani® Integrative Medicine Skin Care Program which includes Non-Surgical Anti-Aging Face Lift featuring Epicuren Signature Lifting and Toning Facials, nutritional counseling and other natural supplements to improve their skin from inside and out. With the Medical Dermaroller ® we are able to help stimulate the individuals own collagen production through collagen induction therapy. The Medical Dermaroller ® is a valuable treatment for our clients who want natural options without the side effects. Unlike other micro-needling rollers that people can buy over the internet, they are not sterile and the micro-needles themselves are not manufactured as precise and thus infection, potential of breaking and less effective results can occur. The Medical Dermaroller ® also has been demonstrated to be clinically effective.
Sunil Pai, MD
Sanjevani Integrative Medicine Health & Lifestyle Center
I have been in the beauty business for more than 25 years and own a Salon in Las Vegas, Nevada. In those same years I have had several skin treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and lasers for acne scars and huge pores. The results were very poor and some were very painful and expensive. I had the Dermaroller ® procedure done, by Dr. Leo Capobianco, about 6 weeks ago, My skin looks amazing, smoother, more hydrated, smaller pores, and the best of all, absolutely with no down time. Got it done on a Sunday and back to work Monday. My client’s, co-workers, and myself are amazed and thrilled with my results. Furthermore, I have been told it gets better and better each day that follows the procedure. I will also add that I felt little to no discomfort at all…..Truly Awesome!!! Thank You!!!
Other micro-needling devices cannot hold a candle to Dermaroller ®. Other rollers are of a much lower quality. They’ve been proven to be much more invasive resulting in more bleeding, unnecessary pain, and a longer recovery time, exposing the patient to a higher risk of infection and scarring. I care for my patients. I want them to experience the best results with little to no pain and little to no downtime. My patients expect and deserve the best care, and that’s why I choose Dermaroller ®.
Gayl Hyde, ND
Nuwa Integrative Healthcare Studio
I chose Dermaroller ® due to it’s impecable reputation and widespread use throughout Europe. I have seen Dermaroller ® time and time again win awards for standard of care. I have personally witnessed the dramatic results which this micro-needling device has demonstated.
Ira Lee, NP
We have experimented with other rolling devices and have found the efficacy of the Dermaroller ® to be best in its class. Dermaroller ® brand is the only roller device that has had years of safe and effective treatments. The design of the roller and its specialized needle characteristics make for consistent and incredible results.
Anne Hill, NP
Radiance Skin Care
As a dermatologist, with more than 6 years experience using The Genuine Dermaroller®, I have been treating different and often difficult types of scars, including acne, traumatic injury, surgical, and burn scars. I have found that medical microneedling with the Dermaroller ®, versus other brands, to yield gratifying results for improving photodamaged crinkley/crepey and blotchy pigmented skin. It has also proven beneficial in promoting repigmentation in certain cases of hypopigmentation that have resulted from surgery, sun damage, laser treatments, and in the treatment of male and female pattern hairloss, vitiligo, as well as for breaking up spider vein matting on the legs. When compared to fraxel lasers, medical micro-needling (Collagen Induction Therapy) with the Dermaroller® has the advantages of being considerably less expensive, it may be used anywhere on the body, and when recently tested against intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) it has been shown to promote a greater degree of new collagen formation.
Nelson Lee Novick, MD
Clinical Professor of Dermatology Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY Author of “You Can Look Younger At Any Age–A Leading Dermatologist’s Guide”
Dermaroller® is a great treatment for acne scarring and patients interested in facial rejuvenation without the downtime associated with aggressive laser treatments. After a series of three treatments spaced at 6-8 weeks apart I see great results with acne scarring.
Anne Marie McNeill, MD
We are always looking for treatments that will better improve the functionality of the skin. The Dermaroller® will allow us to do this with tolerable down time, while effectively treating deep wrinkles and acne scarring with results comparable to laser resurfacing treatments.
The MEDSpa by CT Derm
Dermaroller® has been a huge success in my practice. As a plastic surgeon I have learned and practiced many methods for aesthetic reconstruction. But seldom was I so impressed and convinced on first sight by such a simple looking, and especially NON-invasive method like the COLLAGEN-INDUCTION-THERAPY(CIT). In practicing multiple Dermaroller® treatments it is evident that the fine needles of the Dermaroller® induce body-own collagen and elastin fibers. In contrast to all invasive techniques, such as Laser, Dermabrasion, acid-peelings, etc., when practicing the CIT the protective epidermis stays intact. The innovative method for skin rejuvenation with the Dermaroller® has no visible side effects, the results keep improving over one year. For the first time we saw an average of 80% improvement with deep wrinkles, scars, acne-scars, cellulite, stretch mark scars, and pigment changes successfully. The DERMAROLLER® procedure is a great medical device that has delivered effective results with my plastic surgery and acne scar patients.
Walton J. Montegut, MD
Our patients are seeing great results right from their first treatment with the Genuine Dermaroller®.
Cathy Wallwork, RN
The Medical Aesthetic Clinic
I have treated a patient with 1 medical Dermaroller treatment using a 1.5mm and Derma-Stamp® for acne scarring. He had previously had 4 or 5 Fraxel treatments. He states that he has seen more of a change/improvement with 1 roller treatment then he had seen with the Fraxel treatments.
I’ve been using products like Dysport™ (Botox™ Alternative) and various dermal fillers for years to give my patients a ‘refreshed’ look. The Dermaroller ® allows me to offer much more complete skin rejuvenation and patients love the results. While other products help prevent wrinkles and restore lost contour, the Dermaroller ® dramatically improves the quality of the skin and my patients have noticed more even tone, thicker, younger looking skin, and a healthy glow. I’ve even seen profound scar reduction and age spots disappear or diminish significantly. Dermaroller ® offers so much in a single treatment with no dangerous machinery and no social downtime for the patient. I think it’s the best value in aesthetics for practitioners and patients.
Leo Capobianco, DO
Allure Medi Spa
We love the Dermaroller ®and so do our patients! We can use the Dermaroller® to improve the face and also work on stretch marks and even loose skin on the belly. At our office we sell the home use products too and are really surprised by how much patients love the Beauty Mouse®. Women use it on their legs and arms for soft skin that glows.
Alexander & Marina Portney, MD
Health and Youth MedSpa
Dermaroller® is perfect for my practice. I don’t have the type of clientele that will spend thousands of dollars on laser treatments which I wouldn’t use anyway. I like the natural approach to skin rejuvanation that microneedling offers so the Dermaroller® is ideal. Lasers ablate and destroy in my opinion. Patients who receive the Dermaroller® treatments get great results without severe burn, post-procedure pain, or downtime. Most importantly, I love the results and so do my patients. Their skin becomes more firm and even in tone and wrinkles diminish significantly. Patients look younger and refreshed in a natural way, not like they just had serious ‘work’ done.
The Center for Health and Wellness
Las Vegas, Nevada
After just one Dermaroller ® collagen induction therapy session my husband says I look 10 years younger. I look forward to helping my patients receive similar results.
Anjali Chanana-Gupta, MD
Patients love the Dermaroller®. I thought it would hard to convince patients that they didn’t need ablative treatments using a laser to improve skin quality but that changed with the first patient. Several weeks after their first treatment with the Dermaroller®, patients notice more firm skin that is thicker and smoother with a more youthful glow. I prefer to use at least three treatments for maximum results and make sure that the patients are healthy on the inside; well-hydrated with plenty of vitamins and minerals on board. The changes are profound and my patients are thrilled with the results. I can use the Dermaroller® on the face but also the neck, decoltee, and even the back of the hands. Dark spots improve and the skin becomes thicker and tighter.
Cristy Thomas, NP
Vitality Medical Center
As a plastic surgeon I have learned and practiced many methods for aesthetic reconstruction. But seldom was I so impressed and convinced on first sight by such a simple looking, and especially NON-invasive method like the COLLAGEN-INDUCTION-THERAPY (CIT). In a blinded study and in collaboration with other colleagues I could produce scientific evidence that the fine needles of the Dermaroller® induce body-own collagen- and elastin fibers. In contrast to all invasive techniques, such as Laser, Dermabrasion, Acid-Peelings, etc., when practicing the CIT the protective epidermis stays intact. This aspect I want to underline, because this innovative method for skin rejuvenation practically has no visible side effects. For the first time we managed to improve wrinkles, scars,acne-scars, cellulite and pigment changes successfully. I am very much convinced that the DERMAROLLER®-CONCEPT has opened a new page in the history of aesthetic treatments.
Martin Schwarz, MD
I have found this to be a superb treatment for anti-ageing giving an improved texture to the skin and a more even skin tone. It helps to lift and tighten and soften fine lines. With a minimum downtime, the benefits are felt almost immediately and continue over time.
Jeni Watson, RN
Director – Dermaticians
Each column will penetrate into the dermis of the skin and stimulate your own skin to produce collagen.
Natalie Blakely, MD
The Light Touch Clinic
Guildford, Outside USA
I absolutely love the results of the surgical Dermaroller® procedure. I recommend it for everyone who wants to look at least 10 years younger. I have seen it produce excellent results for sagging jowls, wrinkles on the forehead, crows feet, enlarged pores, discoloration, hyper pigmentation, thinning skin, and milia. The Dermaroller® has also improved sagging necks, aged hands, and sun damaged skin. The procedure is minimally invasive and uncomfortable and well worth the youthful results. In my opinion, the surgical Dermaroller® is the only anti-aging procedure that truly reverses the aging of the skin naturally without the risks of surgery or excessive heat. The procedure is not only extremely effective, but sensible, economical and convenient.
I love the Dermaroller®! It has made my skin look and feel so smooth and I couldn’t be happier with the customer service!
As a integrative doctor when I saw what the Dermaroller® was doing with my patient’s energy and the increases blood flow to her face I knew that this was an amazing device. The women that I trained on had major acne scars. After 4 weeks the acne scars were significantly reduced. I am excited about this natural based medical device. My belief is that you take of the inside of the body first and the outside will follow. Being an integratively based doctor I do not believe in using ablative or thermal devices. The Dermaroller® has allowed my practice help patients’ skin issues naturally.
Jorge Moreno, DO
How do I prevent wrinkles from forming?
Wrinkles form when the skin degrades. Therefore, the best solution to fading current wrinkles and preventing future wrinkles is to produce new skin cells by a process that promotes and creates skin cell regeneration.
The most effective cell skin cell regeneration occurs through a simple process called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT).
The most effective way to stimulate CIT is through micro-needling with a Medical Dermaroller®.
The Medical Dermaroller® is the only micro-needling device that communicates with skin stem cells to generate more collagen and elastin. Thus, remodeling of the epidermal and supporting dermal structures occurs. What you’ll see is greatly improved skin texture, firmness and hydration.
How many CIT treatments do I need?
Depending on the individual skin condition, skin sufficiently resurfaces after 1-3 Medical Dermaroller® procedures. To allow skin cell regeneration, one should wait at least 6-8 weeks between procedures.
As aging continues, we recommend one refresher CIT treatment every year. After each Medical Dermaroller® procedure, you can further improve CIT results by using the Dermaroller® models for home use in combination with appropriately enriched serums or creams.
Advice: Avoid sun tanning and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Although we need sun exposure to create sufficient levels of Vitamin D in our bodies (at least 30 minutes a day), prolonged exposure damages your skin. When exposed to sun, always use sun screen SPF30!
See actual patient results after only one (1) Dermaroller® treatment:
|Before: Typical “crows feet” and fine lines surrounding eye area.||After: Wrinkles faded, skin texture and resilience improved.|
|Before: Wrinkles around upper lip, sides and chin.||After: Wrinkles faded, skin texture and resilience improved.|
DermaStamp® – Economical, effective scar treatment
Ideal for isolated, well-circumscribed or difficult to access scars. The DermaStamp® provides an effective and economical way to treat isolated, well-circumscribed and/or difficult to access scar(s).
The DermaStamp® is a sterile, single use, and very unique and versatile surgical instrument. As with other Medical Dermaroller® procedures, patients experience on average a 75% improvement after treatment of an atrophic scar.
DermaStamp ® advantages:
- Extremely fast and easy to use
- Proven effective
- Low cost
- None to very minimal discomfort post-operatively
- No social down time post procedure
DermaStamp ® is a small, compact, and versatile medical device that can be used singly or in conjunction with other Dermaroller® medical devices according to the type and location of the scar(s). At the discretion of your medical professional, the procedure can be performed with or without topical anesthesia, or after a local anesthetic injection.
The needle sharpness and needle arrangement guarantee easy manual skin penetration with minimal force. This allows easy access to formerly difficult-to-reach areas and a more comfortable treatment experience for the patient.
The surgical stainless steel needles have a diameter of only 0.12 mm and a length of 2.0 mm. Depending on the location and desired type of therapy, smaller versions can be manufactured by special request down to 0.1 mm needle length.
Actual patient cases using the DermaStamp®:
|The procedure in the case to the left was performed in two (2) minutes. No anesthetic was used. The scar and its edges were punctured about 20 times with little visible petechiae formation. The scar was cleaned with sterile saline solution. No wound dressing was applied.|
|2 minutes after treatment. The inflammation and redness disappears after 1 day.|
|The picture was taken exactly 1 month later showing about 75% improvement. One additional procedure will achieve a 90%+ improvement.The improved scar filled-in with new collagen formation and new capillaries by angiogenesis. Note that the pigmentation of the previous reddish scar edges has harmonized with the surrounding skin.|
|Before: Burn scars & hyperpigmentation||After: One month after first treatment, the scar shows over 60% improvement. The skin pigmentation is more even.|
|Before: Depressed cigarette burns.||After: Two months after the first treatment the scars show over 60% improvement. Skin pigmentation is more even.|
Hyperpigmentation is the result of skin cells called melanocytes that produce excess melanin – the pigment that produces skin color. Hyperpigmentation can be caused by:
- Nutrient excess or deficiencies
- Sun damage
- Skin injuries
- Hormonal disruptions
After an appropriate assessment by your medical professional, Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) can dramatically even out skin tone. CIT regenerates and repairs deep in the dermis (deepest skin layer), where all repair must occur for lasting results.
CIT is proven to safely and effectively fade hyperpigmentation on all skin types.
What to expect
Although results may vary, dark areas can disappear within one to two treatments or as determined by your medical provider. Because it’s replaced by healthier skin, these dark melanin-rich areas usually do not return. It may take up to 8 weeks to observe the full effect of therapy.
Note: After micro-needling, use sunscreen SPF 30 for at least one week and avoid direct sun exposure.
What is Collagen Induction Therapy?
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a minimally-invasive, non-ablative cosmetic procedure. This procedure is often used for reducing scars caused by acne, surgery or burns. It’s also used for fading stretch marks, evening skin pigmentation, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and tightening sagging skin.
Dermaroller® is the world’s most trusted, safest micro-needling device. It contains hundreds of fine needles for penetrating skin. The device is rolled across the treatment area, puncturing skin in a specific pattern. This creates a controlled injury underneath the skin’s surface, which triggers the body to “fill” these micro wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Medical micro-needling also increases blood flow to the skin. The result: plumper, smoother, more vibrant and thicker skin.
What does Dermaroller® treat?
Dermaroller® is safe to use anywhere on your body where you’d like to:
- Reduce wrinkles
- Fill scars from acne, burns or skin lesions
- Shrink large pores
- Reduce certain scars from surgery or burns
- Even skin pigmentation
- Fade stretch marks
- Tighten sagging skin
- Normalize oily skin
- Smooth skin texture in trouble regions like arms and buttocks
How quickly can I see results?
You see results within 2-3 days after treatment. Because micro-needling stimulates natural collagen production at the cellular level, your skin continues looking smoother and firmer up to 8 weeks after treatment. After your Medical Dermaroller® treatment, you can continue creating new collagen for up to a year with regular use of the Dermaroller® Home Kit.
How many treatments do I need?
Depending on the individual skin condition, skin sufficiently resurfaces after 1-3 Medical Dermaroller® procedures. To allow skin cell regeneration, one should wait at least 6-8 weeks between procedures.
What are micro-needling and Collagen Induction Therapy?
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a micro-needling device. CIT is safe and effective on all skin types without the risk of discoloration. The micro-needling procedure can be performed by licensed qualified medical professionals including physicians, osteopaths and naturopaths.
CIT is effectively used for:
- Reducing scars caused by acne, surgery or burns
- Fading stretch marks
- Reducing fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Evening skin pigmentation
- Tightening sagging skin
What is the CIT procedure like?
The micro-needling device used looks like a shaving razor with a drum. The drum can differ in widths, and is embedded with up to hundreds of fine micro-needles for penetrating the skin.
The entire procedure is all-natural and fast:
1. The medical professional applies a numbing cream on the treatment area.
2. Then rolls the micro-needling device across the treatment area, puncturing the skin in a specific pattern.
3. As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound.
4. This creates a controlled injury on and below the skin’s surface. The “injury” triggers the body to “fill” these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin, and by stimulating skin cell regeneration.
5. The patient resumes regular activities almost immediately.
How does CIT work?
CIT or micro-needling works by stimulating the immune system and wound-healing mechanisms. As the micro-needles penetrate the skin causing micro-wounds, it triggers an intense inflammatory reaction that begins a cascade of subsequent reactions.
The important point is: a micro-needling intrusion is caused by tiny surgical needles. The skin’s nerve receptors and defense mechanisms sense these fine needle intrusions as a specific type of injury and heals accordingly.
|During the healing process, skin cells (within a 1 to 2 mm radius around the pricking channel) release growth signals to undifferentiated cells otherwise known as skin stem cells. These signals also stimulate rapid growth of new fibroblasts and other wound repairing cells.|
|Many cell types including new fibroblasts rush to close the wound by migrating to the point of intrusion. These new fibroblasts then transform into collagen fibers which integrate with existing collagen in the upper dermis.The new collagen fibers thicken the skin, filling in atrophic scars.|
The micro-needling procedure creates thousands of micro wounds in a treatment area. As each wound induces new collagen formation, it forms a new, healthy collagen layer in the treatment area. This reaction is called collagenesis.
The wound healing process also stimulates rapid growth of endothelial cells (the thin layer of cells which line capillaries and blood vessels). In turn, this creates new capillaries for better blood supply to the skin. This reaction is called angiogenesis.
During the micro-needling procedure, tissue damage is unlikely because the needles are very fine and thin. In fact, skin integrity actually remains intact even though the skin reacts as if it had been “injured.” The tiny wounds caused by the micro-needles are repaired and close very quickly. No tissue lesion can be detected, infections are rare, and there is nothing to repair.
Medical micro-needling device needle length ranges from 0.5 mm up to 2.5 mm. These devices penetrate deeply into the skin. Therefore, if you believe this commonly made claim by other micro-needling manufacturing firms and online resellers, and if you don’t care about your health and safety, then the answer would be yes. The claim could possibly be true if the devices were entirely made of metal. If so, then the rollers could be re-sterilized. However, that is not the case. All medical micro-needling devices have a plastic roller into which metal micro-needles are embedded. They are designed to be disposable. It is critical that medical micro-needles, regardless of length, be maintained sterile before a procedure for your safety and to comply with FDA regulations. After each use, the needles dull and may loosen. The needles CAN’T be re-sharpened after use. Reusing these damaged needles will require more force to penetrate and may tear the skin. This leads to greater pain, tissue damage, potential nerve damage and infection, and less than optimal results. A surgeon would never reuse a disposable surgical device. By doing so, he invites a poor outcome and potential problems. So, why would you?
Only the home rollers are designed so that they can be reused safely. Since the micro-needles in the home rollers do not penetrate as deeply as the medical micro-needling devices, the needles are easily cleaned by using a non-irritating cleaning solution.
Only home rollers with a needle length of 0.2 mm or less can be cleaned and reused. The FDA has established clear guidelines and standards with public safety in mind. Micro-needling devices that have needles longer than .03 mm begin to reach blood vessels thus making you subject to infection. All medical/surgical devices with needle lengths of 0.5 mm or greater have to be sterile prior to their use. This same standard applies to all medical/surgical disposable devices. Consider, if it is important for a device to be sterile prior to a procedure then it is equally important that it remain sterile if it is to be reused. An apparent double standard, don’t you think? We do NOT recommend re-sterilizing a disposable product. Alcohol or similar solutions do NOT sterilize. Autoclaves use heat and will deform the plastic. The roller and its needles are therefore ruined. This increases the risk of infection, injury and pain during a procedure.
Consider that your skin at its deepest thickness is 2.5 mm. Most other roller manufacturing companies sell rollers with 3 mm needles in length for one obvious reason. They need to sell longer needles in order to achieve adequate skin penetration because their needles are blunt and poorly designed. Therefore, more force needs to be applied in order to penetrate the skin increasing trauma to the skin and the risk of injury. We are sure that many of you have observed videos in YouTube and elsewhere where micro-needling procedures using other manufacturers devices are shown. These videos may have given many of you cause for concern. Their needles lack in engineering quality and design, and most importantly, sharpness. In contrast, if a Dermaroller® micro-needling device were to be used, you would obtain the same results with a roller that has 1.5 mm needles or less in length with minimal trauma.
In order to respond to the claim that more needles are better the “Fakir Effect” will be explained. Many have witnessed or seen pictures of a Muslin or Hindu religious man laying on a bed of nails. This man is called a Fakir. Then, as he lays on the bed of nails, either a heavy cement block is placed on his abdomen or someone stands on his belly. Miraculously, no nails penetrate the skin of the holy man. How is this possible? Why don’t the needles penetrate and severely injury the man? The answer lies in the number of needles that were imbedded in the bed of nails. The greater the number of nails, the more force is required for the nails to be able to penetrate the skin. With a large number of nails his weight becomes evenly distributed amongst the nails, therefore it becomes difficult for any one nail to penetrate the skin because there is not enough force one any one nail to drive the nail through the skin. However, if the number of nails is reduced significantly, the weight becomes distributed amongst a lesser number of nails. There will be more force or weight on each nail, and they will penetrate the skin.
In short, more micro-needles in a roller only means that significantly greater force will have to applied onto the skin in order for the micro-needles to begin to penetrate the skin. More needles only serve to make a roller inefficient. The risk of injury increases. Medical Dermaroller® devices have the appropriate number of micro-needles to be effective. This is another good reason for choosing Dermaroller® engineered medical devices.
The engineering and design of a micro-needle is one of the most important elements. Not all micro-needles are manufactured the same. In addition to the risks associated with weak standard steel or acupuncture needles, these needles also cut and tear holes in the skin. This creates real wounds hindering and altering proper cell regeneration. Dermaroller® contains the best surgical grade needle engineering design in the industry. It contains specific alloys to achieve maximum cell regeneration while creating the smallest skin puncture possible.
In most cases, a thinner needle simply means a weaker needle. They’ll just buckle and bend more easily during a CIT procedure. A thin needle is necessary, but it’s only safe to use when it can sustain and bear a force of at least 2,000 Newtons (1 Newton = 1 kg·m/s²). Very simply, the needles have to be very strong and sharp.
After every medical micro-needling procedure time is required for the body to naturally allow collagen to mature. Performing a CIT procedure any more frequently than every 6-8 weeks is counterproductive. Contrary to other manufacturers, we recommend waiting at least 6-8 weeks between each procedure. Sometimes more time is needed depending on the condition being treated. This waiting period allows for the maturation of the repair and regenerative process to complete its cycle. Repeating the procedure sooner than six to eight weeks in between provides no additional clinical benefit. It only invites additional trauma and unnecessary costs.
The FDA considers micro-needling devices as a Class I Medical Device. Therefore, companies wanting to market their products in the US can only be FDA Registered. Companies that claim to be certified by using terms such as “FDA Certified” or “FDA Cleared” or “FDA Approved” are making false claims. These are made up certifications. Making any of the claims listed above only serve to alert you that a company is not in compliance with the FDA regulations, is falsely advertising and is perhaps fraudulent. The only factual statement that is allowed to be made is that a device is indeed “FDA Registered”. All Medical Dermaroller® micro-needling devices are FDA Registered as Class I medical devices. Dermaroller® is compliant with US laws and regulations. Some companies also imprint the FDA logo on their labels, websites, containers or packages. The FDA does not permit the use of their logo. Please see link below to verify this information.
Ask the manufacturer directly if you are uncertain or have questions about their product. Should the manufacturer be US based or if it has a US office, you should be able to obtain answers to all of your questions telephonically. As is usual most disreputable companies hide in the internet by having you rely on email communications. If not, here are some links that may help you answer your concerns.
Collagen Induction Therapy is a medical procedure. A Dermaroller® medical procedure should be performed by a trained medical professional in order to obtain maximal results. Don’t be deceived by other manufacturers into believing that you can get the same results as a trained medical professional by doing it yourself. If you are considering or have had CIT or have attempted to perform CIT yourself, consult a medical professional.
Medical micro-needling is regarded as a medical procedure worldwide because it reaches deep into the dermis. It can cause damage when performed incorrectly. This is why CIT or medical micro-needling is a medical procedure. If you were undergoing a surgical procedure, wouldn’t you want to make sure the practitioner knows how to do it correctly? There is more to CIT than simply needling the skin. This is why we protect patients by selling Medical Dermarollers® only to medical professionals and by providing Certified Dermaroller® training.
Please note that a Class I medical device, such as a medical micro-needling roller, has to be Registered with the FDA. There is no FDA Approval. But, FDA standards still have to be met.
Most micro-needling companies based in England, Africa, China, Korea and elsewhere are getting away by claiming “FDA Approved” on their packaged products and advertisement in order to market their rollers as being safe and effective. For example, companies based in England are repackaging products to resell to the US public. Most are neither following established FDA standards nor individual state regulations. The US public is unaware of these facts.
Each medical device must be in a sealed clearly labeled container. On each container there must be an indication of the method used in sterilizing the product, the date of production and expiration, lot number and the type of device contained therein. Medical micro-needling started in Europe and is relatively new to the United States. The FDA has not yet set specific micro-needling standards to follow. We are assisting the FDA in establishing micro-needling standards. As an ethical company, Dermaroller® doesn’t just stop at being registered with the FDA. It is also registered in the European Union and Australia as Class II devices. It adheres to strict production and safety standards. Patient safety is considered paramount.
In order to be able to distribute a medical device in either the United Kingdom or in the European Union (EU) member countries, a manufacturer must comply with the European Medical Directive MDD 93/42 EEU.
Before a sterile medical device can be distributed the manufacturer and the manufacturing process must be inspected, audited and certified by a Notified Body. A Notified Body is nominated by the EU and its main function is to assure that all manufacturers of medical devices conform to EU Medical Directives. If a manufacturer conforms then it can bear the CE Marking which means that the manufacturer has complied with all of the essential requirements listed in each Medical Directive. A Certificate of Conformity is then issued to the manufacturer by the Notified Body and the packaging must bear a CE mark accompanied by the Notified Body unique number which can be easily checked and verified.
Dermaroller® medical devices are classified as a Class II in Europe (Class I in the US). Our sterile single use medical devices are the only sterile skin-needle rollers in the world that comply with the European Medical Device Directive MD 93/42 EEU. Dermaroller® has earned a Certificate of Conformity issued by MedCert, Germany. Our manufacturing process is certified according to ISO 13485, the medical device manufacturing standard, and our products bear the CE mark.
Regulatory compliance of the manufacturer, manufacturing process and the quality of the devices are your assurance of safety and quality. Only the Genuine Dermaroller® meets this standard – do not accept substitutes.
Note: As you do your online investigation, you will be advised by other sites and manufacturers of skin-rollers that the abovementioned facts are meaningless. Be informed, be aware. Ask yourself, why would Dermaroller® go through all the trouble to be certified? The answer is simple. We comply with the laws and standards of the US, Europe and Australia. It considers your safety and well being paramount.
The Dermaroller® medical devices are designed to be used by trained medical practitioners and their clinics in a procedure that will create approximately 300 micro medical needle channels per cm² in to the dermis of the skin. Below the outer stratum corneum layer of the epidermis the needle is penetrating in to living tissue. In the dermis, the target area of Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy™, there is a complex of epithelial cells, blood supply, nerve cells, extracellular matrix, collagen, elastin and cells such as fibroblasts that produce and repair this essential part of our bodies. By providing a controlled physical stimulation of the dermis your practitioner is able to initiate a natural skin regeneration and repair process that can lead to smoother, brighter, healthier, younger looking skin and that can help improve and smooth atrophic scaring caused by diseases such as acne and chicken pox, and injury. To achieve the desired results it is often necessary to carry out 3 procedures approximately 6 weeks apart, this will always be done under consultation and agreement with your medical aesthetic clinic.
But don’t get fooled in to thinking that skin-needling is a procedure you should do yourself at home, no matter what some of the non-medical device needle roller re-sellers and websites say. For an effective treatment your practitioner will be looking to achieve pin-point bleeding, uniform redness and slight swelling across the treatment area. The Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy™ will however be comfortable, a topical anaesthetic will be applied (this should only be used under medical supervision), this “numbing” effect along with the quality of the device and the technique of the trained practitioner will make the procedure a pleasant experience. Once the Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy™ procedure has finished and the skin has been cleansed and soothed the treated area will look just like the sunburn we mentioned earlier and will feel warm and tight. Because Genuine Dermaroller™ practitioners have been through thorough training effective treatment can be provided around the delicate mouth area, around the sensitive eye contour and even on the eye-lids, but this should only be done under the care of a trained medical professional within an approved Genuine Dermaroller™ medical aesthetic practice.
The tremendous benefits of Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy are not only the fantastic clinical results but the excellent safety profile and lack of down-time associated with the procedure. Because the Genuine Dermaroller™ medical device is of such high quality, with precision surgical needles that are incredibly sharp and fine and a medically engineered design (including needle-length), minimal pressure is required to achieve the creation of the multiple skin-needle columns and virtually no unnecessary peripheral damage is caused to the skin. Therefore your practitioner can achieve optimum stimulation of the dermis, whilst keeping the outer layer of the skin the epidermis intact. This reduces the risk of exposure to UV and minimises the “social down time”. Normally after a procedure the skin looks like moderate sun burn that will normally significantly reduce within 12 to 24 hours.
If you think you are a potential candidate for Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy™ make sure you consult and discuss your needs with a trained and approved Genuine Dermaroller™ Therapy™ practitioner and clinic, initial information can be found on this website on the find a clinic page. Only medical practitioners and clinics that have had their practitioners go through the thorough Genuine Dermaroller™ medical device training can use the Genuine Dermaroller™.
Please remember that the better your overall health, hormonal and nutritional status, the better your results from any therapeutic procedures.
What causes wrinkles and fine lines?
The skin consists of three layers: The epidermis, dermis and subcutaneous tissue. The epidermis is the outer layer we see, and is made of skin cells also known as keratinocytes. Underneath this layer is the supportive dermis. The dermis is made of connective tissue (i.e.: collagen and elastin), contains other types of cells and serves as your skin’s structural support network. Under the dermis lies the subcutaneous tissue, which contains fat cells. These fat cells help make the skin look plump or full.
Skin aging is caused by multiple factors including:
- Protein, vitamin, mineral deficiencies
- Hormonal imbalances
- Improper hydration
- Lifestyle (e.g.: stress, smoking, diet)
- Excess free radicals (oxidation)
- Environmental factors (e.g.: chemicals, UV exposure)
As a person ages, the thickness of the epidermis naturally thins causing your skin to look visibly thinner. The cells and the matrix also lose their ability to retain moisture resulting in dramatically dryer skin.
The dermal layer also thins and produces less collagen with age. Meanwhile, elastin fibers (responsible for maintaining skin elasticity) also begin wearing out. With less collagen and weaker elastin fibers, wrinkles form and skin sags. The sebaceous (oil) glands enlarge, but produce less sebum (oil), which further dries out skin.
The subcutaneous fat cells shrink with age, unable to support the weakening dermal layer. This makes wrinkles and sagging skin more evident.
Are All Micro-Needling Rollers The Same?
To the naked eye of patients and medical professionals alike, micro-needling rollers may look deceptively simple and similar. However, when a learned and critical eye looks upon each individual micro-needling roller in the marketplace, a much different appraisal occurs.
Properly designed micro-needling rollers require expert medical engineering. From the type of plastic, to the alloy used in the production of the micro-needles, to the number of micro-needles imbedded into the roller, to how easy the roller rolls on the skin, etc. These details are critical in order for the micro-needling device to be effective and to obtain the best clinical results.
In order to easily puncture and penetrate the skin, and to communicate with skin stem cells, the proper needle design, pattern and number of needles for specific applications have to be taken into consideration. The list of details is lengthy.
What’s important to remember is Collagen Induction Therapy can only be achieved through medical micro-needling. Treating micro-needling as less than a medical surgical procedure puts you at risk because improper use can cause skin tissue and nerve damage.
To ensure your safety, desired results and a comfortable experience during treatment, you must use a micro-needling device that’s engineered, manufactured and packaged with the same quality standards as a medical/surgical instrument. After production of the medical instrument, they are required to the packaged, sterilized, placed in a container and sealed. When you look at the container you should clearly and easily be able to read and determine the following:
1. Model/type of instrument or device in the package
3. Date of production
4. Date of expiration
5. Method used to guarantee sterility
6. Name of the manufacturer
7. Arrives in its original packaging
If you aren’t able to determine any of the above listed factors by looking at the container, you should be suspicious. Within each individually sterilely packaged medical instrument or device in a container you also should find instructions for use. Dermaroller ® meets and exceeds all of the above listed requirements.
The charts below help you compare popular rollers at-a-glance:
Quality and Safety Comparison
|Dermaroller®||Brand B||Brand C||Other Online Rollers|
|Clinically proven results||Yes||No||No||No|
|Needle strength (Newton)||>2,200N||<900N||900N||<800N|
|Needle strength quality||Surgical||Medium||Medium||Low|
|Guaranteed needle alignment||Yes||No||No||No|
|Designed by medical engineers||Yes||No||No||No|
|Ongoing Research & Development||Yes||No||No||No|
|Guaranteed quality and safety||Yes||No||No||No|
|Dermaroller®||Brand B||Brand C||Other Online Resellers|
|Certified as a medical micro-
|Registered with the FDA||Yes||No||No||No|
|Clinically proven results||Yes||No||No||No|
Customer Support Comparison
|Dermaroller®||Brand B||Brand C||Other Online Resellers|
|U.S. medical director on staff||Yes||No||No||No|
|U.S. customer service & support staff||Yes||No||No||No|
|U.S. office for your protection||Yes||No||No||No|
|Onsite and/or local training||Yes||No||No||No|
|Patient marketing materials||Yes||No||No||No|
|Website that generates leads to your clinic||Yes||No||No||No|
Dermaroller At Home
Enjoy the Benefits of Micro-Needling Technology at Home!
Specially designed Dermaroller® home models help you show off radiant, smooth skin – anywhere on your body. It’s so effective, you just use it for 15 minutes a day, only twice a week!
These models are easy and simple to use, and based on leading Dermaroller® micro-needling technology. The home rollers painlessly stimulate your epidermis (uppermost skin layer) to generate smoother, younger-looking skin.
Every time you use it, you benefit from advanced skin rejuvenation technology, in the convenience and privacy of your own home!
Call Midwest Aesthetics Center
If you’re looking for a cosmetic treatment that works fast and has been proven worldwide to reduce wrinkles, scars and stretch marks, call us today at (913) 327-7175 and let us help you get back on the path of looking like you’ve always wanted to again.