What Size Length Dermaroller Needle for Acne Scars?
Skin needling has been researched extensively for scar removal. It is as an ideal scar remover as unlike other invasive scar treatments, they do very little damage to the surface of the skin.
Although, Dermaroller can be used at home, yet, you need to consult an expert before using it - the correct process and more importantly, the needle size. You will need to choose the correct needle length for you depending on the skin conditions that you are treating. The Dermaroller is available in these common needle lengths: 0.2mm, 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 1mm and 1.5mm.
Importance of Dermaroller Needle Size
Dermaroller encourages the skin to produce collagen to repair itself. As such, the Derma Roller instrument is fitted with about 192 micro-needles. These needles are used for making microscopic perforations in your dermis, the deeper layer of skin. Designed to be painless and work on a small scale, these needles are extremely fine. This means that you don’t experience any bleeding, if you use the Derma Roller correctly and don’t apply unnecessary pressure on your skin.
The length of these micro-needles directly influence the treatment as it determines how your skin is stimulated to produce collagen. A Dermaroller with longer needle will affect your skin differently when compared to a shorter needle. Therefore, if you want to get the most out of your Derma Roller, you should make sure to use the right length needles for your needs and wants.
Needle Sizes available for the Dermaroller
In general, DermaRollers are available in 5 sizes ranging from 0.5mm to 2.5mm. Each length of needle is used for a particular set of skin ailments.
- Needle sizes 2.0mm and greater are available for use in clinics and for other professionals who will deliver the treatment.
- Needles below 2.0mm in length- 0.5mm, 1mm, 1.5mm, are available for home use.
Choosing the Dermaroller Needle Size for various ailments
Dermaroller needle for scars
The short needle of length 0.5mm are recommended for scarring, mostly facial scarring like acne scars and for wrinkling. For deep scars, you can use the longer needle options of size 1.5mm.
Remember, the results of your Dermaroller treatment do not depend only on the needle size. These are just general guidelines which it is best to stick to as you start out with your treatments. Making sure that you are using the Dermaroller correctly and frequently is also of similar importance.