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Looking Younger and Improving Acne Scars Using the Derma Micro Needle Roller

Updated on December 23, 2015
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Discovering the Derma Roller

I was looking for skin care products on Amazon when I stumbled upon the Derma Roller. I had never seen one before and was very curious about how it worked. Soon I was reading all of the customer reviews, checking out the different manufacturers, and comparing the rollers to one another.

It wasn't long before I decided I would have to try it out. I am beginning to get those lines around my mouth and in between my brows. While I will probably never want to pay large sums of money to have these improved upon, I am all for DIY, inexpensive and safe methods of keeping my face looking younger. Who wouldn't be?

1.0mm Micro Needle Roller Skin Care Therapy Dermatology System

After looking at all of the choices, I chose the 1.0mm Micro Needle Roller Skin Care Therapy Dermatology System. The reasons I chose this product are listed below, however, depending upon your age, tolerance, and your specific needs, a different roller may be more suitable. I have included several other roller options at the end of this article.

Reasons I chose this roller:

  • I liked that the size of the needle was 1mm. My skin is very tolerant to most skincare products, so I felt the larger needle would give me the results I was looking for.
  • The price of this roller was under $15 with FREE shipping. I always like that!
  • The reviews were very good and there were over 400 of them, which gave me a good idea of the product's effectiveness by the people who had used it.
  • Customer reviews included lots of tips and instructions, so I knew all about the product and how to use it correctly and safely before I even ordered it.

How to Use a Derma Roller

Instructions for Using the Derma Roller at Home

  1. Wash face and thoroughly clean, removing all make-up.
  2. Use a cotton swab to cleanse face with an astringent.
  3. Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol in small bowl.
  4. Place roller in bowl and roll in alcohol, cleaning all parts of roller.
  5. Remove roller from bowl and allow to air dry for a moment.
  6. Place roller on face and gently roll derma roller over skin in a vertical direction one time.
  7. Repeat this up to 7 times.
  8. Roll in a horizontal direction 8 times.
  9. Roll in a diagonal direction 8 times.
  10. Dip your fingertip in rubbing alcohol and wipe with clean tissue.
  11. Apply antibiotic ointment to area that was rolled.

Have you ever used a Dermaroller?

See results

Aggressive Derma Rolling

The video below shows a doctor using a derma roller on a patient. The patient begins with an anesthetic facial cream that numbs the skin. The doctor then rolls the derma roller aggressively back and forth all over the patient's face, leaving raw-looking skin. He then cleans the patients face and applies a cream to soothe the skin. I do not use the roller as aggressively as this doctor does, but I use the roller once a week for about a month to see very noticeable results.

A Genuine Derma Roller Treatment


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    • Rosie writes profile imageAUTHOR

      Rosie writes 

      3 years ago from Virginia

      No, I haven't tried it for stretch marks, but I would think it would help improve their appearance. Best wishes!

    • Lovely  C profile image


      3 years ago from Philippines

      it says that it can be for stretch marks too..Have you tried it ?..I am interested to know..

    • Rosie writes profile imageAUTHOR

      Rosie writes 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      Thanks for reading Maggie.L! I have been pleased with the results I have seen using this product. Let me know what you think once you have tried it out.

    • Maggie.L profile image


      4 years ago from UK

      Hi Rosie, This looks like it would be worth trying out, especially as it's inexpensive. I'll given anything a try nowadays if it'll take a few years away! Great review with easy to follow instructions on using the product. Voted up and useful.

    • Rosie writes profile imageAUTHOR

      Rosie writes 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      Thanks Jackie Lynnley! It looks worse than it actually is I must say. I have really noticed good results, especially in evening out skin tone which seems to get worse as I get older.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Don't know if I would be brave enough for this or not but very interesting to know how elastin will pop up to work with a little abuse. Food for thought. Great article.^


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