Tuesday, October 13, 2009



A lot of frustrated acne scar sufferers are turning to the Dermaroller as a realistic acne scar and anti-aging treatment that works. The dermaroller is a small, hand-held device which has a handle attached to a roller with small, microscopic needles around all sides of the roller. This small “wonder wand” has improved the appearance of pitted acne scars and shallow wrinkles for a multitude of people. If you think about the process of how the derma roller works, it makes sense why people have had such success with its use.

Let me explain a bit of background information about the dermaroller in the section below:

Most people use their “at home” dermaroller prior to using acne scar creams or anti-aging creams because the penetration by the small needles increase the skin’s ability to absorb the topical skin care product and encourages the growth of collagen and elastin. The dermaroller can also be used to maintain your skin’s health and texture between professional appointments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and so on.

The “medical grade” dermaroller is designed to treat acne scars, crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes), other wrinkles such as those around the mouth or cheeks, thinning skin, sun damaged skin, and skin with decreasing elasticity due to the normal effects of aging. Studies are currently inconclusive of the effectiveness of the dermaroller on stretch marks.

How to Use a Dermaroller for Acne Scars at Home:

If you plan to use your derma roller at home on your acne scars, you will need to choose a cream or some sort of topical ointment to massage into your acne scars afterwards. Use of a dermaroller without absorbing a product into your skin after will not deem to be very effective. Things like copper peptides or emu oil may be of some help in encouraging collagen growth in acne scar pits. Persistent use of dermaroller can show some big results for acne scars suffers who haven’t had any success with other acne scar removal methods.

The needles on the home care dermarollers are very small and can barely be seen with the naked eye. Dermaroller is gentle enough for daily use and does not increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Your dermaroller can be used on your face, neck, or any part of your body – even on thin skin!

Dermaroller for Medical Use:

This dermaroller is used only at medical facilities under the usage of a qualified medical professional. It is designed for more severe cases of acne scars and is not sold to the general public. If you are interested in the medical dermaroller, please contact your dermatologist or other medical professional for more details.

If you don’t like the idea of the medical grade dermaroller, as it is harsher and the needles can be quite intimidating, I also suggest the TCA CROSS method for deeper pitted acne scars. TCA Cross can be done at home yourself if you are careful.

All in all, whether you choose the derma roller or TCA CROSS (both very effective acne scar treatments), I wish you success in treating your acne scars or wrinkles. Thanks for reading about the dermaroller. I’ll return shortly with an update and more details on the dermaroller and ways it can be used, with which acne scars creams, etc.

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