You see it in every celebrity’s beauty video, dermarolling has become quite common these days. Ideal to stimulate collagen, pigmentation, elasticity, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, when done right, it can even give you a radiant glow! In fact, face needling has been a constant part of skincare for over 50 years. So what’s the difference between microneedling and dermarolling? Let’s clarify it…
what is the difference between microneedling and dermarolling?
Microneedling is performed by aestheticians who are trained in using single-used needles on the patient’s face resulting in enhanced results whereas dermarolling can be done by anyone at home. Since aestheticians are trained in this, you not only get consistent results, you can also opt for the length of needles for your skin concern: it could be acne, pigmentation, scarring or just a glow and get there eventually. While aestheticians’ hope for a controlled injury that heals faster, dermarollers used by someone who has no training can be microtears on your skin and may even take more time to heal. When microneedling professionally, you can use longer needles but when doing it at home stick to needles that don’t go above 1.25 mm needles.
One of the most significant advantages of select micro-needling devices is that they can treat areas dermarolling has difficulties with; such as the under-eye area, upper lip, and around the nose.
Which is better?
Since it’s more controlled and done by professionals, I think microneedling is better. We apply a numbing cream to the skin at least 20 minutes before the treatment begins to limit any uncomfortable sensations. Once in effect, the dermapen will glide over the concentrated area and work its magic.